Archives for February 2015

Review: Slide Neckstrap & Clutch Handstrap

We clearly have a backlog of neat photography gear we’ve been meaning to test out! And today’s products from Peak Design are super nifty. In fact, they’re trying to solve many of the problems that plague neck straps and hand straps. Problems that have bugged us for years, to the point where we pretty much gave up on straps all together. Have they succeeded? Let’s find out…

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Free Photography-themed Valentines Cards

Hey guys!

With Valentine’s Day nearly here, we want to remind you about our free photo-themed Valentine’s Day cards!

We put this set of four hand-illustrated cards together last year, but – good news! – spreading the love (and the silliness) doesn’t get old. So do it up again this year – print them off and pass them out in person, or share the digital versions with your photo-pals on social media.

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Review: Fujifilm Instax SHARE Smartphone Printer SP-1

 

UPDATE: We’ve created an ultimate guide to instant film which you can find here.

As photographers in a digital age, we’re always on the lookout for easy ways to get our photos off of our devices and into our hands. So when we heard about the Fujifilm Instax SHARE Smartphone Printer SP-1, we were excited.

This miniature printer – it’s smaller than your average paperback book – lets you print photos from your smartphone or tablet wirelessly, on Instax film, in just seconds!

Watch the video below for a quick demo and review of the printer. Then read on for our full rundown on this cool little gadget!

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How To Get Your Family Photos Into An Album

Getting your family photos into an album can be a huge challenge. It requires a lot of work, thought, time, and skill. Photography is quite important to me (no kidding), and I treasure my family photos more than anything, but as it stands I have only created two family photo albums. Ever.

Yeah. It’s hard!

But I believe that photo albums are one of the best ways to share and preserve your family photos, and capture your stories. So, despite their challenging aspects, I’m making it a point to create more of them. I’ve created hundreds of album designs for clients over the years, and now it’s time to put that same effort into my own photos. Here are some of the tips and tricks I’m using to create these two, and motivate myself to keep doing more, as well as the step-by-step process I use to design them! Let’s go!

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Scholarship Winner Project Launch

Back in the fall of 2013, Rob and I created the Explorers Club Scholarship for Documentary Photography. Along with my sister Stephanie, we had just wrapped up our first major documentary project and, in seeing how much it had taught us all, we wanted to help another photographer pursue their documentary dreams.

So we put a call out for entries. We sorted through tons of amazing ideas and shared our favourite three with you guys, letting you vote to decide who should receive the $500 cash prize.

Today, we’re so, so excited to share with you the work of the winner: Jeff Borkowski’s Guiding Eyes: The Process of Training Guide Dogs.

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