Greetings, friends, and welcome to a new episode! It seems that several times a year, some new app or accessory comes out and makes us think whether mobile photography could actually be a viable alternative or—gasp—replacement for traditional cameras. Mobile phone manufacturers certainly are spending millions upon millions of dollars in R&D and design all centered on that tiny camera sensor or lens (or lenses, depending on the phone you own). And of this, an entire industry of mobile camera accessories has been created, allowing photographers and videographers to eek out as much creative opportunity as possible from these pocket systems. That covers the first topic of the show.
Next, Sharky and I discuss our views on whether it’s important for photographers to manage their own blogs/websites. With so many people sharing work on social media, the question begging to be asked is, “is there a point to investing time and money to manage your own site?” It’s a timely and important topic for sure. All that and a new installment of “What’s on Your Gear Shelf?” will call this episode complete. Enjoy!
- Moment announces a Kickstarter campaign for their new mobile-only anamorphic lens, battery case, and filter holder system [via FStoppers]
- Nisi announces a mobile-only ND, Soft ND, and Polarizer filter system. We can’t deny it. It looks super cute. [via PetaPixel]
- Do photographers really need a website in 2018? [via DIYPhotography]
- Should photographers have blogs? [via FStoppers]
What’s On Your Gear Shelf?
Sharky: Insta360 One [via Amazon]
Brian: WD My Passport Wireless SSD [via B&H Photo]