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Why Nobody Really Gives a Crap About Bokeh and Blurry Backgrounds (Apart From Ourselves)

Over the last few years it seems as though bokeh and smooth creamy backgrounds have become the one thing that we as photographers and videographers obsess about. We'll go out and buy huge, heavy lenses with fast apertures that cost as much as a small used car just so we can see that blur out half of our images, but do non photographers really even care about it? Does it really make that much difference outside of your circle of photography friends? After the break we have a video for you from Camera Conspiracies that takes a look at this obsession. thephoblographer.com

2019-1-3 20:00

I Photographed Thailand With A

I'm a professional photographer and people are always asking me about equipment rather than about technique and exposure. So on a recent trip to Thailand, I set myself a project to prove photography really isn't all about expensive equipment and with a bit of thought anyone can get great images with whatever equipment they have. boredpanda.com

2018-11-28 19:49

Sigma interview hints about possibility of future compact FE lens launch

Wang Hao, the head of Sigma China has been interviewed by a member of the biggest photography gear rental company irentals.cn. A reader sent me this translation: Q: So there are four big players in the FF mirrorless market now, what’s Sigma’s strategy? A: Our distribution of R&D resource really depends on the sale of […] The post Sigma interview hints about possibility of future “compact” FE lens launch appeared first on sonyalpharumors. sonyalpharumors.com

2018-10-24 16:31

Salvaging Forgotten Memories With The Rescued Film Project

Imagine that you were shooting with a film camera instead of a digital one; Whatare you going to do if you misplaced a roll of film by accident? What if you forgot about a roll inside a camera that you haven't used in ages? Maybe you exposed a roll prematurely when changing rolls? What about if you found an old roll of film inside a camera that you inherited from a family member? Recently, we got to speak withLevi Bettwieser, founder of The Rescued Film Project, about his efforts to recover images from rolls of film that once were thought to have been lost in the mists of time. thephoblographer.com

2018-10-21 13:00

Tick Tock Tick TockSR5 rumor about a new Sony camera to be posted at 15:00 London time!

I am out for a short hike with my family and coming back soon. And now the teaser: When I am back I will post an SR5 (max reliability) rumor about a new Sony camera at 15:00 London time! This camera is going to be announced very soon by Sony! Yes, now it’s REALLY our […] The post Tick Tock Tick Tock…SR5 rumor about a new Sony camera to be posted at 15:00 London time! appeared first on sonyalpharumors. sonyalpharumors.com

2018-10-1 13:18

Why Mastering at Least One Emulsion is a Worthwhile Exercise in Film Photography

It took me a little over seven years of shooting film to come across an unusual idea about the medium: mastering just one emulsion. I say it's unusual because part of film photographers' mission these days is to try as many films available as possible (especially the rare ones now), before they all get killed off (yes, I'm looking at you, Fujifilm). thephoblographer.com

2018-8-17 07:00

Why Mastering at Least One Emulsion Is a Worthwhile Exercise in Film Photography

It took me a little over seven years of shooting film to come across an unusual idea about the medium: mastering just one emulsion. I say it's unusual because part of film photographers' mission these days is to try as many films available as possible (especially the rare ones now), before they all get killed off (yes, I'm looking at you, Fujifilm). thephoblographer.com

2018-8-18 07:00

Anywhere-But-Here: A Collaborative Project A Story About Wanting To Get Out, A Toxic City & Self-Suffocation

‘anywhere-but-here’ is a collaborative project between emerging creative Marisa Suen and myself to explore a story about wanting to get out, a toxic city & self-suffocation. This series allowed us to be playful with styling and lighting methods to create interesting moods throughout the series whilst also alluding to the concept of escapism. boredpanda.com

2018-7-13 06:30

The Contax T2 Price Tag Is About to Skyrocket to Asgard

If you've long been lusting after a Contax T2, you might have to think twice about getting it. Otherwise, grab it now before you need to shell out a lot more than you've already set on spending. After Chris Hemsworth announced on Instagram that he's gone "full hipster" and that he'll shoot only with film from now on, the price tag soaring to new heights isn't a matter of if, but when. thephoblographer.com

2018-6-27 19:00