Matthew Jordan Smith Didnt 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.

Be Amazed by Benoit Laprays Spectacular New Series

"I think my Monuments series is the most successful and impactful project I have done so far," says Benoit Lapray. He adds, "It's the one that gives me the greatest sense of pride. " Lapray's unique series is a large scale project.

6 Creatives Who Used Photography to Overcome PTSD

All humans face adversity in life. But some people go through times so difficult that it leaves them living with trauma and PTSD. Its a long path to healing for these people, and they have to find ways to survive and then overcome the experience they had.

The Best Photography Submissions of 2020 (What a Year!) NSFW

Photography submissions come in thick and fast here at The Phoblographer. Each week we're overwhelmed with photographers stating their case for why the world needs to see their work. Thankfully we love what we do, so spending time with new photographs isn't a problem for us.

5 Tasty Pancake Lenses That Will Make Your Mouth Water

Pancake lenses have a special place in the hearts of many street photographers and documentarians. They get their name from their small, thin form factor and their weight (or lack of it). With a pancake lens attached, photographers can pick up a camera and walk around with them almost like they're a point and shoot.

The Leica Q2 Monochrom is One of their Best Cameras Yet

When I first used the Leica Q2, I was disappointed by the autofocus performance and a few other quirks. But that all improved over time--for the most part at least. And with the new Leica Q2 Monochrome, Leica hs created truly the most liberating camera on the market.

Their Most Gorgeous Bag Yet! Billingham Hadley One Review

It's hard to not be a fan of navy and brown leather. They work so well together. And the Billingham Hadley One is getting just that color scheme today. I haven't seen it done this well in years, and this one is exceptional.

These 7 Things People Say to Photographers Will Infuriate You

Photography, although fun, can be a frustrating practice at times. Not only because of the technical aspect but also all the extra baggage that comes with it - like dealing with non-photographers. Here at The Phoblographer, with our combined decades of experience, weve heard some ludicrous things in our time.

The Sony a7s III Has Epic Autofocus for Street Photography

Much of the coverage already online around the Sony a7s III has been in use for video. Naturally, we're a photography first website--and the photographers I've known who've used the predecessors to the Sony a7s III mostly did street photography, documentary work, and ambient light portraiture with neon colors.

No Street Photography for Four Months. My Mental Health Is Struggling

Earlier this year I wrote an article that covered my journey through depression. Street photography played a major role, possibly the most significant, in helping me come out of the darkness. The article was published on March 7th, three days after I arrived in Medellin, Colombia.

Wrong Time or Bad Photos? Why These Photo Books Are Failing

I've previously written about the importance of street photography during these unprecedented times. Having visual documentation of how communities, governments, and countries have responded to the pandemic will serve us well in our search for understanding and education.

Redditors Call Out Female Privilege in Candid Photography

We all know the stereotype a middle-aged man with a big camera and long lens, photographing people passing by. He must be a creep, a child snatcher, a voyeur with ill intention. I feel confident in saying that, most of the time, the labeling is unfair, and most people have good ethics and only want to capture candid moments.

Just for Street Photography: Cosyspeed STREETOMATIC+ Black Review

I've found that the ideal time to use the Cosyspeed STREETOMATIC+ Black is in the winter. My reasoning for this is because it's designed to not hold a whole lot of stuff. So just in case you really need to bring a ton of gear with you, what do you do? Well, you can use the Cosyspeed STREETOMATIC+ Black and wear a thick jacket that has pockets.

16 Funny Photography Memes to Brighten up Your Day

2020 is proving to be an intense and crucial year. But we all need to step away at times, put down our shield and take a moment to smile, and dare we say, laugh. To lighten the mood and bring some humor to your day, we've gone through a bunch of memes and found several that are sure to make your belly hurt from laughter!

Which Lens: How to Pick Between the Fujifilm 23mm F2 and the 35mm F2

Fujifilm shooters are spoiled for choice when it comes to great prime lenses, even more so when it comes to affordable Fujifilm primes lenses. Perhaps the question we get asked the most, though, is 'which lens should I buy between the Fujifilm 23mm f2 and the Fujifilm 35mm f?' These lenses may seem to be quite similar, but they are both suited to slightly different genres of photography.

Did This Photographer Deserve the Outrage Directed Against Him?

Popular street photography account, Life Is Street, came under fire on the day of Black Out Tuesday. The owner of the account uses white squares as part of the aesthetic on the feed. It so happened that on Black Out Tuesday, he posted a white square, causing an angry response from many of his followers.

Discussion: Whats Legal vs Whats Ethical in Street Photography

Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of The Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they're actively reviewing and the gear they've just reviewed.

Video: How We Do High ISO Tests on Cameras We Review (And More!)

Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of The Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they're actively reviewing and the gear they've just reviewed.

Photography Cheat Sheet: For Someone New to Street Photography

When you're brand new to street photography, there's a lot of toxicity out there that doesn't really help to create better street photographers. A whole lot of it is around pleasing the Instagram algorithm or learning from the classic masters.

COVID-19 Proves How Invaluable Street Photography Is to Society

Tired, cliche, easy: these are just some of the words used to describe street photography. Those who practice candid shooting are often labeled as voyeurs, loners, and creeps. I believe no other community in the industry has to defend itself as much as the one of street photography.

