I Used a 3.3-Inch Smartphone Camera: Here Are the Results

Shooting on a smartphone is nothing new, but what about shooting on one that’s only 3.3-inches big?

Smartphones, laptops, tablets – they suck us into a world that can be very difficult to get out of. Working in the digital space, I’m often looking for ways I can disconnect and be more present in real life. One step I took to achieve being less digitally dependent was to purchase a Palm Phone. It’s a 3.3-inch minimalist smartphone that encourages you use it less and live life more. It has a 12-megapixel front-facing camera: something I didn’t pay much attention to – until now.

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Deal Alert: Grab the 10.2-inch Apple iPad for $249 (32GB), $329 (128GB)

The iPads make a great companions for photographers who like to do some photo editing while on the go, and for many more reasons.

Long gone are the days of Apple iPads being outrageously priced and out of reach for many. Now you can get well spec’d, very capable tablets that can help you as a photographer in many ways on the cheap. Right now, you can score a 10.2 inch iPad with 32GB of storage for just $249.99, and for only $329.99 you can bump the storage up to 128GB. I use my iPad all the time for photo editing and as a Wacom style tablet with the Apple Pencil when linked to my iMac via SideCar. At these prices, these tablets are no-brainers. Find out more after the break.

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Cheap Photo: Save on the Sony a7r IV, Storage, Camera Bags, and More!

The next Canon EOS R needs to crush the Sony A7R IV

There are some great camera deals and big sales on photography accessories and camera bags.

June is starting off with a bang when it comes to camera deals and other photography-related sales. You can grab Canon’s M50 with a lens for $499, the Fujifilm X-T3 is a bargain at $1,199, and the Olympus E-M1 II (with perhaps the best IBIS on the market) has dropped to $1,099! Sony’s a7r IV has a steep discount too! Need accessories? Calibrate your monitor with the Datacolor SpyderX Pro for just $148.31, kick your image edits up a notch with the Wacom Intuos Pro tablet for only $239, or treat your camera to a UHS-II SD card for just $24.99! We’ve also found great deals on top camera bags too! Jump past the break to see all the camera deals and more.

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COVID-19 Sent Photographer Michel Leroy Down AC/DC’s Highway to Hell

Creating the Photograph is an original series where photographers teach how they created an image with their 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 you can submit.

Michel Leroy is an entertainment and advertising photographer based out of New York. As most of you are undoubtedly aware, New York is one of the cities hardest hit by the novel coronavirus outbreak. As a result, much of the photography industry in New York is in a holding pattern at the moment. To say that we’re living in interesting times right now would be quite an understatement. Creativity is what drives us as photographers. But how do you create when we’re all confined within our homes? When the whole world is essentially on pause? Looking to social media for inspiration, Michel stumbled upon his friend Phil Adams’ recreation of Blondie’s Parallel Lines album cover using found objects from around the house. This project led Michel to do a similar project with his family. For his take on the concept, Michel decided on AC/DC’s classic Highway to Hell cover. With celebrity chefs and Olympic athletes amongst his subjects, Michel’s produced style lends an authentic connection to these personalities. His images reveal a level of comfort and vitality shared amongst friends, and you can clearly see this on display here.

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Mac vs PC: The 2020 Razer Blade 15 Studio Targets Photographers

Creative professionals will love the newly refreshed Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition, but does it still hold an advantage over Apple’s offerings?

Razer is introducing the 2020 refresh of its well-regarded Blade 15 Studio Edition laptop today. We found the previous generation Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition to be the most powerful mobile computing solution available on the market for creative professionals. In many ways, it was the Windows version of Apple’s MacBook Pro and packed significantly superior performance. Since then, Apple has closed that performance gap somewhat with its revamped 13″ MacBook Pro. Similar upgrades will surely make their way into the 16″ variant when they inevitably drop later this year. Is the 2020 Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition still the best laptop option for creatives? Let’s look at the numbers.

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The Latest Capture One Update MAY Make You Leave Lightroom for Good

Capture One 20 is already superior to Lightroom in many ways, but it still lacks some features that hinder it from exerting total dominance.

