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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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7 Photography Resolutions for 2017

How we're going to improve our photography in 2017 As 2016 comes to a close, we decided to partake in a time-honored tradition and make a list of resolutions for next year.  But these aren’t just any resolutions, these are Photography Resolutions!  In the words of the great Jackie Joyner Kersee, “I maintained my edge by always being a student; you will always have something new to learn.”  In the spirit of always learning, here are 7 things we’ve resolved to do in 2017 to improve our photography... 1) PRIME LENS CHALLENGE Shoot on a fixed lens for an entire month There’s nothing that will help you master framing and composition in photography faster than shooting on a fixed focal length lens.  While zoom...

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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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7 Tips for Great Travel Photos

Preparing to travel with your DSLR camera can often seem daunting, especially if you've never done it before. Luckily, I've learned some great basic tips for travel photography over the past 15 years traveling and photographing in over 30 countries, and today I'm sharing them with you! From the jungles of Belize to the crowded streets of Hong Kong, these tips should help you take better travel photographs.    Schloss Neuschwanstein, Fussen, Germany (taken with Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L @ 16mm)   1.  Pack Light The most important advice I can give – don’t pack too much! Someone once said “The best gear is the gear you have with you”. It couldn't be more true. If you bring 2 camera bodies, 4...

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3 Practical Tips for Getting Great Portraits

Keren Chookaszian is a boutique wedding photographer based out of Chicago, IL.  When she's not shooting weddings or blogging she spends her days chasing around her two adorable little boys.  To see more of her portfolio visit www.kerensarai.com. 1. Move your subjects… don’t just pose them. When I first started as a photographer all I wanted to do was memorize as many poses as I could because that’s how I thought I could get the best pictures.  The truth is the more you “pose” your subjects the more stiff they are going to look.  The biggest advice I can give you is to make your subjects move.  When I’m working with my couples I might actually give them a pose...

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