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The Top 6 Professional Printers for Photographers With Not a Lot of Space

There is actually a really good case to be made these days for taking on the printing of your images on your own – the ability to really fine tune your prints to look perfect and choosing your own paper to name a few. But should you decide that printing your images in house is something you want to consider, what printers should you be looking at?...
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Improve Your Photography With These Killer Photography Education Deals

As a photographer you should always be looking for ways to grow and improve your craft, and usually a great way to do that without attending expensive workshops is through online tutorial courses. Not only are these a great way to learn new things, but they also act as wonderful tools for keeping your mind fresh with various techniques that you may need to use. Here are 5 great deals currently available from our friends over at PhotoWhoa:...
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The Best Computer Mice For Photographers (Mid 2017)

Let’s be real here, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the next computer mouse that you are going to buy. But the fact remains that these are a very important tool for interacting with you computer, be it a desktop or laptop, and having a quality mouse can be the difference between an enjoyable editing session or a frustrating one....
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The Best External Hard Drives For Photographers (2017)

It doesn’t matter if you process your images on a desktop or a laptop, eventually you will run out of space on the internal storage that you have available and you will need to either transfer image files off your primary storage onto an external device or start to work from an external device. But what sort of drives should a photographer be considering?...
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Deal Alert: 25% or More Off of Select Sony Cameras; and Much More!

The weather outdoors is starting to heat up around here, and while you may feel the urge to go take advantage of that, why not take a quick second and have look at these excellent lens and camera deals that are currently available from Nikon and Sony....
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Top 5 Monitors For Photographers (Mid 2017)

If there is one computer accessory that can make or break a photographers processing experience the most, we would think it is hard to argue against that being the monitor. After all, without one, you can’t see what the computer is doing, and without a good one you have no idea how your image is actually turning out when you process it. So, needless to say, investing in a quality monitor for your image post-processing is something we consider to be essential for any serious photographer....
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Best Wide Angle Lenses For Fujifilm? We’ve Got You Covered!

Finding the top wide angle lenses for an APS-C based system like the Fujifilm X-Series is imperative for those looking to shoot on the wider end of the spectrum. Lucky for those of you looking for wide angle native Fujifilm lenses, Fuji has some great offerings, as do a few third party companies, and here are our picks for the top options on the market. ...
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The 5 Best Laptops For Photographers: 15″ and Up (Mid 2017)

We recently shared our picks for the top laptops for photographers with screens under 14-inches, a very common size for photographers who travel often. In today’s post we are going to take a look at laptops with screens 15-inches and up. These laptops are not limited to dual core processors and integrated graphics like the 14-inch and below models are (the Surface Book being the one exception in the GPU category), which means that you can get quite a bit more performance out of these machines....
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The 5 Best Laptops For Photographers: 14″ and Below (Mid 2017)

The laptop market, and computing in general really, is constantly changing with new processors, updated batteries, more color accurate displays. It can be hard for a photographer to wade through all of that when it comes time to purchase your next mobile photo processing machine, and so today we have decided to take a look at the current state of the market to make some recommendations regarding what options out there are currently the best options for photographers....
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The Best Cameras for Vacation and Travel Photography: Mirrorless (2017 Edition)

What’s the best camera for vacation and travel photography in a mirrorless form factor? Similarly to the other form factors we have discussed, no one makes a bad camera these days, and its really more of a spectrum in regards to what camera(s)best fit your personal needs. That said, in general some cameras are clearly better at some tasks than others....
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In Camera Double Exposure? Here Are 4 Great Cameras To Consider!

Double Exposures, in the original meaning, was when a photographer exposed a frame of film twice. When done on accident the results were likely bad, but when done artistically, with forethought and intent the result could be really special. Obviously these days with digital sensors there is no frame to expose twice, so our cameras must be programmed to mimic this. Some rely on photoshop to mimic this effect, but for many getting it in camera is the preferred method....
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The Last Call Father’s Day Deal Roundup

Fathers Day, the one day each year where celebrate the men that brought us into this world. Men love their gear and their gadgets, and as you would expect, this means there are some killer deals going on right now as companies compete to try and win some of the many Fathers Day dollars that will be spent....
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Deal Alert: Big Savings on Sony Cameras and Lenses

