Cheap Photo: Tutorials for $19, Olympus Pen 8 for $399, EOS RP Kit for $1,699

All of the best photography deals from around the web in one place!

We love bringing you the best photography deals from around the web, and man, have we found some cracking deals! For a limited time, you can pick up some of the best photography tutorials for just $19 each. Choose from titles like The Beginner’s Guide to Astro Landscape Photography, Street Photography: The Art of Photographing Strangers, and many more for just $19! If it’s a new camera you’re after, we’ve found insane deals on them too. The Canon EOS R can be yours for just $1,999, the Nikon Z6 with a tripod, accessory bundle, and FTZ mount is only $1,796.95. And a compact bargain in the Olympus Pen EPL8 with a lens can be nabbed for just $399! Need a new computer to edit your RAW’s on? The HP 4K touchscreen laptop with an i5, 8GB of RAM and, a 256GB SSD has a $700 discount, making it only $799! Come on in and see all of the photography deals we have found. Continue reading…

Thibaud Poirier Captures the Peaceful Beauty of “Sleeping Venice”

All photos by Thibaud Poirier. Used with Creative Commons permission.

It’s always fascinating to see a different look at the world’s most famous cities. One way photographers do it is by capturing a glimpse at night, as the cities often take on a different persona without all the activity, lit only by the faint glow of street lights. We’ve seen some excellent examples (like Mark Broyer’s After Hours in Hamburg) in the past, and we’re adding one more to the list. From Paris-based Thibaud Poirier comes a series featuring the calm and quiet side of Sleeping Venice, which can be a drastically different visual experience for those used to the hustle and bustle of the popular Italian city.

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Tenba’s New Sue Bryce Camera Bags Have Vegan Friendly Leather

The new line of Sue Bryce camera bags from Tenba can be ordered now.

If you love camera bags as much as we do, then you will be happy to hear that Tenba has just announced a new line of bags. The new collection from Tenba has been made in conjunction with Sue Bryce. The Sue Bryce collection offers four camera bags with simple vintage looks and all the functionality that a modern-day photographer could ever need. Join us after the break to find out more about these new, vegan-friendly camera bags. Continue reading…

Beauty Beyond Scars Uses Black and White to Look Past Tragedy

All images by Krysada Phounsiri – aka, Snap PIlots. Used with permission. 

“My main motive is to create dope photographs while allowing people to express their story,” explains San Diego based photographer, Krysada Phounsiri – aka, Snap PIlots. In his moving portrait photography series, Beauty Beyond Scars, he puts the focus on those who may wish to avoid the camera, reminding them of their identity, the love, and the self-love they deserve. “I want the photos to establish a visual narrative on their own while providing a space for people to share their story about their scar(s), their pain, and how they gather strength to move forward.” Phounsiri is building a beautiful story, filled with heartwarming and motivating narratives. We could not pass on the opportunity to discuss his work, as it’s truly inspiring.

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How to Make Time for Photography While Having a Day Job

Been feeling limited with your photography because of your nine to five job? This photographer’s suggestion might inspire you to find a way to fit it in your schedule.

While a lot of photographers are shooting to make a living, there’s also a large chunk of the population who do it as a hobby. Work can often “get in the way” of photography, but Spanish-American photographer Adrian Otero says it’s definitely possible to squeeze it into our busy schedules. He gives us some insight on how he was able to do it in one of his recent videos.

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What Lenses Should You Invest in for Wildlife Photography?

If you’re just getting started with wildlife photography, it’s worth knowing which lenses make the best investments.

Thinking of upgrading your lenses for shooting wildlife photography? If you’re determined to do it long-term, we have just the right stuff for you. UK-based wildlife photographer and journalist Tom Mason gives a run-down of his lens recommendations, but not the way most photographers would do it. Understanding that choosing the right lenses for the job can be daunting for beginners, he decided to recommend lenses that you’d be using for years.

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Opinion: The Best Camera Is Your Eyes and Brain; Not the Device in Your Hands

This is a reminder to photographers to actually experience things, not just capture or create.

