Join Us Live Tonight with Tony Gale for Inside the Photographer’s Mind!

Photographer Tony Gale is our next guest on Inside the Photographer’s Mind.

Our next guest of our once-a-month interview series Inside the Photographer’s Mind is Tony Gale. Tony is a man of many hats. When he isn’t shooting advertising or editorial jobs, he’s working with corporate clients or doing a multitude of other things. The Brooklyn based photographer is also a Sony Artisan, a Manfrotto Ambassador, an X-Rite Coloratti and the American Photographic Artists society National President. To say that Tony is busy is an understatement. And we’re talking to Tony not only about his work, but how he’s gone about managing everything that he’s done in a world where you need to be more than just a photographer.

You can catch it live on Adorama TV on March 13th at 5pm EST by following the Phoblographer or Adorama on Facebook. Or join us live at the Adorama Event Space via EventBrite!

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Grab These Rare Weegee Prints of Marilyn Monroe for $3,500 Each

Fans of the stark and unique work of iconic photographer Weegee may very well see the value of these two rare vintage prints.

We have yet another bunch of treats for all of you still in search of the next outstanding piece of photography and history to make part of your collection. This time, it’s a couple of rare, vintage prints by the iconic photojournalist Arthur Usher Fellig, better known by his pseudonym Weegee.

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Where Does the Printed Photo Belong in the World of Instagram?

Does the printed photo really still matter in an age where most photos just stay on everyone’s mobile phones, social media, and hard drives?

When was the last time you had any of your photos printed? Or even bought or received a printed photo? For those who can’t recall, it may be difficult to answer the premise of this article. For those who had an answer straight away, printed photos could still have a place in their home, work space, or office. But for the most part, printing out photos has become more exception than the norm as of late. Hence the question, where does the printed photo belong today, especially considering the generation whose photos immediately end up on social media?

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Review: Pentax K1 Mk II (A Camera That Was Born to be Wild)

The Pentax K1 Mk II is a solid camera, but does it offer enough to make it a viable choice in 2019?

The Pentax K1 Mk II was launched in March of 2018 with little fanfare. Its predecessor the K1 launched in 2016 and made much more of an impact due to the fact that it was Pentax’s first Full Frame DSLR. The camera introduced features that had never been seen before in a DSLR, and the 36 Megapixel sensor was capable of producing beautiful images. So why was there so little excitement in regards to the K1 Mk II? The Pentax K1 Mk II is almost the exact same camera as the K1. The body is the same, the sensor is the same, the main image processing unit is the same; the only changes are an additional processing unit which works in tandem with the main processor, a slightly faster autofocusing system, higher ISO output, and a new handheld pixel shift mode. Are these updates really enough to make it a worthwhile buy over the now cheaper, Pentax K1?
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Capture Wildlife Easily with These Super Zoom Lenses and Accessories

These super zoom lenses will get you up close and personal with wildlife and more.

There’s nothing quite like being out in nature and seeing wild animals roam the plains and the countryside. Capturing images of wildlife can be quite tricky without the right equipment though. Fortunately, there are some truly impressive, super zoom lenses on the market that are surprisingly affordable. The super zoom lenses and accessories we will be sharing with you offer outstanding value for money, and will help you to capture our four legged and winged friends with ease. Continue reading…

Adorama’s New Video Series Explores Ethical Travel Photography

If it’s been your dream to get build a career travel photography, Adorama’s new documentary series will inspire you.

Travel photography is one of the biggest, most inspiring genres to get into, for the obvious reasons of unique experiences and unforgettable photo opportunities. In their new video series, Adorama adds an extra dimension to the craft by inspiring us to practice ethical travel photography. It’s definitely something to consider whether you’re new to the genre or quite far along into it, so go ahead and add it to your watch list!

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This Signed Garry Winogrand Print is Yours for $12,500

Here’s your chance to snag a signed Garry Winogrand print if you’ve got some serious cash to spare.

Print collectors, retro lovers, and street photographers will surely find our latest vintage discovery a fascinating piece to add to their collection: a signed print by Garry Winogrand, one of the most influential street photographers of the 20th century. If you’re fascinated by his definitive and visually compelling snaps of American life during 1960s, you’ll definitely want to get a hold of this print.

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The New Billingham AVEA Pocket Range Camera Bags Attach to Your Bag

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These new Billingham camera bags will offer a stylish way to carry more while on the go.

Billingham makes some truly gorgeous, handmade camera bags. While they may be a little more expensive than other camera bags on the market, you truly get what you pay for as we found with their Rucksack 35. If you’re fortunate enough to own one of Billingham’s camera bags then you might be interested in their newly announced AVEA 7 and AVEA 8 pocket range accessory bags. Continue reading…

The Leica Q2 is a Pretty Good Deal; You’re Thinking About it Wrong

I’ve been really thinking this over, and I believe that the Leica Q2 really isn’t that bad of a price.

