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All images by Gillespie Photo. Read more at the Phoblographer.

Gillespie photography is a husband and wife photography duo between Trent and Stacy, who are based in Colorado and have a very special approach to wedding photography. This approach was honed over a very long time and their photos have a fine art feel to them. What’s more: the couple tries to make every single wedding that they shoot unique–so planning goes into it with the couple.

But beyond this, they learned the hard way about the work-life balance importance between photographers.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon T5i camera review product images (3 of 7)ISO 1001-200 sec at f - 4.5

Looking closely at what happens on the inside of a DSLR and how a focal plane shutter works is quite fascinating. The Slow Mo Guys did just that when they posted a new video on Youtube showing us what happens in slow motion when a DSLR fires.

A DSLR works by using a mirror and prism system so that the person can see what the lens sees. When the picture is taken, the mirror moves up, the shutter curtains open, close and the mirror flips back down. They then compare different shutter speeds at slow motion.

What would have been really cool would be if we could see how second curtain flash sync works.

The video is after the jump.

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All images by Damian Strohmeyer. Used with permission.

Damian Strohmeyer is a Boston based sports photographer that has been shooting for wires and magazines for many years. Like many of the more seasoned veterans, he started out at a small paper and spent hours slaving away in darkrooms. Sports was always in his blood as he played in high school and loved it. This love of sports eventually gave way to his first chance to shoot the Super Bowl in 1987.

Like any photographer that’s been doing this for years, Damian has adapted to the digital world and marketing techniques along with honing his people skills to ensure that he networks effectively to find his next gig.

We talked to Damian about shooting the Super Bowl, sports photography, and the times that he missed the shot–just in time before Super Bowl Sunday.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Phottix Indra500 TTL images Canon 5D MK II (2 of 5)ISO 1001-320 sec at f - 4.0

One of the best ways to step up your photography is to use off-camera flashes. Off-camera flashes quite literally let you create light in a scene and work to your benefit because they let you become more creative with your photos–providing that you use them creatively. When you’re starting out as a strobist (a photographer that uses lots of off-camera lighting) you’ll need a couple items to harness this light and help you actually achieve your vision.

Here are some of our favorites for the Strobist Photographer.

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All images by Ed Pulella. Used with permission.

Photographer Ed Pulella is a Wedding and Engagement Photographer–he was raised in Italy and moved to California. “I’ve always had more interests and hobbies than I could handle, but photography is one of the few that I stuck with and kept working on over the years.” he tells us.

Ed’s story of how he became an engagement photographer is one of the most brilliant that we’ve heard and shows incredible business savvy–one of the best skills that a wedding photographer could have. But he also cares tremendously about his subjects and the work that he puts out.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm 60mm f2.4 review product photos (6 of 8)ISO 4001-30 sec at f - 4.0


Though we wouldn’t usually share stuff like this, Digital Rev created a video that is too good to not share. They’re parodying the stuff that mirrorless camera fanboys say. Yes, it’s funny, but the stuff that they say will make you also want to smack them.

In “Sh!t Mirrorless Fanboys Say” the duo even goes on to make fun of DSLRs–something that mirrorless folks do big time. But the best part is when Kai is trying to pick up a rather beautiful woman by impressing her with his camera, and she just isn’t having it.

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