Giveaway: Instax Mini 8 + Monochrome Film!

*****CONTEST NOW CLOSED! Thank you all who entered, the winner has been contacted!*****

The fine folks at Fujifilm just released an exciting new type of instant film! It’s called instax mini Monochrome, and it brings black and white photography to the Instax line.

And, in their ever-so-generous ways, they gave us a camera and a pack of the new film to give away to one of our super awesome readers! YES! Keep reading for the details on how to enter!

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Video: Instax Wide Camera Shoot-Out! Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 vs. Lomo'Instant Wide

Click the video above to see me test out two popular Instax Wide cameras, and see how they compare!

Below you’ll find the results from our shoot-out between the Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 and the Lomo’Instant Wide. I tried to make the photos below look as close as possible to how the film looks in real life, to give you the best idea. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments!

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Video: How To Get Kids To Smile For A Photo And why bribery gets hilarious results.

Ok, confession. I find it challenging to get a good photo of my kids smiling at the camera. As much as I love photojournalistic images of them, sometimes I just want them to look at me with a natural smile, darnit!

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Video: What I Do When I’m Photographically Overwhelmed Pick one thing to focus on!

Often when you’re out shooting the photographic possibilities might feel a bit overwhelming. I get it!

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Peak Design Everyday Messenger: 13″ vs. 15″ A comparison of the two sizes of the crazy popular bag

Ever since the Peak Design Everyday Messenger bag came out, it’s been our go-to choice when we have to pack up the cameras for the day. (Check out our full review of the original bag here.)

With features like a quick-adjust strap, a top access zipper, and a snazzy one-handed magnetic opening system, it’s a blast to use (and looks spiffy too).

My biggest complaint, however, was that it was just too big for me. The original bag was made to hold a 15″ laptop and all of your DSLR gear. As a 5’6″ gal, it was pretty giant on my frame, and so I just admired it longingly while Rob toted it around. Darn him and his giantness.

So when the team at Peak Design announced that they were making a smaller version? Yep, sign me up.

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How to Tell When You’ve Done Too Much Editing Avoid these big editing mistakes with your photos!


Please note: This is too much editing.

Oh do I have a love/hate relationship with editing. On the one hand, it can bring the best out of your images, and help you get that “WOW!” reaction.

But on the other hand, do too much editing, and that reaction can quickly turn to “Um, gross”. Or maybe that’s just my reaction. But too much editing, or poor editing, can do more harm to your photos than if you just left them alone.

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Fuji X-Pro2 Field Test: Costa Rica Watch out, you might want to switch...

I just posted a big fancy review of the new Fujifilm X-Pro 2 camera! I spent two weeks shooting with it in Costa Rica, and have a ton to report!

But it’s a whole page, not just a little post, so click here to go check it out! There’s a video, tons of sample photos, and I’ll tell you what bugged me about the camera, but why I still loved it anyway!!

It’s a fun review, so go check it out now!