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Two-Minute Mind-Bending Demonstration of Perspective Anamorphosis

Anamorphosis is a technique you’ve probably seen used many times, even if you never knew what it was called. It’s the projection technique that sidewalk artists use to make it seem like their drawings are three-dimensional when viewed from a specific angle.

And if you want a perfect example of this technique in action, look no further than the video above: a commercial for Ray-Ban sunglasses… although you’d never have been able to tell if we hadn’t told you. Read more…

Major League Baseball Game Delayed by Annoying Camera Phone User

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Attention amateur concert photographers: are you really being as annoying and disruptive as you could be? Because an attendee at a Major League Baseball game may have just set a new high/low at a recent Tampa Bay Rays home game. Read more…

A Tour of Edinburgh Libraries’ Collection of Early Photography

If you have some time today, check out this video series by digital filmmaker and photographer Rich Ferguson, created for the Edinburgh Libraries in the capital of Scotland. It’s a brief tour through the collection of early Victorian photography held by the libraries.
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High-Speed Camera System Can Capture Objects Traveling at 7,500 MPH

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Researchers at a California company specializing in high-speed imaging equipment have developed a camera add-on capable of freezing objects traveling at up to 7,500 miles per hour — that’s almost 10 times the speed of sound. Read more…

‘Super Bowl Shuffle’ Photographer Sues Over Use of Photo in News Story

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The photographer who captured images of the Chicago Bears doing the “Super Bowl Shuffle” is suing the Chicago Tribune and Fox Sports for allegedly misappropriating the images.
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Photography Project Exposes Wonders of Backyard Biology

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You may never take local birds and weeds for granted again after spending some time with Meet Your Neighbors, a photo project aimed at documenting the huge variety of the biosphere one species at a time. Read more…

external Reminder: We’re Giving Away Ten Free 500px Portfolio Upgrades —PetaPixel

500pxJust a reminder: 500px is currently promoting its new Portfolios service on PetaPixel, and we’re running a photo contest to give away 10 free upgrades!

Check the original post for a quick look at the Portfolios feature and to read the instructions. Basically, tag your photos on 500px with “PetaPixel.” If it’s selected as one of the 10 winning images, you’ll get a free upgrade!

 
May 20, 2013 · Permalink · Comment

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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