📰 Photography News Digest 📰

“Photography is still a very new medium and everything must be tried and dared. Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. It’s the result it counts no matter how it’s achieved.”
Bill Brandt

  • Apparently, one of the hazards of Wildlife Photography is being eaten by a whale. We stumbled on this video of a diver going head first into a whales mouth and then being spat out. All captured on camera (pics or it didn’t happen) It was so weird we figured you’d want to see it too.
  • We found an interesting and slightly eccentric piece of gear this week. Check out the Thingify Pro Pinhole Camera Lens for your SLR. Judging by this sample video clip using it, it appears really good at taking out of focus pictures. Maybe there’s a reason why the lens was invented…
  • This is a couple of months old now, but if you haven’t seen Peter McKinnon’s “Bucket Shot” video, well, it is quite inspiring.
  • High up on the list of cool spots to visit before you die is our feature photo destination on our blog. Don’t miss Donkeys, Ghost and Gold: The Story of Oatman Arizona on the PIXEO App blog.

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🏆  Photo Challenge Finalist 🏆

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Photo by Leia Hoffman

Leia Hoffman takes us way up north to Inuvik in the Northwest Territories of Canada with this spectacular shot of the Ice Road from Inuvik to Aklavic. The McKenzie River and other waterways combine to form a winter ice road. winter plowing and maintenance gives access to remote locations that are only accessible in the summer via air or water.

Check out Leia on Instagram 👉 @leiahoff

See this photo’s location in North West Territories, Canada

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


📸 Top Photo Destinations of the Week 📸

Red and Green Abandoned Home

Photo by Scott Goldsworthy

Next up we have this stunning derelict home in the woods from Scott Goldsworthy. This photo is an unusual blend of Christmas colour and abandonment. Scott submitted this a few weeks ago, however, another of his made it to the newsletter so we wanted to make sure we included this photo eventually.

Follow Scott on Instagram 👉 @daydream_a_tree

See this photo’s location in Trail, BC Canada


B&W Sequoia Mountains

Photo by Doug Golupski
Doug Golupski shares a beautiful black and white photo of the Sequoia mountains from the Lone Pine Campground. We love Doug’s artistic and analog style in his images and it’s always a delight for us when one like this comes in. It makes us long for a glass of wine and conversation about photography. As always Doug, thanks for sharing.

Follow Doug on Instagram 👉 @dougolupskiSee this photo’s location at Lone Pine Creek, California


Styggås, Norway

Photo by Hege Benedicte
Hege Benedicte offers this beautiful coastline shot of Styggås. Styggås consists of layered rocks of Cambro-Silurian age, consolidated marine sediments deposited approximately 500 million years ago.

You can follow Hege on Instagram here 👉 @hege_b28

See this photo’s location in  Styggås, Nevlunghamn, Norway

Ai Weiwei's Forever Bicycles

Photo by Michel Bricteux

Michel Bricteux found this stunning optical illusion sculpture in Austin, Texas. The Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles demands a second look. We love the bizarre zoom blur effect the artwork creates.

Follow Michel on Instagram 👉 @mbricteux

See this photo’s location in Austin, Texas, USA


Roman Colosseum

Roman Colosseum - Photo by Vinicius Melo
Carlos Vinícius Mota de Melo is in Rome this week. And what is a trip to Rome without a shot of the Colosseum? Looks a lot warmer there than it is here, we’re a little jealous.

Follow Carlos on Instagram 👉 @cviniciusmmSee this photo’s location in Rome, Italy


Carbide Willson Mill Ruins

Photo by Shawn M. Kent

Finally, the winter apocalypse that hit us here in Ottawa is slowly starting to thaw. So naturally, I dragged the whole family out for a snowy shooting expedition in the hills of Gatineau Park. While there I had to shoot my bucket shot for the area, the Carbide Willson Mill Ruins. I suspect I will shoot this photo location a hundred more times before I get it just right. I’m happy with how this pic of one of my favourite photo destinations turned out this time around.

You can follow me on Instagram 👉 @shawnmkent

See this photo’s location in Chelsea, Québec, Canada


🏢 Meanwhile at PIXEO HQ 🏢

March break is officially over and another week at the day job for me. Then it’s off to Europe after that. Looking forward to the adventure back across the pond. Hoping I get some shooting opportunities again. There are only a couple more weeks to get in on this months photo challenge so don’t delay and upload your best photo destination shots today!

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