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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…

Breathtaking Time-Lapse Captures the City, Culture and Landscape of Doha, Qatar

Coming from one of the masters of time-lapse photography, “Welcome to Doha,” by Michael Shainblum is a brilliant piece of work that shows off the beautiful capital of Qatar as only Shainblum can. Read more…

Amy Toensing Shares the Story Behind Her Photographs of the Oldest Culture On Earth

At an estimated 60,000 years old, the indigenous culture of Australia, the Aboriginals, are estimated to be the oldest still-surviving culture on the planet. And in the above video world-renown photographer Amy Toensing shares her experience photographing this incredibly unique culture for National Geographic, delivering an extremely heartfelt talk about the hardships the Aboriginal culture has continually faced since their land was colonized in 1788. Read more…

The Haunting Long Exposure Photography of Darren Moore

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Long exposure photography like UK photographer Darren Moore‘s is the polar opposite of the super fast, super sensitive in low light kind of photography that gets most of the attention these days. It’s time-consuming and difficult, but the unearthly quality of the images that Moore produces make dealing with those challenges well worth it. Read more…

World Wildlife Fund’s #LastSelfie Campaign Uses Snapchat to Raise Awareness About Endangered Species

In a world filled with more social media platforms than you can shake a stick at, it’s inevitable companies are going to do their best to exploit the social media platforms to their benefit. Oftentimes it’s tacky, but once in a while it’s creative, unique and powerful — as this ad by the World Wildlife Fund in Denmark and Turkey goes to show. Read more…

external Some of the Earliest Polaroids Ever Created —LIFE

LIFE has published a gallery of Polaroid pictures by photographer Co Rentmeester, who was given access to a first-generation SX-70 before the camera went on sale to the general public.

 
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Inspired Stop Motion Animation Shot Using Laser-Cut Wood Pieces

Created by Netherland-based director and animator Andre Maat, this incredible little stop-motion animated film, dubbed WOODOO, was created with the help of a whole lot of laser-cut wood pieces. Read more…

Ages 0 to 14 in Four Minutes: Dad Updates Daughter’s Viral Aging Time-Lapse

Two years ago, Dutch photographer Frans Hofmeester released a time-lapse video that showed his daughter Lotte aging from birth to age 12. It quickly went viral and since 2012 has earned itself almost 7.5 million view on Vimeo alone.

Now, 104 weeks worth of video clips later, he’s decided to update the video and show her continued growth in a time-lapse that now spans ages 0 through 14. Read more…