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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Leica XE product images (1 of 10)ISO 4001-160 sec at f - 2.5

Showcasing your images on the web should first and foremost start with your own dedicated photography website. But it should go well beyond that or else all you’ve got is a message with no carrier pigeon or medium to spread the word. Additionally, modern photography marketing is all about social media, interactions, and generally interchanging ideas and commentary.

There are loads of photo communities out there with some being better than others–but this is relative and very subjective. What’s important are choosing the best ones for you.

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C-41 Press Kit

C-41 Press Kit

This article originally appeared on Sam Agnew’s website, Smash and Grab Photo, and is being syndicated by The Phoblographer.

I know there are a few guides out there for home processing, some of which were instrumental in helping me get over my fears. All of these other guides seemed to be a little incomplete and that lack of detail made me wait longer than I should have before taking the plunge. In reality, it’s EASY to do your film at home. Let me show you!

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer LCDVF Fader ND Mamiya (8 of 11)

There is almost nothing better than having the benefit of a small rangefinder camera body and the large negative area of medium format film. While this isn’t available yet in a digital edition, lots of photographers want it. But those who want this also know how incredibly good lots of the medium format film rangefinder cameras are.

Indeed, most folks talk about the SLR cameras because they’re cheap; but there are lots and lots of film rangefinders that would possibly make you put down your digital camera and keep it in a box somewhere to gather dust once you see the incredible quality that these cameras are capable of.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss 58mm f2 Biotar images (3 of 4)ISO 4001-60 sec at f - 8.0

Vintage lenses weren’t designed for digital photography; but their effects is one that isn’t often mimicked anymore in digital and that can be very beautiful. These lenses aren’t the sharpest, they don’t have micro contrast, they don’t have the saturated colors that modern lenses have, and they don’t resolve as much detail–but they’ll give you an incredible look that you could be in love with right out of the camera. Indeed, some of these lenses are popular and some aren’t. But in our tests and trials, these are a few that really stand out.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer LCDVF Fader ND Mamiya (7 of 11)

With our focus being heavily on analog this month, we thought that we’d round up a collection of stories in order to educate those looking ot know more about the format and for those that are already smitten with it. 35mm, medium format, large format, pinhole, instant film: it’s all covered here. But beyond this, we’ve also got a couple of fun projects and inspiration for the photographer looking to simply try something new.

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Chris Gampat Shooting Landscapes (9 of 10)

The majority of photographers talk about the Golden Hour like it’s the most perfect time to shoot all the time, any time. Talk to the pros, the ones who know how to make their own light and to the newbies and they’ll mostly say that their favorite time to shoot has to be during the Golden Hour. There is something magical about clicking the shutter of your camera and being in complete awe at the results that you get.

Yes, that’s cool; but why don’t people stick around a little while after or a little while before? This time is called the Blue Hour–and this short period can give you some absolutely incredible images.

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