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The 10 Most Popular PetaPixel Posts of the Decade

On May 14th, 2009 a little blog called PetaPixel made its debut. More than 10 years and nearly 27,000 published posts later (26,886 to be exact), as we wrap up our first full decade in existence, it seemed appropriate to look back at the ten most popular articles of the decade.

Canon Dominates LensRentals’ Most Popular Gear of 2019

As we wrap up 2019, LensRentals has once again released its list of the most popular photo and video gear rentals of the year, giving us an excuse to analyze the results to death and draw sweeping conclusions about the state of the photo industry.

The Top 15 Photos on Flickr in 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, Flickr has been doing some data crunching on the billions of photos uploaded during the year by photographers around the world. Today the photo-sharing service revealed the most popular pictures of the year.

The Best Photos of the Great American Eclipse

Of the endless stream of Great American Eclipse photos being shared online, there are some notable gems that are going wildly viral on social media. Here's a roundup of the amazing shots that are wowing viewers across the Web.

The Top 10 DSLRs and Lenses Canon is Loaning Out at the Rio Olympics

This morning we woke up to an interesting bit of data from Canon Professional Services in our inbox. A week after sharing some crazy photos of their Rio stockpile with us, Canon is sharing the top 10 pieces of gear they're loaning out to sports photographers at the Olympics. Can you guess what they are?

These Are the Most Instagrammed Locations in Each US State

Want to know the most popular photo spot among Instagrammers in each state in the US? The travel Busbud recently decided to do some serious digging to find out. The map above shows the findings. The markers show where the most popular spot is found, and the state is color coded by location type.

The 25 Most Popular Smartphone Photos on Flickr in 2014

The most popular cameras on Flickr these days are smartphone cameras. In fact, the top 5 cameras are all different phone models: the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S5, and iPhone 6.

Last month we shared the 25 most popular photos on Flickr through 2014. That list included images captured any all types of cameras. Here's a second look at what the top 25 photos were when only smartphone images are considered.

The 25 Most Popular Photos on Flickr in 2014

Want to see the photographs that made the biggest splash on Flickr over the course of 2014? Flickr's website doesn't have a leaderboard -- the best you can do is explore popular photos -- but luckily for us, the company has just announced the top 25.

The Most Popular Cameras on Flickr in 2014

What are the most popular cameras used in the Flickr community? Now that 2014 is in the past, the photo sharing service has done some serious crunching on EXIF data to figure out which cameras were the most popular among its users over the course of the year. Here's a look into the findings.

Google Maps Out the Most Photographed Places in the World

Two weeks ago, Instagram released its annual top 10 lists of the cities and locations that were photographed most often using the photo sharing service. But this year, Google has seen fit to one-up them by releasing a heat map that gives us a more visual representation of the most photographed places in the world.

Most Instagrammed Locations and Cities of 2013 Revealed, as Well as Most-Liked Photo

Every time we decide to post something about Instagram, we go through a bit of an internal dilemma. On the one hand, it's the most popular photo sharing app in the world, and many photographers have used it to great effect -- for those reasons alone we can't exactly ignore it. On the other hand, a solid percentage, perhaps even a majority, of you guys hate the app with a passion that defies our collective vocabulary to describe.

Stock Site Stats Reveal the Most Popular Cameras Among Stock Photographers

About a week ago, the stock photography website Dreamstime got in touch with us to offer us some exclusive information. Having recently added a "search-by-camera" feature, they had compiled a huge amount of statistical data on the most popular cameras being used by their 150,000+ contributing photographers.

Well, keeping in mind that Francis Bacon once said "knowledge is power," we told them to go ahead and send the stats over. What we received was a veritable smörgåsbord of interesting (and perhaps useful) information.