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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Hey folks,

Last year I started La Noir Image: my love letter to contemporary black and white photography. It’s worked well enough but has been on hiatus in preparation for its next step forward.

As La Noir Image moves forward as a business, we’re proud to officially announce our brand new KickStarter initiative to fund stage two of the business.

La Noir Image is looking to evolve; and in order to do so we need to become quite a bit more interactive. This interactivity can only be delivered through an e-magzine; and so we’re looking to create an app with subscription, interactivity, etc. We’re asking for $35,000 to fund the first year of the magazine. This money will go towards the monthly expenses: including paying workers fair wages, video production, app design and distribution, etc.

If funded, we can have the first issue out by the end of September.

So please, help us move forward and continue to create something beautiful. Consider funding our Kickstarter initiative.


Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat La Noir Image Prototype image (1 of 1)ISO 4001-30 sec at f - 3.6

The Next Canon 5D Said to be Sports Oriented

Since Canon has a high megapixel full frame DSLR at the moment, it only makes sense for them to make something that’s a bit of a combination of the 7D Mk II and the 1Dx Mk II for the next 5D camera. According to Canon Rumors, they’re stating that the features are going to be fairly conservative though just right for what sports photographers and photojournalists really need.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon 5Ds first impressions product photos (2 of 10)ISO 4001-60 sec at f - 4.0

It’s been awhile since Spider Holster has done anything really eye catching; but their new SpiderLight handstrap looks pretty interesting. The camera strap is looking for funding on Kickstarter, and is designed for full sized DSLR cameras and flagship mirrorless cameras. It also connects to a strap lug then wraps itself around to link up with the camera’s tripod connection port.

For cameras with a grip like the Sony a7 II series of cameras, this makes a lot of sense. But for cameras like the Olympus Pen F, the Panasonic GX7 and the Fujifilm X Pro 2 with a rangefinder style body the use of the SpiderLight may be more cumbersome. The reasoning behind that statement has more to do with the fact that those cameras require you to put more thumb pushing pressure than all four fingers gripping pressure.

Straps like these have been made before, mind you. The Peak Design Clutch wrist strap does pretty much the same thing. Their Kickstarter video is after the jump.

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Spider strap

A new Kickstarter called the Click is looking to appeal to those of you who love the Peak Design Capture Clip but want a bit more variation. One of the biggest selling points has to do with the fact that it makes camera strap use very simple. While that’s also possible with the Capture Clip, it can be a bit tedious at times–though it’s easier with the company’s own Slide camera strap.

Additionally, what this is emphasizing is even faster access and simplicity; as sometimes I’ve even not been able to get the camera out as fast as I want or need. They’re claiming that sometimes you may not even notice that you’ve got a camera with you–but i highly doubt that one!

Their Kickstarter video is after the jump.

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For those of us who love to print their photos and then hang them on the wall, the Picture Perfect Hanger is looking to make that whole job a lot less arduous.

The process often involves measuring the print, figuring out where you want the photo, the lighting, etc. It’s a major pain and what the Picture Perfect Hanger pledges to do is to make the whole process simpler. For example, if you find that your image is off by just a bit, you can slide it into various different positions. This is great for those of us who are a bit more refined and appreciate decorations around the apartment, home, etc.

Check out their Kickstarter and the video after the jump.

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Yesterday, we reported on Adorama issuing the original Sony a7 for an extremely low price. These weren’t refurbished or used cameras; instead they were brand new and being offered in a bundle package to sell together.

However, this isn’t the case anymore as all of the cameras were put on backorder. On top of this, a couple of people woke up to some very sad news today.

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Hey folks,

We’re teaming up with the subreddit R/Polaroid to give away four packs of Impossible Project film in black and white and color (two of each) shipped anywhere in the world and whatever format you need (except large format.) The film is generously being donated by the Impossible Project America!

So how do you enter? Details are after the jump.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Impossible Project Color 2.0 film scan 2 (1 of 1)

In what’s some great news for us analogue photographers, it seems like we’ll be getting our alternative packfilm for Polaroid Land Cameras after all! It’s coming from CatLABS of JP; and in a very recent posting made by the company it seems like they’re going to take up the mantle. They stated:

“We have the experience, knowledge and history to back this up. We are so committed to packfilm, we had the entire 6th issue of our Papersafe magazine shot on packfilm.”

At the moment though, they don’t have specific details but they’re telling folks to follow their Facebook page to keep up to date.; and it overall is a fairly odd an interesting post to make.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Polaroid 180 review product photos (1 of 12)ISO 2001-125 sec at f - 2.0


Chris Gampat The Phoblographer's Introduction to Pinhole Photography (1 of 1)ISO 4001-50 sec at f - 2.8

Hey everyone!

April 24th is World Pinhole Day–a day for all pinhole photographers to get out there and shoot in celebration of the old school format!

Right here in NYC, The Phoblographer is teaming up with Lomography for our very own World Pinhole Day Celebration with a cool photowalk. If you’ve never shot pinholes, have shot them and want to do them in a more social space, then sign up!

The workshop/photowalk/course gives you:

  • A brief, in-person tutorial on pinhole photography
  • One roll of 120 film with development
  • You’ll be able to use the Diana F+ camera to do this, and Chris will teach you how
  • Personal instruction during the photowalk
  • A mini digital course packet

We’ll walk to a super fun location along the waterfront for shooting pinholes and when we’re all done we’ll head back to the Lomography gallery store. If you’d like, you’ll be able to submit your images to Chris for a personal critique.

Sign up here.

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