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Tested & Ranked: Six Disposable Cameras (Via Format)

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Cameras

Four Cameras Capable of Making Pleasing, Big Prints at Higher ISOs

One of the problems with digital photography for years has been high ISO output. While it’s become much better when you look at the photos on a …

Cameras

Masterclass Tutorial: How to Shoot Better Film Photos for Instagram

It’s pretty darn clear that film photography is coming back into fashion despite what haters may say. This goes hand in hand with photographers of …

Photography

Instagram Tutorial: How to Create Better Portraits for Instagram

Portraiture and gaming the system on Instagram isn’t always so simply. In fact, it’s pretty difficult. But photographers have been trying to cut …

Tutorials

Neal Auch: A Slap in the Face to Factory Farming (NSFW)

<i>All images and words by Neal Auch. Used with permission.</i><p>I’m a fine art photographer living in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Most of my recent work …

Photography

5 Tips on How to Choose a Location for Natural Light Portraiture

Shooting portraits in natural light can sometimes honestly be tougher than using a flash; but that’s considering that you haven’t done any sort of …

Portrait Photography

Debmalya Sinha: A Black and White Personal Documentary Photographer

<i>All images and text by Debmalya Sinha. Used with permission.</i><p>My name is Debmalya Sinha and I’m a personal documentary photographer. As Martin Parr …

Street Photography

On Artistic Geometry, Symmetry and Shapes in Photography

<i>All words and images by Brandon Pittser. Used with permission.</i><p>As a photographer, I would describe myself as a permanent learner, because I think the …

Street Photography

Rare Carl Zeiss Jena BIOTAR 75mm F1.5 Lens Will Cost You $15,200.00

We’ve known for years that Zeiss lenses are pretty pricey, but a rare Carl Zeiss Jena BIOTAR 75mm F1.5 Red T lens is taking the cake in so many …

Carl Zeiss

5 Square Format Cameras You'll Love to Get Your Hands On

The Square Format is an absolutely lovely format when it comes to shooting photos. It delivers a really nice symmetry that can sometimes be very …

Cameras

Cheap Photo: Nikon's D750 Only $1500

Nikon’s D750 is a very popular camera among wedding and portrait photographers and now you can add one to your kit for an insane price of just shy of …

Cameras

Quick Portrait Tip: Gel a Flash to Make a Scene Look Like the Golden Hour

Today, we’ve got a really quick portrait tip for everyone and it involves creating the look of the Golden Hour when the sun isn’t setting. Granted, …

Portrait Photography

"Photography" vs "photography": A Big Difference

There’s a thought in our industry that gives me stress at times: especially when I go into meetings with manufacturers who try to push the idea of …

Photography

Understanding the Difference Between Terrible Photos and Dislikes

Most photographers go about trying to become better by starting out with putting their work online. They share via Instagram, 500px, Flickr, Reddit, …

Photography

No One Wants to Buy a Print of Your Photograph Because of This

No one wants to buy your prints partially because of the fact that you (if you’re reading this), are most likely a nobody in the photography …

Banksy

Should You Take That Street Photograph? On Ethics and Social Norms

You, yes you, are a banana. For today, and only on this day, you have chosen to go about your business dressed up as a banana. You’re going to …

Street Photography

Nicholas Lindsey's Beautiful Analog Portraits of Dogs

<i>All images by Nicholas Lindsey. Used with permission.</i><p>Everyone loves dogs–the heartwarming creatures have been proven to lower stress in humans. In …

Photography

Can One Camera System Truly Do it All for Photographers?

Obviously, all camera systems these days have become very mature and capable of doing almost everything that a photographer needs or wants. They’re …

Cameras

Our Parents Were the Original FOMO Generation: That's Why We Have It

A weird thing happened in between the time that my sister was born and I was born. She entered the world in 1982, went to school, participated in …

Parenting

Michiel de Lange: Picturesque Moments in the Street

<i>All images by Michiel de Lange. Used with permission.</i><p>Photographer Michiel de Lange has a body of imagery that’s absolutely fantastic in that his …

Street Photography

10 Fantastic Black and White Landscape Photographers on Instagram

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Photography

This Double Exposure Was Done on Film With No Photoshop

<i>Image by Ozan Mutlu Dursun. Used with permission.</i><p>“If you can, always try to use professional grade films like Kodak Portra and Kodak Ektar,” says …

The Kingdom: On Black and White Film, and Finding a Home

<b>We recently asked new Staff Contributor James Moreton to discuss his project The Kingdom, how he became interested in photography and why black and</b> …

Photography

Four Fantastic Backpacks for Photographers Living in Cities

The backpack: it’s a beautiful piece of gear most photographers need or want. While some backpacks work great, others aren’t so great overall. If …

Messenger Bags

How I Transitioned from a Musician to a Photographer

I’d love to give you some philosophical answers on how my photography connects to my music, but I can’t. Truthfully, I invested my time in …

10 Great Budget Lens Options For Street Photography

Street photography is a popular past time for photographers of all shapes and sizes thanks to it being something you can just grab your camera and go …

70mm IMAX Film vs 120 Film: What's the Difference?

When it comes to a lot of photography, 35mm has been the standard for many years. In cinema, Super 35mm has been–and it’s around the size of APS-C …

Cinematography

Baron Walton: I Really Love Shooting Album Covers

<i>All images by Baron Walton. Used with permission.</i><p>Photographer Baron Walton is a truly creative type of photographer and he partially attributes this …

Chuck D

Review: Fujifilm Instax SQUARE SQ10 (Instax Square Format)

The Fujifilm Instax SQUARE SQ10 is quite an interesting if not at times frustrating camera that packs a whole lot of fun into an oddly shaped camera …

FUJIFILM