70mm IMAX Film vs 120 Film: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to a lot of photography, 35mm has been the standard for many years. In cinema, Super 35mm has been–and it’s around the size of APS-C digital. But what about larger formats? In photography, we’ve got 120 film and in cinema there’s IMAX. IMAX is considered large format in cinema and arguably it’s really beautiful. IMAX film is rated to be around 70mm in size; visually it’s really 65mm and 5mm are used for audio.

But how does it compare to 120 film?

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Question: Should You Enter Street Photography Competitions?

After purchasing our three video Street Photography Marketing workshop, photographer Michiel de Lange had further questions to ask like, “Should I enter a street photography competition?” Considering what happened recently with Sal Cincotta and judges at Shutterfest, it’s a very big problem that is in the industry which can mean that sometimes you get completely swindled out of your money.

But that doesn’t mean they’re all bad.

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Portrait Photography Tip: Use Reflections off of Buildings to Add Extra Punch to a Portrait

If you’re a portrait photographer who loves to shoot in natural light and who also lives in a big city, here’s a great tip for you. Tall buildings on cities are often reflecting light off of one another and therefore creating a type of specular light. Imagine it sort of like sunlight being reflected off of a mirror. This reflected light acts like a natural photographic reflector and therefore gives subjects a bit of a spotlight look.

So what’s so great about this light?

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Is Fujifilm Instax Real Film? Answer: Yes! Here’s Why

Believe it or not, the younger generation that loves Fujifilm Instax film doesn’t even believe that it’s film. That’s what we were told a while back from Fujifilm, but photographer Robert Mann believes otherwise. He recently put together a video as part of a series talking about Fujifilm Instax and explaining why the instaprints (yes, that’s what they’re also called) are indeed film as well as the history.

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What is an Instagram Pod: A Look at Secret Groups Within Instagram

You’ve probably heard about what an Instagram pod is, but there’s also a high probability that you haven’t. Let’s suss the situation around a bit: Instagram, who answers to the Facebook overlords, has been using the company’s algorithm in your news feed recently to change what you see and interact with in regards to stories and the standard photos/videos sent through. In effect, what that means is the work you’re trying to put out there could really be great, but simply isn’t working out due to how this algorithm works. Instead, it’s all based on engagement and even more laser tuned into the old adage in photography “It’s more about who you know than what you know.”

Networking, you know: basics of the art industry 101.

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5 Common Problems to Look for When Buying Vintage Cameras

Words by Nick Mayo. Content put together exclusively for the Phoblographer by Chris Gampat.

Who doesn’t enjoy the thrill of finding that gem of a camera in your local thrift store, flea market or the garage sale down the street? Thousands of old film cameras hit the used market each and every day, and in Nick Mayo’s recent video series he gives as he calls it a “somewhat of a comprehensive field guide” on the subject matter. In this article, Nick will go a couple steps deeper in pointing out some of the common pitfalls you should be looking out for when “thrift store camera hunting.”

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How Daylight White Balance Can Make You a Better Photographer

For the past year or so, I’ve been doing a special experiment with the way I shoot photos: I’ve been working almost exclusively with daylight white balance. Crazy, right? Especially when these days the auto white balance setting seems to do such a great job. Plus, when you consider how easy post-production is these days, it almost makes no sense. But indeed it does. Shooting a bit more restrained lets you think in a different way.

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