There are a ton of lens and camera deals flying around right now. Nikon, Fujifilm, Rokinon, all have some great deals going on, but featured in our post today we are taking a look at some great savings on Sony lenses that can currently be had:...
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Cheap Photo: More Deals Ahead of Fathers Day

Men like their gadgets, and that includes cameras, tech, and related items. This fact is not lost on the industry so as we eek closer to Fathers Day more and more deals of note have begun to pop up. Here are some that stood out to us in the crowd:...
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8 Compact Weather Sealed Prime Lenses For The Travel Photographer

Travel photography is an interesting segment of the photography world, it is a project that requires versatility from a photographers kit while at the same time requiring the footprint of that kit to remain as minimal as possible to reduce added fees and weight. As such, many travel photographers, or photographers who will be traveling often reexamine their kits looking for any way to add versatility while reducing their footprint and weight....
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These 12 Prime Lenses Are Great For Shooting Concerts

Concert photography has a wide range of participants, from the casual fan in the crowd to the full time professional in the pit. But they also have a range of venues, from outdoor amphitheaters to downtown dive bars. So for someone looking to get into concert photography, where should they start in terms of lenses for their kit?...
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Last Call On The Complete Video Creators Bundle 2017

We’ve been telling you about the latest 5DayDeal, The Complete Video Creators Bundle 2017 all week and it just wouldn’t be right if we stopped now, with so little time remaining to take advantage...
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Cheap Photo: Nikon, Fuji, Sony Announce New Savings

Father’s Day is coming up and if you are looking to get your hands on the next addition to your father’s photography kit then you are in luck because several companies including Nikon, Sony and Fujifilm have just launched new savings on some of their most popular gear. There is also plenty of time to still receive these gifts before the big day, so take a look at see if maybe you want to spring on the best fathers day gift you’ve ever given....
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This Masterclass Will Teach You All About Time Lapses

Time Lapse is one of the easiest ways for photographers to get into shooting video. That said, it can still be a somewhat difficult concept to wrap your heads around it when you are first getting into it. This is what master classes are for, to take you from start to finish, helping you build a solid foundation of understanding about shooting images for use in a time lapse so that you can do it on your own....
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The Complete Guide To Cinemagraphs Tutorial

Cinemagraphs are one of the coolest marketing tools that a photographer has at their disposal these days. This blend of stills and video seems like something out of Harry Potter, but in reality it is nothing more than some cleverly edited video. That is not to say they are easy to do without help, and that is what the Complete Guide To Cinemagraphs Tutorial is all about....
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The Complete Video Creators Bundle 2017 Is Here!

We have posted about several of the 5DayDeal bundles over the last year, and today we are here to let you know about their latest venture – The Complete Video Creators Bundle 2017. In this kit you will get over $2,000 worth of video creation education from some of the worlds leading video educators for just $97....
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The Best Bang For Your Buck Wide Angle Lenses For Sony’s E-Mount

Unlike their DSLR counterparts, mirrorless systems are all relatively new systems without decades of lens design and development under their belts. As such, options are more limited and this is especially true on the wide end of the lens spectrum, where lots of lens development trickery is required. So what are the best wide angle lenses available for the Sony E-Mount system?...
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Cheap Photo: Rokinon Blowout Sale!

Rokinon has developed a reputation for great image quality and even better prices. Today we are excited to share these incredible blowout deals on some of Rokinon’s most popular lenses, which were already great deals in their own right....
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Cheap Photo: Memorial Day Gear Deal Roundup

Memorial Day here in the US is a day to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, losing their lives in the armed forces. But as with many holidays, it has also been morphed into an occasion for family gatherings, camping, and more relevant to this post – saving money....
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Four Manual Focus Prime Lenses For Landscapes Under $800

In today’s world many photographers struggle with manual focusing, or at the very least greatly prefer to use autofocus. That said, one niche by and large still embraces the legacy of manually focusing in much larger numbers than other photography niches – Landscape Photographers. The reason should be pretty obvious, the subjects they are shooting are not moving, generally there is time to set up a shot and spend time to nail focus just right manually without stressing about missing a moment....
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You Could Win $10,000 In Prizes From Our Friends At 5DayDeal

