If you want to win a couple of really cool things, you should check out our two contests going on. Check these out after the jump!

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When it comes to shooting large format photos, many photographers know that the larger the format becomes, the more difficult it is to shoot generally. But two photographers by the name of Seth and Cecil went to the streets of LA to take portraits on the streets. Seems simple, right?

While the video after the jump will make it look simple, it’s really not.

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Hey everyone, 

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve probably noticed that a lot has been going on with the Phoblographer. A Kickstarter, contests, workshops, what is all this madness? Let me explain.

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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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