Photo Editing: Grab Pro LR Brushes From $27, Guides, Freebies, More

You can save hundreds on LR brush and preset bundles from world-class editors, and these free photo editing tutorials and are must-haves.

Do you want to learn the skills you need to take your photography to the next level? If so, you absolutely must see these photo editing deals. These aren’t just any bundles; they’re from the best in the business. There are great deals on presets like this Lightroom bundle from Kelvin Pimont, which is just $27, and Kelvin’s package of LR brushes is a steal at only $19. You can also grab The One Light Masterclass from Joel Grimes for just $57 and his world-class Lightroom beauty brushes for just $27! Snap up this fantastic free photo composite course from Rikard Rodin, too, as well as some of his dramatic atmosphere brushes for just $27! That’s an 88% discount! Like black and white photography? See Chris Orwig’s Black and White Masterclass, which is only $19! To see all the photo editing deals, head past the break.

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Photographing Portland: “It Was the Most Intense Night of the Last Five Years”

As part of an on-going series, we reflect on the events happening at the Portland protests.

America is facing one of the most challenging times in modern history. A pandemic, protests, and abuse of power from those serving to protect are crushing the nation right now. Portland, often cited as the epicenter of liberal, progressive values, has seen some of the worst acts of aggression from law enforcement in the United States. Beatings, bullets, and all-round brutality have been the harsh reality for the people – including the press and photographers.

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The Truth About How to Be a Responsible Hobbyist Photographer

Long live the hobbyist photographer: here are some truths you should know.

While everyone wants to act like and shoot like a professional, most of the people who shoot images are hobbyists. They just want that flare of cool, cinematic, and suave photos. Just look at the way most people shoot carelessly. It’s wonderful and people should embrace being a hobbyist and get higher grade cameras beyond what their phone is capable of doing. So, if you’re a hobbyist here’s how to responsibly enjoy the photography world.

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No, the Canon EOS R5 Isn’t Overheating When Shooting It in Stills Mode

We’re clearing up some misinformation we’re seeing in Facebook groups, comments, on Instagram, etc. about the Canon EOS R5.

We’ve been seeing a lot of really stupid and wrong comments about the Canon EOS R5 across various platforms. All of it is in regard to overheating. Lots of YouTubers have been discovering the heating issues when shooting video across various formats. Admittedly, we haven’t tested it in video. First and foremost, we’re a photography website. Even when advertisers say that they want to promote video-based products on our website, I tell them that the audience is mostly a photo audience that probably barely, if ever, shoots video. But folks online have been saying things like, “Oh good luck with those overheating issues,” when we’re specifically talking about photography. And I think it’s promoting a bit too much misinformation.

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Video: How to Shoot Handheld without Image Stabilization

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Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of the Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and the gear they’ve just reviewed. Open Q and A from the audience towards the end of the show. Every Sunday at 7pm EST.

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How Audrey Woulard Captured the Girl in the Woods in Urban Chicago

Creating the Photograph is an original series where photographers share how they created an image with lighting and minimal use of post-production. The series has a heavy emphasis on teaching how to light. Want to be featured? Here’s how to submit.

Photographing on location can present unique challenges for photographers just starting out. But, for world-renowned photographer and Nikon Ambassador Audrey Woulard, it’s just another day at the office. Perhaps best known for her portraits of young people, Audrey’s love for the art of photography began with the birth of her children. This led to her leaving the corporate world and embarking on a career in portrait photography. In addition to her portraiture, Audrey also teaches photographic techniques around the world via in-person workshops and her online educational platform. We spoke with Audrey about her workflow and how she created her Girl in the Woods portrait of one of her clients.

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8 Lenses and Accessories for Landscape Photographers on a Budget

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Landscape photographers, these are lenses and accessories that will help you capture your best images yet while on a budget.

Can you believe Summer is already drawing to a close? Pretty soon, the sun will set earlier, and the landscapes around us will undergo a beautiful transformation. It’s this time of year that excites me more than any other simply due to how gorgeous the world becomes. Trees are filled with vibrant colors, sunsets and sunrises take on another life, and of course, the lower temperature make it a joy to be outside. If you want to capture the beauty of Fall though, you need to have the right gear. After the break, we will take a quick look at some lenses and accessories that will help all landscape photographers create their best landscape images yet.

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Save 70%: 1,675 Presets, Overlays, and Brushes for Just $29

Make photo editing fun and easy with these overlays, presets, and brushes.

