REDISCOVERING THE JOY OF SHOOTING FILM

REDISCOVERING THE JOY OF SHOOTING FILM

“I love the look of film. I like the grain, the light leaks, and the imperfections.” A conversation about shooting film with Mike Caputo, film enthusiast and Hoya userWhen did you first get into photography?I’ve always had an interest in photography. Most of my memories are in photo albums taken with disposable cameras. I remember I took a photo...
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IFPC 2019 – FILTER PHOTO CONTEST

IFPC 2019 – FILTER PHOTO CONTEST

On July 16th, 2019, Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. launched its annual International Filter Photo Contest 2019 – an international competition that aims to reward those photographers whose works enhance the creative and unbound possibilities that filters provide. Application period: from July 16th to October 31st, 2019
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DIGITAL INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY: WHAT TO SHOOT FOR

DIGITAL INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY: WHAT TO SHOOT FOR

Hello! I’m Matthew Stuart Piper, Hoya’s new Infrared Ambassador, and this will be the first of a number of blogs on using Hoya’s R72 infrared (IR) filter. I’ll be starting out with basics and working up to more advanced content, so if the first few blogs are too rudimentary for you, just hang in there! Either way, enjoy the photography! Here’s ...
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Astrophotography around Los Angeles - What you need to know

Astrophotography around Los Angeles - What you need to know

Growing up in the sticks of Connecticut, I dreamt of city life away from the slow, quiet, semi-rural life. College gave me that chance and 14 years later I wouldn't change a thing.  After several years in San Francisco, I eventually settled in Los Angeles. The urban lifestyle has it’s perks, especially having access to just about anything 24/7 a...
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The Filter Every Landscape Photographer Should Own

The Filter Every Landscape Photographer Should Own

I started my photography career in the Pacific Northwest. A region of the US where lakes, rivers, and waterfalls dominate the landscape. So it was natural for me to spend my time searching for unique locations on Google Earth, and monitor sun and moon positions with the PhotoPills app to find the perfect combination of location and light to crea...
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Shoot Local

Shoot Local

When I first started out in landscape photography I was drawn to bold, dramatic landscapes and all I wanted to do was capture my version of all the iconic locations with as wide a lens as possible. Near/far compositions from talents like Adam Burton and Marc Adamus were a heavy influence. So much so, that I often forced that perspective into my ...
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