Alessandro Corsini Used No Photoshop for These Hypnotizing Photos

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My name is Alessandro Corsini. I’m an Italian artist, photographer, and media professional based in Berlin (Germany) for over a decade. Despite having started with photography pretty early, the journey to fine art photography has been long. My academic, professional, and artistic background is a trajectory from a commercial to a scientific and then to an artistic approach to media. During this trajectory, I worked with different media: video, photography, interactive media, and experimental languages at their intersection.

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Mike Curry Used No Photoshop for His Stunning Fleeting Reflections

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Mike Curry has been a professional photographer for thirty-nine years. He grew up in Yorkshire, England, and moved to London in 1982. In the last ten years, he has been concentrating on landscape and abstract projects commissioned by his commercial clients. Mike’s work has won awards in international photography competitions and has been published in the Sunday Times Magazine and Outdoor Photography Magazine and had a book published in 2017 by Triplekite Publishing named ‘Fleeting Reflections’. Mike is also a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography. 

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Tibor Simon Has Landscape Photos That Made Our Jaws Drop

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“I thought a lot about how to take different, more interesting photos with a long shutter speed,” says Photographer Tibor Simon. “I once walked in a city when I remembered what it would be like if it wasn’t the subject moving during the exposure, it was me. I took some test shots as I moved and found the result interesting.” Tibor has some incredibly unique black and white photography that reminds us of drawings. But when you find out what he does to create these, you’ll be even more surprised.

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How Noir Zy Does Very Unique Boudoir Photography

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Hi Chris & Phoblographites,

Is that the right way to say it? It’s taken a fair bit of time for me to work up the courage to submit this to you, but I think I might have just what you want! I’m Noir Zy, no affiliation to Noiz, a photographic alter ego to an Australian photographer based in Melbourne. The anonymity is intentional and a part of who I am. I’ll do my best to write as Noir Zy, but for a moment, let’s hear from the creator. 

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How Portrait Photographer Paul Howard Makes Magic In-Camera

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My name is Paul Howard. I’m a portrait and headshot photographer in Red Deer, Alberta, in Canada. Like many, I find I’m happiest behind the camera. I revel in images of people, particularly faces. The when and where is any time, any place. My “how” is pretty basic, at least I think it is: find or make the light I’m looking for and capture it. The why is a little more difficult to explain.

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Gundula Blumi Achieves This Stunning, Surreal Look Without Photoshop

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“Sometimes it feels like something in me is taking the pictures and not really myself,” expresses photographer Gundula Blumi to us in an interview. “…I use photography to put my impressions and emotions from everyday life in order.” Gundula is based in Berlin and does several positively fantastic images. When we found them, they were unlike anything we’ve seen before. Gundula uses the analog format to get her photos, and she connects her creativity to her emotions.

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Justino Lourenço Created In-Camera Magic Without Photoshop

All images by Justino Lourenço. Used with permission.

First of all – my congratulations on the quality and resilience of your website. I decided to send some of my photos: some photographic work is on 35 / 120 mm film—my first experiments on photography started with my grandfather’s impulse. I was a teen near to an old medium format Kodak in the ’80s. My grandfather was an outdoor family shooter, always using direct and natural light. Perhaps that is the reason why I still shoot daylight, always running away from flash or any artificial lighting.

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Got a Really Creative Project with No Photoshop? We Want to See It!

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Hey folks,

This time, it’s all about In-Camera creativity! If you’re a photographer who has a conceptual series and you don’t use Photoshop, we want to feature you. This is a further evolution of the series that we’re doing around No Photoshop. It’s our mission to show the masses that photography doesn’t necessarily mean you need Photoshop. There’s a line between being a photographer and a Photoshop artist. Maybe you’ve got the skills to not even use post-production. Sure, we’ll allow a bit of Lightroom or Capture One editing, but we want to feature photographers with the creativity and know-how to pull it off in-camera. Maybe you’re using lens filters or flashes, etc. We just want to feature the best of the best. After the jump, we’ve got instructions!

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Oli Schuehle Doesn’t Worry About Photoshop, He Shoots Film!

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My name is Oli Schuehle. Everybody is a photographer nowadays. It’s rather easy to take technically good pictures. Someone recently said, “It’s getting harder and harder to take bad pictures.” I agree. Looking for the sharpest lens, the highest megapixel, and the best picture quality film photography never crossed my mind until I saw a picture with a crazy swirly bokeh shot with a Helios 44-2 lens. So I bought one on eBay and it came with a Zenit-E camera attached to it. I ran a couple of rolls of film through the brick-like camera just for laughs but was instantly intrigued by the process that came with it. Two years later, I call four analog cameras my own and almost exclusively shoot film.

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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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Photographer Stefan Panaitescu Has Never Used Photoshop In His Life

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My name is Panaitescu Stefan, and I never used Photoshop in my life. And I’m not even going to give you time to recover from the shock and keep going with it. More than 90% of the pictures I’ve used on my social media, site, published articles, social media features were jpeg edits. Not until recently (September) did I ever use filters, masks, brushes in my pictures, and even though I am starting to use how to learn them, what I post on the internet are still tweaked jpegs.

