Historic Henri Cartier-Bresson Photos of China to Be Exhibited for the First Time

Henri Cartier-Bresson: China 1948 – 1949 | 1958 is an exhibit not to be missed for admirers of the master photographer and his photojournalism legacy.

Beginning on October 15th, there’s a good reason for photographers to visit Paris. Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson is devoting its new space to the Henri Cartier-Bresson: China 1948 – 1949 | 1958 exhibit, which will show the iconic photographer’s unprecedented accounts of two pivotal moments in China’s history. The work will be comprised of an exceptional collection of photographic and documentary work, and is the first time these photos will be shown to the public.

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Felipe Ballin Shares the Colorful Spectacle of the Atacama Landscapes

Atacama photos by Felipe Ballin. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Bitten by the travel bug but don’t know where to go? Today’s featured travel and landscape snaps by Brazilian photographer and retoucher Felipe Ballin should provide a good idea: Chile. So, pack your bags, prepare your gear, and make sure to wear something comfy. You’ll want to take your time exploring the South American country, making sure not to miss the world-famous Atacama Desert and its surroundings.

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Facebook Street Photography Groups Suck, and You’re the Reason Why

Online street photography groups seem a great place when getting started, but if you’re serious about the craft it makes more sense to leave them!

In theory, online street photography groups are an ideal way of connecting with other street photographers and learning more about the craft. It’s typical for newbie and hobbyist street photographers to want to connect with others about their craft. This has been going on since the earlier days of Flickr. Typically, these groups share their images, provide feedback, and receive validation for their work. The most common are Facebook street photography groups, and ease of access has made these groups more popular than meeting in person. But like a lot of good ideas, they have the potential to turn toxic, and oftentimes they do. If you’re a member of these online communities, here are five reasons why you should leave them right away.

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Cheap Photo: Fujifilm XT100 $399.95, X-T20 $599, XH1 $999, XT3 $1,299

There are massive fall savings on Fujifilm cameras and lenses that you should grab while you can.

Fujifilm woke up this morning and decided to announce a colossal fall savings event. Right now, you can score some significant bargains on Fujifilm cameras and lenses. Looking for a starter camera or want to give one as a gift? The X-T100 is just $399.95, the X-T20 is a massive bargain at $599, and the X-H1 with booster grip is back down to $999! The X-T3 has had $200 shaved off its price, and you can pick up the X100F for only $1,099! The great thing is that all of these Fujifilm cameras will come with huge bundles of free accessories too! There are also spectacular savings to be had on X Mount lenses, and all GF Mount lenses listed after the break have a discount of $500; and yes, all of the lenses come with free accessory bundles too. Join us after the break to see all the Fujifilm cameras on sale, and to check out the lens deals. Continue reading…

Vanguard’s New 4-In-1 VEO 2X Tripod Aims to Give You X-Tra for Less

The Vanguard VEO 2X tripod is designed for traveling photographers who demand more.

Tripods are one of those accessories that do so much for us but get little attention and praise. Vanguard is looking to change that with a new line of tripods that offer some industry firsts at incredibly affordable price points. The Vanguard VEO 2X 4-in-1 tripod (tripod, monopod, ball head, and pan head) is being marketed at traveling photographers who want lightweight, affordable gear with X-Tra features. Join us after the break for more information on the Vanguard VEO 2X tripod system. Continue reading…

We’ve Updated Our Comprehensive Guide to Fujifilm X Mount Lenses

If you’re in the market for new Fujifilm X Mount lenses, this guide will help you choose your new piece of glass.

When it comes to creating lenses, there are few better at it than Fujifilm. Thanks to their hard work, they created a fantastic line of APS-C Mirrorless cameras, and they’ve also made some incredible lenses. The line up of Fujifilm X Mount lenses is one of the best in the business, and there are even a few third-party gems for the system too. If you’re a Fujifilm shooter or might be soon, you should check out our newly updated Fujifilm lenses buyers guide. Jump past the break for more details. Continue reading…

Photography Cheat Sheet: Autofocus Done Right for Portraits

If you’ve started shooting portraits, one of the things to master is how to nail your focus.

When you’re shooting portraits, it’s not enough to just rely on your camera’s autofocus mode and expect everything in your frame to look focused. You have to make sure your subject’s eyes are always pin-sharp. With this portrait photography cheat sheet, you’ll learn how to use the right autofocus mode to achieve that with each shot.

