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.
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Using Adobe Lightroom’s New AI Tools to Tell Better Travel Stories

For over a decade, Tiffany Nguyen has been traveling the world documenting the landscape, adventure, and culture in some of the most photogenic places. With Adobe’s recent announcement of a number of impressive new Lightroom Firefly-powered features, Lightroom Ambassador Nguyen revisited some of her favorite photos to give them a modern, Firefly-assisted, makeover.

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Flying with Lithium Batteries: What You Need to Know

As many of us, including myself, prepare to travel this summer, we -- as photographers -- tend to carry a lot of lithium batteries for our photography gear. After all, we aren’t going to check our precious and pricey cameras, lenses, and other equipment. Naturally, batteries are a necessary component of any photographer’s kit, whether they be camera batteries, lithium-ion AA or AAA batteries, or something else.

Photographing the Winter Wildlife of Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park is the oldest national park in the United States, having been established on March 1st, 1872. While Yellowstone is home to incredible landscapes and countless geothermal features such as Old Faithful Geyser and Grand Prismatic Spring, it is also a wildlife photographer’s paradise. This winter, OM SYSTEM Ambassadors Tiffany Taxis and Arthur Lefo visited Yellowstone in search of capturing incredible moments to add to their wildlife portfolio.

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.

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What Happens When Film Goes Through an Airport Security Scanner?

Frequent analog photographers likely know that flying with film can be a risky endeavor. But beyond anecdotal experience and what airport scanning companies say, the impacts of flying with film haven't been very thoroughly examined. However, photographer and YouTube creator Lina Bessonova set about to change that in a large-scale test.

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.

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.