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Photographer Captures Rare Pictures of an Upside-Down Iceberg

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When you think of icebergs, you probably think of those large white objects you see in movies and pictures. In rare situations, they can also be seen in a different form. When the iceberg gets flipped upside-down, it looks like a giant shiny piece of ice that’s the color of the surrounding water.
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Photographer in New Jersey Arrested After Refusing to Hand Over Camera

23-year-old freelance news photographer Andrew Flinchbaugh was arrested late last week in Lacey Township, New Jersey after capturing video of an accident and then refusing to hand his camera over to police as potential evidence for the crash investigation. The 10-minute video above is Flinchbaugh’s recording of the confrontation that transpired.
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10 Most Popular PetaPixel Posts of 2014

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We’ve come to the end of yet another year of covering the latest and greatest in the wonderful world of photography. Before we head into 2015, here’s a look back at the 10 most popular stories published on PetaPixel over the course of 2014.
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This Guy Used a Photobooth to Capture Photos and a Video of His Proposal

A pair of high school sweethearts named Kevin and Molly got engaged this past week after being together for 7 years. To document his proposal, rather than hire a photographer or task a friend with hiding in the bushes, Kevin chose to take his unsuspecting girlfriend into a photo booth that captures both photos and video. The video above is what resulted.
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BPG is a New Image Format That Wants to Replace the JPEG with Equal Quality at Half the Size

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JPEG is a remarkably resilient file format. Despite having many upstart formats attempt to dethrone it over the years — including JPEG 2000 and Google’s WebP — the JPEG is still used by nearly 70% of websites and is holding strong in popularity.

Now there’s a new competitor in the ring. It’s called BPG (Better Portable Graphics), and it’s a format designed and advocated by notable French programmer Fabrice Bellard (creator of FFmpeg and QEMU).
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PetaPixel Photography Gift Guide 2014

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We’re a bit late this year, but here’s the latest edition of our holiday gift guide! Unlike other photography gift guides you might find this holiday season, ours is more lighthearted and geared more toward novelty gifts than serious gear.
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Contact Sheets from the Sets of Some of the Greatest Hollywood Films of the 20th Century

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Contact sheets often provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind of photographers, showing final shots among outtakes that were left on the cutting room floor.

Hollywood Frame by Frame is a new book by Karina Longworth that offers this look into the work of old Hollywood photographers. It’s a collection of contact sheets showing famous actors on the sets of some of Hollywood’s greatest films from the 20th century.
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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist Takes the iPhone 6 for a Spin

When the New York TimesMolly Wood received two review units of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus from Apple, she wanted to see how they fared in the hands of a truly great photographer. So she shipped the two devices off to trusted NYT photojournalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Todd Heisler.

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Videographer Uses UV Camera to Show People their Skin Like They’ve Never Seen it Before

Artist Tom Leveritt recently ventured out into the world of ultraviolet photography — or more specifically videography — to help us take a closer look at the skin we’re in and how sunscreen is a vital tool towards protecting it. Read more…

Adobe Officially Working On Aperture to Lightroom Migration Tool, Releases Accompanying Guide

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It’s been roughly a month since Apple announced it’s discontinuing its professional-level photo management and editing software, Aperture. Today, Adobe has officially taken its stance on the situation, making two-and-a-half new announcements.

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