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We’ve seen some cool shirts before that show off that you’re a photo snapper, but none of them are simplistic yet beautiful as these new tees. After some back and forth work, Jeff from Faded and Blurred decided to get more into the apparel game and finally came up with these shirts that feature some classic medium format, SLR, and rangefinder cameras against a solid color. Seems simple enough, right? Well beyond this, Jeff is also trying to ensure that the clothing is ethical and that the buyer can trace materials back to where the cotton was grown.

The shirts more or less are $24 a tee; which isn’t so terrible given that it’s got that swanky design and that it’s ethically sourced. Though if you don’t care about the three year old that was forced to help their mom put a shirt together, then you may think that this ia a tad too rich for your blood.

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon G1x product images (7 of 7)ISO 4001-50 sec at f - 4.0

When walking around the streets of any big city, the best camera is always the one that you have on you. But lots of us here at the Phoblographer love point and shoots. These cameras are lightweight, better than a phone, small, and so low profile that no one will think that you look like a creep. But what we care about a whole lot more is the image quality–and many modern cameras perform more than well enough to please even the most snobbish of shooters.

Here are our picks for the best cameras for street photography.

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Kevin Lee The Phoblographer Nikon D810 Product Images-5

Rumors about replacements for the Canon 7D, the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 and others are popping about like hot oil from a skillet. With Photokina a few months away, there is a lot of interest in the new cameras and lenses that will be announced. This leaves many a shutterbug handling their credit cards in eager anticipation.

And while many photographers will upgrade simply because the can, the rest of us need to be a little more thoughtful about it. Though some of these cameras may boast an exciting new assortment of features, it may or may not be what we need. Here are some questions to ask yourself before you buy.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Holdfast camera bag with fur review (1 of 9)ISO 2001-250 sec at f - 2.8

We don’t normally want to cuddle with the inside of our camera bags, but we’re positive that if our lenses and mirrorless cameras had feelings, then they sure would like to. That’s sort of the idea for Holdfast Gear’s new Explorer pouch. The pouch features waxed canvas, pockets, leather accents, and a furry inside. When we first looked at it, we thought of it as an UGG for your camera.

However, it’s far more impressive than that.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Essentials for th Strobist Street Photographer (2 of 9)ISO 1001-200 sec at f - 3.5

Travelling is something that lots of us should try to do at least once a year if we can afford it. During the summer, you can travel light while still fully enjoying the sights and sounds of a big beautiful city or a secluded escape from the hustle and bustle. There is a lot more that you’ll need to remember besides the normal camera gear though.

 

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All images by Matthew Pringle. Used with permission.

Matthew Pringle is a photographer that is bound to reassure you that taking good pictures isn’t about the gear. Matt uses a variety of cameras that include toy cameras, pinhole cameras, medium format film cameras, 35mm film cameras and digital cameras. But when we viewed his portfolio, what we were incredibly taken aback by is his pinhole work of the sea. Many pinhole photographers often capture scenes at the sea, but after a while they all tend to look the same.

That isn’t the case with Pringle. We talked to Matt a bit about his process and his vision.

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