There’s so much that the Nikomat EL can teach you. The Phoblographer has given away some really cool stuff as part of our membership program. This month, the Phoblographer is giving away a beautiful Nikomat EL camera to one lucky subscriber. It’s overall in pretty great condition and brings with it the patina and aging …
The LUMIX S5II is arguably the world’s most versatile camera for stills and video both. In 2023, LUMIX really hit a new height. The S5II and S5IIX are both very capable cameras thanks to firmware updates and new additions to the lens lineup that make them worth being called some of the best hybrid cameras …
Like all other artists, I often find an affection for the past and wish that I’d have had the emotional understanding to know that those were very good times in life. And I can say with certainty that the 2000s were wild times. It’s when the elder millennials and the youngest members of Generation X were in clubs, raves, and underground parties. They were enjoying their stupidity, freedom, and youthful radiance. Photographer Merlin Bronques documented this era on a website called Lastnightsparty. The site has completely changed, but it would showcase many of the wildest party photos I’ve ever seen. In 2006, he followed the trend of turning his blog into a book. Nearly 20 years later today, that book is a reminder of an insanely good time before the 2008 recession and before parties went even deeper underground as a result of everyone being broke.
I like to tell myself a little white lie: we’re returning to the old ways in photography because we’re realizing that they’re best. The truth, of course, is a deeper conversation around a lack of originality and self-rediscovery. And so the work of photographer Frank Ockenfels is enough to make any portrait photographer searching for ideas and inspiration want to dive into the darkroom. Photographers these days yearn for more than just the cold digital experience. There are sensory needs greatly missing from digital photography that make us an eye floating in space with no other senses to give us information about the world. At Fotografiska, NY, photographers will experience the crazy conversation that photography has with itself.
The Pentax 67 is a very special camera. It’s been enjoyed by several photographers over the years, especially as they continue to endure. We’ve even rated it amongst some of our favorite medium format cameras. And part of what makes it so special is the ease of use — there are no film backs to work with. There are also those incredible lenses. As time as gone on, you could simply just pick one of these cameras up and shoot with one. Based on our review, we’d recommend it. But we can also tell you how the get the same look.
The Fujifilm 80mm f1.7 R WR lens for the GF system is incredible. It renders some of the most dreamy bokeh you can get from the company. Rendering around a 63mm f1.3 field of view, it’s a lens for anyone who really wants to take the fullest advantage of the bokeh that’s offered with GF format while still getting autofocus. Right now, it’s got a discount too, along with lots of other Fujifilm gear. Take a look below!
Macro photography opens up a whole new world of perspectives. I remember my first venture into this genre. I had to purchase a screw-on thread for my Nikon D300 to be able to reverse mount my Nikkor 50mm f1.4 AF-D lens on the camera. Of course, this method came without any metering capabilities, and everything had to be manually done with a lot of trial and error. Thankfully, exceptionally good macro lenses nowadays are a lot more affordable nowadays, and don’t require you to use DIY hacks. We’ve narrowed down some of the best options you can buy today.
At a certain point, many photographers say that the camera doesn’t matter. But we can tell you that’s not always the case. You can’t shoot sports in a way that makes sense with a pinhole camera, can you? Perhaps more than any other camera manufacturer, LUMIX cameras can help you realize your creative freedom both in-camera and in the post-production world. For example, shooting during foggy days is something that so many photographers find to be very fun. We’re going to talk a little bit about why and how LUMIX does that better.
It’s hard not to like this thing. The Phoblographer has given away some really cool stuff as part of our membership program. This month, the Phoblographer is giving away a beautiful Nikomat EL camera to one lucky subscriber. It’s overall in pretty great condition and brings with it the patina and aging that makes its …
Many street photographers find portrait photography to be very cliche but don’t often talk about how it can and should be made better. And unfortunately, lots of street photographers don’t understand how to express why that’s the case. So instead, why not just show portrait photographers how it’s done? A while back, we talked about a what it’s like to transition. But as a photographer that shoots both street and portrait photography, I’m going to talk about how to do it and get started. Don’t think of this as an end-all-be-all. But instead, this is just the tip of the iceberg.