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Josh Solomon

Josh Solomon

Josh Solomon is a freelance writer and touring bassist living in Los Angeles. He has an affinity for all things analog. When not onstage, you can find him roaming around Southern California shooting film and humming a tune.

Women at War – Three Pioneering Female Combat Photographers – Part 2

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We spotlight three incredible, pioneering conflict photographers who also happen to be women, in part two of our series on the topic.

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Nikon Series E 50mm F/1.8 Lens Review – Value Proposition

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Kit lenses are, for the most part, forgettable things. The hordes of slow wide-range zooms and 50mm f/1-point-whatever lenses have very few standouts among their ranks. They’re meant to be good-enough until the mediocrity becomes…

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Five Best Medium Format Cameras for Beginners in 2019

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We update our list of the best medium format cameras for those photographers just starting medium format in 2019.

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Five Favorite Photos – Robert Frank

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Josh picks five favorite photos from legendary photographer Robert Frank.

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Trying to Care About Film Photography with a Nikon EM

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Josh is in a photographic slump. The Nikon EM is a simple camera. Can this machine help him slug his way out of the rut? Or is it a swing and a miss?

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The Essentials – A Guide to the Best of Pentax’s Camera Systems

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In our latest Essentials article, we spotlight the best gear from Pentax. From collectible rarities to pro-spec SLRs, this is what Pentaxians dream of.

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Women at War – Three Pioneering Female Combat Photographers

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“Don’t read the comments” is usually wise advice for writers of internet content. But on occasion, comment sections can yield something spectacular. In the comments section of our “Five More Famous Photographers and the Gear…

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Value Proposition – the Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f/3.5 Zoom Lens

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Finding hidden gems is sort of what we do. Today we’re looking at a great value lens with few compromises; the Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm zoom.

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Walter Voss Diax IIa – a Shooter’s Review of a Collector’s Camera

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There’s an old saying in boxing – ”styles make fights.” The most entertaining boxing matches feature complementary styles, well-demonstrated in the slugger-on-slugger brawl of Gatti vs. Ward or the brains-vs-brawn bullfight that was Ali vs. Foreman. Conversely,…

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Five Famous Photographers and the Cameras They Used Part Two

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As photographers, the tools we use can influence the way we both see and capture the world around us. For this reason, it can be illuminating to reflect on the gear that’s been used by…

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Yashica T4 – A Hype-free Review of a Decent Film Camera

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Blown out portraits of swimsuit supermodels. Hashtagged and upvoted shots of trendy streetwear-covered, moody-looking youngsters. A price tag that makes hypebeasts and unscrupulous camera flippers alike lick their lips. You know which camera I’m talking…

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Six Months with Kodak’s New Ektachrome

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The magnitude of Kodak successfully rereleasing a film like Ektachrome is huge. It’s also a milestone that, frankly, many of us never thought possible. When the staff here at CP first heard whispers of an…

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Foma Fomapan 100 35mm Film Review

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Part One It’s 3:45 PM. The sound of steady rain falling outside the cafe is getting tiresome. It shouldn’t be raining today, or at least not right now. I was counting on it, for the…

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Johnny Depp to Play W. Eugene Smith in Biopic, Minamata

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A few months ago we published a Five Favorite Photos article on W. Eugene Smith, master of the photo essay. I remember researching Smith’s adventures, which included photographing country doctors, secret jazz sessions, and an…

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