“Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.”
— Diane Arbus

📰 Photography New Digest 📰

  • Self-driving car makers are out to destroy your camera! How’s that for a click-bait title? Anyway, be careful around self-driving cars, their lidar can burn your sensor, check out the full story at arstechnica here.
  • I’m a landscape photographer, but I l have a soft spot for wildlife photography. The Guardian has collated the Best of 2018 Wildlife Photography Award Winners and they are wonderful.
  • The dehaze tool in photo editing software can be both a blessing and a curse to landscape photography. I highly recommend this wonderful tutorial by Matt Kloskowski. He demonstrates how to use it selectively to expand the depth in your landscape photography while retaining a natural feel.
  • This week I’m inspired by the amazing Mads Peter Iversen. A master of landscape compositions, be sure to watch his Best Landscape Photography videos, Part 1 and Part 2. They will inspire you to get off your butt and go shoot!
  • In this week’s PIXEO Location feature, discover the fascinating Ruins of San Juan Parangaricutiro. A village buried in lava that should be added to your travel photography bucket list.

Please note images below are low res and watermarked to protect intellectual property rights.  

🏆  PIXEO Photo Challenge  Finalist 🏆

From the moment Ashley Garvin began uploading photos last week we knew he would be a contender for the PIXEO Photo Challenge. Not only is he a master of light trail photography, but his compositions are incredible. This shot of Tower Bridge gets him into the semi-finals for this month’s photo challenge.

Follow Ashley on Instagram 👉 @ash.garvin

See this photo’s location in London, England

There’s only one week left, so get your submissions in before the 31st for your chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

American Way in Fort Washington by Vinicius Melo

We had to look twice at this photo from Vinicius Melo. The hyper-real statues at American Way in the National Harbour of Fort Washington can be a bit unnerving in the snow. Nevertheless, they make for a very cool shooting location and an even cooler winter photo (pardon the pun).

See more of Vinicius Melo’s work on Instagram 👉 @cviniciusmm

See this photo’s location in Fort Washington, Maryland

Sifton Bog Park in London, Ontario by Julia Scioli

We love contrasty winter scenes and Julia Scioli’s shot of Sifton Bog Park is absolutely gorgeous. A natural black and white with incredible depth and leading lines. We can’t wait to see what this talented photographer submits next!

See more of Julia’s work on Instagram  👉 @scioliphotography

See this photo’s location in London, Ontario

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland by Doug Golupski

Doug Golupski takes us to a jaw-dropping location in Ireland with this epic shot of the Cliffs of Moher. Not only a stunning view of the Branaunmore sea stack but also home to O’Briens Tower. Doug, as usual, captures it masterfully.

Follow Doug on Instagram 👉 @dougolupski

See this photo’s location in Clare, Ireland


Ingjaldshólskirkja Church in Iceland by Dmitriy Don

Dmitriy Don is back with this lovely Icelandic church built in 1903. It is believed to be the first church in the world built entirely of concrete. Dmitriy masterfully composes it at the end of the single lane road that leads to it. Great shot and location Dmitriy!

 Follow Dmitriy on Instagram 👉 @doney_d

See this photo’s location in Ingjaldshólskirkja, Iceland

I-80 Bridge in Le Claire, Iowa by Nicholas Propes

New user Nicholas Propes shares this lovely minimalist shot of the I-80 bridge in Le Claire, Iowa. The lighting in this shot is just superb, and the subtle haze and muted colours make this photo magical. Welcome to the community Nicholas and we can’t wait to see what’s next!

Follow Nicholas on Instagram 👉 @lightcapturedimages

See this photo’s location in Le Claire, Iowa

St. Paul's Cathedral in London, England by Ashley Garvin

We begin and end this week’s PIXEO Pulse with Ashley Garvin. Here is yet another amazing light trail shot of his. St. Paul’s Cathedral along Cannon Street is one of the city’s most popular shooting locations, but knowing where to shoot is only part of the challenge. Here, Ashely shows us how all of us can make a popular location our own with skill and creativity. A great shot taken at a great spot!

Follow Ashley on Instagram 👉 @ash.garvinSee the location of this photo in London, England

Meanwhile at PIXEO HQ

This week at the PIXEO World Headquarters (our kitchen) Lisette and I have been working hard. I’ve been adding locations along the coasts of Cornwall in the UK and Lisette has been lost in New Zealand. The collection continues to grow by hundreds of locations every week, added by you and us. We have been simply blown away by the number and quality of submissions this month and it is clear the PIXEO Photo Challenge is a hit. We can’t wait to see what comes next and who wins this month. It’s already shaping up to be a close one.


Shawn M. Kent founded PIXEO with his wife Lisette Kent in 2018. By day he is the Senior Military Photographer in the Canadian Armed Forces and Public Affairs Branch Chief Warrant Officer. 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.