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After earning over $1.2 billion around the world and becoming a cultural phenomenon, Disney’s Frozen will soon be reborn as a Broadway musical. Photographer Andrew Eccles was tasked by Vanity Fair to capture portraits of the cast, and the 1-minute video above is a behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot.Eccles photographed actors Caissie Levy, Patti Murin and Jelani Alladin, who play Elsa
Image quality, weight and value for money. We have come to accept that most lenses are strong in only one or two of these three factors, which I personally focus on when researching lenses to buy. Sometimes though, we stumble upon a great lens design which is strong in all three.One of the prime examples of such a design is the “nifty fifty” — the 50mm f/1.8 lens construction th
Wildlife photography often requires a great deal of patience, and one photographer who has mastered the art of waiting is Belgian wildlife photographer Michel d’Oultremont. Here’s an 11-minute short film titled “The Wait” by Contra Agency that follows d’Oultremont in his pursuit of the “perfect shot.”At 22 years of age, d’Oultremont was awarded the
Photographer Zev Hoover has created a rather unusual camera: it’s one of the world’s first 8×10 large format video cameras.Hoover believes his creation is the first of its kind ever made. The company LargeSense showed off a 4K sample video shot with a large format digital camera back in 2015, but that involved an expensive digital sensor and was made by combining TIFF file readou
2017 is coming to a close. As we close out the year, here’s a look back at the top 10 posts that received the most attention on PetaPixel.#10. TSA Requires a Separate Screening of Cameras in Airports NowThe TSA announced that under its new guidelines, cameras and all other electronics larger than a cell phone need to be placed into a separate bin during security screening.#9. Thrift Store M
I recently shot the 2017 Christmas card photo for Stavanger Foto, the passionate camera store on the west coast of Norway. Being granted full creative freedom in making the card, I went back to the old masters for inspiration.My base idea was to make something interesting and relevant for the camera store business while adding an element of surprise in the form of a retrospective perspective.The
After last week's epic roundup of new firmware and software, things have been rather quieter over the Christmas holiday period. In fact, we've not turned up any new firmware released in the last seven days, and so our roundup this week includes just one item: A new piece of software from Fujifilm which will be of interest to owners of the GFX 50S, X-T1, X-T2 and X-Pro2 cameras. Fuji has m
Sony Artisan Miguel Quiles teamed up with Adorama TV to show how to build a three-light studio lighting setup for portraiture. While you don't need three lights to capture great portraits in a studio, three lights do offer a lot of flexibility and control. Every time you add a light, it can become more complicated. Quiles breaks down his setup piece by piece to help keep it simple. His main l
Fstoppers cofounder and photographer Patrick Hall is a huge fan of his 70-200mm lens. In the video below, he uses a Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 SP lens, which just came out earlier this year. Hall is a big fan of the 70-200mm lens due to its versatility and that it allows you to control your background via zoom. While you may need to back up to take full advantage of the lens, especially i
Your subject's hair can be one of the most important aspects of a portrait image. In many cases it is quite literally framing the face. At the same time, hair is very challenging to retouch and enhance. Aaron Nace of Phlearn has some quick tips for us in the video below to help add pop to hair in portraits. The first thing we want to do is add volume to hair. This can be achieved through the

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