5 Essential Tech Items For The Modern Working Photographer

In this day and age being a photographer is more than just carting around some cameras and lenses. Technology has become an integral part of the photography equation. This means that beyond your standard photography gear, such as lenses, cameras, tripods, and such, you also have this array of technology tools that can and do help make a photographer’s life that much easier and hassle free. Today we wanted to highlight some of that tech.

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5 Lenses That Deliver a More Unique Creative Look

As a photographer it is common to fall into ruts with your use of lenses, preferring one focal length or lens over your others, or a certain set of lenses over others. For some nice fast prime lenses are the culprit, for others maybe they are semi-fast zoom lenses, or something else. One thing is for sure – once you get your hands on the lenses you prefer it can sometimes be hard to find a reason to use a different lens unless the situation specifically calls for it over your usual favorite.

One way to help force yourself to change up your look and experiment more with your creative photography is to invest in some unique, creative lenses that offer something more than your standard, modern, optically perfect lens. Today we wanted to highlight several good quality lenses that may help you with this agenda and expand the creative potential of your kit without breaking the bank.  Continue reading…

Perfect Portrait: 4 Great Nikon Portrait Lenses Under $1,000

Portrait photography is no doubt one of the those niches that attracts many new photographers to the industry, both as hobbyists and professionals–and finding budget friendly portrait lenses can be tough. That said, the overwhelming majority simply doesn’t have the budget to spend on top class professional portrait lenses, so today we are taking a look at some of the top budget oriented (aka sub-$1,000) portrait lenses for the Nikon System.

If you have another camera system no worries, we will be following this up with budget portrait lens roundups for other systems as well. Previously we have looked at Fujifilm’s X-SeriesCanon’s EOS system, Sony E System, and will continue on to the other systems after we hit Nikon’s today.

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Perfect Portraits: 3 Budget Portrait Lenses For the Sony E System under $1,000

Portrait photography is no doubt of the those niches of photography that attracts many new photographers to the industry, both as hobbyists and professionals–and finding budget friendly portrait lenses can be tough. That said, the overwhelming majority simply doesn’t have the budget to spend on top class professional portrait lenses, so today we are taking a look at some of the top budget oriented portrait lenses for the Sony E System.

If you have another camera system no worries, we will be following this up with budget portrait lens roundups for other systems as well. Previously we have looked at Fujifilm’s X-Series, and Canon’s EOS system, and will continue on to the other systems after we hit Sony’s today.

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The Phoblographer Answers: Do Medium Format Cameras Hold Their Value?

Medium format cameras are so incredibly expensive though they’re surely starting to come down in price. For many, they’re considered the pinnacle of making it as a professional photographer. Despite these incredibly high price points, you’d be shocked at what you’re getting. Granted, you’re buying into a system with a much larger sensor and then theoretically better image quality overall. Plus you get to work with better lenses and have the best in support when it comes to shooting tethered. But otherwise, that’s really about it.

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