Inside the Photographer’s Mind Episode 2: Charlie Naebeck

Photographer Charlie Naebeck was on the latest episode of Inside the Photographer’s Mind

For our second episode of Inside the Photographer’s Mind, we interviewed Charlie Naebeck. Charlie is a photographer here in NYC, and also a teacher. What’s special about Charlie is the fact that he started out in street photography, then got into portraiture, and then got into conceptual work. How? Well, according to Charlie it had a whole lot to do with how he started in photography, evolved, and how he decided to collaborate with other people, especially dancers.

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First Impressions: Sony 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 OSS (Sony E Mount)

This blog post originally appeared on Digital Photo Pro; part of the Madavor Network. It and the images here are being syndicated with exclusive permission. For more, be sure to check out their website.

At a media event in Oahu, Hawaii, Sony provided a small selection of media, including myself, a first look at the new E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens for Sony’s APS-C a6000/a6300/a6500 cameras. We took the lens out to shoot some local food markets to check out the image quality. With 12 groups and 16 elements, including an aspherical element, the $600 7.5x zoom lens is only 325 grams, teeny compared to the 400-500+ grams for competitor lenses, which the company says will make it perfect for travel use. High corner-to-corner resolution, even at the telephoto end and the MTF data (a chart describing the image sharpness at various focal lengths and moving away from the center of the lens) shows excellent edge sharpness relative to other compact travel lenses.

The lens has built-in optical image stabilization, which works in conjunction with the built-in stabilization in the camera for additional protection against blur caused by photographer motion. (Sony told us they don’t list the total effective f/stop stability.) It also features a completely silent motor, making it suitable for video capture.)

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Review: Capture One Film Styles (Capture One Pro, New Version)

Capture One Film Styles has a brand new way of altering your images.

Capture One Film Styles, as it was properly called, were styles (otherwise known as presets) created by a third party developer. But recently, Capture One decided to make their own. Indeed, with more people coming to Capture One, there are great reasons why they needed to do something like this. One of the biggest things people want to do is more or less what they did in Lightroom, but with the enhancements and superior RAW editor in Capture One. For those photographers, it means film-like presets. As a film shooter on the regular, Capture One Film Styles is sort of an awkward situation.

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This Film vs. Digital Shoot-Out Shows the Comparison We Need

This fashion shoot-out video is a must-watch if you’re caught between the film vs. digital debate.

Let’s face it: the film vs. digital debate isn’t going away anytime soon. People will always have opinions and find something to compare between the two mediums. Preferences will always be put on the table. But, for those who are new to photography – and the question of which is better between the two – here’s a fun video that shows what it’s like to work with both.

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Alexander Berdin-Lazursky’s Futuristic Fashion Shines in “Lamb of Future”

All images by Alexander Berdin-Lazursky. Used with Creative Commons permission.

With fantasy and futuristic elements among this year’s predicted creative trends, we have a lot of possibilities to look forward to in the photography world. New York-based Alexander Berdin-Lazursky is one of the photographers to watch out for if you’re interested in these trends, or simply want to see extraordinary concepts in fashion photography. His latest set of portraits, curiously titled Lamb of Future, is a fine example of how surreal his visions can be.

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Adobe Gets Behind the Scenes with Danny Wilcox Frazier

Follow Danny Wilcox Frazier on the last leg of his shoot for a new book in this documentary short film by Adobe.

At the heart of each documentary work is a personal story that needs to be told. In the case of award-winning photographer and filmmaker Danny Wilcox Frazier, it is a collection of shared stories in seldom seen rural communities. Adobe recently followed him around on the last few days of his shoot for a new book, and put together a poignant, behind the scenes, mini documentary showing how he forges friendships and makes connections to tell these stories.

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The Easiest Black and White Film Emulsions to Start with

Black and white film is much easier to start with than color.

The saying goes that with most black and white film, you can get all of the forgiveness in the world. For the most part that’s true; and that’s why so many schools encourage students to start out with black and white film if they’re teaching film photography. Indeed, black and white film shooting also makes you think in a different way about the images you’re going to shoot – which teaches you to look at scenes in a way digital won’t. With lots of new photographers getting into the game, many are also trying to experience film for themselves for the first time. Why? Well, lots of these new folks haven’t had that experience.

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Elizaveta Porodina Adds a Touch of Nostalgia to a Cool Eyewear Campaign

All images by Elizaveta Porodina. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Fashion is often a fickle muse and industry. What looks trendy today will most likely be considered tacky within a few years’ time. Some looks from decades past, however, remain so timeless that they influence styles up to the present. Munich-based fashion photographer Elizaveta Porodina proves it also applies to the look and mood of fashion portraiture itself.

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