There is a great exercise for photographers that actually involves not having your camera with you (and also not using the camera on your phone either). Instead, you just immerse yourself in an experience and forego getting a photo that may otherwise be subpar and end up buried somewhere in a social media feed only to be forgotten for a few double taps. No camera can capture a personal experience. Cameras know nothing about love, about creativity, about anger; they know nothing of emotions. Humans do, and sometimes we try to hide behind cameras to shield ourselves from tough moments, or spend all of an experience staring at the back of a screen/through a viewfinder rather than actually paying attention to what’s happening in front of us.

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8 Lenses to Pair with Your Fujifilm X-T3 for Stunning Landscape Images

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The Fujifilm X-T3, when paired up with any of these lenses, will become a landscape photographers best friend.

The Fujifilm X-T3 is a master of all trades when it comes to photography. The 26.2 Megapixel X-Trans sensor is capable of resolving a ton of detail, and it can produce gorgeous colors. Couple these thing with the fact that it is weather-sealed, affordable at $1,499, and has a vast library of lenses to go with it, and you begin to see why the camera is so popular. The X-T3 just happens to be great for landscape photography too thanks to these characteristics, and when paired with the lenses we have chosen below, it will help you produce luscious landscapes that will show off the true beauty of the world around you. Continue reading…

This Dope, Refurbished Blue Leica M4-P Can Be Yours for $956

Still looking for a cool vintage Leica to your camera collection? A refurbished Leica M4-P we spotted could fit the bill. 

Once in a while, we come across some unusual but cool vintage cameras than grab the attention of photographers and camera collectors. A good example is a refurbished Leica M4-P body dressed in a “Blue Lizard” grain leather cover that comes with a Leica Winder M. If you don’t mind some bright color on your vintage Leica, our latest find could be worthy of your attention and a space on your camera shelves.

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Photography Cheat Sheet: A Handy Shutter Speed Guide

Still figuring out how shutter speed works or what it means to shoot in stops? This photography cheat sheet will help!

If you’ve decided to give shooting in manual mode a try, one of the things you have to set to make your shot is the shutter speed. As one of the elements of the exposure triangle, shutter speed determines how long the shutter remains open to expose the camera’s sensor to light. It works together with aperture and ISO to create a balanced image. This photography cheat sheet will serve as your guide for understanding shutter speed and how to choose the right one for what you’re shooting.

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Manish Lakhani Reveals a Day in the Life of Sulfur Miners in Indonesia

All photos by Manish Lakhani. Used with permission.

Certain professions come with some level of danger, and the sulfur miners of Ijen, in East Java, Indonesia certainly endure one the most hazardous working conditions. Noxious fumes, clouds of sulfur dust, challenging terrains, an acidic crater lake, and perilous hikes are all part of the job. During a trip in 2016, travel, documentary, and landscape photographer Manish Lakhani was able to meet one of the miners and a get a glimpse of their life along the perilous slopes of the so-called “Mountain of Fire.”

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Why the CASE Act Is So Incredibly Important for Every Photographer

If you’re reading this, at one point or another you felt compelled to pick up a camera, pursue and develop the craft, or appreciate the immense talents of other image-makers.

You found the satisfaction in documentation, capturing a moment, preserving a memory, literally stopping time. You discovered the power of the universe in your hands in that instant, and it inspired and ignited you the way only art and creation can. You felt the creative connection that I hope all of us get to experience as often and fully as possible, that artistic expression of self.

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ChromaLuxe Textured Photo Panels Are Tough Enough for Any Location

These new ChromaLuxe Textured Photo Panels will look great on your office desk or in a massive gallery.

There is nothing better than seeing your images in print. While looking at your work on a computer or sharing it on social media is nice, having a physical copy will give a feeling unlike any other. However, printing your work creates its own problems. Printed images are prone to fingerprints, bumps, bangs, and scratches. This is something the guys and gals over at ChromaLuxe know, and it’s why they have just announced their new line of ChromaLuxe Textured Photo Panels. Join us after the break for more details. Continue reading…

“Smithy” Places the Spotlight on the Smithing Crafts of Ural Artisans

This beautiful documentary project showcases the smithing and forging crafts that today’s generation of Ural artisans are still actively engaged in.

