Red Bull Showcases Women Photographers Capturing Hawaii’s Big Wave Season


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In an effort to expand the opportunities for women, Red Bull has hired a group of women photographers to document three key Hawaiian big-wave breaks (Jaws, Waimea, Outer Reefs) for the entire winter season.

The Hawaiian big wave season has been in full swing since November and normally continues through February. After soliciting women for the opportunity, Red Bull is now starting to show what the photographers were able to create. Both the surfing and photography industries are male-dominated, and Red Bull hopes that this gallery will provide a new lens with which to view the sport and capture a

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Leica Ad is an Evocative Reminder of Photography’s Importance


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Commercials don’t have to be powerful and emotional works of art, but they are often much more successful if they are. Leica’s latest 1-minute ad is just that: an evocative reminder of photography’s value to society.

The commercial reminds viewers that this world we live in is everyone’s world, and the emotions and feelings that are a part of living here as humans can vary between overwhelming joy and the deepest pits of despair. The thing about being human is the ability to experience that whole spectrum and process those feelings.

Leica’s commercial captures that feeling by showing those emotions

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Leica Ad is an Evocative Reminder of Photography’s Importance


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Commercials don’t have to be powerful and emotional works of art, but they are often much more successful if they are. Leica’s latest 1-minute ad is just that: an evocative reminder of photography’s value to society.

The commercial reminds viewers that this world we live in is everyone’s world, and the emotions and feelings that are a part of living here as humans can vary between overwhelming joy and the deepest pits of despair. The thing about being human is the ability to experience that whole spectrum and process those feelings.

Leica’s commercial captures that feeling by showing those emotions

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Watch Colorful Paint Smash into Artist’s Face in Super Slow Motion


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Ben Ouaniche of the YouTube channel Macro Room has uploaded some really beautiful work combining slow motion and macro photography. To celebrate hitting one million subscribers, he shot himself getting hit with colorful liquid-filled balloons in super slow motion.

PetaPixel has featured Ouaniche’s work before, and this latest project was shot on a Chronos 2.1-HD. The slow-motion camera is capable of 1000 frames per second for up to 2.76 consecutive seconds. Using it to its fullest, Ouaniche manages to capture an amazing shot of the multiple colors blending into one another as they smash into his face.

The

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Artist Erects Bizarre Photo Installation as Tribute to Kim Kardashian


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London-based artist Max Siedentopf is known for making unusual art pieces and photos and his latest does not break from that trend: he claims to have dug a several meters deep hole that he has then lined with images of Kim Kardashian to pay her the biggest tribute he physically could.

Called “TRIBUTE,” the bizarre installation takes the shape of a giant anthill and is centered by a long tunnel plastered hundreds of times with the reality TV star’s visage. Siedentopf says the art piece “pays homage to possibly the biggest icon of the 21st century.”

“Easily comparable to

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10 Top Tips for Motorsport Photos by Photographer Larry Chen


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Larry Chen is a world-renowned motorsports and car culture photographer from Los Angeles. He went from a young man growing up in Santa Monica with just a passion for cars to a passion for photography, to even a paparazzi photographer before finding his niche for professional motorsports and automotive photography.

Chen, who has competed in amateur racing events, started shooting racing and cars in 2004. “I just enjoyed it so much as a hobby, I wanted to figure out a way to do it for work,” Chen tells PetaPixel.

Car culture is also a favorite of Chen. “I love

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These Elegant Self-Portraits are a Masterclass in Minimalist Composition


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In her ongoing series Reflections 2, photographer Ziqian Liu shows just how creative you can get when you limit your props and subject matter, and master composition instead. Throughout the series, Liu uses only herself, various plant life, the occasional fruit, and a round mirror to craft images that are at once symbolic and striking.

Reflections 2 works so well precisely because it defies the (often low) expectations that many of us hold when someone marries mirrors and self-portrait photography. From cliche compositions to the lowly “mirror selfie,” there’s not a lot of work out there to recommend the

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This Genocide Survivor Finds Peace in Photographing Squirrels


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Wildlife photographer Niki Colemont never met his late parents and fled the Rwandan genocide to Belgium as a 4-year-old refugee. This 1-minute documentary about Colemont shows how he finds peace today in shooting beautiful photographs of squirrels.

“When I am in nature, I don’t think about troubles,” Colemont says. “The squirrels, they are like humans. If you have an idea that you want to create, they can help you with that. They are the perfect models.”

Colemont never received a formal education and learned his photography skills through trial and error.

His creative photos of squirrels are shot in

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Astounding Detail: A 10 Billion Pixel Panorama of Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’


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Emilien Leonhardt and Vincent Sabatier from Hirox Europe last year took part in an incredible project: they photographed Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” at an incredible resolution to allow anyone to see the painting down to the level of 4.4-microns per pixel.

The project was undertaken in order to evaluate the surface condition of the painting, measure cracks, and see the topography of various key areas while assessing past restorations.

With their specialized equipment, the duo made what Leonhardt describes as the first 10 billion pixel panorama (93,205 x 108,565). That equates to about 10,118 megapixels.

Overnight, 9,100

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This Photographer Shoots Sun-sational Optical Illusions


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Visual artist Sulabh Lamba has a passion for sunsets and photography. He has created a body of work over the last 6 years that consists of hilarious illusions showing silhouettes of people interacting with the setting sun.

