National Geographic Photographer Ira Block Gives Tips for Instagram and Documentary Photographers

Photographer Ira Block has traveled around the world and these days is both a National Geographic Photographer and a Sony Artisan. To that end, he's one of the perfect photographers to speak to about documentary photography. Earlier this year, he spent some time in front of the camera with us talking about modern documentary photography and how it's changed over the years. To start with though, Ira imparts a few tips for photographers looking to get into documentary photography. Not to our surprise, he tells us a lot of it has to do with passion and preparation.

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Pedro Kin: The Thrill of Waking Up at 3AM to Catch the Sunrise

All images by Pedro Kin. Used with permission.

“Gear was getting in the way and I decided to sell everything and start simple again, I needed a smaller camera due to the hikes I do so I decided to ditch the full frame camera that was staying at home on every hike,” says photographer Pedro Kin about the work he does in an introductory email. With his Sony a6500, 10-18mm and 24-70mm lens he goes about hiking and shooting landscapes where he can. You see, Pedro loves traveling and travel photography therefore fits right into what he really adores. Drawing influence from photographers like Dennis Oliver, Colby Brown and Elia Locardi, Pedro claims to have been shooting for around 13 years.

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The Awkward Photographer’s Guide to Networking With Other People

Networking events are part of the whole body of the photography industry no matter what part of it you happen to be in. They’re essential when it comes to building your business, building your name, and even just to keep the door open to possibly working with folks in the future. It’s also no secret the industry is more often than not about who you know more than what you know. So if you’re looking to network with other photographers, editors, Instagramers, gallery curators, wedding planners, etc. then read on for a few tips.

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Steve Gosling: Hypnotic Pinholes and Black and White Photography

All images by Steve Gosling. Used with permission.

Photographer Steve Gosling is a true black and white artistic photographer. To him, the gear is only secondary to his creative vision. This is evident in his choice of mediums. He’s used pinhole cameras, large format, and even works with Phase One cameras and lenses. His affinity for the artistic side of photography started when he was really young. He had no interest in math, science, etc. Instead, he was captivated by photography. Luckily, that passion never died out for him.

But if you’re a lover of landscapes, you’re surely going to enjoy his photos and his thought process.

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Quick Tip: How to Choose the Right Shoes for Photowalking

You know the feeling if you’re a photographer with some gear on you: you go about walking around for a while but then after some time you need a break. You have to refuel but most importantly, your feet hurt. That can sometimes be the biggest issue when it comes to photowalking. Everyone will tell you to wear comfortable shoes; but no one really goes into that any further. For me personally, sometimes my nicer shoes tend to be comfortable enough for most excursions I go on. However, that all depends on what gear I have with me.

And with that, I’m going to get really into how to choose the right shoes for photowalking.

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Cheap Photo: Memorial Day Gear Deal Roundup

Memorial Day here in the US is a day to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, losing their lives in the armed forces. But as with many holidays, it has also been morphed into an occasion for family gatherings, camping, and more relevant to this post – saving money.

As such, in this edition of Cheap Photo we wanted to share all of the various camera & gear deals that we have been made aware of. So if you find yourself looking to spend some money this holiday weekend then make sure and take a took at this post.

*This post will be updated as new deals are discovered, so check back*

Also, don’t forget to check out all the other great deals noted below!

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You Could Win $10,000 In Prizes From Our Friends At 5DayDeal

5DayDeal Giveaway 2017

You have seen the great deals and charity supporting bundles from the team at 5DayDeal here on Phoblographer over the last year, and as of this morning they are back – this time with a huge giveaway with over $10,000 in prizes. What better way to spend a few minutes of your Memorial Day weekend than by entering a killer giveaway that could net you some seriously awesome prizes?!

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Cheap Photo: Time Lapse Photography 101

Have you been stopped in your tracks by some of the amazing time lapse videos produced in recent years? We know we sure have and these amazing videos have led to many photographers looking to get into time lapse photography. If you are one of those photographers, looking to get the knowledge you need to produce awe inspiring time lapse videos, than today’s deal is one you will want to check out!

Also, don’t forget to check out all the other great deals noted below!

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