Here’s What’s Really Keeping You from Taking More Photos

There may be lots of reasons why you’re not taking photos, but this is most likely what’s on top of the list

“Practice makes perfect” is still the most fitting adage for anything you want to master. Sure, it’s easy enough to say and understand. However, it can easily become an insurmountable task with the mere mention of one thing: time. When work and responsibilities start taking big chunks of your time and getting in the way of your creative projects, saying, “I don’t have the time,” becomes the norm. But, is it really the case? Is it really often impossible to make time to practice photography?

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This Is Why Staying Away from Social Media Has Helped Me as a Photographer After One Month

Staying away from social media has been such a blessing to me as a photographer

At the time of writing this piece, I’ve kept myself unplugged from most social media for over a month. I’m not completely against social media but I don’t think it’s either healthy and beneficial for us: humans being a highly sociable species. At the beginning of this year, I committed myself to change the things that I don’t like about my life. I started with taking my martial art training more serious, focusing all my energy towards my craft and my business, stop drinking regularly, changing my food habits and try to ignore social media.

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André Josselin Documents the Venice Beach Skate Scene with Gorgeous Photos

All images by André Josselin. Used with permission.

Skate parks continue to be one of the most popular spots for photographers who dabble in street and documentary projects. Venice Beach’s skate scene, for example, draws photographers, filmmakers, and skaters themselves for its fascinating and action-packed lifestyle. Today, let’s take a peek at another perspective at its classic scenes as captured through the lens of Barcelona-based photographer André Josselin.

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New Meike 85mm f1.8 is the Company’s First Autofocus Lens

Meike’s latest release is a medium-telephoto offering and their first autofocus lens

Chinese budget brand Meike has recently unveiled their new 85mm f1.8 medium-telephoto lens for Canon, Nikon, and Sony E-Mount, which is also their first autofocus lens. This follows their recent release of 50mm and 25mm lenses for mirrorless systems. However, as Sony Alpha Rumors have pointed out, it’s strange to find on their website that the E-mount version will be for APS-C format, but supports full-frame for the Canon and Nikon mounts.

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Cheap Photo: 5 Bundle Deals Mirrorless Camera Owners Should See

Your wallet will thank you!

Often, once you invest into a camera system, bundle deals make little sense. But thanks to the enormous success of the Sony mirrorless sytem, and in particular with their A7 III, more and more of DSLR people are coming to see mirrorless as a potential upgrade path; either in the near or intermediate future.

So today we wanted to feature five bundle deals that may be of interest to you all…

  • Sony A7S II Bundle (+ Rokinon 35mm F2.8 FE) – Get It
  • Sony A7 III Bundle (+ Zeiss 24-70mm FE) – Get It
  • Fujifilm X100F Bundle – Get It
  • Fujifilm X-E3 Bundle (+XF 23mm F2) – Get It
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 II Bundle (+ 12-40mm F2.8 PRO) – Get It
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Now that Smugmug Bought Flickr, What Changes Are on the Way?

SmugMug promises to bring back the glory days of Flickr and the community it once fostered

Long before the reign of Instagram and Facebook groups, Flickr was the best place for photographers to share and discuss their work, as well as meet some like-minded creatives. Now that photo-sharing and storage company SmugMug has bought Flickr for an undisclosed price, CEO Don MacAskill has expressed his commitment to breathe new life into the photo sharing community and make it a haven for photographers once again.

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Review: HEX Raven DSLR Sling Camera Bag

An odd mix of frustration and satisfaction

There are so many things about the HEX Raven DSLR Sling Camera Bag that could have made it the absolute perfect bag for the commuter in a city not as densely populated as NYC. At the same time however, the HEX Raven DSLR Sling Camera Bag can be easily converted to be a sling bag for everyday use–and that’s where I feel it excels the most. Photographers (most of them) may appreciate just how comfortable the sling can be. Others may like the weather sealing and the semi-stylish design. And yet others may really enjoy the fact that it doesn’t look like a camera bag. Indeed the HEX Raven DSLR Sling Camera Bag has a lot going for it: though at the same time there are things that show HEX still has some way to go when it comes to design.

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Here’s the Real Reason Why We’re All Suckers for the Leica M6

The guys running Digital Darkroom have figured out why we’re all sold on the famed Leica M6

The Leica M6 is without a doubt a favorite of many Leica lovers, from ardent film photographers, to collectors looking for the rarest, most expensive special editions like the platinum-plated 150 Jahre Optik edition and ultra-rare M6A/M7 prototype. But why exactly are there so many suckers for the Leica M6? In the latest episode of the Digital Darkroom, Ian Wong and Derrick Wong try to figure out what makes this Leica model a cult classic.

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