Three Kits: Canon Wedding Photography

It’s a new year and that means it is also downtime for many wedding photographers in this part of the world. A lot of you are Canon shooters and may be thinking about upgrading or reinvesting some of the past season’s income on some new gear. Today, just as we did with Fujifilm and Sony, we will take a look at a few kits that we feel are perfect for the various types of Canon wedding photographer.

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How I Use Street Photography To Become a Better Food Photographer

 

Hi, I’m Xavier, a food photographer based in Brighton, U.K. This will be my third year as a full time professional photographer. I’m a freelancer which means I work for and with many different clients on all sorts of projects. Oh, and I got here all by myself with a little help from my friends and the unconditional support from my wife.

My specialty lies in the catering industry as most of my work comes from restaurants, hotels, and chefs. My job is to photograph the dishes and drinks for the new or current menus and create content for their digital and printed marketing, editorials, articles, instagram accounts… you name it. Often I have to document a busy service, take portraits of owners and staff and even shoot the interior space which also makes me a portrait, interior, and documentary photographer… I love it!

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10 Under 10K: Fantastic Black and White Landscape Photographers on Instagram

This is a syndicated blog post from our Premium website: La Noir Image. Originally written by Alberto Lima. Subscribe for as little as $15/year to start.

For regular readers of La Noir Image, you’re already familiar with what’s becoming a regular column – our 10 under 10K Instagram feature. If you think  Instagram is just for the filter-happy shooter think again; our list includes truly amazing gems hidden among the hashtags. Though most IGers posting landscapes prefer shooting in color by a large margin, this made these Instagrammers that much easier to spot. So if you’ve been looking for a little inspiration to photograph amazing vistas in black & white this list will be sure to please.

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Which One? Sony a6500 vs Fujifilm X-T2 vs Fujifilm X Pro 2

If you’re a photographer that’s been looking at the high-end APS-C mirrorless camera options out there, then you most likely know that Sony and Fujifilm are the ones that continue to duke it out over and over again. The Sony a6500 is the company’s latest offering while Fujifilm has two flagship cameras in the form of the X-T2 and the X Pro 2. All of these cameras are highly capable, have the same megapixel count and have similar features. But which is the best?

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This Double Exposure Was Done on Film With No Photoshop

Image by Ozan Mutlu Dursun. Used with permission.

“If you can, always try to use professional grade films like Kodak Portra and Kodak Ektar,” says photographer Ozan Mutlu Dursun about how he shot the unique double exposure image leading this post off. “They are pretty good in terms of tones and grain, and if you go medium format it’s only going to get better. It is a breeze to shoot with them.” Indeed, Ozan shot this one on film.

When most photographers do double exposure photographs, they bring them into Photoshop or certain apps to blend the layers together just right. That’s how you get so many of them that are very spectacular and tend to have patterns coming out from the person. It’s all about shapes. But with this photo, it was all about using text and overlays.

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Subscribe to La Noir Image: Get a Free Black and White Lightroom Preset Pack

Hey folks,

Great news for subscribers to La Noir Image (our premium black and white photography website) that we announced in our Editor’s Letter earlier this month: when you subscribe to the site for $15/year, you get a special freebie. We’ve worked on 10 special custom black and white photo presets for you folks as well. Once you subscribe, you’ll have access to download them.

If you’re curious to know what they look like, check out the variations after the jump.

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Nicholas Lindsey’s Beautiful Analog Portraits of Dogs

All images by Nicholas Lindsey. Used with permission.

Everyone loves dogs–the heartwarming creatures have been proven to lower stress in humans. In our years of interviewing various dog photographers, it’s usually tough to find the absolute star amongst the loads and loads of them out there. Nicholas Lindsey really stands out from the rest. In Nick’s portfolio, what truly tugs at my heart is his analog 645 portraits of dogs. They’re unlike much of the others out there and Nick’s methods to capturing the scenes are very unlike anything else that I’ve seen out there.

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Three Kits: Wedding Photography With The Sony Mirrorless System

Now that it is the winter and Wedding photographers are in their off-season across much of the northern hemisphere, many are taking stock of their current kits. This is the time to look at what else is on the market, look into buying new gear, and trying out the latest technological achievements. Sony has been one of the most talked about brands of the last few years, and their current generation A7 series full frame mirrorless cameras offer what a lot of professionals are looking for. Here are our picks for kit options for wedding pros thinking about jumping into the full frame E mount (FE) system here in 2017.

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