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The Phoblographer’s Guide to Nikon Z Mount Lenses

Here you’ll find our real-world reviews for all Nikon Z mount lenses. 

Nikon’s Z mount cameras have been around for a little while now, and it has given Nikon some time to flesh out their lineup of Nikon Z mount Lenses. We have been working hard to bring you real-world reviews of all Nikon Z mount lenses when they hit the streets, and will continue to as more are released. In the coming weeks, months, and years there will be an explosion of Nikon Z mount lenses, and that is why we have decided to make a Z mount buyers guide. Here you’ll find all of our Nikon Z mount lens reviews in one place so that you can get the information you need in a hurry. Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: You Can Save up to $500 on Sigma Lenses Right Now!

Stock up and save on Sigma lenses while you can!

Summer is over, the leaves are falling, and so are the prices on Sigma lenses and Fujifilm gear. You can get the outstanding Sigma 35mm f1.4 DG HSM Art lens on multiple platforms for just $699! That’s a $200 discount. The 150-600mm f5-6.3 contemporary is down to only $899, the 105mm f2.8 Macro has a $500 discount, and the fantastic trio (16mm, 30mm, and 56mm) of f1.4 lenses for M4/3 and Sony E Mounts are just $399, $289, and $429 respectively. See all of the deep discounts of Sigma lenses after the break. Continue reading…

Get The ‘Film Look’ With The Now Free Hipstamatic X Analog Camera App

The Hipstamatic X Analog camera app will make turtleneck and vest-wearing iPhone hipsters grin from ear to ear.

Ever since cameras tuned into digital devices, photographers have wanted their images to have the ‘film look.’ There are literally dozens of apps in the iPhone App store that can give these looks. Photographers use filters that mimic film all the time in Capture One Pro and Lightroom, too, but those filters and apps usually come at a price. Now, you can pick up the popular Hipstamatic X Analog camera app is now free for all iPhone users to download. Join us after the break for more details. Continue reading…

Philipp Apler Showcases the Beauty of Scotland in Moody Black and White

All photos by Philipp Apler. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Itching to shoot the great outdoors? Scotland is a favorite location of many landscape photographers for its rugged coastlines, mountains, stunning vistas, and other natural wonders. If it’s on your list of dream destinations, we think this monochrome series from Philipp Apler will push you to making that shoot happen!

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Blending Flash with Natural Light (And Getting it Right in Camera!)

Blending flash and natural light is all about listening to the light meter in the camera.

“Why can’t I just do this in post-production?” is what I heard in a recent event I attended on mixed lighting and flash. Many times the answer is that a photographer can’t get an organic look and effect in the scene. Further, why work a long time in post-production when you can just get the image right in-camera? Why can’t you achieve your creative vision without the use of a computer or an app? And why do you need to live by that preset life? In this tutorial, we’re going to walk through the ideas behind blending natural light and flash.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Exposing for Landscapes

Still struggling with exposure settings for landscape photography? With today’s photography cheat sheet, you’ll learn how to get spot-on exposures by taking note of the histogram.

Previously, we shared some tips for getting your composition right when shooting landscapes. For today’s photography cheat sheet, it’s time to work on exposure with the help of histogram readings. Both elements work hand in hand to create landscape photos that are more than merely snapshots. So, if you’re working on getting better at shooting landscapes, we’re sure you’ll find these tips handy!

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Does the Nikon 58mm f0.95 S Noct Really Justify a $7999.95 Price Tag?

The Nikon 58mm f0.95 S Noct Lens is a truly unique and special lens option from Nikon, but they need to keep making lenses like this and more.

Today, the Nikon 58mm f0.95 S Noct Lens is finally fully announced with detailed specs and all. Perhaps most shocking is the fact that the lens will command a nearly $8,000 price tag. That means that this is a lens that commands a higher price point than some medium format mirrorless cameras. Granted, this is a unique lens. Earlier on, we got to play with it. Besides the lens being pretty much as large as my forearm, it’s a manual focus optic. While I certainly understand the value of manual focus lenses, I don’t really condone them being so rotundas. I mean, it’s massive. The Nikon 58mm f0.95 S Noct should quite honestly be badged as a cinema lens and not a lens designed for stills shooting. I’d expect something like this from Zeiss. But with the Nikon Z series system still being so young, it doesn’t make sense for a lens like this to be launched now. But at the same time, I’m torn to say that Nikon needs it.

