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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Metz flash product photos (2 of 10)ISO 6401-50 sec at f - 4.0

TTL Flashes and strobes only have so much power–if you’re fortunate enough to have one like the Phottix Indra or Profoto B1 Air TTL 500, then you generally will have no problems with lighting. But hot shoe flashes are very limited in the light output that they can deliver. This leads to being a very big technological limitation at times but more often than not if the flash is in the hot shoe.

But there are ways around it due to digital cameras having so many options on how exposures can be taken.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon 28mm f2.8 IS review images product shots (1 of 1)ISO 4001-50 sec at f - 10

Today in Cheap Photo, we’ve found some awesome deals on lenses. Some are 25% off, but there are also lots of wide angle lens options available.Plus, there are discounts on 50mm f1.8 (nifty 50) lenses.

More discounts (we’ve narrowed them down quite a bit) are after the jump.


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Holga panoramic – drilling a hole for L shaped tripod hole

All images by Juro Kovacik. Used with permission.

Photographer Juro Kovacik was born in 1964 and studied photography at the Academy of Fine Art Bratislava in 1990, but left school after two years. Today, he work as an independent photographer focused on landscape photography. In the last couple of years he has been working exclusively with large format wet plates.

One of his most recent projects involves shooting with a Holga panoramic to create collodion images on plates. When one usually thinks about wet plate collodion projects, they think about large cameras. But this one isn’t so big at all.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Western Digital My Passport Wireless review images (2 of 7)ISO 4001-40 sec at f - 6.3

Photographer Bill Wadman and one of the hosts of On Taking Pictures has created a website for photographers based on a question that keeps getting asked. Lots of his listeners inquire about what type of computer they should buy for their editing and workflow. To help his listeners, Bill created a new website called Photo Computer Guide. It’s his attempt to point you to the best purchases that a photographer can make–WireCutter style. He not only recommends computers, but also tablets, monitors, SD cards, display calibration, etc.

Bill pledges to try to keep it up to date as new peripherals and devices come out to keep folks in the know about the latest and greatest products to buy. What you’ll notice is that the systems are very Mac and Apple heavy/oriented which makes lots of sense as Adobe products tend to work better on Apple computers and devices.

If you’re one of those folks that never knows what to buy or is due for an upgrade, take a look at the site.

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Exiles by Josef Koudelka

Beyond screens and gallery spaces, photographs are best experienced on the page. Renowned street photographer Garry Winogrand once said, “I don’t really think you really learn from teachers, you learn from work, I think what you really learn is, you have to be your own toughest critic, and you only learn that from work.” A book not only exposes you to the work of other photographers, but it is largely educational in what it can teach you about your own photography. A finely crafted photography book is well worth a spot on your bookshelf. Here are five books to consider.

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Rollei Superpan (BW)

Though most of us who are more savvy are very aware of what the genre is, there are many out there that really don’t understand or really know what street photography is. For this reason, we’re going to try to summarize it in as few words as possible, while still trying to get the important bits and details.

Street photography is most closely associated with documentary and photojournalism work. It’s the act of going into public places and capturing candid images of people as they go about their daily lives. For an image to really be called street photography, there should be people in the photo and those people must be the focus of the image, though that’s not a hard and fast rule. Additionally, the images must be candidly shot. Posed portraits are considered street portraits, and this is a genre well combined with fashion that is incredibly popular these days.

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