The Phoblographer Magazine

By Chris Gampat | Unique interviews, news, culture, and reviews by the staff of The Phoblographer: the most unique photography blog on the web.

8 Motivational Facebook Groups for Portrait Photographers

Portrait photographers can sometimes feel like they’ve got no place for a spot just for them. Of course Instagram can be tough about this, but oddly …

Portrait Photography

Review: Yasuhara Momo 100mm f6.4 Soft Focus Lens

This review of the Yasuhara Momo 100mm f6.4 soft focus lens is both the strangest and most unorthodox review I think I’ve done of a product in a …

Photography

Review: Olympus 300mm f4.0 IS PRO (Micro Four Thirds)

If you’re a Micro Four Thirds camera user, you’re most likely the type of person that loves to shoot street photography–but the Olympus 300mm f4 IS …

Olympus

Review: ZKin Yeti Backpack (Camera Bag)

For a while now, I’ve been on the search for the perfect camera bag; and in some ways the ZKin Yeti is a contender. It’s a beautiful camera bag with …

Backpacking

ONA Announces Leather Bowery Bag in All-New Bordeaux Color

ONA, makers of stylish and functional camera bags, has announced the release of their Leather Bowery Bag in an all new Bordeaux color. Handcrafted …

Leather

6 Mid-Level Cameras for Enthusiast Photographers to Move Up To

Have you finally outgrown that basic DSLR or Mirrorless body and you are ready to upgrade to something that may better fit your needs? Well, you are …

Photographers

Red Bull Illume Releases More Astonishing Sneak Peek Photographs

<b>All images used with permission from Red Bull. Lead image by Robb Thompson.</b><p>As it draws closer to the grand finale of the Red Bull Illume, the world’s …

Photographers

5 Reasons to Get Excited About the Fujifilm 23mm f2 R WR Lens

Recently, Fujifilm announced their 23mm f2 R WR lens for a very affordable $449 price point. This is the second lens in their lineup to offer an …

Fujifilm

Sample Images: Nikon 105mm f1.4E (By Horatio Tan)

<i>This is a syndicated blog post from photographer Horatio Tan. It and the images here are being used with permission.</i><p>This is going to be a quick …

Nikon

Cheap Photo: Top Deals for Fujifilm and Canon Shooters

Today has been a big day for Canon and Fujifilm shooters with some major announcements from both companies. While many of you may be getting ready to …

Canon

The Sun-Sniper Rotaball Strap-Surfer Attaches To Your Camera Bag

In interesting gear news, Sun-Sniper has just announced their new Rotaball Strap-Surfer, a camera strap that they’re targeting at owners of small and …

Photography

The Gallerist - Promoting Art in San Francisco's Tenderloin District

What do you think of when someone mentions San Francisco? Chances are it has something to do with the tech industry, or start-ups, or gentrification. …

Northern California

A 3000 Year Old Cultural Heritage Preserved Through Photography

<i>All images by Reza Akram. Used with a Creative Commons License.</i><p>I am sure you have heard of the popular martial arts like Shaolin Kung Fu (from China) …

Cultural heritage

The Canon 5D Mk IV is a Photographer's Workhorse Camera

We’ve been waiting for a very long time for a replacement for the Canon 5D Mk III; and today we’re getting its successor in the form of the Canon 5D …

Canon

Canon Announces Two New L Lenses For the Photojournalist

In addition to the new Canon 5D Mk IV, the company is also announcing two new lenses and accessories. Among the announcements are the Canon EF …

Canon

The New Fujifilm 23mm F2 R WR Lens Will Cost $449

We have known it was coming for a while now, and after a series of leaks, and rumors today Fujifilm made the 23mm F2 R WR official. Joining the 35mm …

Fujifilm

The New Fujifilm X-A3 Features a 24.2MP CMOS Sensor

Fujifilm has finally refreshed their basic entry level X-A series cameras with their announcement today of the brand new Fujifilm X-A3. This entry …

Fujifilm

TheSquarelips: One Camera, One Lens, One Model

<i>All Images By Tomasz Cuncvir. Used with Permission.</i><p>“…our editors always wanted only two things from us: tits and bokeh.” says photographer Tomasz …

Photographers

Wait, What?! Patent for Tamron 115mm f1.4 VC Lens Shows Up Online

Seems like Tamron has something cool in the works! Coming off of the success of their newest lens offerings such as the unique Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 Di …

Patents

The Tiffen Pro 100 Series Filter System Is Now For Photographers

Tiffen is bringing their award winning Motion Picture and Television filters to photographers and videographers with their new Pro 100 Series Filter …

Photographers

Theik Smith: Dancer Portraits in Black and White (NSFW)

<i>All images by Theik Smith. Used with permission.</i><p>“My lighting style is borne from a mish-mash of influences: movies, comic books, fashion – oh, …

Portrait Photography

First Impressions: Power Vision PowerEgg Drone (Aerial)

When you look at drones these days, many of them have a very similar design. But as of recently, things have started to change. And with today’s …

Drones

Autumn for the Elephants: Combining Fashion, Conservation

<i>All images by Jvdas Berra. Used with permission.</i><p>Think about one of the coolest things in the world to–and how you’d feel if you got to photograph it. …

Elephants

Photographer Mike Colón Raised His Prices and Got More Gigs

<i>Screenshot taken from the video</i><p>AdoramaTV recently had a very insightful interview with celebrity wedding and portrait photographer, Mike Colón. Colón …

Portrait Photography

The Intimate Lifestyle Portraiture of Lennart Bader {NSFW}

<i>All Images by Lennart Bader. Used with Permission.</i><p>Intimate portraiture is less about a sexy subject or an immaculately furnished set location, it’s …

Photo manipulation

Cheap Photo: Our Top 5 Camera Lens Deal Picks

There are always good deals to be had on lenses for virtually every system on any given day. Today we have our picks for the top 5 lens deals …

Fujifilm

Contrast: How to Get The Most Out of Your Portrait Lens

Portrait lenses are available in all sorts of different focal lengths, prices and types. They’re the bread and butter of many of us as photographers, …

Portrait Photography

6 Great Lighting Upgrades for the Budget Minded Photographer

Lighting is such a major part of photography; whether artificial or natural, knowing how to use it, harness it, and bend it to your will is a key …

Photographers

La Noir Image Returns Sept 1st (Changes to Phoblographer)

Hi everyone,<p>I genuinely hope that you’ve all had a wonderful weekend. I’ve been working for most of it; in fact, Anthony and I were both working …

Street Photography