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7 Minutes With @ABrilliantDummy

After months of hard work, today we're launching a brand new set of original collab tees with made with Philadelphia's very own @ABrilliantDummy. To celebrate the launch of the first design, we sat down with the artist to understand what motivates her passion for photography.  What was your first camera? I started taking pictures on my Samsung Galaxy Note 1 some 5 years ago now. I remember people asking me to do photoshoots with them and when I would show up and pull my phone out- their jaws would drop...lol. As clients and projects began to get bigger I finally moved to an entry level Canon Rebel T5. Describe your style of photography in three words Pure colorful imaginations. If you could...

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7 Minutes with @BillyCress

  To celebrate the launch of our brand new TogTees x Billy Cress line, we sat down with Billy himself for the latest installment in our "7 Minutes With" Interview Series. We talked about how he got started in photography, his favorite place to shoot in Philly, and a whole lot more. Read on to find out... What was your first camera? My first camera was a 90's Nikon film camera back in high school. I'm unsure of the model. It was my parents' camera that I used for my darkroom photo classes. I shot entirely in black and white since that was what we developed. I loved that process and miss it a lot. Developing the negatives, printing the photos, and...

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5 Easy Tips for Better Instagram Photos

Rachel Mae Smith loves do-able DIYS and strives to make crafting easy, colorful and fun over on her blog The Crafted Life. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart Living, Design Sponge, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Garden, and more. When she's not pinning pictures, or brushing glitter out of her hair, you can find her exploring Philadelphia.   Hi all, Rachel from The Crafted Life here! Within the last year, I grew my personal following on Instagram by 20k followers. There are a lot of tips and tricks I learned along the way, but these five are a must if you’re looking to do the same... 1) Whole Feed Perspective   Think of your feed as a whole,...

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The story behind our Streets Dept collaboration tees

By Conrad Benner, @StreetsDept Hello Tog Tees Readers!  I can not express enough how excited I am to work with Tog Tees on my new Streets Dept line. Creating a little line of t-shirts has been something I've wanted to do for some time, and when Tog Tees approached me, explaining that they were a Philly-based company looking to create photography and photographer-themed tees, I jumped at the chance.  The process of creating the two Streets Dept tees was really fun, and really introspective. It started with a three hour brainstorming with the folks at TogTees, and many coffees. After spending about the first hour just talking about who I am and what I've done over the now five years since...

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7 Minutes with @urphillypal

Albert Lee is the face behind the popular Philadelphia Instagram account @urphillypal. We took 7 minutes to learn more about his photography.  What was your first camera? My first camera was actually a film camera in grade school. It was an Olympus – I can’t remember which one.  My parents actually really liked shooting and so they taught me how to use the Olympus. My first digital camera was that Sony Alpha.  And the only reason why I wanted a Sony Alpha was – and this is really cheesy - because I liked the logo.  So I wound up using a Sony and it was good for what it was but after 5 years the motor died. Then I bought a...

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