You have seen the great deals and charity supporting bundles from the team at 5DayDeal here on Phoblographer over the last year, and as of this morning they are back – this time with a huge Giveaway with over $10,000 in prizes. What better way to spend a few minutes of your Memorial Day weekend than by entering a killer giveaway that could net you some seriously awesome prizes?!...
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Our Top Camera Recommendations For Wedding Photographers

It is no secret that the wedding photography niche is one of the most lucrative and ‘safe’ (as in we don’t expect people to stop getting married and wanting pictures of it any time soon) photography markets in today’s industry. This means that there is a never ending flow of new photographers picking up their cameras hoping to make it big in the wedding industry. While there is a lot to learn about the business of weddings, another avenue that should be considered as well is if the gear on hand is sufficient for a wedding environment....
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Need For Speed: Our Favorite Nikon F1.8 Prime Lenses

Prime lenses are the weapon of choice for a variety of photographers for a variety of reasons, be it size, speed, image quality etc. Nikon photographers have access to a wide variety of prime lenses, and a really solid lineup of fast F1.8 prime lenses that is the focus of our post here today....
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Cheap Photo: Great Deals on Nude Model Photography Webinar

Nude model photography is one of those things that gets knocked a lot in the photography field. ‘Anyone can take a good picture when you have a model who looks like THAT’ is a common retort to photographers posting sexy and nude images on social media. But as any photographer who has actually shot or attempted to shoot it knows, its a lot harder than ignorant commenters realize....
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Cheap Photo: Nikon’s D750 Only $1500

Nikon’s D750 is a very popular camera among wedding and portrait photographers and now you can add one to your kit for an insane price of just shy of $1500. That is about $500 in savings on one of Nikon’s most popular DSLR workhorses. If you have been considering a D750, this could very well be one of the best prices you find on it for a while. ...
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10 Great Budget Lens Options For Street Photography

Street photography is a popular past time for photographers of all shapes and sizes thanks to it being something you can just grab your camera and go do for a few hours. Many photographers have obviously taken in beyond hobby status and turned it into a successful career, but for most, street photography is more about the artistic release being creative in an environment you have absolutely zero control over....
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5 Best Cameras With WiFi For Instagrammers

As much as some of us in the industry would like to forget, many people these days are getting into photography specifically to get better at posting images to their Instagram and social media accounts. One step these people can take is by ditching their phone camera all together and upgrading to a dedicated camera kit. But it should be one with great WiFi or connectivity to make transferring from the camera to phone (to post to IG) as easy and painless as possible....
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Cheap Photo: Time Lapse Photography 101

Have you been stopped in your tracks by some of the amazing time lapse videos produced in recent years? We know we sure have and these amazing videos have led to many photographers looking to get into time lapse photography. If you are one of those photographers, looking to get the knowledge you need to produce awe inspiring time lapse videos, than today’s deal is one you will want to check out!...
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Tips For Using Adapted Glass On Fujifilm X-Series Cameras

One of the big draws to any mirrorless system is the ability to use old adapted glass as a way to both save money and introduce some creative imperfection into your images. Fujifilm’s X-Series cameras come with the styling of older vintage cameras, and as such many old manual focus film lenses actually look right at home on camera like the X-Pro 2 or X-T20....
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Three Affordable Medium Format Film SLRs for the New Photographer

Even with the likes of Fujifilm, Hasselblad and Pentax lowering the medium format digital bar in terms of pricing, the fact is that for the majority of us, these cameras and systems are still very much out of our reach financially. But getting that medium format look doesn’t have to be so expensive, it just means taking a step back in time and shooting on film....
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The Essential Budget Portrait Kit: Nikon Photographer

Similarly to Canon, Nikon has been near the top of the photography market for some time now and as such, its always a popular choice for new photographers. As well, the plethora of options in terms of accessories and lenses makes building a budget kit in the Nikon system really doable....
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Cheap Photo: Lens and Camera Savings From Olympus

Olympus has some new lens and camera savings that went live this week! If you have been considering any of the Olympus lineup of cameras or lenses, now would be a good time to jump on that bandwagon to get a good deal....
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Which One: Fujifilm X100F or Fujifilm X-Pro2 with Fujifilm 23mm F2?

