DECISIVE: New Currents in Street Photography is Looking for Submissions


Sixteen Mile Arts Photography Gallery announced an open call for entries for Decisive: New Currents in Street Photography. They’re being put on some of the same folks who do the Mobile Photography Awards.

The exhibit will showcase SIXTY (60) photographs: thirty (30) prints & thirty (30) images in rotation on our digital screen. Deadline for entry is July 22nd, 2016 and the exhibit will run throughout August, 2016.

To submit, you don’t need to be an established shooter–instead you can be emerging, etc. That’s what an open call is. It’s being juried by Photographer Jose-Luis Barcia-Fernandez & Sixteen Mile Arts curator/owner Daniel Berman. I’ll also be serving as a judge.

All photo-based images are welcome. Images may be created with any type of camera, including film, digital, & mobile phone.


Want to enter? Click here.


How To: Better Street Photography Using Your Phone

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Street photography with mobile phones has grown in popularity over the years. They’re always on you, they get a lot in focus, and they force the photographer to really be in the zone and in the moment. It’s very simple to capture moments on the streets that can really captivate someone, but it’s also pretty easy for photographers who use traditional cameras to think too differently about using their cameraphone.

Here’s how you can go about getting better street photography photos with your phone.

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The Best Point and Shoot Cameras of 2016 for Street Photography

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Fact: you probably shouldn’t be carrying around an interchangeable lens camera to shoot street photography. Truthfully, you don’t really need to. What street photographers need to capture candid slices of life are small, inconspicuous cameras. Surely, a photographer can use a big camera and not be caught–but it’s tough to argue that smaller and more low profile cameras don’t naturally get away with more. Further, you don’t often need more than a single lens.

Want to get out there and document the human condition? Check out these fan favorite cameras.

Editor’s Note: when talking about street photography, we’re also including the genre of urban geometry.

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Hacking a Bronica ETRS to Shoot Fujifilm Instax Film


All images by Brock Saddler. Used with permission.

“It’s really wonderful.” says photographer Brock Saddler about the image quality involved with his recent hacking of an Instax Mini back with his Bronica ETRS. “The sharpness and depth of field produced by real lenses on the stock is amazing and the ability to have shutter and aperture control from the body is another win.” Brock isn’t much of a person to talk about himself, and so he told us to make something up!

Photographer Brock Saddler started slaying dragons at the wee age of four years old. He continued to do this until one day his father gave him a camera. “With this tool, you will capture the hearts of everyone in the land!” he said to Brock.

And that’s how Brock didn’t really get into photography.

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Give Film a Shot!


This is a syndicated blog post. All images and text by Emanuele Faja. Used with permission.

We are in the 21st century. The world has gone digital. It has changed the way we communicate, watch movies, listen to music and take photos. Nowadays you can take a photo on your mobile phone and it will already be on your home computer when you get home. Everything is synced in the cloud and computers are getting smaller and more portable. We used to talk about kilobytes and megabytes we now talk gigabytes and terabytes. Computing power keeps doubling every 18 months and the forward march of technology is seemingly unstoppable.

Who would dream of using a camera that doesn’t require batteries to operate?

The answer is: A surprising number of people.
The real question of course, is why? That’s what I will be discussing in this post.

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Black and White JPEGs: The New Cool Camera Feature?

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“Always shoot in RAW” is quite a good statement to live by; but with the incredibly beautiful black and white image renderings that more modern cameras can offer, it’s easy for even the toughest reviewers to be perfectly okay with the JPEG renderings of some newer cameras. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should just shoot in JPEG necessarily, but considering the amount of really good black and white work currently out on the internet, it’s really tough to sit back and say that you’re going to go about willingly spending more time editing when you don’t necessarily have to.

To that end, who cares what you shoot if you’ve got a damned good photo?

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Cheap Photo: Big Fuji X-T1 Savings

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Welcome to the new Cheap Photo, the Phoblographer’s daily deal report keeping you up to date on all of the latest deals and savings you should know about. Today we have some great deals to highlight, but before I get into that, I wanted to remind you that you can always find some of the best deals that Amazon has to offer by checking out this page. It’s updated daily and can save you some major money.

Not everyone wants to dig for deals all day, though, which is why you have me. Now let’s get onto today’s highlight deals…

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