The Family That Shoots Together… Street Photography With Kids

[James here – this is the first post from new contributor Dustin Vaughn-Luma. I hope you’ll all look forward to what he brings.] As a young man, I occasionally engaged with photography. I wouldn’t describe it as an obsession or a passion, just a general interest. In the mid-1980s, point & shoot and instant cameras were plentiful, and I can’t recall a time growing up where we didn’t have at least one lying around the house. I took pictures of the…

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5 Polaroid Cameras Worth Owning, Shooting, and Collecting

Polaroid cameras are a dime a dozen, and utterly fantastic. But some are more fantastic than others. While I love the ubiquitous 600-series machines for their ease of use and their ability to pull me right back to the ’80s,…

Why Photography is the Best Hobby

People have always asked me why I’m into photography. The early answer was pathetic. “I don’t know.” And the conversation would end. A few years in, the answer evolved to something pretentious and annoying, like, “I simply enjoy the…

AgfaPhoto Vista Plus 400 – Film Profile

The world of photography gear is, to put it bluntly, confusing as hell, and it can be hard to know which lens, camera, and film, is right for you and your budget. It gets even more difficult when we…

Our Favorite Posts, Thanks, and Happy New Year

Hi everyone. James here. As you all surely know, the last few pages are being written and soon we’ll close the book on 2016. For us at Casual Photophile, it’s been a great and challenging year, and we want…

Featured Photophile No. 006 – Gareth Buckett

Featured Photophile, our recurring segment showcasing talented amateur photographers, is back. Today we’re spotlighting a young photophile named Gareth Buckett. His photos show a technical ability and an understanding of the craft that’s just a bit rare in the era of iPhones and…

Nikon F6 – Camera Review

Well, this is it. I shut the gold box for the last time and laid it into a bigger, blander box, a Priority Mail shipping label from Los Angeles to Boston its only decoration. I headed to the post…

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