Beginner's Tips for Shooting a Wedding

With PMA in full swing as I am writing this, there are probably some of you looking for alternative things to read about. I shot a wedding this past weekend and of all the loads of tips that I’ve written in the past I’ve never written about weddings. So if you’re getting into shooting them and want some tips, keep reading.

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Hands On: Hasselblad H4D-40

Today, Fotocare in NYC allowed us to have some personal fondling time with the newly announced Hasselblad H4D-40. It’s quite the camera and in some ways even rivals the Phase One cameras that I’ve handled before. As a guy more familiar with Hasselblad and with the True Focus feature, I can tell you that I am truly stunned by the potential. With an 80mm lens, the camera is $19,955.

Edit: As time went on, this posting received many hits. Because of that, B&H offers the camera with the 35-90mm F4.5 lens, body only, and as a complete kit.

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DSLR Videography: Items You May Want To Get

The worlds of photography and videography are emerging even more as time progresses. It has become inevitable. They’ve been used to film major motion pictures as well as television shows. Because of this, you should also perhaps be looking into gear to support those features of your DSLR. Chances are that your flashes, diffusers, and wireless transmitters really won’t help you very much. That being said, here are some items to start out with that won’t really break the bank.

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Staff/Contact Info

The Phoblographer is a website that explores the psychology of photographers as they do their work. It also offers reviews, tips, tutorials, and news from a lifestyle point of view. The site explores the photography world and pop culture’s effects on the art form.

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  • News@thephoblographer.com: news-related inquiries
  • reviews@thephoblographer.com: goes to the hardware and software reviews team.
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The Staff

Chris Gampat: Editor in Chief

Chris Gampat forged the Phoblographer in the heat resulting from the effects of 2008’s economic recession. Today, he manages the delicate balance of the Editorial and Business sides of the site. Chris has worked all around the industry: PDN, PCMag, IGN, Geek.com, Imaging Resource, Magnum Photos, Gear Patrol, B&H Photo Video, American Photographic Artists, etc. He’s a former paparazzo, wedding photographer, and photojournalist. These days he’s mostly a conceptual photographer. His photographer can be found at The Gampat. He’s best known for a viral photo series around New York’s love of pizza! Quotes and interviews of Chris have been featured in national magazines, newspapers, and television such as the LA Times, Glamour Magazine, CTV, NYTimes, Michelin, Creative Live, Studio C41, etc.

If you’d like to contact Chris or are more interested in how he can help you, promote/review your product, contact him at ChrisGampat[at]thephoblographer[dot]com. Chris lives in the NYC area and is always happy to work with new vendors.

Mark Beckenbach: Copy Editor

Mark is a street photographer who has exhibited work in the US and internationally. He has lead photowalks, curated photography exhibitions and zines, and co-founded Back to the Lab – a community based organization in NYC focused on cultivating photography through workshops, guest speakers, and education. A New Yorker at heart, he currently lives in Shanghai with his wife, son, and dog. You can see his photography on his Instagram.

Dan Ginn: Arts and Culture Editor

Dan Ginn is a London based Street Photographer, with the main focus on color and simplicity. He has had his work international published through exhibitions, magazines and photo books. Dan is also a published writer, having written for several photographic organizations where he often talks about his journey through Street Photography.

To keep up to date with Dan, follow him on InstagramTwitter and make sure you visit his website too.

Hillary Grigonis: Reviews Editor

Hillary K. Grigonis is a Michigan-based photographer and tech writer. Hillary first developed her two passions — writing and photography — working at the local newspaper in high school and she’s been mixing the two ever since. As a freelance writer, she regularly writes about technology and photo gear. Her work has been published in Business Insider, Digital Trends, CreativeLive, and many others. 

After several years in photojournalism, she launched Hillary K Photography, where she focuses on weddings and portraits. Her photojournalism roots still show in her work that favors a mix of candid photography, and relaxed poses.

Hillary lives with her husband and three kids in the-middle-of-nowhere Michigan, where she also enjoys hiking, camping, crafting, and reading.

Feroz Khan: Junior Photo Editor

Never seen without a camera (or far from one), Feroz picked up the art of photography from his grandfather at a very early age (at the expense of destroying a camera or two of his). Specializing in sports photography and videography for corporate short films, when he’s not discussing or planning his next photoshoot, he can usually be found staying up to date on aviation tech or watching movies from the 70s era with a cup of karak chai.

Brittany Smith: Reviews Writer

Brittany is a commercial fashion and portrait photographer working in Montana and NYC. When not behind a camera she can usually be found at a local artisan coffeeshop, writing for photography education sites and publications, teaching fitness classes, or baking something fabulous.

To keep up with Brittany, follow her on Instagram or visit her website.

Ellyn Kail: Photographer Interviewer

Ellyn Kail is a writer and photo editor. She got her start as a junior at Sarah Lawrence College, when she spent a semester interning at The New Yorker’s photo department. Since then, her words have appeared in Feature Shoot, where she also serves as Editor, as well as VICE, Fast Company, The Huffington Post, Narratively, and various other outlets. She lives in Bronxville, NY, with her husband Tim and rescue dog Brenda.

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