Laine Ellison’s MILK Portraiture Draws Inspiration from 70’s Disco Era Luxury

All images by Laine Ellison. Used with permission.

“I got into photography by originally (shooting) landscapes wherever I traveled, but never did anything serious with them because I felt as though it wasn’t my niche.” explains photographer Laine Ellison in an email to the Phoblographer. O’ne day a friend and I decided to go out and shoot around with some portraits and that’s when I truly became passionate about photography.” Like a lot of other photographers out there, this was only the beginning. Laine truly was and still is inspired by the creation process involved with portrait photography. A lot of this is evident in her particular style which she states draws influence from the 70’s luxury and extravagance.

The glitz. The Glam–it’s all there.

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Cheap Photo: Budget Camera Bundles For Beginners and Hobbyists

When professionals and advanced amateurs find themselves shopping for photography gear they are often looking for one or two items. Bundles and kits are usually pointless because they already have many of the extra included items. This is different for beginners and hobbyists though, who may just be getting into photography or upgrading a really old kit. Today we have some great budget camera kit bundles for you all to take a gander at, enjoy!

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Cheap Photo: 3 Sony A7 Bodies On Sale

If you have been looking into picking up a Sony A7 series camera, or maybe thinking about making the switch to mirrorless, then now may be the time for you to jump on that train. Two of Sony’s latest high-end A7 bodies, the A7r II and A7s II, are both on sale right now, joining the original A7 which has been on its discounted $1,000 price point for some time now.

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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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Cheap Photo: 50mm Lens Savings From Canon, Nikon and Sony

The 50mm focal length is without a doubt one of the most common and popular focal lengths in regular rotation these days. As such, many new photographers are looking to get into the 50mm arena with a fast F1.8 or F1.4 lens. So today we have three deals highlighted for those of you who may be in the market for a new fast fifty.

  • Nikon 50mm f1.8G (Refurb for Under $200) – Buy One
  • Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM ( 18% Off) – Buy One
  • Sony 50mm f1.8 OSS (19% Off) – Buy One

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Cheap Photo: SanDisk Extreme PRO SD Card Savings and More!

I know, I know; we just featured that big Lexar deal. But we also know that many of you only buy Sandisk memory cards, and so today we have some Sandisk deals that you should see as well. These are not their latest model, but at 95Mb/s they are more than enough for most cameras so long as 4k video is not something you plan on doing.

  • SanDisk Extreme PRO 16GB (46% Off) – Get It
  • SanDisk Extreme PRO 32GB (10% Off) – Get It
  • SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB (5% Off) – Get It

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The Photographer’s Guide to Budget Friendly Portrait Lenses

Portrait photography is for sure one of the most popular niches of photography, with many people getting into photography specifically to learn how to shoot better portraits they don’t always know what portrait lenses to get their hands on. This not only makes portrait photography a popular starting point for beginners but also a popular target for lens manufacturers when designing lenses. Continue reading…