Be sure to also check out our Kickstarter!

A tidbit from our upcoming working: plans for your business are a lot like the Lord of the Ring. You’ve got an entire story that you need to break into books and those books need to be broken down into chapter. Your bigger goals need to be broken down into smaller goals and even smaller goals to accomplish those bigger ones.

This is just a reminder about the upcoming workshop being taught by yours truly about online marketing for photographers. You can save $30 on registration with discount code “thephoblographer”

More info is after the jump.

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This image from our recent Western Digital My Passport Wireless review shows our latest image style. It involves making a scene look natural but uses a lot of mixing of ambient and artificial light

Peak Design’s EveryDay Messenger Bag is a hit with a lot of folks, and they’ve now got it in a 13 inch edition. The original was able to accommodate a 15 inch laptop The bag was designed in collaboration with Trey Ratcliff and pretty much does everything that the original bag did. It has weather resistance, the awesome MagLatch closing clasp, and easy conversion into a sling.

The bag is really designed for those of you who sling the bag around your left shoulder. For the rest of us, we’re kind of out of luck–as per what I found in my review.

More details are after the jump.

Be sure to also check out our Kickstarter!

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Samyang has previously only created manual focus lenses; but now they’re changing that. Today, the company announced two autofocus lenses: 14mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.4 lenses for Sony full frame E mount Mirrorless cameras.

The lenses have aspherical lenses and what seems to be 67mm filter diameters.

No official word on pricing yet, but we hope that they’re affordable as all of Samyang and Rokinon’s stuff has been. More info from the press release is after the jump.

Be sure to also check out our Kickstarter!

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[Image] Samyang Optics Announces 14mm & 50mm Autufocus Lens


EyeEm and the Phoblographer want to see your favorite image in our latest mission.

Let’s get personal! Take a trip down memory lane, scroll through your EyeEm profile and find that one photo that brings the good memories flooding back. Or upload a recent happy moment that isn’t on your profile yet! We can’t wait to see your favorite photos…

EyeEm have teamed up once more with The Phoblographer, for a new Mission. A feature and interview on the popular photography blog is up for grabs, so don’t miss this opportunity to get your work seen!

Be sure to check out our kickstarter.

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May 21st: Workshop on Getting Great Portraits!

Hey folks,

On May 21st, bring your manual exposure capable camera with a standard hot shoe; because I’m doing a workshop on how to create great portrait photos using the gear you currently have.

Interested? Details are after the jump!

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As any very professional photographer will tell you, being organized is what makes life so much simpler when it comes to actually shooting. To help along with the process is StudioBinder, a company that helps photographers and creatives stay organized. They’ve recently released Call Sheets for photographers to stay on top of work as it comes in. Their samples show how photographers and agencies can stay on top of the work that they’re doing and translate ideas from contracts and details from the shoot into one spot.

You’ve got things like areas for the concept for the shoot, separated talent and crew grid, specific call times, department notes, file attachments, and more like mood boards (which lots of photographers use Pinterest for these days.)

But these aren’t all just any call sheets…

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Epson recently created a new app for those of us “Millennials.” It’s called the Creative Print App and links up with your phone to directly let you print using an Epson printer. If you’re a lover of some of their higher end printers like the P-600 or P-800, you’ll probably have some fun with it. The app connects to the images on your phone, your Facebook account and can also hook up with your Instagram to print the images that you’ve made and published before.

Using the app, you can select printing collages, DVDs/CDs, stationary stuff, etc. You can even select what types of paper you’re using like the Velvet Fine Art stuff for really nice Matte Prints.

From my initial impressions, I’m not a fan of how it renders images with filters or edits using something like RNI films; but it does a fantastic and incredibly accurate job with images without editing.

The Epson Creative Print app is available on both iOS and Google Play for free right now.

PS: Don’t forget about our Kickstarter!

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PhotoCrowd Offers Users Gorgeous New Print Store

Check out our Kickstarter! $10 is all you need to get started on a year’s worth of inspiration!

PhotoCrowd is already a pretty cool way to display your portfolio in case you’re looking for an alternative to something like 500px, Flickr or Instagram. But what’s even cooler is that it’s offering a new built-in print store just in case someone wants to actually purchase some wall art. And if there is any way for you to truly show people your appreciation of the photographic arts, it’s by displaying the pieces in your home.

They’re offering prints, framed prints and wall canvases. Prints obviously are the most affordable while the frames will cost most and the canvas will be even more. Canvases are generally worth it though as they reflect the most light, and are often best for your home. Of course though, these are something that the more artistically mature may value since prints are so personal of an experience that can’t be had behind a digital screen.

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Next week: I’m teaching you all how to not suck at Instagram marketing.

Just a reminder about the upcoming workshop being taught by yours truly about online marketing for photographers. You can save $30 on registration with discount code “thephoblographer”

More details are after the jump.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm X Pro 2 more image samples (22 of 26)ISO 128001-40 sec at f - 1.4

MacPhun Releases Free Filters for Apple Photos

Don’t forget about our Kickstarter Campaign!

Bored with your current photo filters? MacPhun just released 30 free ones if you’re a user of the Photos application for Mac. It’s called Filters for Photos; and it allows you to not only apply different filters but also lets you do it in selective amounts, fine tune them, selectively apply them in certain areas, etc.

Granted it’s not necessarily for the Lightroom crowd–though it would be amazing as either a Lightroom Plugin or on the iPhone. Either way, it’s fun just to experiment in your JPEGs if you’re bored this weekend.

MacPhun also created Aurora HDR and Noiseless Pro–the latter is one of my favorites. More sample screenshots are after the jump.

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