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The Nikon Z 50 – a Compact Option for Content Creators

With the launch of the Nikon Z 50 and its accompanying NIKKOR Z lenses, content creators now have a small yet capable mirrorless camera that takes advantage of the Nikon Z mount.

Today, Nikon introduced the latest member of their Z series mirrorless camera. The new DX-format Nikon Z 50 is joined by two companion NIKKOR Z lenses: the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f4.5-6.3 VR. Compact, lightweight, and bearing the full advantage of the larger Z mount, these new offerings promise to bring superior photo and video quality, speed, portability, and style to creators of all kinds.

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The Phoblographer’s Guide to Buying Fujifilm GF Lenses

Fujifilm’s Medium Format GFX system is going from strength to strength, and so are the GF lenses. 

If you’re fortunate enough to own any of the Medium Format cameras Fujifilm has released, you’ll know that you have also been blessed with genuinely fantastic lenses. Fujifilm GF lenses are some of the best we have used. All of the lenses offer excellent sharpness and excellent color rendition, and they exhibit outstanding build quality. If you’re not sure which of the Fujifilm GF lenses to buy, this guide is for you. Here you’ll find all of our real-world reviews on Fujifilm GF lenses. Continue reading…

This Vintage Camera Paradise in Finland Is a Film Photographer’s Dream

Attention, film photographers! If you have a dream vintage camera or lens, there’s a big chance you’ll spot it in this mind-blowing spot in Finland!

Are you a film photographer still looking to tick a dream vintage camera or lens off your wishlist? Or are you a vintage photography gear collector with an insatiable curiosity for what’s still out there? Maybe you’re a photographer with a taste for weird and wonderful photography contraptions? If you answered yes t any of these, you’re in for a treat in the latest videos by Paris-based photographer and filmmaker Mathieu Stern.

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Josep Fonti’s Clever Marketing Made Us Find His Film Double Exposures

All images by Josep Fonti. Used with permission.

We came across Josep Fonti’s work in a rather unorthodox fashion. To let you see behind the curtain (as they say), we often get sent work or find it through extensive research. But with Josep, we saw his photography on a laptop he had left open at a camera store in New York. Taking a quick look, we found ourselves saying, “This is some good work here.” We made contact, and Josep was thrilled to hear from us. This pleased us: we wanted to know more about his creative exposures. We needed to understand his relationship with New York and how it fueled his energy to create impactful photography. Let his marketing be a lesson to all photographers, because now we’re together and Josep is about to tell us about his thoughtful series, Numberless New York. Here we go!

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Nick Bondarev Introduces Us to the Eagle Hunters of Mongolia

All photos by Nick Bondarev. Used with Creative Commons permission.

One of the most fascinating topics to explore in documentary photography is how people have retained their traditional culture and way of life. Tribes and ethnic groups are perfect for these, as we’ve previously seen in projects that covered the Toda Tribe of the Nilgiris, the Brokpa Tribe of the Himalayas, the Ladakh locals of India, and the Tengger group of Java, Indonesia. This time, we take a peek into the life of the Kazakh eagle hunters of Mongolia, who keep this fascinating, age-old practice alive to this day.

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Here’s a Way to Justifiably Get More Money for Your Printed Photo

When photographers print their images they should make it really special.

Printed photographs are perhaps the most fantastic way to appreciate and understand the art of photography. Most photographers aren’t printing enough. Digital screens have become the default way in which we view photography. They have taken over our lives. But, the moment someone can take in their favorite photo as a print, their jaw drops. Beyond simply printing images, how do you make someone pay attention to it and want to buy one? This is something that requires you to think out of the box. As with most art and media these days, you need to create something folks want to interact with or you need to have interacted with the print in some way. It needs to be made special. It needs to be one of a kind.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: Mastering Composition for Landscapes

Before you set your exposure for a landscape photo, make sure your composition is on point. Use this photography cheat sheet as your guide to master working landscape scenes. 

Getting the exposure right is only half of the job when it comes to landscape photography; it’s just as important to have eye-catching composition. These two elements work together to make an outstanding landscape photo that goes beyond the snapshot. Today’s photography cheat sheet is a great resource both for those who are new to shooting landscapes and those who want to keep improving their composition.

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