UPDATE:Holy cow, these went quick! It seems that the Amazon GH3 deal was quite the thing with the photo community, as it’s already sold out. The camera is now back to US-$ 948, which is still $351.99 off the list price.
When we look at these incredible deals that our friends over at 43rumors dug out, it seems like Black Friday is already here, even though it’s still a couple days away. Currently, you’re able to buy the Panasonic GH3–the company’s current Micro Four Thirds flagship camera–for as little as US-$ 698. That’s $600 off the list price! Also, there are rebates on several Olympus cameras and lenses. Full list below.
It’s often said that we learn more from our mistakes than we do from our successes. That’s certainly the case with photography, where I’ve made plenty of them. However, I’ve learned that there is always something to be learned from my past errors, which sometimes have the benefit of helping others. Here are 7 mistakes that I’ve made that you may or may not have made already, but which should be avoided whenever possible.
For me, there is a lot of freedom that comes with photographing with my iPhone. It’s not just the camera’s compact size that is a benefit, it’s also about the liberty it provides to focus less on the technical and more on the light, the composition, and the moment.
So while a “real camera” certainly has its advantages, the photographs that I produce with a phone often exhibit a greater sense of risk taking and fun, which hopefully informs what I do with a DSLR.
Photography with a phone doesn’t mean that you have to do without software or accessories. As with any other type of photography, there are certain tools that become invaluable for me to produce the best work possible.
Some folks think that when they get into shooting video that it will be super easy and a total breeze. But trust us–if you think photography is hard, videography is an Olympic sport. There is so much more that you have to remember and take into account for since you’re continuously shooting still images. For the most part, also keep in mind that you’re also probably shooting the video equivalent of a JPEG photo–which means that all that latitude and editing ability that you get as a still photographer might not be there unless you have the right camera or the right hack.
This guide will help you without going into the aspects of editing and other work including coloring. And before I was a stills guy, I was a video guy.
When you own a retro camera such as the Olympus PEN E-P5, you also need the fitting retro accessories, that’s a given. And the guys from Olympus know that, so they announced their own exclusive series of leather accessories for the E-P5. The series comprises a very sexy bag, an elegant strap and a sleek half case. In combination, these items will take you straight back to the sixties. And just imagine everyone’s looks when you turn up in the year 1969 sporting a digital camera …
The CBG-9 bag, CSS-S117L strap and CS-41B half case have so far only been announced for Europe and Asia, and will retail for GBP 349.99 (bag), 129.99 (half case) and 89.99 (strap) respectively in the UK–that’s US-$ 538, 200 and 138 respectively at current exchange rates. We have no info on an official US release date yet.
Natural light is beautiful and can help you create some equally stunning photos–if it’s used correctly. While you can surely find items in your natural surroundings to help you create better images, it isn’t always possible or practical. But if you want to work with natural lighting and make it work the best for you, then there are three items that I’ve been using for years that I’m in love with.