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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Lomography Bel Air Hands on Review (2 of 10)ISO 400

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The other night I was in a bar with a photographer that we featured here on the site recently. When we chatted, we talked about how the industry was going in general. She (the photographer) assists other larger names and does her own work on the side. For extra income, she thought about doing weddings with another photographer she is close with. The problem is that they didn’t want to deal with the editing process and everything else in the post-world that has to do with working with weddings. Additionally, everything that they found wasn’t worth the money and there are tons of low ballers out there. Essentially, that is also only one of the reasons why wedding photographers get paid what they do.

So after chatting with her and a couple of other photographers, we figured it out: just don’t post-process. If anything just shoot JPEG, cut the session down to the best images, and then hand them off to the clients. This goes for weddings, portraits, events, etc.

Again, we are not preaching laziness here–and if you take away from this article that we are doing that then you’ve obviously not read it. We’re preaching a way for photographers to make some extra cash on the side and still make the work profitable for them. If someone only wants to pay you $300 for a wedding and you’re giving them six hours of your time, just find ways to cut corners and make your time totally worth it and as profitable as you can.

On the other hand, if someone is paying you handsomely, put the according amount of work in and show that work off in your portfolio accordingly. Then always keep in mind that the high end photographers will never compete with the ones that only do cheap weddings because they are totally different price points. To the gear heads, it’s like comparing a Nikon D4s to a Canon Rebel.

Then in the end, just don’t tell anyone that you did it.

Dad circa 1974

Dad circa 1974

Image by Felix Esser

There are only a couple of days left for Father’s Day savings deals–but don’t worry. We still found loads of other deals and some older deals that you still can take advantage of. More details from Canon, Nikon, Fujfilm, Olympus, Pentax and more have been aded. Take a look after the jump.

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Adobe has faced quite a bit of a backlash across the web from commentors and creators due to the pricing and the decision to go for cloud updates. Though most of us here mostly get all we need done in Lightroom, Photoshop is still a big part of our community. Digital Camera Info recently put together an infographic to totally figure out the pricing plan and structure: making it easy for everyone to look at all that info in one spot.

The infographic is below, and for businesses and independent studios it seems like this may still be an excellent option.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer RhinoCam product images review (7 of 8)ISO 4001-250 sec at f - 5.0

To say that the RhinoCam was designed for photographers out there that are hellbent on becoming the next Ansel Adams is an understatement. The great photographer travelled all around the world to capture some amazing landscapes but was also quite the chemist. In the digital world, the equivalent is post-processing–and you’ll be doing lots of it when you use The RhinoCam. The apparatus uses a Sony NEX camera and pairs it with either a Hasselblad, Mamiya or Pentax 645 lens to later on help the user capture an extremely large image in the post-production phase. On top of this, it promises to be able to do this for $500.

But does Fotodiox’s latest accessory really make sense? Many people use the Gigapan, but this is clearly different.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC image samples (20 of 36)ISO 2001-250 sec at f - 2.8

Mom is the person who brought you into the world. Our mothers have been there to protect us, love us, provide for us, and help us out in many different ways that we can’t count on two fingers. We owe them all a little something–and you should put some thought into it. This isn’t your typical list: the items presented here are carefully curated for the photographer mom or one with a taste for the artistic things in life.

If you’re reading this, you’re bound to find a gift for one of the most important women in your life.


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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Canon 50mm f1.8 II ($15 off, $110) See our review.

Sony A77 with 18-135mm lens ($300 off, $1,398) See our review.

Sony A77 with 16-50mm f2.8 ($300 off, $1,698)

A77 body only ($300 off, $1098)

Fujifilm 14mm f2.8 in stock. See our first impressions.

Fujifilm XE-1 lens bundle when you click buy together and save. See our review.

Fujifilm X Pro 1 Lens bundle when you click buy together and save. See our review.