Fix Any Blown Out Sky in Any Photo for Just $29 and More Big Deals

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Are you tired of having blown out, colorless skies in your images? Well, we have found the perfect solution. You can now fix any sky in any photo with this easy to use bundle of sky replacements. It’s on sale for just $29! Tired of messing around with the cutout tool in Photoshop? CutOut 8 Pro makes this task easy, and it’s only $29! We’ve also found a deal for Affinity users too! Just $29.95 will get you over 2,000 Affinity presets! Perhaps you’d like to learn about the world of nude photography? Dan Hecho’s masterclass will ensure you can overcome any obstacle in your way. We’ve also found deals on Lightroom tips and tricks, photoshop actions, and more photography software. Check out the excellent photography deals after the break.

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The Only Black Friday Photography Deals Post You Need

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We have rounded up all of the Black Friday Photography deals into one handy list. There’s no need for you to run around like a crazy fool. Use the table of contents to jump to the deals you want and snap up the cameras and lenses you want while they’re in stock. The Canon EOS R is just $1,599, the Canon 5D IV is only $2,299, and the M6 with a lens and the optional EVF is just $899! From Nikon, the Z50 with a lens is a steal at $896.95. The Sony a7 III is just $1,698, and $1,898 with a lens. There’s a ton of Sony lenses on sale too! Fujifilm has the X-T4 with the optional battery grip for $1,828, while the Olympus E-M1 II is just $899! There are also deals from Pansonic, Tamron, Sigma, and more. We have all of the Black Friday photography deals right here!

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Celebrate Women with Leica and the Phoblographer in This Contest!

Show us the Women Who Inspire You in our new Portrait Photography contest with Leica. You can win a Leica Q2!

We’d like you to join Leica and the Phoblographer in celebrating women everywhere. And just by participating, you can score a brand new Leica Q2. How do you enter? Well, take a picture or share an original picture of a woman who inspires you. Then tell us the story of this woman and why you look up to her. All the details are after the jump.

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We Tested The Best 35mm Lenses for Natural Light Portraits Under $1000

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The 35mm lens has a certain unique look to it. For many of us, it renders what we see in real life. Combine that with the simplicity that natural light offers, and you’ve got a concoction for fun! Lots of photographers adore the natural light portraiture process. And we’ve used tons of 35mm lenses for just that. In this roundup, we’re taking a look at the best ones we’ve found. For sure, these are the best 35mm lenses for natural light portraits. Even better, we’re keeping them under a budget of $1,000!

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A Spectacular Point-and-Shoot With Wings: DJI Mini 2 Review

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If a point-and-shoot camera drank a Red Bull and sprouted wings, it would look something like the DJI Mini 2. A compact folding drone, the Mini 2 doesn’t dazzle with the larger sensors and high megapixel count of the company’s pricier quadcopters. Instead, it impresses with a lower price point and easy-to-use features to get drone newbies — like myself — off the ground.

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The 3 Best Stealthy Cameras for Street Photography Ninjas

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We’re usually the ones that work with interchangeable lens cameras. But personally speaking, all I want is a single good compact camera. Lots have come close. But none are perfect. I want a camera that can do everything. So that means a useful focal length, good image quality, and solid performance. And these cameras are some of the best. What’s more, these are truly Cameras for Street Photography. And that’s very important these days!

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Great Bokeh! 5 Lenses That Render Your Photos Like a Beautiful Dream

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Lots of photographers want better bokeh. But to get something truly unique, you sometimes need a special lens. What helps define bokeh are the lens coatings and the aperture blades. Generally speaking, the more aperture blades there are, the smoother the bokeh can be. Of course, there are exceptions to that rule. So if you’re looking for that dreamy look in your photos, know that these lenses have great bokeh!

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The Best Portrait Lens Is One with Je Ne Sais Quoi, Like These Four

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It’s not uncommon to want a softer and more analog look to your images. While you can do that in post-production, lots of photographers don’t want to, so they reach for a very unique portrait lens to help them. Many are confident with their skills. If you can nail the image perfectly in-camera, why bother with the fuss later on? With that said, some portrait lenses are better than others. If you’re looking for a very classic, analog look, we’ve got a few just for you. There are lots of lenses that can do this, but here are some of our favorites.

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Best Photo Gear: The Phoblographer’s Editor’s Choice Awards for 2020

Hands down, this is the best photo gear of 2020.

The year 2020 has been a long and exhausting one for camera and photography reviewers like us. The challenges presented with the photo industry don’t just involve social distancing: travel has also been limited. Additionally, lots of products just aren’t innovative. So when we put together this list, we went back into our Reviews Index and found only the most innovative gear that really pushes things ahead. Otherwise, we’ve also included products that are simply flawless. Here’s our Editor’s Choice Awards list, and also our favorite gear from 2020.

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The Biggest Innovations for 2020 in Photography Technology

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The year 2020 is coming to a close, and we’ve some cool new things in the photo world. There’s a lot for new photographers and professionals alike. Some of the innovations came in the form of lenses, while others came with cameras. Camera technology itself hasn’t taken a large step forward in 2020, but design leaped forward. With the camera industry in an odd place right now, the next 10 years will be pivotal. The industry needs to evolve. And the industry either needs to be about professional tools, luxury goods, and a cult following. Here are our selections for the most innovative things this year.

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Your Original Portrait of a Woman Who Inspires You Could Win a Leica Q2!

Enter to win a Leica Q2! Show us an original portrait of a woman who inspires you in our new Portrait Photography contest with Leica!

We’d like you to join Leica and the Phoblographer in celebrating women everywhere. And just by participating, you can score a brand new Leica Q2. How do you enter? Well, take a picture or share an original picture of a woman who inspires you. Then tell us the story of this woman and why you look up to her. All the details are after the jump.

