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This Guy is a Master of Mind-Bending Camera Illusions

Back in May, artist Kevin Parry released a viral illusion video of himself walking into a mirror in a forest and emerging out the other side. If you liked that one, check out Parry's new video above featuring a compilation of many similar illusions.

The Favorite Food Recipes of Famous Photographers

Back in the late 1970s, the George Eastman Museum asked a group of photographers to share their favorite recipes and food photos to create a cookbook. Now, four decades later, it has finally been published as The Photographer's Cookbook.

‘Stormlapse’ Photographer Ryan McGinnis Shares His Most Epic Shots of 2014

Ryan McGinnis is a photographer and storm chaser whom we interviewed and featured back in 2011. After years of pointing his camera at newsworthy storms, McGinnis switched things up a bit in 2014 by introducing time-lapses into his repertoire. Although he was still learning, he did manage to capture quite a few amazing sequences showing powerful weather events.

The 4.5-minute video above, titled "2014 Stormlapses," is a highlight reel McGinnis put together to share his best time-lapse sequences.

Too Hard to Keep: A Collection of Photographs People Couldn’t Bear to Live With

Photographs help us remember important moments in our lives, but what happens when they capture things we'd rather forget? Sometimes photos are so painful that their owners can't bear to live with them, and that's the premise behind photographer Jason Lazarus' project THTK, short for "Too Hard to Keep". Since 2010, Lazarus has been collecting photos that people deem "too painful to live with any longer."

The Most Expensive Camera Kits Photographers Can Buy for Each Brand (in 2014)

What are the most expensive camera and lens combinations you can buy for each manufacturer? Of course you could spend $2.79 million on a historical 1923 Leica or $165,000 on an ultra-rare Canon 1200mm lens, but what about gear that any photographer can purchase through a normal retail outlet?

We decided to do some research into what the priciest camera kits (a body plus a lens) currently available to photographers are in 2014.

Funny Vine Compilation Captures 3 Months of Saturday Mornings with a 4-Year-Old

This father is exhausted... in a funny because it's true kind of way. Over the past three months, YouTube user and proud father of two, Bottlerocket, has been recording a 6-second Vine video every Saturday morning with his 4-year-old. Complete with annoyed look (it's put on folks, he loves his daughter), obnoxiously loud music and rowdy little girl, the Vine compilation above is something of an ode to exhausted parents everywhere.

Random Acts of Kindness Captured by Car Dashcams in Russia

When a huge meteor exploded over Russia back in February, the incident was captured by a large number of drivers who drive around with dashcams pointed out the front of their windshield. The story put a spotlight on the fact that dashcams are widely used in Russia due to the prevalence of insurance fraud.

Footage from Russian dashcams found online is often quite dark (figuratively, not literally), showing horrible accidents and tragedies. Not so with the video above -- it's a compilation of random acts of kindness captured by ordinary drivers.

NASA Releases Beautiful Compilation of 2012 Satellite Imagery

Taking a cue from the music industry and those incessant Now That's What I Call Music! albums, NASA has released its own "best-of" compilation of the most compelling imagery its satellites collected this past year. A mixture of true color, computer models, visualizations, and time-lapses from the ISS, the video gives us yet another stunning view of our little blue planet.

Time-Lapse Videos Capture Winter Storm Nemo’s Massive Snowfall

People on the East Coast of the United States was battered this past week by heavy snowfall and hurricane-level winds thanks to Winter Storm Nemo. The multiple feet of snow recorded in many areas were among the highest totals recorded in history (one town in Connecticut saw 40 inches!). Although the storm kept many people indoors, many of them decided to point cameras out their windows, creating beautiful time-lapse videos that show how quickly the snow piled up.

The time-lapse above was created by YouTube user miges3111, who captured 22 hours of the storm from his home in Connecticut using a GoPro Hero.

PetaPixel Photography Gift Guide 2012

With Christmas and the holiday season just around the corner, here's our annual roundup of the latest, greatest, and phototastic-ist gift ideas. The items are listed by price, so there should be something to fit every budget.

A Rundown of Nikon D4 Videos

Want a better idea of what the new Nikon D4 is like? In this post we've aggregated some of the various videos about the camera that have emerged in the past day, from hands-on demos and presentations to sample videos shot with the camera.