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Guy Carpenter Documents the Beautiful Life of Sheep With No Photoshop

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“Of course, the vast majority of my professional life came to a crashing halt in 2020,” relates professional photographer Guy Carpenter to us in an interview. “I spent a few weeks in March and April 2020 at home, reading a lot of books. I barely touched a camera.” Guy’s words resonate with us as it speaks volumes to the general mental state of photographers. Like many other passionate photographers though, Guy also shoots for fun. So when his godmother asked him to come help with their upland sheep farm in Yorkshire Dales, he brought the camera along.

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Matthew Jordan Smith Didn’t Need Photoshop for His Fantastic Series

“There is no better feeling in the world than having that happen,” explains Matthew Jordan Smith when talking about how impressed a client was with his work. He adds, “when my client received the images, he liked them so much he told me he couldn’t decide which image was his favorite!” Smith found himself in a very privileged position. Because after a client saw one of his personal projects, they asked him to create the same aesthetic for their brand. Smith’s Still…Motion series caught our attention too. Not just because of how well-executed the images are, but because we wanted to know exactly how he created them. In this interview, he gladly agreed to share his creative secrets, providing a valuable education for photographers wanting to improve their skillset.

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How Photographer Steven Gindler Makes Jaws Drop With No Photoshop

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“I grew up in the 90s being exposed to Japanese anime thanks to Toonami, and this sparked my first creative interest; illustrations,” says photographer Steven Gindler to us in an interview. “My family is full of strict conservative immigrants who are all computer programmers, and I was set to follow suit. All left-brained people, with myself as the black sheep.” Steven’s tale is one that many of us find ourselves in. And though he’s the black sheep, his creativity has flourished. His ideas and the orchestration are ones that we rarely see. Yet, we’re drawn to them and his incredibly deep story.

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Louis Dazy Explains How He Gets Double Exposures In-Camera

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Photographer Louis Dazy always amazes me. He works with film and has done a whole lot involving the neon portrait trend. But Louis takes it further. You see, Louis is an actual creative with amazing amounts of foresight. He’s honed his craft and doesn’t Photoshop. Even better, he does it all with film. He gets asked how he does this often. And Louis was elated to tell the world in an interview with us.

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Brandon Kidwell Shows His Mastery of In-Camera Double Exposure

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“I think the pandemic has stifled me emotionally,” photographer Brandon Kidwell tells us in an interview. “I’ve been trying to keep a sense of normal for myself and my family here, but it’s been a challenge when there isn’t a line between work/home and play anymore; it’s all blurred together.” Brandon created the Sawdust of our Youth in early 2019. But I can imagine that in time, his creativity will blossom even more. Brandon is one of those photographers who I look fondly at when I dive into the site’s archives. His work is stunning and so much of a technical masterpiece. What’s more, Brandon uses no Photoshop when he creates his personal double exposures. Now, more than ever was a great time to talk about those with him.

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How Achuth Krishnan Did These Creative Photos Mostly In-Camera

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“This was kind of breaking free from the monotonous life I was having due to the virus,” explains photographer Achuth Krishnan to us in an interview. “This shoot was done after almost four-five months of being stuck at home because of the pandemic. And I needed to get out and start shooting.” Indeed, Achuth joins the great list of photographers who found new ways to be creative in the pandemic. Best of all, Achuth did these multiple exposures with very little Photoshop. We asked him how he did it.

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How Pat Brownewell Is Teaching High Schoolers to Not Photoshop

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“It’s kind of cool that this thing, which was used to document death and destruction, is now being used to photograph bubbles and as a teaching tool for kids,” says Pat Brownewell. Pat is truly something special, and we know this from our previous feature! After honing his digital techniques to be flawless, he went back to large format film. And he’s done that with wedding photography. With the pandemic being what it is, wedding photography dried up, but Pat continued his craft by teaching. And now, he’s showing high school students how to get it right in-camera.

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Florian Pagano Believes in the Power of Film, Not Photoshop

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I am Florian Pagano. I am a French professional photographer based in Indonesia for 11 years. I started photography 20 years ago when I got an analog camera SLR and lenses from a retiring fashion photographer (Nikon F90x with 80-200mm and 50mm AF lenses). At that time, I wanted to exclusively use a process that didn’t involve a computer as I was spending most of my time on a computer as an architect.

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Gennaro Bassolino and His Fujifilm X100S Don’t Need Photoshop

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Dear Chris,

My name is Gennaro Bassolino I am a photographer from Florida but have been living in Asia for the past 10 years before COVID 19 forced me to return. I was living in Malaysia when I picked up a used Fujifilm X100s and that was when I really started shooting everything I could. It is one of those cameras that begs to be picked up. Its manual dials trained me in the basics of photography moving me away from automatic settings and into really taking control of all the variables.

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