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Featured Photophile No. 007 – Max Bevill and his Fuji TX-1

Featured Photophile, our recurring segment showcasing talented amateur photographers, is back. Today we’re spotlighting a young photophile named Max Bevill. Max recently took a trip and asked my opinion on which cameras he should bring along. The man has some serious machines, but after some quick deliberation we decided he had to bring the Fuji TX-1 (which many of you may know as the Hasselblad X-Pan). He’s back from that trip and has brought some photos with him. Here’s a sampling, and a look into yet…

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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 Instagram. As you’ll see from his shots and his answers to the accompanying interview, his philosophy harkens back to those noteworthy photographers of the past who recognized the critical value that light, location, and preparation bring to the shot. And if you’re not…

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Featured Photophile No. 005 Shaq Baker Shoots India

Featured Photophile, our recurring segment showcasing talented amateur photographers, is back. Today we’re spotlighting a young photophile named Shaq Baker, and while he’s a prolific photo maker, we’re solely focusing on a series of film shots he made during a trip to India. Shaq has done a pretty wonderful job of capturing some interesting vignettes of a country that few of us will ever get to visit, and his photos have shown me places and people that I know I’ll never see in my lifetime.…

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Featured Photophile No. 004 – Stéphane Heinz Shoots the Hasselblad X-Pan and Rolleiflex

Featured Photophile, our recurring segment showcasing talented amateur photographers, is back. Today we’re spotlighting a wonderful shooter named Stéphane who’s created some amazing photos with two very distinctive cameras. But as we all know, the camera is only as good as the photographer holding it. No sweat. Stéphane is very good. So take a look, and see what happens when an excellent photographer gets his hands on a couple of legendary cameras; the X-Pan from Hasselblad and the Rolleiflex TLR.…

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Featured Photophile No. 003 – La Fille Renne, France

We’re back and spotlighting another excellent, non-professional shooter in our latest Featured Photophile. I can’t remember where I first came across the photos made by La Fille Renne, the nom de guerre of a young photo geek from Lyon, France, but she makes images that have really stuck with me. Take a look, get inspired, and submit your own photos to our feature by tagging your social media posts with #featuredphotophile. Enjoy! Hello there – please introduce yourself to our readers. Hi! I’m…

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Featured Photophile No. 002 – Alex Denault, Canada

Featured Photophile, our recurring segment showcasing talented amateur photographers, is back. Today we’re spotlighting a nice guy named Alex who’s managed to create some amazing photos in a surprisingly short period of time. I sold Alex his first film camera just over one year ago, and it’s been incredible to see the amazing shots he’s made with it. His photography has a certain authenticity to it that I really love. He’s used his cameras to capture what life’s all about – that is, exploration,…

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Featured Photophile No. 001 – Luca Ellena, Switzerland

Today is the beginning of a new Feature here on CP. It’s called Featured Photophile, and here we’ll showcase the photography of a talented amateur shooter, and give that person the opportunity to discuss all things photography. From their favored gear to their photographic philosophy, we’ll get to know the How, When, Where, and Why behind their photographs. Today’s featured guest is a young photophile from Switzerland, named Luca Ellena. His stark and understated photos show an impressive reservation and an atypical view…

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