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No One Does The 4th Like Those Who Did It First

No Place Like Home Fourth of July Fireworks on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Shot on a 50mm f/1.2L Lens at f/1.2, 1/45th sec, ISO 800.  These days, you're getting a lot of emails about the 4th of July, Independence Day, American Flags, and a whole bunch of other stuff ostensibly related to America's history.But the truth is, it's our very own hometown of Philadelphia that is the birthplace of American Independence. And we're damn proud of everything our great city has given this country. Here's a small taste of Philadelphia firsts. - First brick house in the US- First fire engine bought for public purposes- First botanical garden in the US- First library in the US- First hospital in the US- First...

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Traveling the World to Photograph, with Tim Landis

Tim Landis is a world-famous professional travel photographer based here in Philadelphia. Tim has achieved what many aspire to - he makes his living traveling the world and sharing incredible photographs with his 600,000 Instagram followers as @curious2119. Tim's busy schedule finally freed up a bit, so we got together to create some original designs, a tribute to the spirit of adventure, fun, and true passion for photography that permeate his work.  To celebrate the launch of the TogTees x Tim Landis Collaboration -  our biggest one yet - we met up with Tim to learn more about what drives him and how he got to where he is.  Stay tuned, more original designs coming soon... All images ©Tim Landis, used with permission.  How did you got...

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Interview with Japan Camera Hunter

Japan Camera Hunter is a Tokyo-based film photography connoisseur and procurer of high-end equipment. JCH - as most people know him - has established a reputation over the years of being able to find rare, limited-edition, and ultra pristine condition cameras and lenses from around the world.  In addition to his Instagram (an excellent source of film photography information), JCH also has his own film line, StreetPan400, which has become a cult hit among black and white film photographers.  To celebrate the launch of the brand new JCH x TogTees collaboration (our first trans-global collab), we sat down - virtually - with Japan Camera Hunter to learn more about his work and how he got to where he is.  Stay tuned, we'll be...

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New Design Alert! The AE-1 Tee

The AE-1 Film SLR Tee Every film enthusiast is familiar with this Single Lens Reflex camera, and you might even have seen one in a box in your grandpa's house somewhere.  Wikipedia calls the Canon AE-1 "a historically significant SLR". And if it's on the internet, it must be true.  Well actually, in this case it is true. The AE-1 was the very first microprocessor-equipped SLR camera, which sort of makes it like the ENIAC of SLR cameras. It was introduced in April 1976 and heralded the start of a complete overhaul of Canon's SLR line that was to continue with the related AT-1, A-1, AV-1 AE-1 Program and AL-1.  The AE-1 was manufactured and sold until 1984 (hmm...) and during that...

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