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PetaPixel Turns Four Years Old

bdayPetaPixel turns four years old today. As the blog continues to grow at a healthy clip, we’re slowly looking to expand our team of writers. Just last week we decided to open up applications to anyone interested in working for PetaPixel as a blogger. We received hundreds of applications that came in at a rate of about one per minute.

Needless to say, you’ll likely be seeing some new faces ’round these parts in the coming days. We’re planning to fill in various positions with talented writers and photographers who are passionate about spreading the joy of photography across the world (wide web).

Here’s a big thank you to all of you who read PetaPixel — your support and visits keep this site going, and we can’t wait to spend another year sharing everything that’s awesome in the world of photography with you!

Manfrotto Releases an iOS App to go With Its KLYP iPhone Accessories

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By now we should be used to photo apps coming from all corners of the industry — even Snoop Lion has released a photo sharing app — but it was still a bit of a surprise to hear that Manfrotto had released a photo taking, editing and sharing app of its own. Read more…

We’re Hiring! PetaPixel is Looking for New Rockstar Bloggers to Join the Team

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For the first time since PetaPixel launched back in 2009, we’re hiring! Team PetaPixel is looking for rockstar bloggers who would like their writing to be read by nearly 3 million photography enthusiasts every month.
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The Cycle of Abuse Illustrated Through Single Photos and Multiple Models

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Statistics show that 70% of people who are abused as children will grow up into adults who will in turn abuse children. A recent awareness ad campaign by Mexican organization Save the Children shared this fact in single photographs that are both creative and difficult to stomach.
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A Beginners Guide to UV Reflectance in Photography

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Typical photography exists around the visible spectrum (think of the rainbow), but cameras are also able to pick up other wavelengths of radiation. Ultraviolet radiation, as the name suggests, comes after the violet section of the visible spectrum so is not visible to our eyes. However, some animals (birds, for example) are able to see UV.

UV reflectance photography essentially is recording the UV radiation which is reflected back from a UV source. A UV source emits UV radiation, and this is often referred to as UV light. However UV light does not exist, since light is visible and UV is not! UV reflectance is a fairly involved and arduous process without specialized equipment, however the results can be very rewarding.
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GoPro Uses DMCA to Take Down Article Comparing Its Camera with Rival

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Apparently GoPro isn’t very fond of its cameras being compared to rival action cameras. The action camera pioneer has sent DigitalRev a DMCA takedown notice after the latter published an article last month comparing GoPro Hero 3 with the Sony HDR-AS15.
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How PetaPixel Stacks Up Against Other Top 100 Blogs in Age and Gender

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We now take a break from our regularly scheduled programming to direct your attention to an interesting study that was published yesterday by Pingdom. The website tracking company decided to analyze the demographics of the world’s top 100 blogs (according to Technorati), sorting them by reader age and gender. It’s findings regarding PetaPixel caught our eye.
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BTS: Photographing Yasser Arafat for the Cover of Time Magazine

In 2002, photographer Greg Heisler was asked to photograph former PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat. Now, eleven years later, we get to hear the story behind that photo.

At the time, Heisler was already in Gaza city photographing former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. And even though the photo of Arafat was a very simple shot taken using a wooden four-by-five camera, a black velvet backdrop and a simple soft box, it’s still fascinating to hear exactly what went into getting it. Read more…

State of the Blog: A Look Back at 2012

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Happy New Year to all our of our awesome readers! As we move into this new year of photo blogging, we’ll take a moment to look back at how this blog has grown over the past year.
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10 Most Popular PetaPixel Posts of 2012

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Wowzers. Time flies! As we come to the end of another year of blogging about the wonderful world of photography, here’s a roundup of the top 10 most popular posts of the past 12 months. It’s a list of advice, inspiration, creativity, and interesting news stories.
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