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Photographers to Follow on Instagram: May 28, 2021

On Instagram, PetaPixel is sharing photos that inspire creativity and show off the incredible talents of our daily readers. Here’s a look at our recent favorite posts and more about the photographers who shared them.

The Art of Accepting Failure as an Artist

The Internet gives the illusion that everybody can be “somebody”. It surely has opened the door for some, but the hard truth is that most of us aspiring artists (including us photographers) remain largely unnoticed for our entire lifetimes, even with the mighty power of the Internet and social media.

Student Hacks His Film Camera to Capture Circular Photos

Student and photographer Imran Nuri was driving alone one day when he started to think about photography and its shape. He asked himself "why are photos rectangular?" The answer might be obvious, but it also got him thinking about what it would be like to capture circular photos instead.

Learning to See Again

Crash! I tentatively turn my body in the direction of the sound already aware of its cause. There, a few feet away in the rocks, lay one of my cameras, its lens akimbo.

4 Things I’ve Learnt About Photography in 2020 (so far)

What a strange year this has been, right? Yet, curiously, this has also been a year in which I have probably taken the greatest leaps in my photography for some time. Because when you are doing something new, or have been pushed into a new way of life, you can either freeze and panic... or you can use it as an opportunity to try new things. To innovate.

Astronaut and Photographer Team Up on First-of-Its-Kind Photo Book

Photographer Roland Miller and Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli recently teamed up in a first-of-its-kind collaboration between an Earth-bound artist and a ISS-bound astronaut, to create a one-of-a-kind photo book that will appeal to space nerds and photography lovers alike.

AIPP Silver Lining Awards Show Off Some of Australia’s Best Photography

In an attempt to make the best of a difficult year, the Australian Institute Of Professional Photography (AIPP) put on a unique photo contest. Called the "Silver Lining Awards," the competition didn't just highlight some of the best photography in Australia, it gave contestants a chance to improve their work before submitting final images.