At just a little under $5,000 the Leica Q2 is a camera that the company has obviously worked hard on and upgraded in pretty much every way. While it’s still lacking things like a joystick and could probably benefit from a few more buttons, the camera is highly capable and arguably does almost everything else that lots of other full frame cameras with 40MP+ are capable of. However, it’s doing it in a small body that is targeted to photojournalists and those who do lots of work involving candid documentary style moments. And most of all, you can take it out into the pouring rain and not have any problems.

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The Elegant Minimalist Street Photography of Victor Morante

All images by Victor Morante. Used with permission.

Fans of simple yet elegant street photography, say hello to today’s impressive inspiration. Vietnam-based Spanish photographer Victor Morante said he has been traversing Asia for a long time, but only started doing street photography in 2017 while in Bangkok. Led by his curiosity of people and culture, he felt that the craft came to him naturally. Seeing this handful of snaps he shared with us, we definitely agree.

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Someone Needs to Make a Full Frame, Rangefinder Style Camera with Autofocus

There are too many SLR style full frame Mirrorless cameras out there and not enough rangefinder style.

My biggest hope for years now were that Sony would take the form factor of their a6xxx series cameras and make it full frame with a few extra upgrades; but we never got it. Then I was looking to both Canon and Nikon to do it. And they never did it. Surely I thought that Panasonic, with their history involving Leica, would be the ones. But alas, I was again disappointed. Like some of you, I fall into the camera of photographers who like the Olympus Pen F, the Fujifilm X Pro 2, and the Fujifilm GFX 50R more so than the SLR style camera bodies. To me, they’re more familiar. Perhaps like you, I was trained on Leicas. The feeling of a Hexar AF, a Contax G2, and a Mamiya 6 appealed to me more than some of the most prolific film cameras of all time.

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Eight Lenses and Accessories That Make the Most of Your Fujifilm X-H1

The Fujifilm X-H1 can produce stunning images with the right lenses.

The Fujifilm X-H1 is a fantastic camera for many reasons. Powered by a 24.3MP X-Trans sensor, the Fujifilm X-H1 is perfect for genres ranging from portraiture to landscapes, street photography to photojournalism, and documentary photography to wildlife photography. The Fujifilm X-H1 has 5 axis in-body image stabilization which makes it easy to use in low light situations, and makes it perfect for videography too. When you throw in Fujifilm’s color science and awesome film simulation profiles, excellent image quality, and solid build you can understand why the Fujifilm X-H1 has such a strong following. A camera is nothing without lenses though, so let’s take a look at some lenses and a couple of accessories that will allow you to get the most out of the Fujifilm X-H1. Continue reading…

Teresa Golden Showcases the Captivating Wildlife of the Colorado Rockies

All images by Teresa Golden. Used with permission.

With a fascination for mountain scenery ingrained since childhood, one could say that Colorado-based Teresa Golden was destined to capture the grandeur of the landscape that she shares with some equally stunning wildlife. Having settled in the small mountain community in the Colorado Rockies, the wildlife-rich environment of the Gunnison Valley quickly became her playground and a splendid setting for her to find her footing as a “texture photographer”.

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This (Likely Rare) Diane Arbus Print is Yours for $5,000

Looking for the next item to add to your growing print collection? You might want to consider this (most likely) rare print by Diane Arbus.

Attention vintage fans and print collectors! If you’re in the mood to expand your stash of retro memorabilia or rare prints, you might be interested in our latest previous find: a most likely rare Diane Arbus print. In the listing, by Washington-based ebay seller serialpug, the black and white print is described as a 17″ by 17″ photograph of Blaze Starr. It appears to be fixed to a cardboard backing, but most of the backing has also been ripped off. The photos show that the print has scratches and discoloration throughout. Other flaws mentioned rough edges, a visible crease, and some bubbling. It bears no signatures or print information anywhere. The print is being sold in ‘found’ condition and may need to be restored. It’s listed at $4,999.99 but the seller is open to information and offers on this piece, as the condition is likely to dictate a different price.

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Graceland: Food Photography Inspired by Elvis and Priscilla’s Fantasy Wedding Buffet

All images by Louise Hagger, Emily Kidd, and Alexander Breeze. Used with permission.

