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The BOOMR is a Camera Strap With a Bungee System


It’s very possible that camera straps with a gargantuan lens can be very uncomfortable depending on what strap you’re using and its available padding. This is one of the reasons why some photographers use sling straps, and a new Kickstarter is trying to provide a better solution. It’s called the BOOMR, and it essentially puts your camera on a coiled bungee system around your chest. And yes, it’s an actual bungee. The idea is to provide both padding to your chest/shoulder/neck while using the bungee system to semi-suspend the camera and ensure comfort.

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Cinemagraphs are freakin’ beautiful when done correctly by a creative with a vision; but one of the biggest problems for a while now has been mass support for them on the internet. Flixel is still the best way to create them; and today Flixel and Shutterstock are announcing a deal that lets photographers post cinemagraphs to their platform. That means that photographers have another huge option on how to market themselves and sell work.

Today, Flixel Stock cinemagraphs are available for use by brands, journalists, and publishers in their Shutterstock gallery.

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While most high end camera straps are made of leather or canvas, they’re often of the more traditional shape. But Heavy Leather NYC recently announced a strap designed to work in a similar way (though not totally) to a Black Rapid strap. Essentially, it will mean that your strap is on your side and it will potentially give you quicker access.

The new wares are called the Heavy Leather NYC Wax Slingshot strap; and as the name implies, there is wax involved and this is a sling strap.

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The Leslie camera bag is one designed to be an every day camera bag for photographers–and with its genuine beauty, it’s targeted at the market of women photographers. The bag is made by Jolie Laide, and is currently in its Kickstarter stage.

Jolie Ladie is billing it as a solution that is stylish and as an alternative to a carrying a camera, lenses and so many other things in a purse. It’s designed to carry one DSLR with an extra lens, a DSLR with a point and shoot, or a DSLR with one 35mm film camera. It measures in with dimensions of L x W x H: 10 x 5 x 6.5 Inches accordingly and with a 30 inch circumference.

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Hey everyone,

Live at 4PM EST today, we’ll be on our Periscope channel to talk about the brand new Sony A7s Mk II and to answer any questions you have about the camera.

Please have questions, but we’ll have content prepared too.

Be sure to follow us @Phoblographer.

See you then!


Photographers who use lighting on a regular basis know that one of the biggest flaws of any softbox is just how annoying they can be to set up. However, SMDV is claiming in a press release issued today that they’ve got the most simple to set up softbox on the market.

And from their product demonstration video, they may just be right.

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Hey Strobist Photographers: Talk To Us

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Hey strobist photographers,

In case you’ve never noticed, we’ve got a series on the site called “Creating the Photograph.” We’re constantly looking for the work of good strobists, and we’d love to feature you. If not necessarily to be part of this series, then maybe for one of the many interviews that we do on the site to inspire other photographers.

Here’s how you apply.

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Snapseed Now Allows for RAW Photo Editing


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For a while, the only mobile device app of any sort that could edit RAW images was Adobe Lightroom Mobile–and even then it could only edit RAW DNG files while other files synced from Lightroom desktop were really only the smart previews. But Google recently announced that Snapseed can now edit RAW files–and like Adobe, that RAW editing ability is being confined to only DNG RAW files for the moment.

Big news, right? Cool news, right?

Here’s the problem.

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Here’s Your Chance to Be a Photo Editor


While you would think that a Photo Editor’s job is to actually edit the images heavily, it isn’t traditionally that. It’s more about choosing images for a specific purpose, making crops for more effective story telling, etc. Here’s your chance to do what some photo editors do every day.

Earlier this year, we announced the EyeTime contest for emerging talent. It’s now time for the next stage of the contest: public viewing. By downloading the Morpholio app, you can sort through and make your own decision on what images are the best–just like an actual photo editor. Simply go to the “Pinup” area of the app, and you’ll find the competition images under the Emerging Talent and Future Voices sections.

Even if you don’t want to make decisions, the Morpholio app is a solid source of inspiration where serious photographers really try to showcase the creme-de-la-creme of their work.

Please note the entrants will randomly rotate in to the galleries every five minutes. We encourage you to go check it out.

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony A7s Mk II first impressions product images (4 of 11)ISO 2001-40 sec at f - 2.8

Hey folks!

Tomorrow at 4pm EST (NYC time) we’re going live on Periscope to answer your questions about the brand new Sony A7s Mk II. We’ve had it in for review for a couple of days and we’ve been playing with it on and off since its announcement.

We’ll be live for an hour. To check out the broadcast: Please follow us on Pericope @Phoblographer (which is also our Twitter handle.)

Please have questions about the camera ready; we’ll have lots to talk about but we’re also going to answer anything that you want to know about the camera.

See you then guys!


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