The Daily PetaPixel for 05/01/2021

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Royal Photographic Society Launches 'Photography for Everyone' Initiative

By Anete Lusina on Apr 30, 2021 04:54 pm

The Royal Photographic Society has set out on an extensive initiative, titled “Photography for Everyone” with the goal of making the photography industry more inclusive and accessible for all through a number of projects.

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How Creative Use of Optics Can Make The Familiar into the Extraordinary

By Jaron Schneider on Apr 30, 2021 04:43 pm

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Photographer Michael Shainblum is has shared multiple videos and tutorials about landscape photography and in two recent uploads, he juxtaposes what can be done with two different perspectives — wide-angle versus telephoto — in a very familiar environment.

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Gorgeous Photo Series Features Often Ignored Dark-Colored Pets

By Jaron Schneider on Apr 30, 2021 03:48 pm

In an effort to encourage more people to adopt black, dark-coated animals, photographer Chantal Levesque has been working on a long-term photo project designed to highlight their happiness and push aside stigmas associated with their color and boost adoption rates.

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These are the Winners of the 2020 Photo is Light Competition

By Anete Lusina on Apr 30, 2021 02:19 pm

The Photo Is Light World Photography Contest has announced its 2020 winners in six categories and, among them, the “Illuminated Photographer,” who received the highest score throughout the competition.

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The Impermanence of Life Highlights the Importance of Photography

By Will Seward on Apr 30, 2021 01:39 pm

Just outside of the Twin Cities in Minnesota, in my childhood home's partial basement, there were only two rooms without windows: the darkroom and the crawlspace, which younger me had deemed the "icky space."

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The High Arctic: The Best Photographic Experience of my Life

By Denis Hocking on Apr 30, 2021 12:32 pm

I have an irrational fear of ships based on 90-minute voyages on car ferries across the relative calm of the English Channel and yet I was sitting with my wife, Fre, listening to Tony Spencer trying to convince us that we should join him on "the adventure of a lifetime," the fulfilment of a dream that Tony had been working on for three years.

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Duo Captures the First 8K VR Drone Video Over Iceland's Volcano

By Jaron Schneider on Apr 30, 2021 11:54 am

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The Perlan Museum — host of a state-of-the-art 8K planetarium and other exhibitions focused on Iceland — commissioned filmmaker Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson, founder of Arctic Images, and drone pilot Arnar Þór Þórsson to fly an 8K-capable 360 camera over the erupting volcano to capture an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience.

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Hubble Has Photographed a Star on the Edge of Destruction

By Jaron Schneider on Apr 30, 2021 11:13 am

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In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 31st year, NASA astronomers aimed the famed observatory at what is called a “celebrity star,” or one that is one of the brightest in our galaxy. This one, named AG Carinae, is wavering on the edge of self-destruction.

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Earlier Stories:

Photo Series Shows Pandemic Emotions, Starts Mental Health Talks
Identify a Lost Dog with NOSEiD: Scan Snouts with Image-Detection Tech
Sony Again Underestimates Demand, Delays Sony 50mm f/1.2 GM
The Secret to Amazing Cityscape Photos: A Magic 15-Minute Window
NASA Astronaut Who Captured All of Humanity in a Single Photo Has Died
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