The Best Photography Deal Of The Year Is Almost Over — Just Hours Left!

You’ve got a few hours left for the 5DayDeal Complete Photography Bundle

We have been telling you about the 5DayDeal Complete Photography Bundle for 4 and a half days now, and if you have even a passing capability with mathematics then you know what that means. Yes, The Complete Photography Bundle 2017 is coming to a close and you just have a few hours left to take advantage of this deal before it is gone forever.

So far, according to the official counter over $140,000 has been raised for charity. That is massive! But there is still so much more than can be done, and it’s not like you are just getting a tax credit out of this either – let’s not forget that you are also getting incredible educational products, software, and tools at an insanely discounted rate. Do it for the charity, or Do it for yourself – either way, you should probably just do it. Continue reading…

The New Phottix Juno Transceiver Flash Will Work With All Camera Brands

The brand new Phottix Juno can come with an Ares II transmitter for only $149.99

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard or seen anything from Phottix, but with Photo Plus Expo coming up next week we were bound to see something like the new Phottix Juno. The Phottix Juno is the company’s latest transceiver flash unit that gives photographers a pretty darn affordable option vs Godox and Yongnuo. This flash is fully manual and therefore works with Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, etc. Though it isn’t revolutionary, it also has the highly coveted side tripod socket that lets you mount it to 1/4 20 mounts.

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The Definitive Step by Step Guide on How to Be a Photographer (A Real Photographer)

Every photographer needs to start somewhere. And one of the biggest things that people don’t understand is the answer to the question “What makes someone a photographer?” Technically, everyone is a photographer these days. But not everyone is a professional photographer. So with that in mind, consider that a professional photographer is one that makes at least 50% of their taxable income as a photographer and from selling images or selling their photographic services.

Now here’s how you do that.

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The Zeiss Milvus 25mm f1.4 is Bound to Make Landscape Photographers Drool

The Zeiss Milvus 25mm f1.4 lens expands the Milvus lineup even further

Zeiss had a runaway hit with their Zeiss Milvus 35mm f1.4 lens, and I only believe that it’s fair to consider that the Zeiss Milvus 25mm f1.4 lens is probably going to do the exact same thing. Zeiss lenses have forever been fantastic, and their Milvus lineup is designed to be their workhorse offering with weather sealing, metal bodies, and fantastic image quality to boot. Zeiss is targeting the Zeiss Milvus 25mm f1.4 lens to architecture and landscape photographers out there, but they’re also talking up how nice the bokeh from this lens is going to be.

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Two Must-Have Portrait Lenses for Portrait Photographers

Screenshot image from the video by Manny Ortiz

So, you’ve decided to focus on portrait photography and want to start putting together a gear setup that will let you achieve the best results. Choosing the right lens is a big part of working with portraiture, so if you’re still looking, Chicago-based portrait photographer Manny Ortiz talks about his recommendations in a recent video.

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First Impressions: HP ZBook x2 Tablet for Creative Professionals

The HP ZBook x2 seems to be a very big Apple competitor for creative professionals

When HP called me into a meeting, I didn’t at all think that they’d be announcing the HP ZBook x2. Instead, I thought that they’d be getting back into photo printing in a big way; but this was a pleasant surprise. In fact, the HP ZBook x2 seems to be almost everything that I wish Apple would do but continuously refuses to. The HP ZBook x2 sports, first and foremost, a gorgeous 14 inch matte display with a surface and texture that is designed to look and feel like actual paper. It does a pretty good job at it too. Then it boasts things like SD card slots, Thunderbolt ports, USB 3.0 ports, and a bunch of quick buttons that can integrate into any program that you wish. However, they’re primarily designed for and being marketed specifically with Adobe Cloud product integration. So all the quick actions that you do in PhotoShop and Lightroom are all available at the touch of a button on the side.

In fact, HP is calling the HP ZBook x2 a detachable workstation; and they’ve pumped it full of some awesome stuff on the inside.

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Manu Grinspan: Colorful Street Photography In Cities at Night

All images and text by Manu Grinspan. Used with permission.

I’m Manu Grinspan, a photographic artist specializing in evocative images of the living world and best known for my ‘unique-in-style’ color photography. Born in Belgium, I moved to Israel in 1996 and started to discover my passion for photography. Within a short time, I started my life as an international traveling street photographer. My photographs of people and street reveal a compassionate understanding of my subjects and my unique photographic touch.

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More Vintage Revivals, Leica Announces New Thambar-M 90mm F2.2

The Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 may make you fall in love with vintage optics all over again

Can any vintage or ‘legendary’ camera brands, products, or services of the past who are interested in being revived for modern photographers please raise their hands? We need to get a head count because it seems 2017 is the year of the revival in the photography world and that trend continues here today with Leica’s announcement of their ‘new’ Thambar-M 90mm F2.2. Continue reading…