Highway Hypnosis: Capturing The Relationship Between Color and Light


All images by Seth Harwood. Used with permission.

“The reason I began photographing these expanses at night came from a curiosity to see if I could capture that sense of lost time that occurs during these sprawling drives.” says South Dakota photographer Seth Harwood about his series Highway Hypnosis. “,,,I think that by blurring the scene just enough to obscure the finite details only helps the viewer to focus more on the relationship of color and light.” Raised the son of a repo man, Seth spent his youth playing in old, broken down vehicles that had been left behind. As such, he developed a particular fondness for this abandoned aspect of the highway culture throughout the American Midwest.

This fondness is clearly evident in Highway Hypnosis and he explores light trails made by vehicles on a highway but also blends the details just enough to make it into a project that is all about the relationship of color in the scene.



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Cheap Photo: Here Are 8 DSLR Lens Savings You Won’t Want To Miss

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon 35mm f1.4 L II vs Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art Product photos (1 of 7)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 2.0

Friday! That glorious day of the week where we get to sit at work, dreaming of all that we will accomplish over the weekend… but end up sitting on the couch for a date with Netflix. Today’s Cheap Photo Highlight is all for you DSLR owners, take a break from that binge session and take note, these are some of the best DSLR lens deals we are currently aware of.

Plus the rest of our full deal listing, after the jump…

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Cheap Photo: These Insane Sony Deals Are Expected To End Soon

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony A7s Mk II extra product images (4 of 4)ISO 4001-100 sec at f - 4.0

Hasselblad was the mirrorless company making all of the waves this week with the announcement of their new 1XD medium format mirrorless camera. But today we are talking about our first pioneering mirrorless company, Sony (You know, the company that gave us the world’s first full frame mirrorless system? I know, I know – full frame mirrorless is soooooo 2013!). They have some killer deals on lenses, even $600 off the original A7, but we expect them to be expiring soon. So come take a look after the jump and save some dough while you still can!

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First Impressions: Hasselblad X1D

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Hasselblad X1D product images (13 of 13)ISO 6401-50 sec at f - 2.8

Editor’s note: With this post, we’re testing a new offering from our current redesign: full screen blog posts. Please let us know your feedback as we’re eager to keep building a better Phoblographer for you all.

If you think about any of the companies who have contributed much to the world of photography gear, there shouldn’t be a doubt in your mind that Hasselblad is on that list. With the company’s new X1D announced earlier today, I’ve got no doubt in my mind that they’ve reached out and touched the millennial generation of photographers in the digital world in the same way that the 500C has touched them.

The Hasselblad X1D features a 50MP cropped 645 format sensor–that is to say that it isn’t a full frame 645 sensor but instead still larger than a 35mm sensor. The camera also incorporates the use of leaf shutter lenses that let you shoot with a flash to 1/2000th with full sync, autofocus, an EVF, a touchscreen LCD, and interesting features such as a mode dial that locks and unlocks by simply pressing it up and down.

But even more amazing: it’s pretty small–honestly if you could imagine a Sony a6000 series camera, put a big sensor in it and make it around the height of some DSLRs then reduce the weight and depth significantly, you’ve got this camera.

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The Pentax K-70 Offers Weather Sealing For $649.95


Yesterday, Pentax announced their brand new K-70 DSLR camera; which is offering weather sealing in a DSLR at a very affordable price point. In fact, it’s built so tough that the company claims it to be able to survive down to 14°F (-10°C).

The Pentax K-70 also offers a top sensitivity of up to ISO 102,400, a PENTAX-developed PRIME MII image processor, a new Hybrid Autofocus (AF) system, the PENTAX Pixel Shift Resolution System, which produces high-resolution images, and an in-body shake-reduction mechanism that reduces the effects of camera shake up to 4.5 shutter steps.

Oh yeah, and WiFi. When it hits retailers, the camera will run you $649.95. Feature on this camera and the newly announced lens are after the jump.

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Cheap Photo: Save up to 68% Off SanDisk 80MB/s + 95MB/s SD Cards

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon D810 first impressions product images (7 of 8)ISO 4001-50 sec at f - 3.2

Yesterday’s incredibly enticing Fujifilm deals really got the week off to a good start, and today we have some more killer savings for you to enjoy. Starting with the fact that you can save up to 68% off on SanDisk 80MB/s & 43% off Sandisk 95MB/s SD cards. If you have not taken advantage of some of the other SD card deals we have posted over the last couple months, then this may be one you want to jump on!

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How to Get into Film Photography on the Cheap

The Pentax MX, one of the smallest 35mm film cameras

Film photography isn’t at all dead; in fact it’s evolving. What’s seemingly disappearing in terms of push and effort on behalf of the more traditional brands isn’t exactly so. The younger generation of photographers embrace the format as a way of trying something completely new that they didn’t really get a chance to use growing up. It’s a departure from the digital world that gets caught up in all the technical jargon and can easily blur the idea of art.

Film can also be an incredible learning tool if used correctly and can also give you lots of really cool and experimental uses with the right mentality. But you’re trying to get into film without breaking the bank, then here’s how.

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