The Daily PetaPixel for 04/01/2021

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Eight Photoshop Visual Pranks To Try on April Fools' Day

By Jaron Schneider on Mar 31, 2021 05:24 pm

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Tomorrow is April Fools’ Day, and with such a bummer of a year leading up to this point (and things are only now just starting to look better in a few places), everyone could use some laughs. To that end, photographer Richard Wakefield shows how you can create eight visual jokes in Photoshop.

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How to Correctly Use Creative Profiles in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

By Brian Matiash on Mar 31, 2021 03:40 pm

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A few weeks ago, I was speaking with a good friend — who is also a heck of a photographer — about the pros and cons of using creative profiles and presets as part of your photo editing workflow. His stance was unambiguous and straightforward: as far as he's concerned, profiles and presets are murderers of creativity.
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Apple's iPhone 13 To Have Mixed Bag of Camera Upgrades: Report

By Jaron Schneider on Mar 31, 2021 03:27 pm

Ming-Chi Kuo, a credible Apple analyst, has told investors that the iPhone 13 lineup that is slated for release in the second half of 2021 will feature the same wide-angle lens as the current iPhone 12, but the ultra-wide will likely see an upgrade.
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Canon Appears to Be Rapidly Discontinuing Popular DSLR Lenses

By Jaron Schneider on Mar 31, 2021 02:14 pm

Canon appears to be rapidly discontinuing its EF-mount DSLR lenses this year as the company focuses on its mirrorless offerings. Five popular lenses have been marked as “no longer available” at some retailers including popular optics like the 85mm f/1.2L USM II and the 70-200mm f/4L IS USM II.
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How to Shoot an Apple-style Product Photo with Flashes and DIY Modifiers

By Michael Zhang on Mar 31, 2021 02:03 pm

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If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to shoot product photos like those seen in Apple advertisements, here’s a short 4-minute tutorial by photographer Karl Taylor that you can do at home with just a couple of speedlights and homemade modifiers.
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The Curiosity Rover Took a Massive 318-Megapixel Selfie On Mars

By Jaron Schneider on Mar 31, 2021 01:17 pm

While NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover has been grabbing headlines lately, its Curiosity rover has been on the Red Planet since 2012 and just sent back a gigantic 318-megapixel selfie that depicts it in front of Mont Mercou, a rock outcropping on the surface of Mars.
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What It Was Like Photographing China's Extreme Sandstorm

By Sean Gallagher on Mar 31, 2021 12:07 pm

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On Monday, March 15, 2021, a record-breaking sandstorm descended on northern China, engulfing cities including the Chinese capital, Beijing. In recent decades, northern China has suffered from sandstorms as a result of increasing desertification in the north of the country which is largely dry, arid, and covered with deserts.
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This is Why You Don't Store Expensive Electronics on Cheap Shelves

By Michael Zhang on Mar 31, 2021 11:58 am

If you’re in a business where you need to keep an inventory of expensive cameras and electronics, make sure you find storage shelves that are up to the task. One business learned that lesson the hard way through an unfortunate incident that was caught on camera.
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Ilford Launches the Ilfocolor Rapid Retro Edition Disposable Camera

By Jaron Schneider on Mar 31, 2021 11:44 am

Ilford Imaging is jumping back into the production of disposable cameras with the announcement of its Ilfocolor Rapid Retro Edition Single Use Camera. The brightly-colored camera supposedly pays homage to Ilford’s past with its range of Ilfocolor negative films.
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A Guide to Traveling with Lithium-ion Batteries as a Photographer

By Jay P. Morgan on Mar 31, 2021 11:16 am

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I’m photographer Jay P. Morgan from The Slanted Lens. In this video and article, we're going to take a look at batteries. What you can fly with, what you feel comfortable checking in your check bags, what you should carry on with you, and what you shouldn't take with you.
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Sony Updates Visual Story App for iOS With Live Gallery

By Ryan Mense on Mar 31, 2021 10:16 am

With the increased demand for remote participation of weddings and events, Sony has updated their Visual Story iOS app to offer Sony camera shooters a Live Gallery viewing experience for guests. … [visit site to read more]


Earlier Stories:

Vivo X60 Pro+ Review: Zeiss Onboard and Loaded for Bear
Ricoh Launches the Pentax K-3 Mark III, Its Flagship APS-C DSLR
Snap is Working on AR Glasses, Selfie Drone: Report
Panasonic Recognizes That Its DFD Autofocus Still Needs Work
The First Smartphone to Use a Liquid Lens is the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold
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