Photo editing can quickly become a chore, and it can also be incredibly time-consuming if you have a large batch of images to go through. You may quickly find that many of your pictures will go untouched because you simply run out of steam or time to edit them all, but if you use overlays, brushes, and presets, not only can photo editing become fun again, it can also save a ton of time. This fantastic bundle will get you 750 Lightroom presets, 650 Adobe Camera Raw presets, 225 Overlays, and 50 retouching brushes for just $29! Not only will you be able to edit like a pro, but you’ll also save time too. Click past the break for more details and sample images.

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Video: What’s Your Dream Camera (Combining the Best of It All)

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Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of the Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and the gear they’ve just reviewed. Open Q and A from the audience towards the end of the show. Every Sunday at 7pm EST.

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Which Look Is Right for You? Fujifilm Film Simulations Compared

The ever-growing list of film simulations available in Fujifilm cameras is one of their most loved features.

Fujifilm has long been celebrated as the manufacturer of some of the world’s most-used film emulsions. Fujifilm wisely brought this analog legacy with them when they made the transition to digital. Many of these are available in digital form as film simulations across Fujifilm’s X-series and GFX-series cameras. Some say these film simulations are the special sauce that makes Fujifilm cameras so endearing. They each have unique characteristics and were created to emulate the look of the Fujifilm emulsions with which they share their name. Fujifilm X-series and GFX-series cameras give the ability to apply these film simulations to your images in-camera. You can also “re-process” your images in-camera using different film simulations. Better yet, you can even see the effects of each one in real-time through the EVF or the rear LCD while photographing. Our latest original infographic explores the various Fujifilm Film Simulations and how they compare to one another.

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A Look at the Most Under-Appreciated Genre in the Photo Industry

Real estate photography could be the most undervalued genre in the industry.

“No experience necessary as full two-week training will be given.” It’s a line I would often see when browsing photography jobs. It was never written in ads for commercial work, and it was certainly never linked to wedding gigs or portrait shoots. This line, at least it seemed, was only reserved for real estate photography. So, if a total novice can go from having no clue to being a real estate photographer in only a matter of weeks, it means it must be easy, right?

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85mm Prime Lenses: Sony Portrait Photographers Are Spoiled for Choice

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When it comes to Sony’s E mount, there are 85mm prime lenses that will suit every portrait photographer’s budget.

If you pay attention to the news at all, you’ve seen that Sigma just announced a new version of their 85mm f1.4 Art lens for Mirrorless cameras (Sony E and L Mount Alliance). This got us thinking. Users of Sony cameras are spoiled for choice when it comes to 85mm prime lenses, and the new Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG DN is going to come up against some pretty fantastic lenses that are already available. We’ve decided to take a quick look at the 85mm prime lenses for Sony’s E mount we have reviewed in the past that fit all photographers’ budgets so that you can decide if the new $1,199 Sigma worth a closer look.

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Cheap Photo: Save Big On Sigma Lenses Like the 35mm F1.4 (Just $619)

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You can save hundreds on these Sigma lenses!

Sigma makes some of the best lenses you can get your hands on, and now, you can save hundreds on some of their best glass. The incredible Sigma 50mm f1.4 can be picked up for Canon EF mount cameras for just $698.30 and Nikon F mount cameras for only $719.89! The 35mm f1.4 is also just $619! You can save over $400 on the Sigma 105mm f2.8 Macro (Canon EF and Nikon F), and if you’re a Sony shooter, you can save on the 16mm f1.4, the 56mm f1.4, and the 24-70mm f4. Check out all the deals on Sigma lenses after the break.

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The Most Modular Camera Bag Yet? The OneMo Backpack 25L Review

The OneMo Backpack 25L is designed for photographers in need of a modular and expandable camera backpack that can store a ton of photography gear.

When it comes to camera backpacks, there is no shortage of options on the market. The OneMo Backpack 25L from PGYTECH, a relatively new Chinese photography accessory maker, is the latest to enter this crowded marketplace. It first began as a Kickstarter campaign and has since been fully funded. The OneMo Camera Backpack was designed with modularity and expandability in mind. On paper, the OneMo Backpack offers a lot of the features modern photographers require in a camera backpack: weather resistance, customizability, the ability to hold tons of camera gear, etc. The proof is in the pudding, and we’ve been testing the OneMo Backpack to see if it lives up to PGYTECH’s claims.

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Do You Really Need a Fast Aperture Lens, or Do You Just Want One?

Fast aperture lenses certainly have plenty of benefits, but they often come with pretty hefty price tags. Do you actually need one?

