Beautiful and Eerie Landscape Photos Inspired by Game of Thrones

by admin July 4, 2016 at 8:53 am

Do a search for the world’s most famous landmarks, and you’ll find an endless stream of photos captured by tourists from all kinds of angles. But the photos you’ll find probably don’t look like photographer Oliver Curtis’ images. For his project Volte-face, Curtis visited iconic landmarks and pointed his camera in the opposite direction.

In a refreshing video, photographer Sean Tucker sets aside the technical advice for a moment and dives into the real challenge facing portrait photographers: how to capture an authentic moment, an authentic person, in a formal portrait photography setting.

Avoiding the paparazzi usually involves celebrities covering their faces or surrounding themselves with body guards, but why do that when you can just toss a stylish scarf around your neck? This anti-paparazzi scarf lets you do just that.

Check out this photo of a potato. It may look like a rather ordinary photo, but it’s one of the most expensive photos in the world: it sold last year for a staggering $1,000,000+.

This is a big week for new top-tier gear at DxOMark. First, they crowned the Canon 1D X Mark II the best Canon sensor they’ve ever tested, and now the affordable Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary has been named DxO’s top-ranking Sony E-Mount prime.

If you’re already missing Game of Thrones—and let’s be honest, who isn’t?—we’ve got a little pick-me-up for you courtesy of talented (and colorblind) German landscape photographer Kilian Schonberger.

I will begin by saying that my intention is not to attack Steve McCurry or defame him in any manner. It is only an attempt to clear certain facts that have come to light regarding his work and to also raise certain questions on aspects that may or may not have been missed, but certainly have not been expressed till now… at least not publicly.

Here’s an amazing short film titled “The Old New World” by photographer and animator Alexey Zakharov of Moscow, Russia. Zakharov found old photos of US cities from the early 1900s and brought them to life.

The folks over at Popular Science have published a fun look inside White House photographer Pete Souza’s gear bag, but it seems the iconic photographer of president Obama’s most candid moments left a lens or two out when he spoke to the magazine.

When you hear the name “Epson” you probably think of printers, but if you’ve been around cameras long enough, you may just remember the Epson R-D1: the world’s first digital rangefinder and one of the coolest cameras that never got its due.

Meyer-Optik is on a hot streak—releasing lens, after lens, after special edition lens—and the newest piece of glass to get a USA release is their Trimagon 95mm f/2.6: a “dynamic modern lens” that features a simple 3-element design.

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If you’re a photographer shooting with Eyefi’s older generation Wi-Fi memory cards, here’s something you should know: your card will soon become more or less useless.

What unusual tactics do you have for nailing the perfect portrait? Over in East Asia, a set of viral photos circulating on the Web shows what some wedding photographers are doing to get the shot they’re picturing in their minds.

Fuji is expected to officially announce the new X-T2 on July 7th, but there may not be much mystery left when the announcement lands. A full spec list and new photo have just leaked and, if they’re accurate, they don’t leave much to the imagination.

The website Clear Dark Sky has been mentioned in a few tutorials posted here on PetaPixel, but if you’ve never heard of this incredible weather resource for photographers you’re in for a real treat.

Photographers go gaga over the Aurora Borealis on Earth, capturing amazing timelapses and photographs and even live video from 35,000 feet. But no Earthly aurora will compare with what Hubble just captured swirling atop Jupiter.

The passing of iconic NY Times photographer Bill Cunningham has been met with an outpouring of affection, remembrances, and more than a few tears. He was, in every sense of the word, an icon. And today we’re thrilled to share with you a rare interview with the humble, soft-spoken, and deeply-missed photographer.

The Canon 5D Mark IV is one of the most anticipated DSLR releases on the horizon, and yesterday we got our first peek at what kind of specs the full-frame SLR may be sporting when it finally makes its debut in about 4 months.

Hasselblad broke new ground with the X1D: the world’s first digital mirrorless medium format camera. But according to trusted sources, Fujifilm is going to rain on Hassy’s parade very soon.

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