Travel

With the technological advancements of mobile phone cameras and the downsizing of high-end camera systems, documenting adventures around the world has never been easier or looked better. PetaPixel aims to highlight visually stunning stories and information-packed trip ideas that will inspire a thirst for storytelling, no matter the equipment.

Flying with Film: How to Handle X-ray Checkpoints as a Photographer

My wife and kids have standardized joking about how long it takes dad to get through airport and other security checks when traveling and visiting museums. No, I'm not a supervillain with an evil laugh, I'm just a film photographer!

9 Tips For Photographing Wildlife In Winter

Most photographers would agree that wildlife photography is challenging, even in pleasant conditions. OM SYSTEM Ambassador and Colorado-based photographer Arthur Leforestier, however, enjoys the challenge and rewards that come with photographing wildlife in harsh winter environments. Capturing compelling images of wild animals in the cold winter months requires careful planning and creative photography, and Leforestier shares with PetaPixel what he has learned throughout his career.

Red Castle: A Photographer’s View of the Iconic Alhambra in Spain

Transcendental. Whether seen on its perch on Granada's Sabika hill against a backdrop of the Sierra Nevada or from the inside, where 13th- and 14th-century Muslim artisans, using the most advanced techniques of their time, fashioned an interior so surreal, it leaves the mind disoriented.

The Winners of PetaPixel’s Wild Personalities Photo Contest

The Galápagos Islands is a bucket list destination for almost any photographer, thanks to the remote archipelago's diverse wildlife and stunning scenery. After winning the grand prize of the PetaPixel Wild Personalities Photo Contest, sponsored by OM SYSTEM and Lindblad Expeditions, one photographer and their chosen guest will be able to experience the “living museum and showcase of evolution” onboard Lindblad Expeditions' newest ship, the National Geographic Islander II, as well as an OM SYSTEM OM-1 camera kit.

Shooting ‘Haiku Photos’ in Iceland

I recently returned from 10 days in Iceland. After years of critiquing students’ photos with respect to “haiku photography,” I thought it would be useful to point that laser at my recent shooting.

Route 66

An Uncropped View of the Mother Road: True-Life Images of Route 66

The nostalgia-inducing, expansive roadway known as Route 66 has been a pop culture darling in the U.S. for decades. But in photographer Jeff Sonnabend’s latest photo series and upcoming book, The Route 66 Primer, An Uncropped View of the Mother Road, viewers are left with an alternatively more grounded and realistic view of the renowned roadway.

Win a Trip to the Galápagos Islands and an OM-1 Camera

The Galápagos Islands is a bucket list destination for almost any photographer, thanks to the remote archipelago's diverse wildlife and stunning scenery. Now, you can win a trip for two to the “living museum and showcase of evolution” onboard Lindblad Expeditions' newest ship, the National Geographic Islander II, as well as an OM-1 camera kit. The deadline to enter the PetaPixel Wild Personalities Photo Contest is October 14th, so enter today for a chance to win.

8 Ways Storytelling Can Improve Your Photos and Videos

Photography and filmmaking wasn’t always a part of Kane Andrade’s career path. The San Francisco Bay Area native and Adobe Lightroom Ambassador originally was interested in animation before joining the military. That military experience would wound up changing the course of his life and ignited the flame that inspired him to tell the seldom heard stories of those within his community.