Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Panasonic GX8 extra review photos product shots (2 of 10)ISO 1001-160 sec at f - 2.8

Earlier this month, Panasonic announced a new sensor that is extremely capable. In fact, their press release claims it to have 100 times of a wider dynamic range than standard CMOS sensors. Ecen further, it’s claiming accurate color reproduction in high contrast situations–which is even more impressive. If this sensor were black and white only, it would make a load of sense but the fact that it’s in color is even more extraordinary.

The press release is after the jump.

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CineStill Large format

CineStill has been looking for funding to jumpstart the production of 120 film, but very recently they updated their IndieGoGo campaign to also include large format film. To unlock this perk, CineStill is looking for $150,000 and all the film will be special order. Beyond that, we’ll unlock 50D film in 120.

CineStill, for those of you not in the know, take Kodak motion picture film, remove a layer and repackage it for easy use with 35mm film cameras. The new 120 format version is essentially sticking to the same formula, but with the large format stuff we can’t be exactly sure how they’re doing it. Kodak has had sheet film for a while, but this is quite interesting a case.

At the moment of publishing this story, that means that CineStill is going to essentially need double the funding within six days to get it done.

Chris Gampat sony c3 awesome image (1 of 1)

“I think it’s different with you, Chris.” said one of the models that I shoot the other day when we went out for sushi after collaborating. “This guy just did it out ot nowhere and you at least make eye contact, smile and don’t come off to anyone as creepy.” We were talking about street photography after I was explaining to her an idea that I have for La Noir Image. There is a whole mountain of truth in what she said though. Women in public are typically photographed by men who just want to stare at them–and so that makes them defensive when a photo is taken of them in public. But it’s not only women–it’s with children and sometimes even men.

But at the same time it contrasts with the public’s insatiable love with street photography–just look at Instagram.

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All images by Daniel Kim. Used with permission.

Daniel Kim has been an industrial designer for many years now. Born in South Korea, he studied automotive design before flying to SoCal in the Spring of 2012. He grew up with a love for photography and with a fond memory of everything Kodak. The company is part of what inspired his rendition of the modern Instamatic–which I found on Behance.

But what’s even more amazing is how his creative vision blended Kodak’s brand and modern aesthetics.


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All images by Justin Waldinger. Used with permission.

For a number of years now, Justin Waldinger has been out and about in NYC photographing candid moments on film. Usually sticking with Leica cameras, it took him years of nerve to finally get close enough to people to really make them the focus of the scene. Further, he’s always had a love of lots of the classic work that many photographers study.

Justin is the founder of the famous camera strap company TAP and DYE, and years ago he contacted me wanting to start the typical manufacturer/press relationship. I’ve always known of his affinity for the vintage aesthetic, but little did I know how his designer side leaked into his photographic side. I discovered this through his work presented in the CineStill Facebook group.

Even now, Justin’s work still ranks amongst my favorites of most local NYC street photographers.

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All images by Markus Kretzschmar. Used with permission.

Photographer Markus Kretzschmar is a lifestyle photographer in Berlin that mostly shoots with his Fujifilm X100s. It helps him out when he wants to transition to street photography. That–and Markus likes using natural light a lot even though he used to use flashes.

All this, and he used to hate photographing people.

But these days, Merkus shoots for fashion designers, brands, and agencies. He tells us that he loves to work outside, but during this time of the year he tends to focus more on street or studio shooting. His goal: to not copy anyone, any to create unique work.


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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony 85mm f1.4 G Master Lens (8 of 11)ISO 4001-50 sec at f - 2.8

Years ago, two companies did something very big for the lens manufacturing world in the photo industry. Those two companies were Zeiss and Sigma. Zeiss announced and released the Otus 55mm f1.4 while Sigma revamped with the Global Vision and dropped the 35mm f1.4 Art lens. Both exhibited major strides forward in lens design and manufacturing. For years, the industry hadn’t seen anything that sharp, contrasty, etc.

Then everyone else started to catch up.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon 8-15mm tugboat graveyard (13 of 29)

The Phoblographer is looking to feature the work of various urban exploring (urbex) photographers. Think you’ve got what it takes? Hit the jump to see how you can be featured on the site.

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