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Rain Or Shine, These Great 50mm Primes Will Be Fine

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If you need your photography gear to be tough and ready for anything, weather sealed lenses are a must. Fortunately, many lenses now feature weather sealing, as do many cameras. If you love the look that 50mm primes give you, these weather sealed options will be perfect for you. These five lenses will keep out the rain, the snow, blowing dust, and just about anything Mother Nature can throw your way. So, if you need a 50mm prime lens that can take on the elements, check out five of our favorites for the job after the break.

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Bargain Bird Photography. Tamron 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Review

The Tamron 70-300mm f4.5-6.3 Di III RXD will help keep you sane if you photograph birds.

Tamron’s lenses are usually some of my favorites. Admittedly though, I lean a lot more towards their primes and their constant aperture zooms. But the Tamron 70-300mm f4.5-6.3 Di III RXD is a little bit of this and a little bit of that. The image quality could be better. But the reliability is fantastic. You’ll essentially be relying a lot on Sony’s fantastic image sensors to create stellar images. But no matter what, know that you can do them in pretty much any condition you throw at this lens.

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The Best Cameras to Buy Used or Refurbished

These cameras are slightly on the pricey side, but MPB has them at excellent prices right now.

Some cameras are a bit pricey, and all of us are always looking for discounts. Used cameras are sometimes the best way to go. They’ve already been tested by someone else. And when you buy them, the seller will always tell you about the camera. So we’ve taken a look at some of the best cameras on the market right now. These cameras are the ones we really liked recently. And you can get them at more affordable prices by getting them used. 

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Big Canon Black Friday Deals Start Now, EOS R $1,599, RP $899, More

Canon EOS R

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Are you ready to join team Canon? These Canon Black Friday deals will make it easier on your wallet. The Canon EOS R is just $1,599, and the RP is only $899! Add a lens to the EOS R, and you’ll pay only $1,899 and $999 for the RP. The excellent M6 II with a lens and the optional EVF is just $899, and the capable M50 is a steal at $549. Still like DSLRs? The 5D IV has dropped to $2,299, the 6D II is $1,299, and the T8i with a kit lens is only $799. Come and see all of the Canon Black Friday deals after the break.

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5 Tasty Pancake Lenses That Will Make Your Mouth Water

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Pancake lenses have a special place in the hearts of many street photographers and documentarians. They get their name from their small, thin form factor and their weight (or lack of it). With a pancake lens attached, photographers can pick up a camera and walk around with them almost like they’re a point and shoot. After the break, we’ll share five pancake lenses that are fun to use. They’ll also impress with their image quality and overall performance.

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Sharp. Beautiful. Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro Art Review

The Sigma 105mm f2.8 DG DN Macro Art is super sharp, but you need to understand its flaws.

When I showed images from this lens to our Pro Camera Reviews audience, they were stunned. Rightfully so! The Sigma 105mm f2.8 DG DN Macro Art is highly capable of being super sharp. Of course, the best and sharpest results come with an off-camera flash. And if you’re social distancing or staying inside, this lens can be incredibly fun to use! Better yet, it also makes for a great portrait lens. Best of all, it’s incredibly well built! And despite all this, it has a very affordable price. Part of me wishes that Sigma charged more and added image stabilization, for as steady as I am, it can still be a tad difficult to work with.

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Photographer Rick Corbishley Confesses His Love for the Fujifilm X100V

All images and words by Rick Corbishley for the My Favorite Camera series. Used with permission. His favorite camera is the Fujifilm X100v.

My favourite camera is the Fujifilm X100V. I bought it in February 2020 and have only used it twice, mainly because of the lockdown. Out of the 22 cameras in my possession, 14 of which are vintage, this is the one I would keep if I could only have one. I’ve had a few favourites over the years. My first was an Agfa ISO-Rapid 1 my brother bought me when he visited West Germany in 1968. That changed to a Rollei SL35M when my interest in photography really took hold; I had started work and had cash to spend. I loved that camera, it was a class act. I used it for several years until it broke and I got rid of it; after all, digital was coming. However, I still have strong feelings for it, and last year I purchased another copy to add to my collection of cameras I’ve owned over the years.

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Chinelle Ro’s Self-Portraits Are Some of the Best We’ve Ever Seen

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“I find self portrait work to be both healing and inspiring,” says Chinelle Ro. She continues, “it helps to channel thoughts and feelings, positive and negative, into creating reflective art.” We’ve been around a while here at The Phoblographer. Throughout the time we’ve featured many self-portrait photographers, and Ro’s are some of the best we’ve ever seen. A self taught photographer, business owner, mother, and wife, Ro has plenty going in her life. In love with her work, and curious about her story, we caught up with her to find out more.

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You’re Printing Your Photos All Wrong. We’ll Show You How.

In Pro Camera Reviews, we recently discussed printing

A fact of life is that most people don’t print their photos correctly or even in the best way. We recently had an email asking about this. Believe it or not, we print images monthly for our reviews. So today, we’re giving you folks some insights into how we print and why we print the way we do. If you’re curious about printing, this is the episode of Pro Camera Reviews you’re going to love.

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These $39 BOGO Presets and Overlay Bundles Will Make Great Gifts

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I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t love a good buy one get one free deal. Today, we’re bringing you two exclusive BOGO deals that will make your life easier. They’ll also make your images stand out from the crowd. You can get 7500 premium Lightroom presets for a limited time, with another bundle of 1500 presets thrown in for free for just $39. You can also score 4000 high-quality overlays and get another 1,000 for free! This bundle is also just $39! After the break, you’ll find more outstanding deals on presets and overlays, and we’ll show you how you can get $399 worth of tutorials and presets for FREE!

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