Three Perfect Mirrorless Cameras For The Advanced Amateur

Are you ready to upgrade from that basic mirrorless kit that you bought to learn photography with? Advanced amateurs make a large portion of the photography marketplace, yet most guides and gear roundups seem to favor people in the beginners or professional category. The issue arises because basic cameras are well, too basic for an advanced amateur to do what they want/need, while professional level cameras are often overkill in terms of features and out of reach financially anyway.

So today we are looking at that sweet spot for the advanced amateur, between the $900 and $1900 price point we will be looking at some of the best mirrorless options out there right now to try and help you sort out which may be the best option for you with your next upgrade.

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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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After The Kit: 6 Incredible Lens Upgrades For The Micro Four Thirds Photographer

Micro four thirds is such an interesting system in that we have this situation where both Panasonic and Olympus lenses work on each others cameras, and each come with their own pros and cons. This can make things a little confusing for new micro four thirds owners, but in reality it makes this system incredibly flush with great upgrade potential, and so today we are going to be looking at some of our picks for the top micro four thirds lenses to consider upgrading to after your kit lens.

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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…

A Different Wavelength to Inspire: Landscapes in the Infrared Spectrum

“Have you done any photo projects?” This is a question I loathed answering for a long time. I am asked this question several times a year and my response makes me cringe. “No, I haven’t done any sort of photo projects.”

Ugh…Inadequacy. As an Olympus Trailblazer, I am inspired by this type of work from my peers, and I knew it was my turn.

I have always wanted to put together some sort of cohesive series of images. However, over the years I have never found anything that I felt would make a good personal project for me.

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The Secrets for Getting Out of Creative Slumps as a Photographer

Let’s face it: constantly innovating, creating new ideas and coming up with the next “most spectacular image” can be exhausting. We’re all looking for ways to carve out our own space in this giant world of photography without looking like we’re just trying to be different for the sake of being different. It usually happens right after a string of excessive creativity. The pendulum swings. You wake up ready to tackle the day and think up your next amazing idea and boom: your mind is a giant empty canvas…a blank screen with a blinking cursor.

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Cheap Photo: ONA Backpacks And Canon EOS Savings!

Man, is it almost the weekend already?! This week has flown by and here we are, ready for another deals post to send you off into the ether of another weekend. Today we have some killer deals on Canon DSLRs and very stylish ONA backpacks. Check it out!

Today’s Feature Savings

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