6 Amazing Photographers and Their Black and White Photography

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Who doesn’t love black and white photography? The deep darks and the eye-catching whites are what make this beautiful genre so mesmerizing. We’ve featured many photographers who remove color from their work and instead go for the more classic feel. In fact, the stories centered around the black and white frame have been some of our most popular on the site. And in this piece, we’re going to look at some of the best of them.

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This Beautiful Nikon F in Slate Grey Will Capture Your Heart

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Considering how much hype there is around the Nikon ZFc, anyone who owns a Nikon F is probably really treasuring it right now. Most Nikon F cameras come in the standard silver or black. But every now and again, you can find one in a rare color. That’s what we have today at the Rare Camera Store. This Nikon F comes in Slate Gray and was powder coated after purchase. It’s incredibly unique, stunning to look at, and more than happy to shoot a roll of Tri-X. Yes, cameras can be happy! 😉

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What We’d Like to See in The Sony RX1r III, If It Ever Comes Out

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The idea of a true companion camera is one that makes the most sense, like your phone. But good compact cameras can still be had. The Sony RX1 series was much loved by a lot of photographers. And for years, we’ve been expecting the Sony RX1r III to come out. Yet it hasn’t. Instead, Sony has been focusing very hard on much more advanced cameras. However, I think Sony, being a passion-based company, is missing a huge opportunity here. The world of the premium compact camera is still worth looking at. So here’s what we’d want in the Sony RX1r III.

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A Handy Guide to Shooting Film for the New Film Photographer

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The world of film photography has returned. (We’ve only been clamoring about it for years now.) It’s finally at a place where it’s stable enough to live alongside digital. Lots of us shoot film because it’s different. It’s fun, and we get into a totally different mindset when we do it. You have to think about it in a different way. You’re forced to create in a unique way. So we’re exploring and sharing a quick guide to shooting film if you’re new to it.

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The Worst Camera We’ve Ever Tested. Yashica MF-2 Super DX Review

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I’m not even sure this should be called a review. I’ll admit to a few things. I’m breaking a review format that I’ve hammered into our team for over a decade. Also, I’m incredibly furious with my purchase of the Yashica MF-2 Super DX camera. It’s easy to get hyped up for something that you’ve wanted for a while. That hype sometimes leads to anger and fury. Before I purchased it, I read some reviews online. Unfortunately, there weren’t any that were objective. Long-time readers of this site know that I believe no one is making bad cameras these days. However, they also know that I sometimes rightfully bring out the sledgehammer. In this case, I feel like the sledgehammer isn’t enough.

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Natural Light Portrait Photography Is Easy with These 5 Lenses

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Natural light portrait photography is easy to do but difficult to master. But indeed, some of the most beautiful portraits are shot with diffused window light, skylight, or outdoors. Always remember that a five-in-one reflector is your best friend. However, the love of your life, the one you’ll always want by your side, is a lens that’s perfectly synced with the look you want to create. Finding the right balance of color, bokeh, and sharpness can be pretty tough. Luckily, The Phoblographer has reviewed the most lenses of any publication out there. And we’ve got an essential list and a few pro tips right here for you.

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Why It’s Imperative That Olympus Makes Better Telephoto Lenses

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The idea of an Olympus 200mm f1.8 PRO lens shouldn’t seem all that odd. I think it would be brilliant. A lens like this would effectively be a 400mm f3.6 with the light-gathering abilities of an f1.8. Then slap it on a 2x teleconverter and it will effectively become an 800mm f7.1 lens. Just think about how amazing that would be for wildlife and birding photography. Better yet, it would be lightweight and affordable compared to many other lens options. How could someone complain about a lens like this? This is where I feel Olympus needs to improve: they need more telephoto lenses.

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Shooting Film? All Natural Light Portrait Photographers Need This Tool

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The reflector is one of the most underrated and forgotten about items that any natural light portrait photographer could have. Folks tend to just forget it. Instead, they think that film will do a good enough job and that they can edit it later. But the reality is that you just get really bad-looking scans and edits. With film, you truly need to work at it in-camera. The majority of the work needs to be done when shooting. If anything, just clarity and a bit of sharpening can be done in post-production. 

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This Nikonos RS is The Dream of Many Film Photographers

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The underwater photography community hasn’t had a lot of cameras specifically designed for it. Those that exist don’t really excite many photographers. But one camera that has always excited them is the Nikon Nikonos. This underwater camera was fully water-sealed and designed to handle the toughest conditions. Nikon tried to recreate it digitally years ago, but it never really took off. However, the Rare Camera Store has a pretty awesome Nikonos RS right now. But this is an exceptional package. You’re not only getting a camera. But you’re getting lenses and two flashes with it.

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The Negative Supply Light Meter LM1 is Adorable, Small, and Powerful

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It’s not often that light meters come out anymore. The light meters in digital cameras are often good enough for most folks. But if you shoot film, you don’t always have that option. There are lots of light meters out there. But the new Negative Supply Light Meter LM1 is promising to fit into your pocket. They’re claiming that it’s only a bit larger than a roll of 120 film. Some pretty awesome features come with it that film photographers are really going to love!

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The Photo Stitch Could Make Your Camera So Much Better

Phones have had the photo stitch feature for a long time, but why don’t cameras have it?

We’re not necessarily talking about the Brenizer effect. And we’re not just talking about panoramic features either. But instead, modern digital cameras are missing a lot of things that phones have done for a while. One of the oldest features is the photo stitch. You know–shooting a scene, moving your camera around, and the phone stitching all the images together. “Oh, I can do it in post-production,” you say. But why? Why do I need to spend all day in front of a computer? I already do this for work. I don’t want to return to a computer later on to do a photo stitch! What kind of an answer is that from manufacturers? It’s one thing to give that as an answer. It’s another thing to provide that answer and complain about smartphones killing their business.

