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Light Painter Puts the Lumia 1020 Through Its Paces, Shows You How to Do It Too

Nokia recently teamed up with light painting photographer Ian Hobson to prove to the world that a smartphone as advanced as the 1020 was capable of capturing awesome light painting shots. The resulting video is part tutorial, part inspirational, part Nokia ad — and if you can ignore the last part, the first two make it well worth a couple minutes of your time. Read more…

Brooklyn Photographer Makes $15,000 in a Single Day Selling Prints on Instagram

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Still think Instagram isn’t for you? If you’re a professional photographer, you might want to reconsider, because there’s some serious marketing potential there among the poorly exposed sunset pics and photos of cats lounging in strange places.

Brooklyn-based photographer Daniel Arnold all but proved this a couple of days ago when he made over $15,000 selling prints over Instagram in a single day. Read more…

Unique ‘Light Prints’ of Iconic Portraits Shot Entirely In-Camera

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Light painter Jason D. Page recently got in touch to show us an impressive series three years in the making that he has just completed. It’s called ‘Icons,’ and it features a set of psychedelic light portraits Page calls ‘Light Prints’ that are done entirely in-camera. Read more…

The World’s First Sunset Hyperlapse from an Airplane

Update: The original version of this post quoted a flight attendant in the intro, when it was in fact the author’s girlfriend who made the remark that he was annoying people. This was an editorial mistake on our part, and has been fixed.


“The sound of your shutter clicking is annoying the people around you.” said my girlfriend, sitting next to me. “I know,” I replied “I don’t care at the moment, I’m shooting some crazy unique footage!”

Last week I was lucky enough to shoot the world’s first sunset hyperlapse sequence from an airplane, here’s how I did it. Read more…

Headshots: Funny Self-Portraits that Show Stuff Hitting the Photographer in the Face

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Here’s a set of fun and funny self-portraits to get you through the rest of your Wednesday with a smile on your face.

Created by literary translator, editor and grad student Kaija Straumanis, the Headshots series is more frequently referred to these days as “Stuff Being Thrown at My Head” — a deceptive title since nothing is actually being thrown at Straumanis’ head at all. Read more…

Creative Music Video Inspired by Double Exposure Photography

From NYC-based filmmaker Paul Trillo, whose work we’ve featured a couple of times before here on PetaPixel, comes a new visual journey in collaboration with Los Angeles-based soul-folk duo The Peach Kings. Read more…

Multi-Mount Lets You Use Bayonet Lenses on Your Pentax DSLR Without an Adapter

To the world of lens mount adapters comes a new creation by Adaptist. Called the Pentax K+ Multi-Mount, this adapter takes a unique approach to the mounting system allowing you to attach Nikon F-mount, Olympus OM-mount, Contax/Yashica C/Y-mount and Konica AR-mount lenses (in addition to the standard K-mount, of course) to your Pentax DSLR, all within this one integrated solution. Read more…

Music Video Features Lip Sync Time-Lapse Shot Over Nine Months

The ‘lyric-lapse‘ isn’t new. But creating one takes so much time and dedication that we still don’t see them crop up very often.

But that dedication pays off, and it’s musician Bosley and his video for “Just Like You” that caught our attention most recently. Filmed over the course of nine months, it required that the director go to some interesting lengths to capture the footage he wanted. Read more…

This Nikon D4s Film About Photographers Using the D4s Was Shot on a D4s… D4s

In the (slightly paraphrased) words of rapper and former Pimp My Ride host Xzibit, “Yo dawgs, we heard you liked the Nikon D4s, so here’s a video about the D4s, shot on a D4s”. Read more…

Mesmerizing Photos of Frozen Flowers by Mo Devlin

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When you hear the term flower photography, it probably doesn’t inspire a particularly powerful reaction. There are plenty of gorgeous images of flowers — from wildflower fields to beautifully-lit bouquets — and so the genre isn’t somewhere we usually look for inspiration.

That is, until we ran across photographer Mo Devlin‘s stunning shots of frozen flowers. Read more…