The Daily PetaPixel for 01/29/2021

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Landscape Photography Tips: How to Best Capture Trees and Forests

By Jaron Schneider on Jan 28, 2021 05:00 pm

Photographing trees and forests sounds simple, but making a good image of a forest can be surprisingly challenging. In this pair of videos, Michael Shainblum explains how he wrangles the chaotic nature of trees into a beautiful photograph.

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This Startup Develops Your Film and Sends Photos Directly to Your Phone

By Jaron Schneider on Jan 28, 2021 03:51 pm

New startup Indisposable is offering a unique proposition to photographers by acting as a film developing service that understands the importance of digital. The company says it is blending film photography seamlessly into digital.

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Sony's Smartphone Strategy Was Murky, But It's Getting Clearer

By Jaron Schneider on Jan 28, 2021 01:35 pm

On the same day that Sony announced the powerhouse Alpha 1, it also revealed its latest Xperia phone. While it is technically a smartphone, it functionally is something else entirely.

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This Toy Photographer Uses Practical Effects for Amazing Action Photos

By Michael Zhang on Jan 28, 2021 01:23 pm

Jared Middleton (AKA Sirdork) is a toy photographer who brings miniature scenes to life using practical effects. His photos are created by carefully setting up scenes with action figures and then adding in things like water, snow, dirt, and sparklers to complete the look.
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Airmap Suggests Drone Airspace Should be Monetized, Sparking Outrage

By Jaron Schneider on Jan 28, 2021 12:27 pm

Airmap, one of the more popular services for planning legal drone flights, is facing backlash after suggesting that airspace should be monetized through taxation as well as fees associated with launching and landing drones.

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Instagram Stories Have a New Look on Desktop

By Michael Zhang on Jan 28, 2021 12:10 pm

Instagram is rolling out a new design for Stories on desktop to make the feature more immersive and easier to navigate. Users will be able to view stories in full-screen with a carousel containing previews of already-played and upcoming Stories.
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These Incredible Glacier Photos Were Shot on an iPhone

By Jaron Schneider on Jan 28, 2021 11:37 am

Photographer Toby Harriman has published a stunning set of photos of the Matanuska Glacier in Alaska that he captured with his iPhone 12 Pro Max and Apple ProRAW and has provided a few opinions on the performance. In short: he was blown away.

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Your Instagram Clichés Are Not Welcome in New Zealand

By Michael Zhang on Jan 28, 2021 11:08 am

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New Zealand has released a humorous new tourism commercial that pokes fun at the tired old Instagram clichés that tourists on the island nation flood social media with. The 2.5-minute ad above is titled “Travelling Under the Social Influence.”
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Leica Brings Back a Classic: The Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2 ASPH

By Jaron Schneider on Jan 28, 2021 10:23 am

Leica has announced the reissue of what it calls a “landmark” lens: the Noctilux-M 50mm f/1.2 ASPH. The lens will be released in two variants: standard black, which is available through all dealers, and silver, limited to 100 units and only available at Leica stores.

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Shutterstock Bets $75M That Photography Won't Always Involve Cameras

By Jaron Schneider on Jan 28, 2021 10:00 am

Shutterstock is set to acquire 3D-render stock agency TurboSquid for $75 million dollars, investing in a future where photos aren’t necessarily captured with a camera. TurboSquid’s value appears to have soared amid the COVID-19 outbreak, as traditional photography was hampered by stay-at-home orders.

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Earlier Stories:

Man Loses HR Day Job, Becomes WaPo and NY Times Photographer
Fujifilm Pokes Fun at 'Leaked' Cameras in Clever Commercial
Fixed Prime Lens Photography — Zoom by Cropping
Memento Mori: My Late Father and His Love for Photography
Canon to Release $38,400 'Mixed Reality' Headset
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