Fall in Love with KONO Monolit 3 35mm Film!

My photography journey began over 20 years ago with black and white film in the darkroom. One of my best friends and I were in charge of ensuring there was plenty of developer and fresh fixer. In exchange, we were given a key to the darkroom to use whenever we wanted. We shot varying speeds of Kodak TMax and Ilford Delta and processed them in several different developer brands. I quickly fell in love with deep blacks and punchy contrast, and I fell hard. So, naturally I was thrilled when Editor-In-Chief Chris Gampat sent some KONO Monolit 3 for review.

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Kodak Gold 200 120 Review – The Tones Are Beautiful!

One of the best things happening in photography is the resurgence of film. Of course, digital is excellent and meets the immediate demands of today’s world. But, digital also sucks the joy out of photography in many instances. The romance of the art is alive and well in film photography. The process is therapeutic and invigorating. There’s nothing like slowing down, taking in the scene, and pressing the shutter at the perfect moment. Plus, the beautiful tones in color film are what inspire many actions, presets, and styles. Kodak Gold 200 120 is no exception to this mantra.

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Autel Evo Nano Plus Review: An Enjoyable Choice for All Skill Levels

Drones are on the wishlists of many photographers of all levels, and for a good reason. They’re a ton of fun and usually come with significant perma-grin. Rising past the noise and seeing the world from above is exhilarating. Until recently, their price tags meant that only those with deeper pockets were able to buy a quality drone. Those hefty premiums also usually come with higher regulations due to their size. The Autel Evo Nano Plus is a compact option at a moderate price. It aims to bring joy into the hands of enthusiasts and photographers alike. Can a drone be both cost-conscious and functional? We think so. Keep reading to find out more.

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The Love of My Life – Hasselblad 501cm

I remember the smell of the chemicals and the feeling of fixer as it dried on my hands. The darkroom was a form of sensory deprivation until your eyes adjusted to the soft, amber glow of the lights. My first darkroom was a humble space with two enlargers and a closet with a bottle opener for film retrieval. Starry Eyed Surprise was on repeat as I danced and watched the images from my yellow Hasselblad 501cm come to life on pearl paper. To this day, I can’t think of anything more therapeutic.

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5 Out of This World Examples of Stunning Landscape Photography

Landscape photography is fun for both the consumer and the creator. The consumer gets to enjoy remote parts of the world they may not have otherwise seen. And the creator gets to have the thrill of adventure and the sense of tranquility that often accompany this type of photographic practice. Of course, we’ve shared plenty of stunning images made by the best landscape photographers around, and in this article we’re going to celebrate our favorites.

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Panoramic RAW Photos Are My Landscape Photography Dream

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I’d like to believe that the photo industry has advanced quite far, despite still being behind phones somehow. I think that we’re now at a point where cameras can do even more. For example, a bunch of cameras try to do high megapixel modes and lots more. And years ago, they did panoramic modes as JPEGs. But I genuinely feel like it’s time they took that further. My idea: a panoramic RAW file that stitches together using similar tech as the high megapixel and multiple exposure modes.

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Beautiful Colors: Panasonic Lumix S 24mm F1.8 Lens Review

Prime lenses are a personal favorite. I appreciate their sharpness, swiftness, and specific vantage point. Plus, I like to move around my subjects for the perfect composition. Wider focal lengths are enticing because they fit the bill for many applications. The Panasonic Lumix S 24mm f1.8 is a welcome addition to the existing lineup of L Mount lenses.

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New Functions. Improved Performance. Capture One 22 Review

Capture One is back with the newest rendition of their beloved editing software. Capture One 22 improves some of its best features and introduces several new functions photographers have been requesting. Real estate, landscape, and astrophotographers can now enjoy a powerful HDR merge function. The Panoramic Stitch feature resembles the Brenizer Method and makes it possible to create larger canvases in smaller spaces. Capture One Live adds collaboration tools, while the overall design prepares for the upcoming iPad version. Make sure you have plenty of hard drive space for these functions. You’ll see why.

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The Most Unique Lens? Leica 16-18-21mm Tri-Elmar F4 Review

Wide angle lenses tend to be built with specificity in mind. They are rarely designed to be your main workhorse. When it comes to Leica brand lenses for M-mount, there aren’t many options for super wide-angle options. The Leica 16-18-21mm Tri-Elmar f4 lens offers three wide focal lengths in one compact design. You can compose one frame and easily change the perspective and focal length with the turn of a dial. It specializes in several genres quite well and makes it an excellent crossover lens. Keep reading to find out more.

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Capturing Lightning Helped Travis Greer Overcome Challenges in Life

“Passion is what drives and compels me to capture photos and tell a story in compelling, innovative, and emotive ways,” says Travis Greer of Kentucky. During an emotionally turbulent time in his life, he shot a series of lighting photos which he then made into a definitive compilation. Planning and shooting these lightning photos was therapeutic and helped him overcome some lonely times, and it made him a stronger person.

