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The 10 Most Popular PetaPixel Posts of 2015



As 2015 winds to an end, here’s a look back at the 10 posts that received the most views.

#10: Richard Prince Selling Other People’s Instagram Shots Without Permission for $100K

Artist Richard Prince sparked huge controversy by taking photos from Instagram without permission, making minor additions, and then selling the artworks for up to $100,000 each.

#9: Ultimate Cheat Sheets for Photoshop and Lightroom

Download these ultimate cheat sheets for all the keyboard shortcuts you need to know in Photoshop and Lightroom.

#8: When a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer is Asked for Free Photos…

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Carson was applauded for his handling of a request from CBS for free news photos.

#7: 6 Photographers Asked to Shoot Portraits of 1 Man… With a Twist


Canon’s interesting experiment that explores how a photographer’s concept of who someone is affects their portraits of that subject.

#6: Reuters Issues a Worldwide Ban on RAW Photos

Reuters informs its photographers around the world that they should shoot directly in JPEG format rather than RAW.

#5: Man Points a GoPro the Wrong Way During an Entire Vacation in Las Vegas


A father creates a viral video after spending an entire vacation in Las Vegas shooting with the wrong side of his son’s GoPro.

#4: Taylor Swift Photo Contract: Break Our Rules, and We Can Break Your Gear

Taylor Swift’s concert tour causes controversy among music photographers over its harsh terms.

#3: One Woman Photoshopped by 18 Countries: Beauty Standards Revealed

A single photo is Photoshopped by retouchers in 18 countries to show how beauty standards vary around the world.

#2: 31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed

31 rolls of film shot by a World War II solder are discovered, processed, and shared with the world.

#1: Unretouched Photo from Justin Bieber’s Calvin Klein Shoot Reveals Photoshop Enhancements

An alleged “unretouched” Justin Bieber photo shoot for Calvin Klein causes widespread discussion online.

Image credits: Header illustration based on image by jacinta lluch valero