The Cameras You All Really Want Are Only Going to Get More Expensive


If you’ve noticed something about the price points of cameras, you’ll realize that they’re only becoming more and more expensive. That’s because of a number of factors including the slow crush of most point and shoots from phones and exactly what they’re capable of doing. Add onto that the fact that the prosumer market is growing and willing to spend a lot more money to get the image quality they want, and you’ll now get what we wanted in some ways or another: the camera and high end photography industry is now something only available to the rich and those that truly want to spend the money to create something inspired by their creative passion.

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Nikon’s New KeyMission Cameras Enter the Action World in a Big Way


Not only is Nikon trying to enter the action cam market in a big way, but they’re also trying to tackle the 360 camera world too! Today at Photokina 2016, the company is announcing their new Keymission 360, 170, and 80 action cameras. Each of them have their own respective fields of view in the name. Additionally, they all pair with the Nikon SNAPBridge app via Bluetooth for control.

All of them have weather sealing, a small sensor, and lots of other cool creative tricks and features that people who purchase these cameras generally want.

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The Interfit S1 Monolight is Now Compatible with Sony Cameras

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A while back, we tested the Interfit S1 and found it to be a pretty good alternative to Phottix and Profoto though not as good as the Flashpoint option in some ways. Today, the company announced that the Interfit S1 is now available to work with Sony cameras that boast the multi-interface shoe. This boosts the options that Sony strobists now have by quite a bit overall.

These lights offer TTL, HSS, wireless flash control via a radio transmitter, have a pretty great build quality, and are overall quite solid. Some of the reliability issues have been fixed from what I’ve been told and so it’s shaping up to become an even better monolight overall. Yet at the same time though, it’s tough to beat the Flashpoint Xplor600’s price point. However, Interfit’s light modifiers are some of the best bang for your buck options out there: like with their parabolic umbrellas.

More specs are after the jump.

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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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