You Can Win a Fujifilm X100V in our Street Photography Contest

Were teaming up with FUJIFILM to giveaway A FUJIFILM X100V. In this international street photo contest, participants may enter one original street photograph of theirs. The contest, judged by the Phoblographer's EIC Chris Gampat, will take place over this month and can be entered using your Facebook or Instagram account. Want to win? Check out the rules below.

You Can Win a Fujifilm X100V in Our Street Photography Contest

Were teaming up with FUJIFILM to giveaway A FUJIFILM X100V. In this international street photo contest, participants may enter one original street photograph of theirs. The contest, judged by the Phoblographer's EIC Chris Gampat, will take place over this month and can be entered using your Facebook or Instagram account. Want to win? Check out the rules below.

Enter to Win a FUJIFILM X100V in Our Street Photography Contest

Were teaming up with FUJIFILM to giveaway A FUJIFILM X100V. In this international photo contest, participants will enter an original street photography image of theirs. The contest, which will be judged by the Phoblographer's staff, will take place over this month and can be entered using your Facebook or Instagram account. Want to win? Check out the rules below.

Missing Street Photography? Here Are 5 Things You Can Do Indoors

Street photography doesn't exist unless you have streets full of people. Right now, those streets are empty, as all of us remain indoors during the current epidemic. If you practice street photography, there's a good chance you're feeling a little sorry for yourself right now.

How Fujifilm X Photographer Jens Krauer Explored Bed-Stuy

The people and history behind the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant are deeply intertwined with Hip-Hop and African American culture. This rich tapestry kept Zurich-based photographer Jens Krauer coming back time and time again.

Opinion: Instagram Could Really Use AI or Curators for Hashtags

Sometimes I wonder if photographers genuinely just don't know the differences between one genre or another--but most of the time I believe that folks try to penetrate any hashtag that they possibly can in an attempt to get the most traction on Instagram.

6 Cameras for Street Photography That Started a Movement

In modern times, street photographers get excited about cameras like the Ricoh GR III and the Fujifilm X100V. But since the practice of street photography began, there have been some absolute gems in the hands of photographers.

5 Street Photographs That Will Make You Smile Today

Street photography is a fun genre of photography. There are no creative limitations, and you can experience a wave of emotions dependent on the kind of work you view. Some street photographers like to focus on social justice, while others want to get you interested in the mundane.

Daido Moriyama Is a Wealth of Gritty Street Photography Inspiration

When it comes to street photography, we cannot talk about the gritty and punchy black and white aesthetic without mentioning Daido Moriyama. Hailed as the Godfather of Japanese Street Photography, he remains one of Japans most celebrated photographers, best known for his radical approach to the genre.

Can Photography Treat Depression? It Worked For Me

A study suggests photography can help with depression – it certainly helped me with mine. Feature Shoot recently ran a story that highlighted a study published by researchers from Lancaster University and the University of Sheffield.

Can Photography Treat Depression? It Worked for Me

A study suggests photography can help with depression – it certainly helped me with mine. Feature Shoot recently ran a story that highlighted a study published by researchers from Lancaster University and the University of Sheffield.

My 40 Photos Of Serbia

Hi! I am a street photographer from Prokuplje, Serbia. In this post, you can see some of the photos that I took in 2019. The photos are not just from Prokuplje.

Why Daily Life In South Africa Is So Magical

I go about my life here in the western cape and often can’t help whipping out my phone to capture the beauty of the scenery around me. Here’s just a small taste and appreciation post.

I Got Lost In The Beauty Of Milan At Night

My name is Davide Sasso and I'm a photographer. Italy is really beautiful, last year I had the opportunity to visit the most beautiful places: Venice, Florence, Rome and many other incredible places, full of art, history, and beauty.

While I Was In Paris, I Took Some Pic With My Smartphone

i'm Mounir Belmokhtar 19 yo from Algeria , i was in Paris and i took some shoots with my Iphone 5syou may know that i love photography , a smartphone or DLSR it doesn't matter as long as you try to see the beauty in everything and shoot what you see and share with your version of the vision you can chek my other post i'll alway say it ,,don't make excuses .

Photographer Captures Russia Like You Never See On The Postcards

Photographer Alexander Petrosyan has spent years and years discovering and documenting infinite layers of St. Petersburg. His wide collection - not only beautiful, but also grotesque - invites outsiders to step inside the raw and unpredictable streets and experience them without a filter, common for polished postcards or travel documentaries.

We/You All Suck at Street Photography; and Thats Okay

Street Photography isn't simple and instead is something that requires a number of incredible parallel factors to all line up accordingly--and when cameras start to do nothing else but constantly log life at a higher resolution, it will require human elements beyond algorithms scrubbing for "Good images" to actually have someone call themselves an artist.

Is It Ever Okay to Shoot Photos in a Graveyard?

For many people, talking about death or anything linked to it brings out a host of sensitives. Losing a loved one is never easy, nor is the aftermath of arranging where to place them. Because of the pain associated with someone dying, talking about it is somewhat taboo.

10+ Images From The Time Fog Made My City Look Like A Blade Runner Movie Set

I'm a huge Blade Runner fan. It has inspired my style of photography in an endless number of ways, from the color-grading to the themes it represents. So when the heavy fog came rolling into Songdo of Incheon, South Korea, I was snapping away until the early hours - ensuring all these moments were not lost in time, like tears in rain.

Photography News Roundup, September 29

In the headlines this week: critiquing the Polaroid comeback, street photography, the only light youll ever need and more. The post Photography News Roundup, September 29 appeared first on 500px ISO.