Warning: If this article inspires you to take photos of the sun through a telephoto lens, do not look at the sun even briefly through an optical viewfinder (like what’s found in a DSLR) as it can cause injury to the eye even with brief exposures and even with ND filters. And, even if you are not looking through the viewfinder, long exposures

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Photographing Lights Through Glassware Produces Psychedelic Results


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Photographer Eugene Tumusiime was enamored with the idea of using glass prisms for photography but did not have access to one. To scratch that creative itch, he decided to try using glassware from around his home.

Tumusiime says he was inspired by the kaleidoscopic streaks of light that the directors of the Thor movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe were using to represent travel through the Bifrost as well as the wormhole in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. By mixing colored Christmas lights and photographing them through different glassware with a Samsung Galaxy S9, Tumussime says he found that he could bend,

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These Photos of Underwater Flowers Look Like Paintings


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Underwater photographer Barbara Cole is best known for her beautiful portraits of people—stunning creations that seem to walk the line between photography and painting. But her most recent project, Appearances, explores a different subject: flowers.

Finding herself deprived of subjects in the midst of lockdown and social distancing, Cole “set out in search of connection during a time of separation.”

“After a few months of lockdown, I was so grateful for beauty, being able to actually practice my profession and work. I embraced these flowers […] and they soon taught me about discovering the beauty in all things,

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These Studio Portraits of Smashed Electronics are Oddly Satisfying


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From time to time, we all get that desire to throw one of our electronics at the wall and/or smash it with a bat. But how many of us ever actually get to do it? For photographer Jaap Vliegenthart, he got to live out this fantasy: crushing some of his old electronics to smithereens and then capturing the aftermath.

Vliegenthart’s goal with this series was to “get to the essence” of the relationships that we form with inanimate objects… by destroying them.

“We all seem to hold on to objects that have lost their functionality in time but gained

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Man Ray: The Unwilling Fashion Photographer Who Excelled


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Man Ray is today regarded as one of the most innovative photographers of the twentieth century. He reinvented solarization and further developed photograms, which he called “rayographs,” in reference to himself. He also pioneered fashion photography in the 1920s-1940 in Paris but did not want to be known as a “photographer.” He considered himself a painter and artist above all.

Man Ray and Fashion is an exhibition organized by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais and the City of Marseille, at Musée du Luxembourg, Paris. Man Ray is presented here in a new light as

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“C” is for Cinematic


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Many of the most memorable images in modern cinema from BLADE RUNNER to DIE HARD to LA LA LAND share this same secret. The concept of moving pictures having a quality we call “cinematic” is one that used to get very little attention. There were images destined for the cinema and they were by definition … Continued

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Ilford Film is Made


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Since 1928 Ilford has produced film photography products from its factory in Mobberley, England, though the company itself is much older. In this 18-minute video from Exploredinary, you can get a close, extended view of how the film is made and hear from the scientists and workers who make it happen.

Ilford is a United Kingdom-based manufacturer of photographic film, paper, and chemicals. Though originally founded in 1879, Ilford only took on that name in 1902, and the production of film at its factory in Mobberley only began in 1928. Prior to being called Ilford, the company was known as

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Photographer 3D Prints Wet Plate Photos to Create ‘Touchable Bokeh’


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Photographer Markus Hofstätter had been designing parts for his cameras and 3D printing them at home when the idea to try something new struck him: 3D printing photographs. After a lot of trial and error, he successfully found a way to translate wet plate photos into 3D printed pieces.

Hofstätter says that when he thought about using his 3D printer for making photos, the idea came to him because the process shared similarities with the wet plate collodion process.

“The wet plate collodion process is kind of, maybe, 3D printing. You know, the light and the developer manifests the silver

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Six Incredible Photos of Galaxies Colliding


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As part of its celebration of a new year, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has published six different galaxy mergers. These rare astronomical phenomena were captured as part of a recent survey to investigate the rate of new star formations.

As part of the release, NASA/ESA explains that these rare merging events show galaxies undergoing dramatic changes in their appearances and stellar content.

“These systems are excellent laboratories to trace the formation of star clusters under extreme physical conditions,” the organization writes. “The Milky Way typically forms star clusters with masses that are 10 thousand times the mass of our

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Six Incredible Photos of Galaxies Colliding


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As part of its celebration of a new year, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has published six different galaxy mergers. These rare astronomical phenomena were captured as part of a recent survey to investigate the rate of new star formations.

As part of the release, NASA/ESA explains that these rare merging events show galaxies undergoing dramatic changes in their appearances and stellar content.

“These systems are excellent laboratories to trace the formation of star clusters under extreme physical conditions,” the organization writes. “The Milky Way typically forms star clusters with masses that are 10 thousand times the mass of our

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Dog Portrait Photographer Captures Magical Photos of Man’s Best Friend


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Audrey Bellot is a French dog portrait photographer who turned her hobby into a profession. Spurred by an experience at a dog shelter, Bellot mixes an understanding of canine behavior with photography to achieve wildly successful results.

Bellot’s interest in photography began in 2012, but in 2018 photography became her main profession.

“I started photography by photographing mainly horses, sometimes dogs,” she tells PetaPixel. “Then I discovered that dog photography fascinated me more. I became more sensitive to their expressions and the moments we can share with them. I was fascinated by many breeds, I liked to spend my free

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