A Love Story: The Instant Film Photowalk for the Dating Photographer

“I didn’t even know what that was, but it sounded fun,” is what she told me.

There have been times where I’d bring around three cameras just for fun. One camera would be digital. But the other two were either Instax or Film. Instant film has always been a big part of my life. I remember seeing Polaroids of me and McDonald’s Grimace together. There’s a Polaroid of Goosebumps author RL Stine and I together too. But a few years ago, I decided that it would be a great way to bring women into that part of my life. The Instant film Photowalk indeed was and always will be one of my favorite activities, with a date or not.

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“Low Battery” Paints a Poignant Picture of How Glued We Are to Our Devices

“Low Battery” sheds light on how our generation suffers from the paradox of being the most connected, yet also the loneliest

As we get smarter mobile phones, faster Internet speeds, and more people to communicate with across the globe, we can’t help but exclaim, “What a time to be alive!” But, for every exciting promise of an even better future comes the gloomy reality we face today. We live in a time where everyone can easily connect with anyone, anywhere, and anytime, yet we are lonelier than ever. Spanish photographer Oscar Penelo translates this reality in an intimate portrait project titled Low Battery.

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Andrei Duman: Travel Photography and Forming Connections With Your Subjects

All images by Andrei Duman. Used with permission.

Photographer Andrei Duman has been shooting photos since he was very young. He started out with travel and was always fascinated by the fact that one could go from place to place within a few hours. Along the way, he studied the works of different photographers and the ways they went about getting their photos. Perhaps this has helped influence the way Andrei approaches his subjects and the way he gets his images. For Andrei, it's always been about human connection and ensuring it's there even before he picks up the camera to his eye.

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Review: Foldio 360 Product Smart Turntable Photography Tent

There are two different styles of product photography: lifestyle and the stagnant plain background. For years, both have challenged many people. Lifestyle product photography will always be more complicated while the plain background is more studio style in a controlled environment. But perhaps one of the simplest and most fun way of actually doing the stagnant, plain jane background type of photography is with the Foldio 360. As a super portable, app connected option, the Foldio 360 makes product photography really, really fun.

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Add That Photographer on Facebook

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Connecting with people online before you meet them in person can feel a bit dodgy. Even more so if your primary method of discovery is through swiping, but this is not about that. What this is about is the particular social mores that have sprung up for photographers on Facebook. Thanks to Facebook’s obscure algorithms, there’s really no way to track who sees your public posts.

They can be anywhere. Similarly, you’ll find stuff in your feed from people you’re not even directly connected to. Rather, there are degrees of separation. Perhaps some of these people are photographers. You’ve seen their work, you have a sense of their style, and you find that you like what they do. There’s something about it that makes you want to know more, not just about the work but about the photographer, so rather than follow, you add them as a friend on a whim. What you’ll find is that more often than not, they’ll confirm your request.

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