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.

As such, in this edition of Cheap Photo we wanted to share all of the various camera & gear deals that we have been made aware of. So if you find yourself looking to spend some money this holiday weekend then make sure and take a took at this post.

*This post will be updated as new deals are discovered, so check back*

Also, don’t forget to check out all the other great deals noted below!

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You Could Win $10,000 In Prizes From Our Friends At 5DayDeal

5DayDeal Giveaway 2017

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?!

If you are ready to enter, you can do so here. If you would like to learn more, keep reading.  Continue reading…

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!

Also, don’t forget to check out all the other great deals noted below!

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How I Learned to Connect the Technical and Artistic Parts of My Photographic Mind

All images by Tracie Maglosky. Used with permission.

When I was 25 years old, I was pregnant with my first child. I was the most excited I’d ever been in my lifetime because all I’d ever dreamed of being was a mother. The love I felt for this invisible being was more than my heart could hold and it would spill out all over anyone and everyone with whom I came into contact. I’d never felt more creative or inspired. At 26 weeks I was headed to my ultrasound appointment to have the results of our gender identification. It was then I learned that our sweet little dream had no heartbeat. I delivered our little baby with the most broken heart you could ever imagine and I have not one image to remember it by.

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Photographer’s Toolbox: Portrait Photography Gear Essentials (Besides Cameras and Lenses)

Chances are many of you reading this are portrait photographers, or want to be portrait photographers. Being one of the most popular photography disciplines, there is a plethora of information on the web to help you decide on the best camera and lens combinations for you and your budget – but what about the other stuff?

Today we are talking another look into the Photographer’s Toolbox and shedding some light on the non-camera/lens gear essentials for portrait photographers. Enjoy!
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Photographer’s Toolbox: Landscape Photography Gear Essentials (Besides Cameras and Lenses)

Let’s be real here, if we are honest the only truly essential gear for a landscape photographer with passion and commitment is simply a camera. These days great results can come from utilizing just about any camera. That said, there are definitely some highly recommended items that all – if not most – landscape photographers will agree make landscape photography that much easier and fun to enjoy. Continue reading…

Mariska Karto’s Portrait Photos Traces Influence From Classical Paintings

All images by Mariska Karto. Used with permission.

When we featured Mariska Karto in our 30 inspirational women photographers post, she was elated and wanted to update us on the type of work she’s currently doing. Mariska’s work (NSFW) is unlike anything I’ve really seen. It combines elements of paintings, drawings, and classical art and puts it all into a photograph in a way that I believe to be truly unique. As with all artists though, Mariska felt she needed to evolve. “I was just searching for another medium to make art, not in a traditional way but with more technical and digital equipment.”

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The Rokinon 85mm f1.2 and 14mm f2.4 Are Designed for High Res Sensors

Rokinon SP Lenses

For photographers who need high resolving power for their 50-megapixel images, or DSLR videographers that need glass that can handle up to 8k video resolutions, Rokinon announced the first two Special Performance (SP) lenses – the SP 85mm f1.2 and the SP 14mm f2.4 for Canon EF full-frame and APS-C crop frame cameras.

The two SP lenses are made for the ultra high-resolution sensors found in today’s flagship Canon cameras but can easily be paired on a crop-sensor body to produce high quality stills and videos. Both the 85mm and 14mm SP lenses have an aluminum alloy constructed body with an ergonomic design that keeps them light light and provides photographers with what Rokinon promises to be durable yet comfortable lenses to use.

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