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 system. The adapter set attaches to your lens via the standard filter ring and then it allows you to use one or two of Tiffen’s MPTV 4×4 or 4×5 filters.

In concept, you could say it is similar to something like LEE Filters or Cokin, just made specifically to work with Tiffen’s MPTV filters – the edge is even sealed to prevent light leaks and it is also fully rotatable. Tiffen says that the Pro 100 system will also come in 2 and 3 filter kit options, allowing for photographers and videographers to to a variety of filters for whatever their needs are. The base default filter size will be 77mm, but others from 49-82mm will also be available.

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Autumn for the Elephants: Combining Fashion and Conservation


All images by Jvdas Berra. Used with permission.

Think about one of the coolest things in the world to–and how you’d feel if you got to photograph it. That’s pretty much what Jvdas Berra had the opportunity to do when he did a fashion shoot with elephants and models. This project is called Autumn for the Elephants, and tries to find a way to combine the raw power of nature with the refined beauty of fashion.

We’ve featured Jvdas on the site before, he’s a fashion photographer that combines aspects of fine art into his work and as you’ll see, also deeply cares about the environment.

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First Impressions: PowerVision PowerEgg Drone

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer The PowerVision PowerEgg drone product images (4 of 14)ISO 4001-160 sec at f - 2.8

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 announcement of the new PowerVision PowerEgg, things are really starting to look different. For the uneducated, the Portal-Turret-Looking-Drone may not even look like a drone. But indeed, it’s a beautiful product that wants to promise users a simple experience and a fun time overall.

More importantly, it will change the way you look at a drone.

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


All images by Theik Smith. Used with permission.

“My lighting style is borne from a mish-mash of influences: movies, comic books, fashion – oh, goodness, I love, love, LOVE Horst P. Horst and Richard Avedon!” says photographer Theik Smith. Theik is based in Brooklyn and is a fight coordinator, writer and photographer. His work is quite interesting with its specific use of lights, darks, and some forms of contrast more or less. It’s almost as if he spotlights certain areas of his photos, reaches out to you, and beckons you to look in a specific spot.

That’s exactly what many artists do–except that Theik finds a way to also create interesting shapes and use figures in visually striking ways.

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Celebrity Wedding and Portrait Photographer Mike Colón Talks About His Career

Jamiya Wilson The Phoblographer Mike Colón Adorama TV

Screenshot taken from the video

AdoramaTV recently had a very insightful interview with celebrity wedding and portrait photographer, Mike Colón. Colón speaks about his career and how one of the defining moves for him early on was targeting higher-end brides. Although risky, this move not only allowed him to earn more per wedding, but allowed him to give each client more of his time while also give him more time to spend with his family.

Interestingly enough, Mike relates how raising his prices surprisingly caused him to book more weddings. It also forced him to rethink his advertising and broaden his reach since he was targeting a smaller market. Colón would advertise in large publications such as Wedding Style Magazine and estimates he spent $60,000 a year on advertising.

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The Intimate Lifestyle Portraiture of Lennart Bader {NSFW}


All Images by Lennart Bader. Used with Permission.

Intimate portraiture is less about a sexy subject or an immaculately furnished set location, it’s all about the feeling, the emotion, the character of the frame. It has a raw, real, but at the same time warm and inviting feel. Lennart Bader has spent years developing his style of intimate portraiture, which blends a sexy boudoiresqe environment with elements of lifestyle portraiture and color theory to create these powerful and intimate images.

Like many high school aged kids, Lennart Bader was influenced by the friends around him. One summer, when a friend received a Canon 300D and 50mm lens he was blown away by the look of the images taken with a wide open aperture. For his next birthday he requested a camera of his own, and ended up receiving a Canon 350D. “That’s when my addiction to photography and cameras begun.” He tells The Phoblographer.

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Cheap Photo: Our Top 5 Lens Deal Picks

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm X-T2 review initial product images (5 of 12)ISO 2001-550 sec at f - 2.8

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 currently available on display – as always, our full running list is also available if you are looking for a specific deal from the bunch.

  1. Olympus 75mm F/1.8 (Save $200) – Deal
  2. Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8L IS II (Save $100) – Deal
  3. Fujifilm 14mm F/2.8 (review) – Deal (Save $300)
  4. Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS II (Save $100) – Deal
  5. Fujifilm 23mm F/1.4 (review) – Deal (Save $250)

Top Brand Deal Quick Links: CanonNikonSonyFujifilmTamronSigma 

Today’s update continues after the jump…

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

Model: Bec Fordyce

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, and they can help us put our creative vision forward onto pixels and film. These lenses, like all other modern lenses, are capable of doing awesome things overall.

In fact, you can make the output of an affordable $250 lens look like that of a higher end product before you even bring the image into Lightroom.

Here’s how.

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