Spotlight

Cameras are great, but it’s what is done in photography with that technology that really matters. To that end, PetaPixel regularly shines a Spotlight on the incredible photos and videos created by talented artists from around the world.

vivo VISION+ Makes Its Debut at Jimei x Arles 2021 International Photo Festival

Smartphone maker vivo has partnered with Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, to present the festival’s first smartphone photography exhibition. Titled “Our Moments, Create Together,” the exhibition embodies vivo’s drive to promote the smartphone camera as a tool for creative expression.

The Best Photos from GuruShots’ ‘Traveling The World’ Challenge

GuruShots, the "World's Greatest Photo Game," has announced the winners of its "Traveling The World" challenge, which received thousands of entries and over 66.9 million votes. The "Top Photographer" winner of the contest is Iryna Raichuk of Switzerland (whose photo is seen above).

Photos of an Abandoned Underground Ammo Factory in Albania

In the 1960s and ‘70s, the town of Poliçan was one of the largest and most important armaments centers in Albania. For security reasons, most information about the site was top secret and the town itself was closed to foreigners.

Three landscape photos of Scotland

Landscape Photography in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland

Torridon, Glencoe, and the Isle of Skye have drawn landscape photographers and artists over the centuries. The highlands of Scotland are extensive and uninterruptedly breathtaking – a Big Country indeed. This is the internationally perceived face of Scotland – a meticulously sculpted land of peaks, glens, lakes, and shorelines. And rain or mist to make or break the scene dependent on your disposition.

Macro Photos Reveal the Hidden Beauty of Seeds

Macro photography provides a window into details of the world that often escape (or are invisible to) the naked eye. Photographer Levon Biss used close-up photos to capture the incredible diversity of embryonic plant in his project The Hidden Beauty of Seeds and Fruits.

A Composite Photo of the Longest Partial Lunar Eclipse of the Century

The longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years occurred this week, and photographers around the world did their best to capture the once-in-a-lifetime event on camera. Photographer Andrew McCarthy went the extra mile by staying up until 4am and capturing thousands of photos to create an incredible composite of the eclipse.