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How Does a Blind Photographer Make it So Far in Life?

This is a question that I’m personally asked very often, so I’ll answer it here.

If you’ve read this site for years, you probably know about something that makes me special. I’m legally blind. You can see it in my images and even on my personal website. But the fact is that as a legally blind photographer, I still end up nailing focus and having better images than most folks. Millions of people come to this site to trust the reviews I write and the work that I oversee amongst the staff. So you’ve got to wonder then how a blind guy gets so far, right? I mean, this is a photography blog, after all. Well, I’m going to get personal and hope that it inspires someone out there.

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Hao Nguyen Shows How Powerful Photography Leads to Healing

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“…I tried to find ways to cope with heartbreak and trauma,” Toronto-based photographer Hao Nguyen tells us. Hao is the winner for the healing category for the 2021 All Out Photography Awards. “Since it was difficult to express it on my own, I wanted to visualize healing through others…” The 2021 All Out Photography Awards offered a platform for photographers to express the issues confronted by the LGBTQ community. Just shy of 2,000 images were summited, and a range of industry experts selected the best of the bunch. Hao Nguyen is a Chinese-Vietnamese photographer. His take on the subject matter offered a sense of unity and came with a dose of creativity that any artist can enjoy. We caught up with Nguyen to see how life has been since receiving this fantastic recognition for his work.

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Brand Loyalty Isn’t a One Way Street. They Need to Closely Listen to Us

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I’ve decided not to name names, but all brands are guilty of not listening to their core users at one point or another. Some are more guilty than others. Usually, a camera is merely a tool for our work, and any brand’s camera can get the job done if used correctly. But sometimes, it’s not just a tool. The brand’s styling and ergonomics can become extensions of our passion and a fashionable way of expressing our style. The more we invest in a brand, the more we consider ourselves part of its extended family. And at some point or another, a family can let us down. This won’t be an article about how long your loyalty to a brand should exist. Nor is it going to be about whether your brand is worth fighting for against someone else. This article is about brands being loyal in return to us.

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6 Amazing Street Photographers We Featured in 2021

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Street photography has been a mainstay here on The Phoblographer. Over the past 11 years, we have featured the work of countless photographers creating the candid frame. It’s been a great ride, and we’ve also done our annual round-up of our favorite street photographers throughout a calendar year. But even though it’s only the halfway point of 2021, we want to share some of the best photographers shooting the candid frame that we’ve published so far.

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Looking for a New Panasonic Camera? We Found Some Great Prices

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Panasonic cameras are fantastic for video. I don’t think anyone can really question that. But in terms of stil photography, they’ve really come into their own with the full frame lineup of cameras. The Panasonic S5 is one of our favorite cameras to come out in the past year. And if you don’t mind getting it used, it’s also probably one of the best buys you can get right now. Hit the jump for our roundup of great Panasonic deals.

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Ugnė Vedeckytė Captures the Meaning of Parkour in this Amazing Series

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“Yes. For me, this movement is purely about a very close community,” says action photographer Ugnė Vedeckytė. He continues, “it’s about street culture and our instincts: the need for self-realization, challenging ourselves, and our need to constantly move.” In his latest series, Vedeckytė aimed to communicate all that Parkour is through a range of action-filled images. It’s something a little different from what we’re used to partially because of the fisheye effect. Naturally, we were excited to share it with you. So lock yourself in, and don’t worry about jumping off any walls or rooftops. This interview will give you all the thrill and adrenaline you need!

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How Fabrice Ducouret Does Double Exposures Without Photoshop

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My name is Fabrice Ducouret. I’m a French photographer living in California. I’ve been shooting film since I was a teenager and have a real passion for it. I’ve always found the process of shooting with film much more natural and in tune with my personality and interests than digital. I dabbled for a few years and then decided to become more serious and produced a lot of street photography. I was living in Paris, and there were many occasions to capture the life of this exceptional city. I used to use a lot of sub-miniature cameras, such as the Olympus Pen EE and the Minolta SLR 110.

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Our Favorite Images From The Magnum Square Print Sale (Be Quick!)

There’s not much time left to get a print from one of your favorite Magnum photographers at a price this low!

The Magnum Square Print Sale is drawing to a close. But there’s still time for you to own a print from your favorite Magnum photographer for only $100. There are plenty of images available, which may make choosing one a little overwhelming. Don’t worry, because we’re here to help. We have gone through all the images with a fine-tooth comb to show you the best of the best Let’s go!

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Want the Great Film Look? Enjoy These Fujifilm Savings Until July 25th!

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It’s tough to get your hands on brand new Fujifilm cameras. Indeed, there’s a huge components shortage around the world. But it’s pretty easy to get your hands on the last generation. For what it’s worth, we really liked most of the last generation of Fujifilm cameras. The Fujifilm XT3 returned us to a look that truly resembled film. And the XT30 felt so incredibly comfortable in our hands. Lucky for you all, they’re enjoying instant savings until July 25th. Take a look at these prices and snag one for yourself.

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Greg Murray Will Make You Want to Rescue a Pit Bull Mix

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“Harley’s human is a first responder, and as you know, the past year has been challenging, especially for them,” the photographer Greg Murray remembers of a one-year-old dog who graced his studio last year. “Each time I’ve met Harley, I can see how important she is to her human. The connection they have is very evident. They both need each other so much.” Harley is one of seventy young rescue dogs featured in Murray’s new book, Peanut Butter Puppies, the exuberant follow-up to 2017’s Peanut Butter Dogs

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