When it comes to choosing lenses, fast aperture lenses are often lusted over by many photographers. Most fast aperture lenses tend to be the most premium lenses available. They let in a ton of light, render shallow depth of field, and generally produce some of the best image quality around. Although there is certainly a lot to love about fast aperture lenses, their premium statuses often come with equally premium price tags. Do you actually need a fast aperture lens for your photography, or is your GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) acting up? If you’re faced with this dilemma, let our latest original infographic help you decide if a fast aperture lens is right for you.

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Only a Few Hours Left for the Great Outdoors Photography Contest!

NOT MUCH TIME LEFT!!! We’re teaming up with Olympus to give away an Olympus OMD EM5 Mk III and the 12-45mm f4 PRO lens in our Great Outdoors Photography Contest.

Hey folks!

We’re teaming up with Olympus to give away an Olympus OMD EM5 Mk III and the 12-45mm f4 PRO lens. In this international Great Outdoors photo contest, participants may enter one original GREAT OUTDOORS PHOTO of their own. The contest, judged by the Phoblographer’s EIC Chris Gampat, will take place over this month and can be entered using direct upload, or your Facebook or Instagram account. Want to win? Check out the rules below.

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The Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN Art Solves an Issue with Aperture Rings

They’re claiming that the Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG DN Art is better than the one they made for DSLRs.

If you’re a Sony E mount user, you’ve got a plethora of 85mm lens options. And today, you’re getting another with the Sigma 85mm f1.4 DG DN Art. According to Sigma, they’ve made it around 1lb lighter and 1 inch smaller than the previous version. As Sigma is a licensed Sony partner, you can also expect the autofocus performance to be as good as it possibly can be. That means this lens will fully realize the Eye-AF and Face detection algorithms that Sony cameras use. Couple this with weather sealing, Sigma’s aluminum/Thermally Stable Composite build combo, and the edge to edge sharpness they’re touting, and it seems to be a winner. All this for $1,199! But they’re also solving an issue many newer photographers have been facing with aperture rings.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: How to Make a Nose Look Flattering in Portraits

This photography cheat sheet will teach you about the nose – a pretty sensitive subject for portraits.

A friend of mine used to joke with me that her mother called her nose, “The map of Israel.” Joking or not, it’s a real concern of many portrait subjects. So finding a way to make noses look better means posing, lighting, and working with subjects correctly. If you’ve ever been in front of the lens, you know that nothing is more disheartening than the photos coming out not looking great. Of course, to each their own, but if you don’t feel great about your own portrait, then it can really hurt you. In today’s photography cheat sheet, we’re revisiting something that lots of you probably forgot about, some of you never learned, and that everyone will benefit from.

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On PhotoWalking: Why I Think Leica Is King of the Land

On Photowalking is a short-lived series where EIC Chris Gampat shares his thoughts on using various camera systems.

There is the obvious idea that someone who owns a Leica is a rich photographer (or they’re a rich person, etc.) But the less popular belief is that they’re someone who really values aesthetics. I’ll never forget the words that Reviews Editor Paul Ip conveyed to me when I told him to use my Leica M4 for a while. He said, “It’s a tactile thing.” and he’s right! You can use a Leica and approach it from the standpoint of shooting like one would with any other camera, but you’d be doing your purchase an injustice then. No other system can do what a Leica can, and that’s why I think that they’re a fantastic product for photo walks. Specifically, the Leica M series are so great because they’re designed for you to be in the moment. You enter a completely different type of zen that you wouldn’t otherwise because you’re that much more involved in the photography process.

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There Isn’t Much Time Left for the Great Outdoors Photography Contest!

HURRY! We’re teaming up with Olympus to give away an Olympus OMD EM5 Mk III and the 12-45mm f4 PRO lens in our Great Outdoors Photography Contest.

Hey folks!

We’re teaming up with Olympus to give away an Olympus OMD EM5 Mk III and the 12-45mm f4 PRO lens. In this international Great Outdoors photo contest, participants may enter one original GREAT OUTDOORS PHOTO of their own. The contest, judged by the Phoblographer’s EIC Chris Gampat, will take place over this month and can be entered using direct upload, or your Facebook or Instagram account. Want to win? Check out the rules below.

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9 Top Drawer 50mm Prime Lenses for Photographers Who Want the Best

These 50mm prime lenses are the cream of the crop.

When it comes to prime lenses, none are celebrated more than the old trusty nifty fifty. 50mm prime lenses are loved by photographers thanks to their exceptional ability to comfortably shoot most genres of photography. We have picked nine fantastic 50mm prime lenses that seriously impressed us during our time with them. There is simply no doubt in our minds that every photographer should have a 50mm prime in their collection, and if you’re the type who needs to have the best of the best, you should take a closer look at the 50mm prime lenses listed after the break.

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