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Cinematic Photos Honor First Responders: The Heroes Who Don’t Wear Capes

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Photographer Brandon Cawood‘s images of first responders look like they belong on movie posters, but the people in them are the actual heroes that we have to thank for taking care of us when we get hurt or are in trouble. The series is called “Not All Wear Capes,” and if you have a friend or relative who is a first responder you should definitely send them a link. Read more…

BTS: Photographing Whales in Tonga with Darren Jew

Photographer Darren Jew has captured some of Earth’s most beautiful and pristine offerings, from the landscapes to the creatures that roam them. And in the above video shared by Canon Australia, we get a behind the scenes look at one of his most recent shoots. Read more…

Pentax ‘Anti-Commercial’ Doesn’t Show the Camera Once, Is Incredibly Compelling

If you’re commissioned to make an ad for a major camera company, might we make a small suggestion? Don’t show any cameras. It might seem like a stupid idea on the surface, but when you consider the effectiveness of the Canon ad we shared a couple of weeks ago and this Pentax ad we’re sharing today, you might just agree with us. Read more…

National Geographic Editor Pamela Chen Shares Her Journey Into Photography

In the short video above Senior National Geographic Editor Pamela Chen gives us a quick run-through of what inspired her photo career.

From an adorable image of her holding a camera up to her head the wrong way as a toddler, to the image that made it ‘click’ in her mind that photography was the route she wanted to take in life, she takes us on an inspirational three and a half minute journey.

Note: the short video is sponsored by Microsoft OneDrive, so it does come across as a bit of a commercial, but in no way does that detract from her story. Give it a watch and get some inspiration as you head into the weekend.

(via The Verge)

Video: Sports Illustrated’s ‘Boston Strong’ Cover Shoot with Greg Heisler

Two days ago was the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, and in true Boston spirit, the city came out in force to show that this tragedy had not stolen, but rather strengthened its spirit.

The slogan Boston Strong has been adopted by the city’s residents, and last Saturday Sports Illustrated and photographer Greg Heisler got together with a crowd of over 3,000 Bostonians to capture this slogan on film for this week’s cover of SI. Read more…

How I Shot the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Rising Over a Flowery Field

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Over the past few years, I’ve become overly obsessed with photographing the night sky, so when I saw that we were going to be able to see the lunar eclipse on April 15, I knew I had to shoot it. I had been planning this shot for about two weeks before Tuesday morning.
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BTS: A Moving Addition to Kirsty Mitchell’s Fairy-Tale Inspired Wonderland Series

Four years after initially covering the incredible journey of photographer Kirsty Mitchell’s Wonderland series, we’re here to present to you with another page of what Mitchell is calling Wonderland’s final chapter, in the form of the behind the scenes of ‘The Stars Of Spring Will Carry You Home.’ Read more…

Big Time Photographers Join Forces to Sell Prints and Raise Money for ‘Saving Eliza’

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By now you’re very familiar with the story of Eliza O’Neill and how the photo community has come together to try and spread the word and help fund her cure. But we’re not done yet! Starting today, some big names in photography are teaming up with SmugMug to sell prints and help make sure this little girl lives on to see many more happy and healthy birthdays. Read more…

Photographers Take Epic Car Photographs by Lighting Up a Frozen Lake from Below

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These have to qualify as some of the coolest car photographs we’ve ever seen. Yes, we’ve seen some amazing composites and some real live racing photos that are quite epic in their own right, but these images by photographers Dmitry Chistoprudov and Nikolay Rykov have the entire Internet wide-eyed. Read more…

Beautiful Short Animation Pays Homage to ‘The Editor’

We try to stay away from sharing video-specific content on PetaPixel because we consider ourselves photo people through and through. And yet, overlap is bound to happen, which is why we couldn’t resist sharing this insightful and artfully crafted animation that pays homage to the work of editors. Read more…