Review: Fotr Camera App (Apple iPhone)


The idea behind the Fotr app isn’t really a new one; but it’s one of the latest options out there that takes the conveniences of digital photography and tries to apply film-analog ideas to it. No, we’re not talking about vintage looking filters, we’re talking about taking your images and not being able to see them until after a development process has taken place. That’s part of the excitement of film–and as I type this article up I’ve got at least seven rolls on my desk that I need to take to Lomography for developing.

Fotr has loads of potential, but I need to be completely honest here: this app is hands down the biggest waste of money that I’ve spent this year.

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What Should You Charge For Prints? Shootproof Data Analyzed


For a budding photographer, or even an experienced one, a common question is how much to charge for your products; like prints, canvas, albums etc. This is not information that can be easily researched and a ton of the information that you can find is behind a paywall of some kind as part of a workshop. Furthermore, a lot of the information is very contradictory of other information that may be found, and this can make it really difficult for any photographer to make an informed decision on what to charge.

So what is a photographer to do? Well, usually it involves a sort of trial and error process of setting prices and constantly tweaking them until you hit a sweet spot. This is not an ideal solution and causes lots of sales and income being left on the table, so today we want to share with you the better way – the Shootproof way.

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Canvas Prints: The Badge of Honor for Photographers


Every time I print something with the intent on hanging it in my own apartment as a decoration, I always choose canvas for great reasons. Providing that they have a matte finish, they absorb light very well–and if you don’t have gallery style lighting (and I doubt you do) then it offers you the most versatility overall. The tradeoff: the can be much more expensive than a print…usually.

Then there’s; a service that wants to offer you the best option possible at the lowest price possible.

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PhotoCrowd Offers Users Gorgeous New Print Store


Check out our Kickstarter! $10 is all you need to get started on a year’s worth of inspiration!

PhotoCrowd is already a pretty cool way to display your portfolio in case you’re looking for an alternative to something like 500px, Flickr or Instagram. But what’s even cooler is that it’s offering a new built-in print store just in case someone wants to actually purchase some wall art. And if there is any way for you to truly show people your appreciation of the photographic arts, it’s by displaying the pieces in your home.

They’re offering prints, framed prints and wall canvases. Prints obviously are the most affordable while the frames will cost most and the canvas will be even more. Canvases are generally worth it though as they reflect the most light, and are often best for your home. Of course though, these are something that the more artistically mature may value since prints are so personal of an experience that can’t be had behind a digital screen.

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Review: DNP DS40 Dye Sublimation Printer

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer DNP DS40 printer review images (1 of 10)ISO 4001-50 sec at f - 2.8

Dye-Sublimation printing isn’t new, but it surely is a process that hasn’t been spoken about for a while or as much as laserjet and ink jet printing. However, DNP is a company that makes Dye-Sublimation printers–and if you aren’t familiar with the process then head right on over to your local WalMart or CVS. Most of America and the world is indeed happy with the results that they get.

So when the company pitched the DNP DS40 at us, we were naturally curious. Wedding clients have always been happy with prints from CVS or other places, so how would it work in a natural home/office setting?

Over the past three months we’ve been playing with the DNP DS40 and we can only describe this as addicting.

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Beginner’s Tips for Editing Your Images Down to Only Your Best Work


One of the hardest things for any photographer to do is to edit down their images to a select few. Whether they are images from a recent shoot or a body of work destined for a web gallery or portfolio, the process of editing is no easy task. It’s not something that’s taught alongside learning about shutter speed, aperture and ISO.

It’s an important skill to develop as a weak portfolio or web gallery can diminish the impact of one’s best work. Here are some suggestions that may help you to refine the way you evaluate, select and organize your best photographs.

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How to Become a Better Photo Editor of Your Own Photography



The greatest challenge faced by any photographer is being an editor of their own work. I am not referring to one’s Photoshop skills, but rather a shooter’s ability to filter through their body of work and select only the best. Whether it’s designing a printed portfolio or creating a new gallery on a website, it can be a difficult thing to turn a critical eye on one’s own photographs.

Here are some suggestions that may help develop and refine your skills as your own best photo editor.

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