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A close-up shot of a Fujifilm GFX100S camera with a large lens resting on a rock, with a blurred background of trees and water. The PetaPixel logo and the words "Hands-On" are displayed in the top left corner. A person with a beard is looking at the camera.

Hands-On with the Fujifilm GFX 100S II: Medium Format for the Masses

The first Fujifilm GFX 100S had my favorite form factor of any GFX camera due to its take-anywhere size. I loved the smaller body design of the latest GFX 100 II, and of course all the improvements to autofocus and film simulation modes as well as an emphasis on faster shooting and video. But it was only a matter of time before the latest improvements transferred over to the GFX 100S line and the wait is now over.

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Hasselblad XCD 25mm f/2.5 V Review: Bright and Wide

Hasselblad has introduced a new 25mm prime lens to add to its already crowded wide-angle assortment. I've reviewed the 30mm f/3.5, and Hasselblad also has 28mm f/4 and 21mm f/4 lenses. However, this new wide prime splits the difference and has an even brighter f/2.5 aperture.

Landscape op-ed: Has landscape photography lost its way?

No, Landscape Photography Has Not ‘Gone Off the Deep End’

Next to portraiture, landscape photography is among the oldest genres. It has gone through evolutions, and thanks to pioneers like Ansel Adams, landscape photography even helped bring photography into the larger art discussion. But after more than a century of influence and brilliance, has landscape photography lost its way?

Graham Washatka aerial landscape photographs

How to Capture Great Aerial Landscape Photos on Your Next Flight

Everyone fortunate enough to have a window seat during a flight knows first-hand how beautiful the world can look from the skies. However, photographers also know how hard it is to actually get good photos from a plane, especially a commercial flight, even if the views are spectacular.

Why Your Wide-Angle Lens Images Are So Boring

A common challenge for photographers using wide-angle lenses is creating depth in their images. The shots may seem flat and dull if they do not have a distinct point of interest and a clear visual path that draws the viewer’s eye into the scene.

Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado River at sunset near Page, Arizona, USA.

Why Do My Photos of Famous Places Look Bad?

As part of its long-running "Notes and queries" segment, The Guardian asked its readers why photographs of beautiful scenery "never do it justice?" The following week, reader responses were published, offering great practical advice for amateur shutterbugs seeking to improve their travel photos.

Sandra Bartocha interview on nature photography

The Emotion of Nature: Sandra Bartocha’s Creative Photography

German photographer Sandra Bartocha has been making fantastic and ethereal nature photography for many years and is among the most creative landscape photographers working today. PetaPixel chatted with Bartocha about her interesting techniques, artistic vision, and the importance of authenticity in photography.

Sigma 10-18mm f/2.8 Review

Sigma 10-18mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary: Compact Compromises

The first thing you notice about the Sigma 10-18mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary is just how compact and adorable it is. In fact, Sigma claims that it is the smallest and lightest ultra-wide APS-C zoom lens on the market. Having used it myself, I wouldn’t disagree with that statement.

Guide to Fall Foliage Tracking and Maps

Best Fall Foliage Maps for Tracking Leaf Color Forecasts in 2024

Autumn has officially begun in the northern hemisphere, meaning foliage season is just around the corner. Much of New England, a popular region in the United States for fall photography, experiences peak foliage in early-to-mid October, but what about other places? Where can photographers find the best information to plan their leaf-peeping adventures?

How to Shoot Outdoor Engagement Photography

Outdoor engagement photography is one of my favorite aspects of being a wedding photographer. I get to shoot environmental portraits in beautiful places without the constraints of a wedding day. Additionally, I get to spend time with my couple getting to know them and their interests in a low-pressure environment.

Minimalist Photography Using Long Exposures

Sometimes there is too much going on, in which case simplifying a scene can make it easier on the eye. We can choose to highlight particular shapes or colors and leave out or remove others.

Michael Shainblum Best Lenses for Landscape Photography

The Best Lenses for Landscape Photography

Picking out the perfect lens is very challenging. As landscape photographer Michael Shainblum explains in a new blog post, "Purchasing new lenses can prove to be overwhelming and stressful." Shainblum breaks down the four crucial factors in selecting a new lens and offers landscape photographers options regardless of their budget.