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85mm vs 135mm Lenses for Portraiture: Which One Should You Work With?

One of the things that many portrait photographers and headshot photographers struggle with is figuring out whether they should get a 135mm or 85mm …

Cameras

Omri Shomer's Street Photography Uses Spotlight Style Lighting

<i>All images by Omri Shomer. Used with permission.</i><p>When you look at the street photographs of Omri Shomer, you start to see work that’s typical of many …

Street Photography

TODAY: Our Online Street Photography Workshop (Plus, Three More This Month) - The Phoblographer

Hey everyone,<p>Within the next month, we’ve got a number of street photography workshops lined up. Join us in NYC and at your own computer tonight for …

Street Photography

On Family and Photography: A Personal Tale on Film

<i>All images and text by James Moreton. Preface by Chris Gampat.</i><p>When I approach our contributors about stories, I tend to cater to their specialties …

Photography

We Want to Feature Female Photographers Who Shoot Film (and lots of others too)

Hey folks,<p>This past weekend, I went through over 400 submissions for the upcoming analog photography zine and chose only the very best. Some …

Photography

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Highlights The Selfie Mirror and High Key Lighting Mode

This morning, Fujifilm is announcing their brand new Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera. This is apparently an update of some sort to the Instax Mini …

Photography

An Inquiry into Digital vs Film - Featuring the M10 vs M9 vs M6

<i>This is a syndicated blog post from Horatio Tan, Street Silhouettes. It and the images here are being republished with an exclusive permission</i> …

Cameras

How I Learned to Connect the Technical and Artistic Parts of My Photographic Mind

<i>All images by Tracie Maglosky. Used with permission.</i><p>When I was 25 years old, I was pregnant with my first child. I was the most excited I’d ever been …

Photography

Rangefinder Review: Zeiss 35mm f1.4 ZM (Leica M Mount)

Upon purchasing a Leica CL, I figured it was time to dive into reviewing more M Mount glass; and what better place to start than with the Zeiss 35mm …

Cameras

How to Give Your Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 Camera Manual Exposure

Maybe for a really long time, we’ve been going about trying to get manual control over Instax Film totally wrong. Instead of trying to hack medium …

Cameras

Cheap Photo: Big Fujifilm Savings on 16MP Based Cameras!

Fujifilm has been gaining a ton of steam since the release of their new 24MP based cameras like the X-Pro2, X-T2 and X-T20. That said their older …

Cameras

Join Us For Your Choice of Four Street Photography Workshops - The Phoblographer

Hey everyone,<p>Within the next month, we’ve got a number of street photography workshops lined up. Join us in NYC and at your own computer. More …

Street Photography

How My Approach to Street Photography Has Changed After More Than a Decade of Photographing New York

<i>All images by text by James Maher.</i><p>The time-honored approach to improving one’s photography has always been time spent out there taking pictures. …

Street Photography

Panasonic's Digital Camera Business Named in Dwindling Profit Report

It’s pretty insane to think that very soon, a very big camera manufacturer could fall–or at least that’s what being hinted at with a new report about …

Cameras

Getting The Most Out Of Your Fujifilm 23mm F2 R WR Lens

Fujifilm’s 23mm F2 is one of their newer lenses, the only newer option being the 50mm F2. It is a lens that offers Fujifilm shooters that classic …

Cameras

Setting Up Your Documentary Photography For Success In Today’s World

Speed Demons: 4 Mirrorless Cameras With Fast Autofocus

For a really long time in digital photography’s history, you needed to drop major cash on a Canon or Nikon DSLR for the best autofocus. Simply put, …

Cameras

Faces of Shanghai: Visual Story Telling of the Faces and Emotions of a People

<i>All images by Blupace. Used with permission.</i><p>We’ve featured Blu & Pace before on this website, and they’re a couple who continue to astound me with …

Photography

Comparing The Most Popular Black and White 400 ISO Films

<i>Screenshot taken from the video.</i><p>Some of the biggest questions on the mind of every film photographer has to be how different black and white films …

Photography

Three Perfect Mirrorless Cameras For The Advanced Amateur

Are you ready to upgrade from that basic mirrorless kit you bought to learn photography with? Advanced amateurs make a large portion of the …

Cameras

SNAP! Pro's New HD Wide Lens for iPhone Almost Totally Kills Distortion

Last year, we reviewed the SNAP! Pro iPhone camera case and really fell in love with its overall versatility. So when the company recently announced …

Cameras

Cheap Photo: Save Hundreds Off the Phottix Indra360!

TTL studio strobes are all of the rage these days in lighting circles and Phottix’s Indra series is one of the more affordable options on the market …

Cameras

Intro to Street Portraiture: Learn How to Approach Complete Strangers

For every photographer that has ever been afraid of asking a complete stranger for a portrait, know that you’ll be in fantastic hands for our …

Street Photography

Analog Film Photographers: Last Chance to Submit to Our Zine!

Hi everyone,<p>This weekend, I’ve sectioned out a major portion of my time to go through all the submissions for our Analog photo zine to be sent out …

Photography

Levi Wedel's Invisible City Envisions an Eerie Cinematic World Without People

<i>All images by Levi Wedel. Used with a Creative Commons permission.</i><p>There are more than enough films out there that use and envision a near apocalyptic …

Photography

Colorgrams: Combining Psychology and Analog Photography Accidents

<i>All images by Kay Adams. Used with permission. Editor’s Note, in a previous version of this article we referred to Kay as a woman. Kay is actually a</i> …

Photography

Zen: Musings on The Meditative Act of Photography

I close my eyes. The air is cold, blanketing the ground in a light frost, causing harsh shivers that race down my spine. I hear birds in the distance …

Cameras

Laine Ellison's MILK Portraiture Draws Inspiration from 70's Disco Era Luxury

<i>All images by Laine Ellison. Used with permission.</i><p>“I got into photography by originally (shooting) landscapes wherever I traveled, but never did …

Photography

Ali Choudhry's Portraits Convey Edgy Characters in Everyday People

<i>All images by Ali Choudhry. Used with permission.</i><p>“I started photography about 7 years ago when my partner gifted me a camera for Christmas.” …

Photography