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Father Documents His Premature Daughter’s Fight for Survival from Birth to Age One

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Thanks to an infection, little baby Edie started her life 16 weeks earlier than she was supposed to, and in pretty bad shape. When she arrived, she weighed only 570g and a consultant told the family that she had between a 5 and 10 percent chance of survival.

And so, not knowing how much time he would have with his daughter, father David started taking pictures. Little did he know, he was documenting a fight that Edie would win, and a miraculous transformation in the process. Read more…

Perfectly Timed Lightning Strike Makes for an Epic, Electrifying Engagement Photo

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First things first: the photo above isn’t a composite. In fact, as Elizabeth van der Bij of ENV Photography jokingly explained in the comments on her Facebook page, her Photoshop skills “suck”, so she couldn’t have faked it even if she had wanted to.

No, the Alberta-based photographer and the couple, Kassandra & Craig, simply stuck it out and kept taking pictures as the storm approached until, as luck would have it, the Universe delivered in a big way. Read more…

Photographer Discovers an Old Leica and 20K Slides in Late Grandfather’s Belongings

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Photographer John Oliver of Film Foto Forever didn’t know his grandfather-in-law, Jackson McIntosh Holliday, was a photographer until it was too late. Jack passed away on October 11th, 2013, and it was only recently, when John’s wife and her family were sorting through her grandfather’s things, that they found an old Leica IIIC in amazing condition and 20k plus slides of his work. Read more…

Time-Lapse: Incredibly Dedicated Teen Takes One Selfie Per Day for 7 Years

This might be some sort of record for PetaPixel, because the longest selfie time-lapse I remember us publishing covered six and a half years of life. This one, put together by impressively dedicated YouTube user Hugo Cornellier, covers a full 7, from ages twelve to nineteen.

It’s fascinating to watch him grow up from a distinctly boyish looking 12-year-old to a much more manly 19-year-old who can (and did) grow a full beard. All of adolescence and the beginnings of adulthood packed into one minute and thirty-four seconds. Really, we have only one complaint… would it have killed him to smile just ONCE!?


Update: After looking further, we have shared longer projects. This father photographed his son for 21 years.

Beautiful Astrophotography Time-Lapse Captures Stars and Meteors over the Parks of California

It’s almost no argument that astrophotography and time-lapse photography were made to be together. Gavin Heffernan, a man who certainly knows his way around both, shows us why with the amazing video you see above. Depicting the night sky over Sequoia and King’s Canyon National Parks in California, we’re treated with mother nature at its finest, the milky way making the perfect backdrop for the scenery.

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Photographer Sheds a Beautiful New Light on Famous Landmarks with Gorgeous Infrared Images

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How do you put a fresh spin on landmarks that have been photographed ad nauseam? Well, great composition and an understanding of light certainly helps, but if you’re photographer Kaitlin Kelly, you also add infrared photography into the mix and take the photos to a whole new level. Read more…

This Horrifying Fake Camera Cleaning Tutorial Will Probably Give You Nightmares

The video above is not for the faint of heart. Heck, even the not-so-faint of heart will probably have trouble with it. A FAKE (not sure how much more we could emphasize this) tutorial, it shows you ‘how to clean your 5D Mark II and lens’ … and by clean we mean destroy. Read more…

Jeff Goldblum Joins in On the Best ‘Running Away from a T-Rex’ Wedding Photo Ever

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That’s it, nobody can use this idea anymore because the ultimate ‘running away from a T-Rex’ wedding photo has officially been taken. At a wedding this past weekend, photographer Adam Biesenthal put the popular photo idea to bed when none other than Jurassic Park actor Jeff Goldblum joined in on his version, seen above. Read more…

Urbex Photographer Comes Across Abandoned Film School Full of Photo History and Gear Galore

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Johnny Joo is a name you might recognize. Not too long ago we featured a series of images Joo captured at a ‘train graveyard’ hidden in the forests of North Carolina. This time, we’re back with some more recent urbex work of his that takes us into the ruins of an abandoned film school that was chock full of items that are doubly interesting to us as photographers. Read more…

Photographer Captures Incredible Photo of the Milky Way Above a Glowing, Bioluminescent Ocean

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Some photographs are so good it’s hard to believe they’re real, and that is definitely the case with Fefo Bouvier‘s photograph of the Milky Way hovering above a glowing strip of Noctiluca bioluminescence in the Atlantic Ocean. Read more…