Essentials: The Connected Photographer

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Essentials is a brand new series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could surely be substituted, but these are what we personally recommend.

There is a brand new workflow that some of the more cutting edge professionals are sticking to these days: and it doesn’t involve spending hours in front of the computer. With the advent of connected camera, Eye-Fi Mobi, and other extremely mobile software, we can create and edit images with loads of amazing looks just by working on the JPEGs that we created pretty much right the first time in the camera. The liberation that this delivers is truly mind blowing if you can embrace it.

And here is our recommended kit.

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Essentials: The Summer Concert Photographer

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Essentials Summer Concert Shooter (1 of 7)ISO 2001-200 sec at f - 5.6

Essentials is a brand new series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could surely be substituted, but these are what we personally recommend.

One of the biggest rules of shooting summer concerts is to not bring a bag. Many venues don’t let you bring one, but even if you have a press pass, it can be really tough and slow you down a lot. While many photographers still use DSLRs, a major fact is that mirrorless camera performance has gotten so damn good that we really can’t deny them their strengths. And a mirrorless camera will keep things lighter and more compact whether you’re in the front row or the pit.

And for that, here’s our essential and a couple of tips that run down our choices summer concert photography. For even more tips, check out this interview we did with Rolling Stone Photographer Nicole Fara Silver.

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Essentials: The Street Photographer With a Strobe

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Essentials for th Strobist Street Photographer (9 of 9)ISO 2001-200 sec at f - 3.5

Essentials is a brand new series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could surely be substituted, but these are what we personally recommend.

Every Street Photographer has their own style, and many prefer to work with natural light. But once you start to work with strobes, you begin to realize just how much different your work can start to look. Taking photos of people candidly in the street already requires some bravery, and we’d be lying to you if we said that adding a strobe into the picture (pun not intended) also didn’t require some major stugots.

In the end though, you’ll be rewarded with not only different photos from everyone else but also with the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve learned a new skill.

Here’s what we recommend.

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