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Learn Why Mitch Dobrowner Sees Extreme Weather Better in Monochrome

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“The storms and landscapes here on earth deserve our respect and admiration”, says California based landscape photographer Mitch Dobrowner. Having been gifted an Argus rangefinder in his late teens by his father, he was inspired by some of America’s legendary photographers. At 21, he quit his job to explore the Southwest of the USA with his camera. Since 2005, he’s been touring the country to capture some extreme weather phenomena.

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How to Get More Vivid Colors From Your Camera Without Post-Production

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There isn’t anything better than getting great colors in camera and not needing post-production on a photo. Vivid colors are certainly possible to achieve, but most people don’t know how to get them. Many times, people end up just ignoring it altogether. We know a few tricks, though. So we’re going to explain how you get more vivid colors. And we’re also going to share what we know about how this all works.

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Behold This Authentic Reproduction of One of the First Leica Cameras

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Everyone loves talking about how expensive Leica cameras are. But did you know that Leica model 0 is one of the most expensive out there? In fact, it was said to be the most expensive camera sold at one point. That original camera was sold for over $2 million. However, we’ve partnered with Blue Moon Camera to bring you a reproduction that’s far, far less expensive. In fact, it comes with a letter of authenticity from Leica Camera. What’s more, it actually works. 

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Street Photographers: Have You Heard of the Mobiography Awards?

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Street photographers, we’ve got something special for you! We’re incredibly elated to announce that The Phoblographer is the media sponsor for the Mobiography Awards 2021. Mobiography was founded many years ago as a magazine for those interested in smartphone photography. And it’s continued to grow over the years. I know too well just how difficult it is to run and organize a blog, and this is why we’re thrilled to be a part of it. The Mobiography Awards champion innovations in smartphone photography and smartphone-related digital art. Want to enter? We’ll give you all the essential details below.

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The New Canon RF 14-35mm F4 L Is Exactly What the System Needs

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What’s the biggest thing you’ve been asking Canon to do in the mirrorless camera world? If you’re like us, then you’ve probably been asking for smaller, lighter, fully weather-sealed lenses. And the new Canon RF 14-35mm f4 L IS USM is exactly what we needed. Not only did Canon give this lens 5.5 stops of image stabilization, but it also only weighs 1.2 lbs. Put it on a body with image stabilization, and you can get up to 7 stops of image stabilization. Crazy, right? This will be the lens every landscape photographer will want to carry around on their adventures. But there’s more.

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All You Need to Create Dramatic Seascapes Is a Great All-In-One Lens

Creating dramatic seascapes is easy with the powerful and versatile Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have just one lens that you can take with you on your travels? What a dream that would be. Well, that dream has come true thanks to Tamron. The Tamron 28-200mm f2.8-5.6 Di III RXD covers wide and telephoto photography. It has a moisture-resistant design, sharp optics, and weighs just 20.3 oz! It’s the perfect lens to travel with, making it ideal for a trip to the beach to create dramatic seascapes. Find out more about this versatile lens and how to create seascape images that will make jaws drop after the break.

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Not Quite as Strong. Benro Rhino Tripod Review (VX25 Head)

The Benro Rhino tripod is pretty sturdy with a not so great head on its shoulders.

One of the most important parts of a tripod is the head. I’ve always loved different variants from ProMaster, Vanguard, and Manfrotto. With the Benro Rhino, it’s a bit of the opposite. You are getting quite honestly some of the best tripod legs I’ve ever tested. But the attached VX25 head is a bit disappointing. But throughout my testing, I still question whether or not I was pushing the tripod too far. At the same time, you should know its limits.

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Landscape Photographer Sarah Neill on How It’s a Release

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My name is Sarah Neill. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! As a long-time fan of The Phoblographer (amazing name, by the way), I’m super excited for the opportunity to submit my work! My passion is landscape + adventure photography. I so enjoy getting out there to a location that is maybe cold, hot, high, rainy, snowy, or remote, and getting a gorgeous shot out of it. I also really like doing product shoots, and the chance to highlight and show off an item – in this case, vintage cameras. In terms of gear, I’m a minimalist and I keep a simple kit. I think it’s about vision and talent, more than gear alone. I try to capture a moment rather than a place… an empty street that feels like a morning full of promise or an imposing mountain that makes your chest swell up a little.

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How to Shoot Photography While Quarantined with the Gear You Have

We’re not going anywhere for a long time, so try these.

We know you’re quarantined for the foreseeable future. But that doesn’t mean you need to put the camera down. Instead, this is a great time to shoot and embrace all the fun you can have with it. Trying something new helps us grow. So we came up with a few photography project ideas on what to do while quarantined. Check this out!

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A Helpful Guide to Using a Graduated ND Filter with Mirrorless Cameras

The graduated ND filter is one of the best things for landscape photographers to use.

A graduate ND filter is one of the most challenging types of filters to use. Slotting it into just the right spot can mean a big difference to the landscape photographs you make. Keeping them clean is also crucial to better final images. Landscape and seascape photographers often find these filters very useful. And with the transition from DSLRs to Mirrorless cameras in recent years, there have been significant changes. The addition of the exposure preview feature has changed the way we shoot, and having a graduated ND filter in front of the lens also affects things.

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