There are lots of things to compliment a camera that a photographer can use to become a better shooter. And guess what: not all of them require you to break the bank. Many of them are very affordable and can be useful in a variety of instances.
Here’s a quick roundup of some of our favorite items for the holidays or any time.
Along the way to the moon on Dec. 7, 1972, the crew of Apollo 17 had a beautiful view of Earth that would give us one of the most popular photographs to come out of NASA. One of their objectives was to take photographs of the lunar surface for mapping and scientific purposes. They also needed a record of what they did both on the moon and in flight. Earth-gazing was not on the list of photographic activities, but that perfect view was too good to pass up.
We first read about Dan Zvereff on Japan Camera Hunter, we were captivated by his images and his use of Kodak Aerochrome. The famous infrared film was designed for military applications and what it did was turn all greens into a shade of purple. But that’s just the short explanation, and we’ve got a more detailed and in depth analysis here.
Aerochrome was at the heart of Dan’s project called Introspective, where he travelled around the world for three months on a quest of self-discovery. Along the way he shot various landscapes and scenes in the Arctic, Europe, and Africa.
We talked to Dan a bit about the project and his incredible images.
Wow, is it December already? Another year went by so quickly, it’s almost unreal. In retrospective, 2013 was a great year for The Phoblographer. We saw a couple of great new additions to our staff, while unfortunately we had to let go of others. But first and foremost, we saw our visitor numbers on the site as well as our facebook following grow exponentially, and for that we’re super thankful to you, our readers. Because without you, this site wouldn’t be what it is. And without you, what we do here at The Phoblographer wouldn’t have any meaning. So let’s take a look back at our ten most popular posts of 2013, which were in part responsible for our great visitor numbers this year. And if you haven’t already read them all, then we recommend you grab a cup of coffe, lean back, and enjoy!
Adrian Klein is a photographer hailing from the Pacific Northwest of the USA. His love affair with nature spurred on a love of photography early on when he first shot an image with a Kodak 1MP camera. Now he is not only a landscape photographer, but also a portrait/wedding shooter. He first started out in P (for professional) mode and then moved into working with all of the more advanced modes.
But like everyone that wants to progress, he eventually turned his photography into something more.