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.

UNO II Is A Special Backpack Style Camera Bag For Photographers

As photographers, I think we are all always looking for a bag that better fits our particular needs. Be that a larger bag to carry a ton of gear or a …

Imaging

Irix 11mm f4 Ultra Wide Angle Lens For Full Frame DSLRs Has Markings That Glow In The Dark

Third party alternatives for lenses have been offering good performance to cost ratio with added unique features that sometimes rival original lens …

Cameras

The Dance by Chris Rennison-Rae is an Ode to his Hometown

<i>All images by Chris Rennison-Rae. Used with permission.</i><p>The city of Newcastle in the North East of England is known for its iconic bridges, …

Photography

Film Review: Kodak Tri-X 400 (35mm and 120; Various Formats)

<i>Opening photo by Håkan Dahlström. Used with a Creative Commons License.</i><p>Arguably the most famous black and white film of our time has to be Kodak …

Cameras

What a Photo Editor Looks For in a Photographer's Website

<i>Lead image is the website of Samm Blake.</i><p>Social media is easy–and perhaps this is one of the biggest reasons why so many photographers don’t to go …

Photography

Phottix Ares II Triggers Are Now Available

Phottix has grown a lot over the last several years, one of a few companies to crawl out of the soup of obscure photo accessories, and into the …

Cameras

Our Food Photography Workshop is This Weekend! Sign up!

Hi everyone,<p>We’ve got a limited amount of time left for you to register for our Brooklyn Food Photography Workshop this weekend!<p>Two Day Food …

Street Photography

Alex Medvick: On Using CineStill 800T Film in the 120 Format

<i>All images by Alex Medvick. Used with permission.</i><p>“I think most portraits capture more than just a nose and pair of eyeballs.” says photographer Alex …

Photography

Street Photography and Kodak Tri-X Film: 62 Years of Going With The Grain

<i>This is a syndicated blog post from our premium publication La Noir Image. For more stories like this, sign up for a subscription at a fantastic</i> …

Street Photography

History: The Polaroid Land Camera is Now 70 Years Old

For many of us, the news of the Polaroid Land Camera turning 70 years old this year will be one that brings back some nostalgia. But others don’t …

Cameras

We're at the Last 24 Hours of Our Kickstarter! Last Chance to Donate

Hi everyone,<p>We’re in the very last hours of our Kickstarter initiative and we’ve reached our goal. Again, a very big thank you to everyone who is …

Photography

The New Lomography Color Negative F²/400 Film Is the Result of a Crazy Experiment

Today we’re getting a brand new film in the form of Lomography Color Negative F²/400 Film. Well, at least it’s kind of a new film. The company …

Filmmaking

Review: Kodak Ektar 100 (35mm and 120; Various Formats)

For a really long time, if you wanted very vivid colors in your film photos you needed to go to a slide film–but when Kodak introduced Kodak Ektar …

Cameras

Modified Versions Of Fujifilm X-100S and X-PRO 1 Feature Monochrome Sensors

The concept of utilizing full monochrome image sensor in a camera was initiated by the Leica M Monochrom, which was popular and highly regarded among …

Cameras

5 Reasons for Portrait Photographers to Get Super Excited About the New Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art Lens

Yesterday, the new Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art lens was announced–and it’s an understandably amazing reason for portrait photographers to get very hyped up. …

Photography

DIY 'Kinoflo' Lights Using Tungsten Bulbs for Headshots

In our industry where even the simplest of accessories can seem to be disproportionately expensive the allure of DIY projects can be strong. For …

Photography

Food, Portrait and Street Photography Workshops Coming! Sign up!

Hi everyone,<p>Just a reminder to everyone that we’ve got a two day food photography intensive workshop coming up this weekend in Brooklyn, NY. …

Street Photography

The Lab Box Lets Any Film Photographer Develop Film in Daylight

There’s something very exciting in the mix for film photographers today: a brand new Kickstarter called Lab Box wants to allow photographers to …

Photography

Less Than 48 Hours are Left in Our Analog Zine Kickstarter! Go Donate!

Hi everyone,<p>As you most likely know, our Analog Zine Kickstarter was fully funded. Again, a genuine thank you to everyone who donated. But I’d like …

Photography

A Look into the Future - the New Tamron Logo

In keeping with their continued evolution as a lens manufacturer, Tamron revealed their newly redesigned logo, going with a full-caps design of the …

Cameras

Film Review: Kodak Portra 400 (35mm and 120, Various Formats)

Years and years ago, Kodak announced something that would endure for quite a while: Kodak Portra 400. Available in the 120, 35mm, and large formats, …

Cameras

The Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art and Sigma 14mm f1.8 Art Lenses Will Induce All Your Drool

Sigma last made waves with their long awaited Sigma 85mm F1.4 art back at Photokina in September, and they aren’t waiting long to make some more with …

Cameras

Sigma Announces New 24-70mm and 100-400mm Zoom Lenses

In addition to the attention-grabbing Sigma 14mm f1.8 Art and Sigma 135mm F1.8 Art prime lenses, Sigma has also announced two new zoom lenses today …

Cameras

Impossible Project Polaroid 600 Review and Test (Color and Black and White)

<i>This is a syndicated blog post from Licorne Magazine. Originally done by Anastasia Egonyan. I personally encourage all of you to go ahead and follow</i> …

Photography

Learn How to Take Better Food Photos Any Time of the Day Or Night

Hey everyone!<p>This weekend, we’ve still got our Food Photography workshop in Brooklyn and there are still available spots left for folks to sign up! …

Food Photography

Our Analog Zine Kickstarter Ends in a Few Days. You Can Still Donate!

Hi everyone,<p>This is one of our last reminders: our Analog photography zine Kickstarter is now fully funded. Again, a big thank you to everyone who …

Photography

Two Day Food Photography Lighting Intensive Workshop (Sponsored by Adorama)

Understanding The Differences Between Darkroom Prints And Digital Prints

<i>Screenshots taken from video.</i><p>While digital photography has taken over film in terms of popularity, there is a recent rise of film shooters, reviving …

Photography

Jesse Frohman On One of Kurt Cobain's Last Photoshoot

©Jesse Frohman<p><i>All images by Jesse Frohman. Used with permission.</i><p>The assignment was to photograph Kurt Cobain and Nirvana for the London <i>Observer.</i> …