Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Fujifilm XT10 first impressions (8 of 15)ISO 2501-125 sec at f - 2.8

Happy Monday! Fujifilm has some fresh deals to check out, including this headliner, an X-T1 for $300 Off, plus the battery grip for free. The X-T1 is still an incredible mirrorless camera and the idea of getting that for $300 off, plus getting a free battery grip is enough to have me looking for room in my budget.

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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 only makes sense that the successor to one of Canon’s most popular DSLRs will be boasting internal 4K video recording–or at least that’s what Canon Rumors states. Many photographers have been working with their clients to provide both stills and video; although it’s not always so simple to be able to provide both. But when you combine this with the fact that Canon’s autofocus in Live View is spectacularly fast (at least it is in the 80D that I’m currently testing) it may make the next 5D camera quite an attractive option.

Many video teams rely on the 5D series and probably will continue to even if they don’t hack it. But maybe they’ll also include some sort of RAW video recording ability.

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Photographer Brandon Stanton is the man behind Humans of NY, and he recently sat down with Chase Jarvis on CreativeLive to chat about how he grew his following. For Brandon, it’s all about engagement and a contract with your following. He explains that he brought his soul with him everywhere he went: through Pakistan, prisons, etc. For his followers, it was all about just reading stories from all these people. Folks love it,

Brandon also states that he never violated his agreement with his followers and that he always adheres to his mission. This segment of the interview is after the jump.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC mirrorless product images (1 of 6)ISO 4001-60 sec at f - 4.0

Sigma has been putting out loads of awesome lenses over the past years–even their Contemporary glass seems to be right up there with their Art and Sports lenses. So when the company announced their 30mm f1.4 DC DN, I was really curious as to why it wasn’t under the Art series.

With an f1.4 aperture, nine aperture blades and fast focusing motors inside, it surely seems like it would be. But maybe Sigma is making their contemporary lenses render a bit less saturation vs the Art series–at least that’s what the 30mm makes me believe.

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All images by Francesco Nacchia. Used with permission.

“It’s not easy to explain,” says Photographer Francesco Nacchia; a colorblind shooter who has been interviewed here before. “I will make an example, when you look at a yellow flower, you know that flower is yellow because your mind recognizes that color and binds it to the flower, for me that instead is color-blind, when I look at a yellow flower I am never convinced that it really is, it could be green or orange, the same thing for all the other colors, I see the colors but I’m not sure that they are really the same.”

Francesco is living proof that color doesn’t need to be one of the biggest and best parts of a photo simply because he doesn’t see it. In fact, he’s more about working with shades and tones in a photo.

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Mirrorless cameras were designed with the intent on being smaller and lighter than DSLRs. There are a slew of very heavy cameras and lenses for mirrorless cameras, but then there are also some wonderful, lightweight lenses.

For the photographers that really wanted the small lenses to go with their smaller cameras, check this out.

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All images by Anders Lönnfeldt. Used with permission.

Photographer Anders Lönnfeldt wanted to try something new: photographing watches. Much different from the mountains and landscapes that he otherwise keeps to, the watch photography world is one that is attractive to him.

If there are any geeks that are more particular about details that photo geeks, it’s probably watch geeks and all those that freak out about them. And if you’re a watch geek, you’ve most likely noticed a very relatable and typical look when it comes to lifestyle imagery. It often involves a watch on a specific wrist, clothing that says a bit about the person wearing it, and a background where someone can imagine themselves. It’s typical and relatable due to the fact that it transports viewers to a specific place.

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This is a syndicated blog post from La Noir Image. All images are from Zlatko Vickovic. Used with permission.

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To make a long story short: back in the days of analog photography I was a wedding photographer, and after a long break when I have built my career as traditional artist painter and graphic designer, once digital photography came to the scene, I felt in love with photography again. It came naturally. When I was youngster in school, and after that in wild teenage years, even if itwas someone else’s camera, it would always end up in my hands. I was always interested in mechanical and technical things, and how stuff works.Curiosity, I think that’s the key.

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