Just a few hours left! This month, the Phoblographer is giving away the Mint InstantFlex TL70 Plus camera to one lucky subscriber. We encourage you to read our review of the camera here. Now, we’re giving it away to one lucky winner! When the Phoblographer’s Membership program was created, we wanted to find a way …
Many street photographers (and photographers in general) forget about the power of surprise in an image. A photographer who does this incredibly well is Gregory Crewdson. Many of his photographs have a sense of mystery to them that is reminiscent of some of the best cinema. I’m specifically talking about the psychology game that we can play with our images but that we tend not to anymore. It’s the idea of looking vs seeing — and a big part of all this involves framing a scene, too.
Some of us reading this site are millennials, Gen X, and older. So the chances are then that you’ve got a Flickr account. Every now and again, I go through mine and peruse the images that I’ve posted in the past. What it amounts to is a few things that are important for every photographer to realize. While you’re at it, it’s often fun to search for groups that align with your interests. It’s one of the ways that I find and interview lots of photographers these days. But if you still have a Flickr account, here’s why it’s so important to go back into it and check up on the platform.
A Maverick Eye: The Street Photography of John Deakin is, by all means, a vintage photo book at this point since it came out in 2002. And in many of my studies of street photography, I’ve never really encountered his work or his name before. I don’t remember how I inherited this book — perhaps I picked it up while walking around Park Slope, Brooklyn with my then-girlfriend as folks tend to leave stuff on their stoops for people to just take. And as it is, it’s not even necessarily a book that I’d buy.
Besides creative vision and understanding what you see vs what you’re looking at, there are two other big tools that photographers need to make more compelling images. Believe it or not, part of this is technical. Anyone who says that gear doesn’t matter isn’t aware of how it can majorly affect the images that you’re making. In this case, good photography also requires the right angle and the right focal length. The two can be major difference makers — and both Dorothea Lange and James Nachtwey show us this.
Last day for Leica camera savings! These Leica cameras are essentially Leica M cameras with autofocus and better durability. What’s not to love? In 2024, we’re pretty excited to see what Leica does with the SL mount. We’re positive that wonderful things will come from them and their partners in the L-mount alliance. If anything should give you hope, it’s the Leica SL2s. With firmware updates, it has improved dramatically over time. And we think that you should totally go all in on the new discount program available right now where you can get a camera and one of three lenses. Trust us and reach for the prime lenses, please. Below, you’ll find all the details.
“A tool is an extension and improvement to your process that makes it faster and easier but doesn’t replace you or your creative processes entirely,” says photographer Anya Anti to the Phoblographer in an interview while wondering if she’s ocerreacting about it replacing photographers. “But as a professional retoucher and Photoshop educator, I’m still very much concerned about where and how my career will go.” She started using Photoshop’s Generative Fill recently in some of her work. And she think there’s a difference between a tool and a program that does everything for you.
We’ve got great news. The new OM System OM1 Mk II is more or less the same camera that the original was. Ergonomically speaking, a few of the buttons were shifted around. The company also rubberized the dials to make them easier to turn and manipulate when you’re in the cold or rougher conditions. Aside from that, OM System packed a few new updates to the camera on the inside. Quite honestly, though, these updates sound like they could’ve been firmware updates. And that’s why we’re saying that the OM System OM1 Mk II is the world’s most expensive firmware update. Truly, folks, it might be time for some ethical euthanasia.
This ends in just a few days! This month, the Phoblographer is giving away the Mint InstantFlex TL70 Plus camera to one lucky subscriber. We encourage you to read our review of the camera here. Now, we’re giving it away to one lucky winner! When the Phoblographer’s Membership program was created, we wanted to find …
January is almost over! LUMIX cameras are truly something that have evolved into incredible devices very quickly for photographers. Traditionally known for mostly being videocentric, their full-frame L-mount gear has really caught the attention of lots of photographers. With features like Live View Composite to do things like capture star trails, it’s perfect for things …