Elizaveta Porodina Brings Out Playful Colors in “New York Blues”

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Feel like getting a little experimental with your portrait and fashion photography? One way to do it is to play around with colors. Munich-based Elizaveta Porodina is certainly one of the photographers who we can take a page from, as we can see in this playful fashion editorial from 2017.

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You’re Saying the Word Bokeh Wrong, Same with ISO!

These common photography words and names have been stumping the masses for ages. 

 

Have you ever been in a conversation with another photographer and you both end up trying to correct each other over the correct pronunciation of certain photography words and names? I know I have, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Fortunately, a new video from Gerald Undone goes over a few common photography words such as ISO, EOS, and Bokeh and tries to set the record straight once and for all. Join us after the jump for the video. Continue reading…

Here’s How a “Digital Collodion” Compares to a Real Wet Plate Photo

Wondering if it’s possible reproduce the wet plate look in a digital photo? We have the answer for you in this quick comparison video.

Can you achieve the unique look of wet plate photography in a digital photo? The short answer, of course, is yes. But the real question should probably be, how close does it look to the real thing? We find out in this interesting quick comparison video.

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Henri Prestes Takes Us Along Moody Cinematic Night Drives

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Is the dreamy look of foggy nights and misty landscapes your frequent photography inspiration? We can’t blame you, as we’ve also found it to be a highly effective look for crafting emotive imagery, regardless of the genre or subject matter. Case in point is a gorgeous series by London-based photographer and cinematographer Henri Prestes, which takes us along a moody ride across various foggy locations.

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Erik Witsoe Captures Beautiful Slices of Life in Monochrome

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While black and white is a popular look not only for street photography but also for any project that calls for a classic or dramatic imagery. From portraits to landscapes, documentary photography, and photo diaries, photographers turn to the simplicity and elegance of black and white for both professional and personal work. Case in point is the beautiful 365 Monochrome Project of Seattle photographer and artist Erik Witsoe, which we’re sure will inspire you if you’re in the mood for monochrome.

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Get Lost in a Monochrome Afternoon Walk in Berlin with Skander Khlif

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Munich-based Skander Khlif has been one of our go-to photographers when it comes to candid, well-captured slices of life; not random shots of people in the streets, but photos that have some story or show the beauty that surrounds him at a given moment. Scenes from his hometown are now among our staple features, but we also follow him around on his adventures in other cities and countries. For everyone’s street photography inspiration today, we put the spotlight on his monochrome snaps from an afternoon walk in Berlin.

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Cam Crosland’s Fishing With Dynamite Shows An Empathetic Approach To Flash Street Photography

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Cam Crosland is a street photographer based in London. Their work has been described as both poetic and powerful — a description we are in complete agreement with. Through their series Fishing With Dynamite, Cam adopts a gentler, more empathetic approach to flash street photography.

While their identity does not define the caliber of their work, Cam’s path to identifying as non-binary has certainly played its role in the way their work is produced. Equally, street photography has played a role in helping Cam on their path of self-exploration.

We spoke to Cam to talk about their amazing work and life as a non-binary street photographer.

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Neil Burnell Takes Us to a Minimalist English “Chrome Coast”

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Already have a scenic location in mind for a landscape photography shoot? You might want to get some ideas for it from today’s featured series. If you haven’t tried shooting landscapes and seascapes in minimalist monochrome yet, you might get some tips from UK-based fine art photographer Neil Burnell on how to achieve this elegant style.

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20×24 Studio Berlin: Keeping Large Format Instant Photography Alive Today

If you loved our feature on how old school photography studios are standing out today, here’s our full interview with 20×24 Studio Berlin’s Markus Mahla for additional reading.

We’re confident that some of you are shocked that the film industry is still alive and kicking. If you fall into this camp, you’d be even more astonished to find out that even older, more ancient, antiquated photography processes — tintypes and ambrotypes — are still around. Best of all, you can book a sitting today with studios offering portrait sessions in these unique processes. We very recently got in touch with a bunch of these old school photography studios to find out how they are standing out from their modern counterparts. You’ve most likely read about that here. However, we also wanted to share with our readers our full interview with each of these studios to paint a clearer picture of their visions, how they work, and what it’s like running their unique spaces.

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Here’s Your Chance to Snag a Super Rare Nikon S3M

If you’re a Nikon fan or collector, this rare Nikon S3M is sure to make your heart skip a beat and take a bite out of your wallet.

Looking for the next vintage beauty to add to your gang of awesome and rare cameras? Today’s find is without a doubt on the wishlist of every hardcore Nikon fan and camera collector out there; a super rare Nikon S3M package. Time to make some space and ready your wallet if it sounds like something you’ve always wanted!

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Mark Broyer Highlights Color in Latest “After Hours” Installments

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We’ve been following the night strolls of Hamburg-based photographer and art director Mark Broyer through his After Hours series, curious about the persona his town takes on come nighttime. We find ourselves wanting to do some street photography at night with each installment, and the two latest ones are no exception. If you too are looking for inspiration for your next street photography project, you’ve come to the right place.

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Danila Tkachenko Combines Fact and Fiction in “Monuments” Project

All images by Danila Tkachenko. Used with permission.

What happens when architectural photography meets conceptual and modernist art? Moscow-based photographer and visual artist Danila Tkachenko gives us an idea through a fascinating project called Monuments. This series explores the boundaries of historical memory by combining abandoned orthodox churches and lightweight structures; elements that are real and imagined. If you’re looking for some out-of-the-box photography projects, this might just be one that inspires you.

