Photographing protests and rallies. Elevated shot of protest marching down the street in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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...
Abandoned barn

That Abandoned Aesthetic – Part 2

If you missed the previous article on abandoned places, check out That Abandoned Aesthetic Part 1. I cover the challenges of finding good places...
Abandoned stone house

Photography adventures to capture that abandoned aesthetic

Finding and photographing abandoned places can be an adventure. There are known abandoned places, ghost towns or preserved old schoolhouses clearly marked for tourists....
a photographer shoots a scene inside of a lightbox

Making a simple, effective and inexpensive lightbox

Lightboxes are great tools for any photographer to have in their arsenal. They create a controlled environment with great lighting that a photographer can...

Using movement to draw the eye through a photograph

Movement is a very important aspect to discuss in photography, and is one of our four main visual cues of depth, movement, color, and...

4 simple ways to do split-toning in Adobe Photoshop

Split-toning is the process of tinting the highlights and shadows in an image. It allows you to change the feel of an image and...
Instagram logo

How Instagram ruined my Tuesday

Instagram users noticed a change in how the platform works for them since the new code put into place in Jan. 2018. Some have...

Respect and communication key to successfully working with models

At some point in your time as a photographer, there will be an opportunity to work with people. Even hobbyists receive inquiries and there...
View of downtown Minneapolis from Loring Park with Loring Pond in the foreground. A shirtless man seeks relief from the sun on a shaded bench.

Eight visual depth cues to add texture to images

Visual interpretation happens simultaneously on two different levels. Human eyes see color, form, depth and movement before the brain begins the slower cognitive processes...

An introduction to smartphone photography

Smartphone cameras have taken the market by storm. So much so that many photography communities and websites are saturated almost exclusively by cell phone...