Making food eye-catching and mouth-watering is the bottom line of food photography. But sometimes, photographers and their collaborators get the idea to make things bigger and push the boundaries further. This is definitely what we see from Graceland, a series of food snaps that celebrate the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, and his beau Priscilla. The brainchild of food and still life photographer Louise Hagger, creative food stylist Emily Kydd, and creative director and prop stylist Alexander Breeze, Graceland recreates the couple’s wedding buffet and re-imagines it set in the titular Memphis estate to reflect the King’s “gluttonous approach to life and fulfillment in love”.

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First Impressions: Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30mm f4 S (with Sample Images!)

Nikon’s Nikkor Z 14-30 f4 S is an ultra-wide angle zoom lens for Nikon mirrorless cameras that features built-in filter threads.

While in Las Vegas for WPPI this year, we got the exclusive opportunity to spend some hands-on time photographing with Nikon’s brand new Nikkor Z 14-30 f4 S prototype lens. Designed for Nikon’s mirrorless Z Mount, the Nikkor Z 14-30 f4 S is a compact, lightweight, ultra-wide-angle lens with a maximum constant aperture of f4 throughout the zoom range. It features built-in filter threads up front, allowing photographers to attach lens filters without the need to rely on expensive and often clunky, third-party filter systems. With a lens design consisting of 14 elements in 12 groups, the Nikkor Z 14-30 f4 S includes 4 ED glass and 4 aspherical lens elements to take full advantage of the high resolving power of the Nikon Z7, while the Nano Crystal Coated elements help reduce ghosting and flaring when compositions include light sources within the frame. The front lens element is also fluorine-coated, making it water and oil repellent.

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Reviewed: 7 of the Best Cameras for Astrophotography

These cameras will absolutely blow you away when it comes to astrophotography thanks to their incredible high ISO performance.

There are few genres of photography that are quite as rewarding as astrophotography. The thrill of pointing your camera to the skies and being able to see the magic that hides in plain sight is truly a magical experience. Getting great astrophotography shots is possible with any camera really, but there are a few that stand out as star performers thanks to their impeccable image quality, and virtually noise free images up to ISO 6400. Use one of the seven cameras we suggest and you’ll be over the moon with your results. Continue reading…

First Impressions: Tamron 35-150mm f2.8-4 Di VC OSD (Canon EF)

We got to spend some hands-on time with Tamron’s 35-150mm f2.8-4 Di VC OSD prototype in Las Vegas last week while we were at WPPI.

It’s always exciting when we get to spend some hands-on time with lenses that are still under development, and we got to do just that when we met with Tamron last week at WPPI. One of the three new lenses that Tamron showed off at WPPI, the Tamron 35-150mm f2.8-4 Di VC OSD was the only one of the trio with a functional prototype available. The Tamron 35-150mm f2.8-4 is a lightweight and compact variable aperture zoom lens that covers most of the focal lengths popular for portraiture work. In fact, these focal lengths (35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 105mm, 135mm, and 150mm) are clearly marked on the lens barrel itself, giving you an idea as to who Tamron’s intended market for the lens is.  Continue reading…

Learn How to Shoot Stunning Milky Way Photos in Five Minutes

Eager to learn how to shoot breathtaking Milky Way photos? All you need is roughly five minutes of full attention and this basic video tutorial.

If you’re looking for a quick and simple astrophotography tutorial for shooting the Milky Way, then we have just the right stuff for you. In his very basic video tutorial, Mike Perea gives a rundown of all the stuff you need to know to get that beautiful band of stars in your night photos. Whether you don’t have a lot of time to watch lengthy astrophotography tutorials or are looking for a simple one that works, this is definitely one to keep in your bookmarks for future reference.

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The New Yongnuo YN450 Is Unfortunately One Giant Mess of a Camera

Yongnuo YN450

While it’s a great concept with some good ideas, the Yongnuo YN450 is a swing and a miss.

Ears perked up, and eyes were wide open throughout the photography world late last year when Yongnuo announced that they would be making a hybrid camera that ran on Google’s Android software, and would feature a Canon EF Mount for lenses. The camera sounded pretty good; it promised easy connectivity to popular social media sites, and a user friendly interface that tens of millions of people around the world are familiar with. But between the announcement and now, you know what has really hit the fan. Continue reading…

Tariq Zaidi Lets Us in on the Stylish Circle of the Brazzaville “Sapeurs”

All photos by Tariq Zaidi. Used with Permission.

We are bombarded by images of the latest fashion and styles everyday, with either commercial or creative intent (and sometimes both). In his fascinating series  however, London-based documentary photographer Tariq Zaidi has found a unique way to look at fashion through social commentary. The Sapeurs of Brazzaville introduces us to the practitioners of La Sape, a fashion subculture in the cities of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo. They are called sapeurs (dapper gents) and sapeuse (dandy ladies) who choose to be the embodiment of elegance, flamboyance, opulence, and glamour in a place that is anything but.

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