📰 Photography News Digest 📰

“Photography is a love affair with life.”
Burk Uzzle

Canon EOS RP Announced

The launch of the Canon EOS RP mirrorless camera had the photography world buzzing this week. As a Canon shooter myself, this sub $2K camera definitely has my attention. DPReview, TechRadar and many others ran first impression articles. Be sure to check them out to learn more.

10 Questions with Ashley Garvin

We’re thrilled with our first feature article on one of our community members. Last month’s PIXEO Photo Challenge winner, Ashely Garvin, was kind enough to answer our ten questions and you haven’t seen it yet, you should really check it out. His photography is simply amazing!

Photo by Ashley Garvin
Photo by Ann Black

Feature Photo Location

Millions of human remains lie just below the streets of Paris, France. And you can visit and photograph them. Check out this week’s frightening feature photo location, the Catacombs of Paris. I don’t know about you, but we’re dying to visit!

🏆  Photo Challenge Finalist 🏆

Please note all photos below are low res and watermarked to protect intellectual property rights.
Photo by Gonzalo Ruiz Calavera

Gonzalo Ruiz Calavera uploaded this stunning night shot of a Tang dynasty–style temple. It houses religious relics, with ornate rooms & a tranquil rooftop garden. His spot is a perfect vantage point from the outdoor stairs of the building in front of the temple.

Gonzalo is now in the running to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card and shot of the year in the PIXEO Photo Challenge!

You can follow Gonzalo on Instagram here 👉 @goruca64
You can also see more of his work on Flickr and 500px

Find the shooting location of this great shot in Singapore.

📸 Top Photo Location Submissions of the Week 📸

The Government Bridge in Illinois

Photo by Nicholas Propes

Ironworks make for engaging architectural photography full of rhythm and depth. This shot from Nicholas Propes is no exception. The Government Bridge connects Arsenal Island to the Quad Cities. The original bridge at the site, finished in 1856, was the first railroad bridge across the Mississippi.

Follow Nicholas on Instagram 👉 @lightcapturedimages

See this photo’s location at Rock Island, Illinois, USA

Abandoned Barn in Salmon Arm

Photo by Scott Goldsworthy
Undoubtedly a decaying barn is too tempting for any photographer to resist, and Scott Goldsworthy is no exception. This week he submitted this beauty in Salmon Arm. We suspect it’s not long for this world, but what a great spot to shoot until it collapses.

Check out Scott on Instagram 👉 @daydream_a_tree

See this photo’s location in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada

Philidelphia Museum of Art Viewpoint

Photo by Vinicius Melo

Vinicius Melo spent this week getting his Rocky on, taking this shot from the iconic steps used in the film. This photo shows the view from the top of the steps at Philadelphia Museum of Art with the Washington Monument in the foreground and the city’s stunning skyline as the backdrop. Great spot and shot Vinicius!

Follow Vinicius on Instagram 👉 @cviniciusmm

See this photo’s location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Gobustan Mud Volcanoes

Photo by Bhotch
Srijit Bhaumick (a.k.a. Bhotch) found a fascinating geological location this week. This photo is a shot of the Gobustan Mud Volcanoes. Streams of mud flow from the volcano and make for a stunning, otherworldly landscape for photography.  Three hundred of the planet’s estimated seven hundred mud volcanoes sit in Gobustan, Azerbaijan and the Caspian Sea.

Follow Srijit on Instagram 👉 @srijit1See this photo’s location in Sychlijar, Azerbaijan

West 25th Street, Cleveland, Ohio

Photo by @fotoalchemycle

Kyle (a.k.a. fotoalchemycle) welcomes us to West 25th Street in Cleveland. This historic building makes a perfect backdrop for some night and light trail photography. Oh, and it’s called Heil’s block, not Hell’s block. We had to read it twice too.

Follow Kyle on Instagram 👉 @fotoalchemycle

See this photo’s location in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

World War II Memorial

Photo by Shawn M. Kent

Lastly, I’m still working through the photos I took while in Washington, D.C. Perhaps one of the most compelling and moving memorials in the capital city is the World War II memorial. Here’s a shot of the Pacific side. This spot is a must visit for photographers, particularly in the summer when the fountains are in operation.

You can follow me on Instagram here 👉 @shawnmkent

See the location of this photo in Washington DC, USA

🏢 Meanwhile at PIXEO HQ 🏢

I’ve got another couple weeks of travel ahead of me. Off to Winnipeg and then British Columbia here in Canada for my day job. Lisette will be holding down the home fort while I’m off snapping. Don’t forget that there are only 2 more weeks left in February’s photo challenge, so its time to get out and start shooting if you want to win that $50 Amazon gift card. We can’t wait to see what you all come up with!


Shawn M. Kent founded PIXEO with his wife Lisette Kent in 2018. By day he is a Senior Military Photographer in the Canadian Armed Forces. After travelling the world as a military photographer, he now mostly shoots landscapes and enjoys travelling with his wife and family. Other hobbies include painting, mixed martial arts, and beer.

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