Whether you’ve wanted to click birds at your local park or some fancy winged wonders at foreign conservation reserves, seeing the costs of long telephoto lenses can put you off from wanting to buy them. We’ve rounded up a set of lenses that will make your birding photography options more accessible and affordable for everyone. These won’t be as pricey as some super telephoto primes can be, and the pricing on some of our choices here might be downright surprising to you.
This month, the Phoblographer is giving away a beautiful 7Artisans 50mm f1.1 lens in Leica M-mount to one lucky subscriber. It’s overall in pretty great condition and brings with it the patina and aging that makes its beauty shine through. Now, we’re giving it away to one lucky winner! When the Phoblographer’s Membership program was …
Become a subscriber! The Phoblographer has given away some really cool stuff as part of our membership program. This month, the Phoblographer is giving away a beautiful Nikomat EL camera to one lucky subscriber. It’s overall in pretty great condition and brings with it the patina and aging that makes its beauty shine through. Now, …
In many of our camera reviews over the years, we’ve noticed a trend: small sensor cameras are really starting to suck. A good camera does the job you need. But a good camera is also one that you can use repeatedly yet never loses its intrigue. That’s the type of camera photographers deserve — and firmware updates often help with that. But in the past few years, small sensor cameras have lived in the shade cast by the giant redwood trees we can call full-frame cameras. As a result, small sensor cameras are the vines that creep around and climb up the massive trunks of the full-frame camera tech trees, but they never see the sun in the same way.
At The Phoblographer, we’re constantly striving to provide photographers with the tools and resources they need to thrive in their craft. From in-depth gear reviews to insightful industry analysis, we’re dedicated to supporting photographers like you at every step of their journey. And now, we’re thrilled to take our commitment to the next level with a game-changing partnership. We are introducing the Photography Care Program, in collaboration with Full Frame Insurance.
“The color blue is something I get drawn into,” says photographer Mikko Lagerstedt to the Phoblographer in an interview. “It’s hard to know exactly why it is so, but it’s just something I enjoy in my type of photography. I love the feeling it creates as well.” When you peer into Mikko’s images you’re taken to a dreamscape that does something that good art accomplishes: it makes you feel something. Some might be turned off by the cold, but entranced by the ethereal scenes. Others might feel a sense of calm that only certain blue tones can deliver. No matter what you feel, there’s no mistaking that Mikko’s work is incredible.
Photographers have long debated whether film or digital is better. It’s very well agreed these days that the two can easily coexist. More importantly, if someone doesn’t know any better, they’d think that they’re looking at film when looking at a digital photo. With the right processes in the darkroom and scanning, film photographs can look film digital too. But this post isn’t about gear talk. Instead, it’s about philosophy, thought processes, skill, intuition, and understanding of the self. The truth is that if you’re only a digital photographer, there’s a chance that you’re really not all that good.
Good lenses for landscape photography are often misconstrued as being very expensive. But in today’s world, you don’t even need to bother with really pricey lenses. That’s really the case too if you’re a landscape photographer since we’re sure you’re going to do post-production anyway. And that’s also why we like Tamron’s lenses like the …
Go to a museum for a photo exhibit, and you’ll see lots of old photographs. This might be necessary because of what the image is of, the time it was shot, or other reasons. Greener photographers might find these images boring. That could be because they’re not interactive for them to scroll through — in which case, they probably need to learn to appreciate the silence it can give their brain. Others might not find the images to be all that incredible to begin with. And there’s a reason for that that they’re not considering.
There’s something about the way that film recipes look that gives us all spellbound. It’s seriously almost like we were cursed by the wizards of photography to believe that every time we see film photos, we’d fall madly in love. It’s part of the reason why Fujifilm cameras are so appealing. And it’s also why Lumix is growing in popularity with the Real-Time LUT feature. But Canon has just never truly embraced it as something of their own. But luckily, you don’t need to rely on Canon for this. Instead, there are film styles out there that you can load up on various cameras. In fact, I loaded them up into a camera dating back all the way to 2017.