Trail in Mt. Hood National Forest

Public land protection through landscape photography

To care about our natural spaces, people need a connection to them one way or another. The ties between public land and photography are...
Color theory. Rainbow flag. photopigs 2018.

10 examples that explain meaning of color theory

Colors create depth, mood and communicate cultural meanings in images. Light colors appear closer than darker ones. Bold and bright colors convey higher energy...
McDonald's sign with Minneapolis skyline in the background

Advertising: Commodified identity and selling gender roles

Advertisers today hold a keen sense of what their consumers want. Identity, social acceptance, love. These intangibles define our identity-- how we view ourselves...
Old Cedar Mill at Vernonia

Explore All Of Oregon: Close to home on Route 47 to Vernonia

This trip out west of Portland was the first photoshoot I did after deciding on the Exploring All Of Oregon project. I marked up...
Urban environment and street photography.. Minneapolis skyline framed between two freeways to highlight a predominant feature of the urban environment.

Urban environments provide street photography many opportunities

Street photography breaks down the complex urban environment into easily digestible snapshots of information. Lack of confidence and complicated scenes intimidate some aspiring street...

Limited transit resources reduce ability to manage city growth

Shifting demographics and values in American metropolitan cities make maximizing available transit a higher priority. Anticipating a growing population means city planners must develop...

Colors create depth, mood and communicate cultural meanings

At its fundamental base, photography is the simple act of capturing the spectrum of light. The eye perceives the visible spectrum of light wavelengths...

10 examples of using the environment to frame subjects

Environmental framing and lines are perhaps the two most important aspects to effective photography composition. The closely related techniques both guide the viewer's eye...

How to simulate long exposure with Adobe Photoshop

A simple way to simulate the smoothness of a long exposure using Photoshop is to use a time stack. Instead of one long exposure,...

Outperforming mainstream media protest and rally coverage

Protests and rallies used to be simple and straight-forward affairs where people exercised their rights to assembly and free speech. Today, they have become...
An overhead nighttime view of Wonderland Park in Minneapolis.

Premature babies put on display promoted medical technology

Immense success of Coney Island establishments like Dreamland and Luna Park prompted cities across the country to open their own parks for amusement. Citizens...
Advertising is displayed above the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Advertising: From ancient worlds to postwar America

Ads are ubiquitous in today's world. The cultural impact of advertising and consumption pervade into every aspect of our lives. Advertising and consumer-lifestyle became an...

photopigs launches platform for readers to drive content

Most publications scramble to produce as much content as possible to maximize advertising revenue. photopigs, on the other hand, works tirelessly to develop a...
Long exposure of Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas at nighttime and a water fountain in the foreground.

10 examples of long exposure photography

Long exposure excites a lot of photographers because it provides opportunity to play with the dynamics created by highly-contrasted light. Many enthusiasts who get...

Correcting white balance in Photoshop like a pro

A gray card in photography refers to a flat object of neutral gray used as a reference object for exposure and color. If you...
a silhouetted figure behind a tree

Editors determine paranormal investigations “fake news”

Editor's note: Last week photopigs published a story about finding mysterious files in our archives, apparently as a playful joke for April Fools. Underling...
My feet in a picture of a dock on Lake Odell

Series Kickoff: Explore all of Oregon

I am currently working on a project to Explore All Of Oregon. It's ambitious. I'll be gathering content for my photopigs articles along the...

Paranormal investigations mysteriously appear in archives

The following two accounts are documents that editors mysteriously found deep in the photopigs archives. It doesn't seem as though they were distributed for public...

Missing Peeps family discovers violent Peepeepeep tribe

The Peeps family are avid boaters and live in a house on a large lake system in a temperate climate. It is a particularly...
An unidentified figure wearing their hair in a ponytail holds a black sign with orange letters that read, "vote out the NRA" in capital letters.

March for Our Lives demonstrates in San Jose

Gun violence and legislation revolving owning a firearm has been a hot debate after two key mass shooting events: Las Vegas and Parkland High...