Craftsmen and artisans are among the most compelling subjects for documentary photography for their mastery and interesting stories. Despite the reality that many of the tools we use today are made in factories and manufacturing plants, these artists are at the forefront of keeping some of the oldest professions alive. The stories of craftsmen from the Ural region is what piqued the interest of photographers Oleg Kovalyuk, Maxim Loskutov, and Andrey Kuskalo. Together, under the Form 42 collective, they introduce us to the metalsmiths, leather crafters, and artistic forgers who creatively make the tools and items available to those who can appreciate fine craftsmanship.

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Florian Nick: Showcasing Nature’s Diversity in Timelapse Photography

With nature being a potent source of inspiration for many creatives, it’s no surprise that Stuttgart-based Florian Nick found the great outdoors the perfect playground for his timelapse photography.

My name is Florian Nick and Iʼm a freelance director of photography and timelapse photographer based in Stuttgart, Germany. My ideas and visions as a filmmaker are inspired by the diversity of our planet with its stunning places to be traveled, extraordinary people to be met and inspiring stories to be told. This drives my passion for capturing unique moments and images from around the globe in an authentic and meaningful way. As my work is particularly dedicated to the outdoors, sports, travel and lifestyle, my fascination for nature had me specialize in timelapse photography as a powerful method of creating impressive high-quality imagery of stunning landscapes.

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8 Fantastic Travel Photographers with Under 10,000 Instagram Followers

Oh my god, it’s back again, this time with travel photographers under 10k.

While you may not appreciate our efforts above to rewrite the lyrics of a classic Back Street Boys song, we’re sure you’ll enjoy this installment of great photographers with under 10k followers on Instagram. In this article, we shift the focus to travel photography. Quality travel photography requires skills that go beyond what happens in-camera. Having good geographical awareness, inside knowledge, and a sense of what makes a place beat are all needed to get robust and consistent travel photographs. The photographers below show they have what’s required in order to excel in this genre of photography. That’s why we find ourselves scratching our heads at why more people are not following their work!

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This Pink Olympus XA2 Is an Extremely Rare Commemorative Edition

Don’t let the blush pink color fool you — this Olympus XA2 is an extremely rare commemorative model that deserves a spot in your collection.

If your camera collection is comprised mainly of rarities and curiosities, our latest vintage find is worth your attention: an extremely rare pink Olympus XA2 with matching flash. Chances are you’ve never heard of it — a testament to how rare it is! Whether you’re yet to get your hands on an XA2 or simply have a penchant for intriguing editions, this could be a candidate for the next addition to your collection!

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This 4K Wireless Touchscreen Monitor Could Make You More Productive

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If you need a secondary display to help with content creation, Evolve III’s Astro 4K wireless touchscreen monitor might be a viable option.

Have you been thinking about adding a second display to your workstation to help with media creation? Perhaps you have been looking for a wireless monitor that could help you be more productive while on the move? If so, you might be interested in Evolve III’s Astro 4K wireless touchscreen monitor. Join us after the break to find out more about this innovative wireless touchscreen monitor that has been designed with creators in mind. Continue reading…

6 Lenses for Perfect Portrait Photographer with the Fujifilm X-T3

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If you own the excellent Fujifilm X-T3 and want to take your portraits to a new level, consider using these lenses.

The Fujifilm X-T3 is one of the most powerful APS-C cameras to grace the camera market. The camera is feature-packed and can create images on par with the images of some Full Frame cameras. There are some fantastic lenses available for it too. If you have been thinking about switching to the X-T3, or currently own one and want to start shooting portraits with it, the lenses we have listed will not disappoint. We know they will amaze you. Check out our six favorite lenses for portrait photography on the Fujifilm X-T3 after the break. Continue reading…

Damien Guiot: Summer Nightscapes to Make You Long for Starry Nights

All photos by Damien Guiot. Used with Creative Commons permission.

When it comes to summer scenes, it’s always sunsets at the beach or the golden sunrise that gets the spotlight. But nighttime can also be a great shooting opportunity during summer. This is what Damien Guiot shows us in his stunning collection of starry nightscapes shot around the Vosges in France. For those of us who have skipped shooting the night skies in favor of the deep blues and vibrant golds of sunrise and sunset, this series will inspire us to try it out.

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