Opinion

We Pick Your First Film Camera For Under $50

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Recent articles by the likes of TIME magazine, BBC news, and others have announced to the masses what many of us have known for years – film photography is back. And you can bet that this…

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The Family That Shoots Together… Street Photography With Kids

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As a young man, I occasionally engaged with photography with 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…

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Why Photography is the Best Hobby

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People have always asked me why I like photography so much. The early answer was an ignorant shrug, “I just like it.” and the conversation would end. A few years into my hobby the answer…

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5 Reasons to Shoot Film When Traveling

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Got a trip coming up? Are you the kind of person who shoots both film and digital cameras? Then let me make a suggestion; the next time you’re traveling, leave the DSLR at home and only…

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Should You Buy a Mechanical or Electronic Camera?

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Spend any amount of time on photography forums and you’ll learn pretty quickly that photographers will argue about anything. Analog versus digital, slides versus C-41, Nikon versus Canon, and Leica versus everything else. The unbridled…

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Not Everyone Needs a Leica

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I recently overheard a teenage customer asking the clerk of a local camera shop about some gear. He wanted to replace his kit lens, but he couldn’t afford the lens he thought he needed to…

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Why Everyone Should Shoot a Wide Angle Lens

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One of the simplest ways to increase the dynamism and visual interest of our images is by using a wide-angle lens. By widening our angle of view, we’re able to capture shots of the world around us…

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What’s a Prime Lens and Why You Need One

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Prime lenses are amazing marvels of optical wonder. And even though they’ve been around for as long as photography itself, there are still people out there who don’t shoot them, and may not even know…

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Should We Photograph the Homeless?

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It’s my belief that a writer’s job is to ask questions. As the owner of a camera shop and the founder of CP, I spend a lot of time thinking about photography, cameras, and what it…

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4 Reasons Why the Leica M2 is Better Than the M3

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[Editor’s Note : Someone read this article and sent me a message that, in part, told me to kill myself. Pretty ridiculous, but I wanted to clarify that this tongue-in-cheek article is more of a silly…

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Why Everyone Should Shoot Manual … Sometimes

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Much has been written about the technical benefits of shooting in Manual mode, and while these articles do well to explain why shooting this way can improve the quality of your photographs they don’t always…

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How to Slow Down & Love Photography … Again

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For me, photography is often a solitary pursuit. At times this is a blessing. The calm of twiddling dials and manipulating a tripod can be a meditative experience, and the solitude of being alone in nature,…

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