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Alchemy Tintype: A Response to Today’s Forgettable Images

If you loved our feature on how old school photography studios are standing out today, here’s our full interview with Alchemy Tintype’s Ashley Jennings for additional reading.

We’re confident that some of you are shocked that the film industry is still alive and kicking. If you fall into this camp, you’d be even more astonished to find out that even older, more ancient, antiquated photography processes — tintypes and ambrotypes — are still around. Best of all, you can book a sitting today with studios offering portrait sessions in these unique processes. We very recently got in touch with a bunch of these old school photography studios to find out how they are standing out from their modern counterparts. You’ve most likely read about that here. However, we also wanted to share with our readers our full interview with each of these studios to paint a clearer picture of their visions, how they work, and what it’s like running their unique spaces.

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The Chrononaut: Cheyenne Beverley’s Timeless Portrait Photography

All images by Cheyenne Beverley. Used with permission.

If you’ve been into portrait photography, you must have noticed that the film-inspired aesthetic has been pretty popular in the recent years. What started out as a nostalgia for the unique visual qualities of the 1970’s and 1980’s have become a go-to look. The works of emotive and experimental photographers like Brooklyn-based Cheyenne Beverley are great examples of why today’s creative culture thrives on looking at the past.

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Tomas Ayuso Shows Why the Honduran Youth Are Fighting for the Right to Grow Old

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Travelers come from all over the world to visit Honduras. From the beautiful island of Utila to the picturesque town of Copan, it’s labelled a paradise to those who stop by. But for the many living there, the narrative couldn’t be more different. Government corruption and painful inequality mean that life for a local is tough. Issues with violence and access to basic needs are also making it an impossible place to live. That’s why many, including the country’s youth, are fleeing in hope for something better.

Tomas Ayuso is a Honduran photojournalist who has been documenting the crisis by spending time with those who have decided to leave. The story has taken him to the US/Mexican border, given him access to makeshift homes often housing large groups of people, and allowed him to create some meaningful work. We spoke to Tomas to learn more about how troublesome circumstances are tearing his home nation apart.

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Salvatore Matarazzo’s Ricoh GR II Snaps “Eyes From the Street”

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One of the first things we learn when we’re photographing people is to make sure their eyes are in focus. Italian contemporary street photographer Salvatore Matarazzo often takes this fundamental portrait photography lesson to his bold work. In his most recent series, he especially dedicated a collection to some of the eyes he met while out in the streets. Not quite like the posed street portraits usually see or think about, these photos are quirky close-ups that introduce us to the subjects that caught our featured photographers’ eyes.

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Cassie Roschs’ Heart Warming Wedding Photography Will Make You Smile

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When that big day arrives, the soon to be married couple need to be confident they’ve got a photographer that can perfectly document their intimate moment–Cassie Rosch is one of those photographers. Her heart-warming and breathtaking photography has made her high in demand. From Guatemala to Italy; from mountains to lakesides, Cassie is an extremely well-traveled wedding photographer. This comes as no surprise, as her work goes far beyond the candid snapshot. Cassie has the ability to show empathy, love, connectivity and that all-important emotional bond in her images.

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Toxicity is Rampant in the World of Photography and There’s No Need for it

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Just go read the comments on YouTube channels, Facebook, or in forums; there are toxic photography communities everywhere.

The internet is a wonderful thing. It has given us the ability to have all the information we could ever need at our fingertips, and it lets us share our work online, but it has also given us something else. Keyboard warriors. People who sit in front of their computers, or on their phones with the sole purpose of degrading, bad mouthing, and generally making the lives of others miserable for no reason. Unfortunately the photography world is home to more keyboard warriors than most communities on the web. Why are photography communities so toxic?  Continue reading…

Grab This Rare Lamperti and Garbagnati Aerial Camera for $10,000

This super rare and super vintage aerial camera make an interesting addition to every camera collection (or camera museum even) out there.

If artifacts and items from a bygone era is your thing, we’re sure our latest vintage find will fascinate you. This very rare item may very well be one of the very first aerial cameras made. It could even be the only one of its model ever made! Go ahead and check it out to see if it’s something you’d like to add to your collection.

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Lumiere Tintype: Inspired by Traveling Photographers of Centuries Past

If you loved our feature on how old school photography studios are standing out today, here’s our full interview with Lumiere Tintype’s Adrian Whipp for additional reading.

We’re confident that some of you are shocked that the film industry is still alive and kicking, If you fall into this camp, you’d be even more astonished to find out that more ancient, antiquated photography processes — tintypes and ambrotypes — are still around. Best of all, you can book a sitting today with studios offering portrait sessions in these unique processes. We very recently got in touch with a bunch of these old school photography studios to find out how they are standing out from their modern counterparts. You’ve most likely read about that here. However, we also wanted to share with our readers our full interview with each of these studios to paint a clearer picture of their visions, how they work, and what it’s like running their unique spaces.

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Jane Dickson Documented the Darker, Crime Ridden Times Square

All images by Jane Dickson. Used with permission.

Times Square in the 70s and 80s wasn’t the squeaky clean version we know today–and we can thank folks like photographer Jane Dickson for documentary style images of what we knew of the era. Back then it was known for being New York’s hub of seediness, drugs and crime. Movie theatres were showing pornography and the streets were dominated by pimps and prostitutes – it was the mecca for indulgence and perversion.

Amongst the wild nights and regretful mornings, were ordinary people just getting on with their lives. During that era, Jane would go out late at night with her camera and document the tales and dramas that would unfold before her. The work she produced became a book – Jane Dickson In Times Square – and we thought it was the perfect time to speak to her about her life during New York’s darker period.

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