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Unveiling the 2024 Thin Line Fest: A Fusion of Documentary, Music, and Photography

Tucked away in the artists’ enclave of Denton, Texas, Thin Line Fest is an artistic adventure filled with communal celebration and discovery. What started as a documentary film festival in 2007 is now a lively mosaic of artistic expression with seven music stages and multiple photography galleries.

On Safari: A Hands-On With the New OM System OM-1 Mark II

With the announcement of the OM SYSTEM OM-1 Mark II and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 150-600 F5.0-6.3 IS Lens, wildlife photography has never been more accessible. Professional wildlife photographer Andy Rouse recently used both on a wildlife safari in the Masai Mara, and he shares exclusively with PetaPixel his favorite images and initial impressions of the kit's wildlife performance.

5 Reasons Why Photographers Should Use Files.fm

Compared to other professions, photographers have it rough when it comes to the sheer quantity of equipment required. Not just physical equipment – cameras, lenses, flashes, tripods, light stands, and endless other accessories – but digital tools, too.

Thypoch Simera 28mm f/1.4 ASPH: Shipping Now

Since its official debut in September 2023, the Thypoch Simera full-frame 28mm f/1.4 has sparked a heated discussion among vintage lens enthusiasts due to its rarely-seen combination of 28mm focal length and fast aperture f/1.4 in this market. Its sibling, Simera 35mm started shipping in late November 2023, the manufacturer has ramped up efforts to scale up the production of 28mm as well. Finally, the queue of back orders for Simera 28mm ushers in the shipping period.

7 Tips To Improve Your Macro Photography

French photographer Emilie Talpin did not pick up her first camera until 2018 but within just a few years, she became both an OM SYSTEM Ambassador and a highly respected photo educator best known for her favorite photography genres: macro and nature.

8 Great Gifts for Photographers in the 2023 Holiday Season

While it might not yet look like a winter wonderland outside your home, the festive season's excitement is undoubtedly approaching fast. Mixing a bit of eggnog into your coffee could be the energizing secret to efficiently tackling holiday preparations like present wrapping and festive meal planning. As we welcome this season of heartfelt giving and cozy gatherings, our goal is to make your gift-shopping experience as effortless as can be.

Photographing Idaho’s Picturesque Sawtooth Mountains with Matt Suess

With each passing year, more photographers find themselves exploring the endless miles of pristine rivers, remote backroads, and stunning landscapes of Idaho. Even with the influx of tourism, Idaho still has plenty of solitude for those who seek it. OM SYSTEM Ambassador and photographer Matt Suess recently traveled to the state's Sawtooth Mountains in search of portfolio-worthy images and a distraction from an unexpected change in his personal life.

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vivo VISION+ Mobile PhotoAwards Celebrate the Joy of Humanity

The vivo VISION+ Mobile PhotoAwards 2023 celebrates the beautiful photography that users capture using their highly capable mobile devices. Just a few years after the inaugural VISION+ Mobile PhotoAwards in 2020, the contest has grown dramatically, with this year receiving over 210,000 submissions from over 80,000 photographers in more than 40 countries and regions worldwide.

Unlock Unlimited Angles With Horizontal Tripods

Telling a cohesive story by putting together a series of photos or video clips can be a complicated task. Changing the camera angles and perspective can significantly influence your viewer's reaction to the project, and leave you with a much more impactful image. This is where a horizontal tripod can provide you with a wider array of shooting angles.

MagLight: The MagSafe Smart RGB Light Redefines Mobile Photography Lighting

In a world where smartphone photography is dominating the visual spectrum, Moonside, a cutting-edge lighting technology company, has announced its newest innovation – Moonside MagLight. The MagLight is the world's first 6-in-1 MagSafe smart camera light designed for phone cameras, bridging the gap between professional photography lighting and mobile photography creators.

Why Drone ND Filters are Especially Important for Aerial Photos and Videos

The ability to capture stunning aerial footage has been made possible by drones, which have gained popularity over the past decade. I remember flying some of the earliest commercial drones and the emphasis was on the flight time and features but not image quality. Being able to capture areal footage was exciting enough that the cameras didn’t need to be particularly advanced to be impressive.

Taming Digital Photo Clutter: From Mess to Mastery

From its early days, the digital age promised endless convenience. Yet, for many, it has led to a vast sprawl of photos, videos, and files scattered across smartphones, computers, and storage devices. Instead of feeling empowered by technology, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

5 Unique Photography Experiences to Have in Alaska

Alaska is known as The Last Frontier, and for those that have visited, it’s easy to see why. As Lindblad Expeditions’ former Director of Photography, travel photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins has photographed Alaska dozens of times in his career.

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The Ulanzi 40W LED COB is an Affordable, Portable Video Light

The LT028 by Ulanzi Group is a 40 Watt portable COB LED Video Light that was designed to be a lightweight and versatile lighting solution for content creators, photographers, videographers, and even streamers who need an affordable lighting solution that can be repositioned with incredible ease.

Entries Now Open for ViewSonic’s 4th Annual ColorPro Awards

ViewSonic has just announced the launch of their 4th annual ColorPro Awards - a global Visual Arts competition aimed at showcasing the world’s finest artistic talents across photography and other rotating categories. Whether you’re an aspiring creative or seasoned professional, the competition is FREE to enter and the prizes are significant.

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Wondershare Filmora’s Maximalist Effects Are Bold and Demand Attention

Wondershare Filmora is a cross-platform app designed to help content creators take their videos to the next level and build an impactful and successful online presence. A big part of getting more eyes on videos is ensuring that content is bold, striking, and creative.

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ProMaster’s Versatile Chronicle Tripod Aims to Be All the Support You Need

ProMaster's new Chronicle Tripod aims to do it all. While it may look like a typical tripod at first glance, there is much more to the Chronicle than meets the eye. In seconds, it quickly converts to a tabletop tripod via its "Flexor center column", handheld stabilizer, or monopod. Plus, the ball head converts from an Arca-type quick-release camera mount to a phone clamp.

A Complete Guide to Capturing Gorgeous Photos of the Night Sky

Peter Baumgarten is an award-winning nature photographer, educator, and OM SYSTEM Ambassador based on Canada’s Manitoulin Island. The island’s dark sky location provides Baumgarten with stunning nature and minimal light pollution, which allows the photographer to capture bright stars, the Milky Way, and northern lights from right outside his front door.

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How Using Light Pollution Filters Enhances Your Night Sky Photography

So you’ve found your perfect spot to capture the night sky. The weather is perfect and you’ve been tracking the stars and planets for weeks to capture this moment. But, when that perfect moment comes, the pictures you’ve captured end up hazy and soft. Why? Likely due to excessive light pollution from the surrounding area, especially if you’re nearby a larger city.

How to Find Any Photo, Even if Your Portfolio Has Millions of Them

With digital portfolios going back 20 years or more, it can be hard to get into the back catalog and find old treasures, lost memories, and beloved favorites. With Mylio Photos QuickFilters and new SmartTags, it’s much easier to browse — and enjoy! — your entire photo collection.