Everyone has a camera bag that’s really just for them. And recently, designer Isaac Mizrahi introduced a number of camera bags that he designed with Elite Brands (the company that distributes Rokinon amongst other brands.) There are six new bags: the Kathryn, Kathryn Mini, Jane, Liz, Emily, and the I Clutch. Each bag was created to look like a designer bag but not to the point where you’re carrying something that looks like a knockoff that you’d find in Chinatown. Instead, there is still a sense of simplicity that was held to with the look. You’re not paying designer prices for them either.
The bags are meant to hold cameras of all different sizes: some can tote around (no pun intended) a mirrorless camera while others can hold a DSLR and lenses.
All of the bags are available for purchase now at B&H Photo. More photos of the bags are after the jump.
We all know the hassle with taking pictures of the latest fashion trends for our glossy magazines and designer outlet e-stores, right? No, not really. We don’t have a clue, because we’re not running a fashion e-commerce. But apparently, those that do are in dire need of a dedicated studio solution, according to a company from the Netherlands. They invented the StyleShoots, which is a dedicated, stand-alone, all-in-one photo studio for fashion e-commerces. And what the thing does is amazing. Not only does it take pictures with a built in Canon 5D Mk II, it also makes them ready for publishing by analyzing the structures and adding a true alpha-transparency background–something that can take quite a while if you have to do it by hand (second-assistant underscan rotoscopers will know what I’m talking about.) Finally, for extra convenience, the whole thing is operated by touch via an iPad.
So, if you’re running a fashion e-commerce and need to find a solution for the time-consuming editing process of your product shots, why not pay them a visit at their new NYC showroom? Details on the StyleShoots website.
The concept behind it is so simple: take something awesome, put a dog in the photo, and boom–you’ve got magic. Theron Humphrey did it with Maddie on Things! But one of the most classic cool things on four legs in Menswear Dog. According to their description, “Menswear Dog is a 3 year old shiba inu living in NYC with a panache for all things style. His interests include never washing his selvage denim, lurking around Soho for someone to notice his steez, and sniffing fine a$$ bitches.” While the pup is probably off in the corner having a nap, his human slaves are the likes of Yena, David and Bodhi. And together the trio do all the work, networking, and ball throwing behind the scenes.
We chatted with the team recently about the power of Tumblr for images and the idea.
All images shot by Jamel Shabazz. Used with permission.
Jamel Shabazz is one of New York’s most prolific street photographers. Characterized as a fashion shooter, street shooter, portrait shooter, and documentarian, Jamel has been published in galleries, books, magazines, and more all around the world. Growing up in Brooklyn, NY his work in the area earned him a notable spot in the recent documentary, Everybody Street. He even has a documentary about him. Currently, he is putting together a traditional coffee table book of his unpublished black and white images from 1980 to 2010.
We had some time to chat with the street legend about tips, NY life, and developing relationships with your subjects.
Famed portrait and fashion photographer Lindsay Adler just finished an awesome session with creativeLive on Creative Studio Lighting. We were able to get an exclusive sneak peek at the session where she teaches about lighting a portrait to bring out details and enhance beauty. One of the more important things that she mentions is that in a case like this, your histograms won’t totally matter because she emphasizes that the highlights being blown out is totally intentional. That’s a creative application that we often try to teach here on the Phoblographer not only through tutorials but also in our reviews.
If you’re interested in learning more, creativeLive is offering the entire session at a discount rate of $59. And if you’ve ever seen Adler teach in person, you know that it’s worth it for sure due to the fact that she is so extremely methodical and deliberate.
When I first started the Phoblographer, I used to answer certain reader emails in the form of a post. Because the site grew so fast, i cut it out. But today I received a message via 500px that made me chuckle and also think to myself just how confused many consumers are. And trust me, there are tons of them. This letter came from a woman whose daughter is travelling around and who became very confused with what camera to get. Her daughter is a model, and her photographer shot with one camera but a company advised her to get another one.