A History of the Yosemite Firefall and Tips for Photographing It

Each year from summer of 1872, the owners of Glacier Point hotel started the event of Yosemite Firefall. For seven nights a week, they would spill hot embers from Glacier Point down to the valley 3000 feet below. The event ended in 1968 when the National Park Service ordered it to stop because the overwhelming […] Continue reading A History of the Yosemite Firefall and Tips for Photographing It

How to Make a DIY Trekpak For Under $20

The Trekpak Case Divider System is a beautiful piece of design. It’s simple, it’s clean, and most importantly, you can change your configuration as you needs. It’s meant to replace the current pick-n-pluck foam system that Pelican and other hard shell manufactures use. The problem with the pick-n-pluck is once you pull out the foam, […] Continue reading How to Make a DIY Trekpak For Under $20

Ep. 312: New Bodies, New Lenses and Old Kodak – and more

 Episode 312 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast. Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS! Featured: Nikon Ambassador, Charmi Peña In This Episode If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us. Show Opener: Nikon Ambassador, […] Continue reading Ep. 312: New Bodies, New Lenses and Old Kodak – and more

The Only Rule In Street Photography

I see a lot of articles across the Internet claiming to know the “rules to follow” or the “things to avoid” in street photography, easily one of the most hotly debated genres. What they tend to misunderstand is just how little the genre cares for photographic rules, and what the defining elements of street photography […] Continue reading The Only Rule In Street Photography

How to Clean Your Mirrorless Camera Sensor: Tools, Tactics, Tips, and Tricks

Seeing spots in your photos? Your camera’s sensor might need a cleaning. If you’d like to go a do-it-yourself route and beyond a simple bulb blower, Michael The Maven made this 13-minute video walkthrough on how you can go about cleaning a mirrorless camera sensor. Michael’s strategy is probably more involved than what most photographers […] Continue reading How to Clean Your Mirrorless Camera Sensor: Tools, Tactics, Tips, and Tricks