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Dave Krugman came to Instagram three years ago with old cameras and a mild interest in the platform. It was there, however, that he saw work that energized him creatively, and he sought to meet the people whose work he found inspiring. Over time, his audience grew, and he managed to get on board with major institutions – the New York Public Library and the Metropolitan Museum of Art among them – to help them with their Instagram presence. Now, Krugman is the Social Editor at BBDO, and he’s been experimenting with Hyperlapse, Instagram’s newest creation. He’s partnering with Skillshare to teach a series of classes on it.

Here, he shares a bit his process, his growth alongside Instagram, and his story.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Heavy Leather Classic Strap review images (3 of 8)ISO 4001-50 sec at f - 2.5

Heavy Leather is an interesting brand that don’t manufacture your typical camera straps. For starters, they’ve jumped on the hand-crafted, American-made bandwagon that other companies like Holdfast Gear, TAP and DYE, A7, and Cub and Co have done–with much of them being manufactured here in NYC. Created by Rachel Becker in Brooklyn, NY, Heavy Leather straps originally was a company that designed beautiful leather straps for guitarists and bassists. And as a bassist of 14 years, I’d gladly wear one.

But then Ms. Becker got the idea to create camera straps–which are very different from guitar and bass straps. For instance, take their Classic strap. It’s an incredibly standard strap for the most part–but has a couple of interesting and subtle designs that make it flashier than most photographers would probably want it to be.

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It’s the weekend, and this time, we urge you to go shoot with your phone. It may seem like a tall your order, but your phone’s capable of more than you realize. Get out there and shoot.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Tamron 28-300mm product images (1 of 8)ISO 4001-50 sec at f - 2.8

When we  first heard about the new Tamron 28-300mm f3.5-6.3 VC lens for full frame DSLRs, we admittedly scoffed a bit. How dare they try to simplify the beauty that is offered to full frame camera users! Traditionally, focal lengths like this have been very kit-lens like in design and quality. But with that said, the modern kit lens has become very good due to advances in technology.

Tamron set out to design a lens that would cover all of the zoom ranges that someone on vacation or a complete amateur with a full frame camera would want. Because of this, apertures obviously aren’t a priority. Very much designed for folks who shoot in automatic or program mode, this lens will happily find a home on your enthusiast level DSLR and further helps to push full frame image quality into the hands of those not reaching for higher fruit.

But when we took the lens out for testing, we were incredibly surprised.

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All images by Brenton Little. Used with permission.

Mobile photography has come a long way with new devices and better apps, but more importantly with talented photographers in the mobile space. Brenton Little has become one of these professional smartphone photographers who travels far and wide to take great shots using just an iPhone 5S.

Now in his latest mobile-centric adventure, he is teaching a Skillshare class on mobile photography and how to capture friends and new perspectives. While the class revolves around iPhoneography and editing images in VSCO Cam, it includes lessons that every photographer can use such as how to frame interesting looking portraits and how to effectively use natural lighting.

They’re all lessons Brenton has learned over the last four years since he first posted his first image on Instagram on October 23rd, 2010. “I didn’t have a DSLR, I just had an iPhone 3G and that’s where I started,” Brenton says.

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Heading into a concert? We’ve got good news and bad news for you.

Let’s start with the good news: you’re about to see what will hopefully be an awesome show.

The bad news: the venue may not let your pro-grade camera in. In fact, even as long as it looks pro grade, you’ll need to check it. So for that reason, you’ll need something a bit more low-profile that will fool the guards when they check your bag. The only way to do that is to not have such a serious looking piece of kit on you, but still having something comparable to the cameras that you may use.

Here are a list of cameras that won’t get checked at a concert.

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