Looking at specs one couldn’t help but notice that Fujifilm’s X100F and X-Pro2 feature a lot in common. Both have Fuji’s new 24mp sensor, both are rangefinder inspired, both have both hybrid optical and electronic viewfinders, and both have (or can have in the case of the X-Pro2) a 23mm F2 lens. So with all of this in mind one would not be all that out of line to wonder which setup is the better option, and today we are here to answer that question....
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Cheap Photo: Portable Beauty Dishes on Sale

If you want to get out of the studio with your portraiture than having some easily portable lighting in your kit is essential. A great modifier for portraiture is the beauty dish thanks to the beautiful light that they produce. These portable beauty dish options are perfect for location shooters because they break down and are easy to transport compared to traditional beauty dishes....
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The Essential Budget Portrait Kit: Canon Photographer

Canon is still the top dog in the photography industry, and that means that a lot of you may be thinking about building out a solid portrait kit with your Canon camera. The good news is that since the system is so popular doing this on a budget is very doable without breaking the bank....
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The Essential Budget Portrait Kit: Fujifilm X Photographer

The latest Fujifilm cameras are getting a lot of attention and hype these days, are you one of the many photographers picking up an X-Series body for the first time and are looking to create some killer portraits? We you are going to need a portrait kit, so let’s get this figured out for you....
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The Essential Budget Portrait Kit: Sony Mirrorless Photographer

So you have your new Sony mirrorless camera and you are wanting to get into shooting better portraits, what should you have in your kit? Let’s put together the essential budget portrait kit for Sony mirrorless shooters....
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Cheap Photo: New Canon and Nikon Bundle Deals!

There are really two times that a photographer should really consider buying a bundle deal, if they are just getting started, or they are switching systems. That said, if you fall into one of those categories both Canon and Nikon have launched some new instant rebates on their DSLR lineups saving you up to $550. Here are a few of the bigger deals, more after the jump!...
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Cheap Photo: Lots of Fujifilm Camera Savings Right Here

As photographers, not only are we always needing more storage to hold our digital images, but we are needing better ways to backup that data within our various workflows. One of the best ways to do this is with a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device that allows you to backup the data on your computer to a separate location within your home (or in some cases offsite). One such solution is the Synology DS416play, which happens to be a killer deal right now at only $399....
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When Does Using Adapted Glass on Your Mirrorless Camera Stop Making Sense?

Many photographers, myself included, often tout the ability of mirrorless cameras to utilize old film era lenses to save money and try new focal lengths without breaking the bank. But at what point does doing this actually, make sense, and when does it start to be a bad decision....
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Picking Specialized Cameras vs Do It All Cameras

There is this epidemic in the photography industry right now where everyone wants every camera to do everything better than every other camera for a lower price. This is why you always see walls of complaint comments when new cameras are announced, it does this well but not that, or lacks in this one feature that so and so really wanted. It’s just the reality of a camera, some will fit better for certain people and certain uses better than others – and let’s remember, virtually no one is making a ‘bad’ camera these days (at least if we are talking about the traditional camera makers). ...
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Cheap Photo: New Fujifilm Savings on Their Latest Tech

Fujifilm has been running a deal on their last generation cameras like the X-T1, X-T10 and X100T for a while now. But we just got wind of some new savings on their latest generation cameras including the X-T20 and X-A3. Check out the deals below to save some cash on Fujifilm’s stellar X-Trans III technology....
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Medium Format Film Cameras With Autofocus For Beginners

So previously we have talked about some great budget medium format film camera options for those on a budget, but all of those cameras were manual focus only. Today we wanted to bring a few options into focus that feature something that many of you can’t live without – Autofocus....
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Save Big on This Guide For Posing from Photographer Andy Armstrong

You can spend all the money in your bank account on the best gear available, and poor over lighting tutorials until the end of time, but if you fail to have a solid grasp on posing than you will never be able to use that gear and lighting prowess to make images worthy of the money and time spent on them....
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Cheap Photo: Save $40 off Fujifilm’s Instax Share SP2

Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 is currently on sale for a cool $40 off, bringing it down from its usual $200 price point to a $160 price tag. These little printers are great for those who want to have some fun instant prints available from your smartphone or Fujifilm X-Series camera without buying one of the dedicated Instax Mini cameras....
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