A new update is coming to Capture One 20 today. We’ve been testing the beta for the better part of the past month. So far, the improvements included in this update seem quite promising. Chief amongst them is the newly enhanced Heal and Clone tools, and there’s a new Before & After tool as well. Photographers looking to break free from Adobe will also appreciate the new Lightroom catalog importer. The best part: all this is gratis for existing Capture One 20 users! Photographers shooting exclusively with Nikon gear will be glad to know that a Nikon specific version of Capture One 20 will now be available too. Capture One for Nikon is a full-featured version of Capture One Pro available for a reduced cost. The only limit is that it will only work with Nikon raw files, like other brand-specific versions of the software that are already available.

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One of the Smartest Photo Organizing Softwares Ever: Mylio Review

Mylio is a promising yet imperfect software solution that aims to be the swiss army knife for your photo organization, management, and editing needs.

One of the unintended side effects of living in the digital age is that we all inevitably experience digital clutter in one form or another. Known sometimes as storage creep, this phenomenon certainly applies to photographers as well. I personally know photographers that have a drawer containing nothing but hard drives and memory cards that are full of images (you know who you are). That doesn’t even include all the photos we have taken or saved on our phones or tablets. If you were Marie Kondo, having to juggle thousands of images across all of these devices certainly doesn’t spark joy. This is where Mylio comes in, with the goal of bringing order to your digital chaos. Mylio allows you to consolidate all of your photos and videos into one place, syncing them across all of your devices so that you can access them everywhere. Sounds promising for sure, but does Mylio deliver? Find out after the jump.

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Can Your Hard Drive Survive Water? LaCie Rugged Boss SSD Review

For photographers in need of a mobile backup solution without having to haul a laptop around, the LaCie Rugged Boss SSD may be the right option for you.

The LaCie Rugged Boss SSD was designed for photographers that are constantly on the go. It lets you backup, review, and manage your raw files without needing your laptop. Some of us bring our laptops with us wherever we go, but now photographers with smaller camera bags don’t need to. That’s appealing to shooting street, documentary, or travel work where you want a low profile. We’ve been impressed with LaCie’s other solid-state storage solutions for quite some time, but how well does the LaCie Rugged Boss SSD stack up during real-world use?

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Get More From Your RAW Files With These 5 Accessories for Photogs

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These accessories are a must-have for photographers who want total control over their RAW files.

We have been having a healthy debate recently in regards to RAW files and JPEGS. JPEGS are great for those who want to just go out and enjoy shooting without needing to worry about editing the images later. RAW files are for photographers who want to eek every bit of data out of their pictures. Both are great formats; there’s no right and wrong. But if you like RAW files, and you want to get the most out of them, you should take a look at these five accessories that will help make your images shine.

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Creating the Star Wars Photograph: Vesa Lehtimäki’s “The Longest Night”

Creating the Photograph is an original series where photographers share how they created an image with their 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 you can submit.

We’ve got a very special Star Wars edition of Creating the Photograph in store for you today in celebration of Star Wars Day. Hailing from Helsinki, Finland, Vesa Lehtimäki is better known by the mononym Avanaut online through his various social media platforms. While you may be learning about Lehtimäki’s work for the first time, you’ve likely seen his images floating around the web. In fact, Vesa’s previous Lego-centric photography projects actually inspired the hugely popular (and Hugo Award nominated) Lego Movie.

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Is it Real? How the $500 Apple iPad Air Could Be a Photographer’s Dream

According to reports, the Apple iPad Air might be a powerful, yet cheaper option for creators over the iPad Pro.

For as long as I can remember, Apple has been touting the power and capabilities of their iPad and have often said that their tablets are bonafide PC replacements. Still, to date, that hasn’t materialized. Apple has come close with their line of iPad Pro’s, but they are just too costly to only be ‘almost’ good enough. There are now new reports that suggest a new Apple iPad Air might be in the works, and that it could be a very powerful, yet still affordable option for photographers, and creators who work while on the go. If there is indeed a new Apple iPad Air, it’s going to need a serious bump in specs to be taken seriously by creators. Let’s talk about this after the break.

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Flash Photography: Learn a New Skill and Master It with Affordable Gear

If you want to up your flash photography game consider adding some of these fantastic products to your collection.

Utter the words flash photography to any new (or even some quite seasoned photographers), and the look of fear will wash over their faces before they run and hide. Many photographers think flash photography is either far to difficult to master, or much too expensive to break into. We are here to tell you that those statements are fake news. Modern flashes and monolights are incredibly affordable, and with just a little practice and learning, you will find there is nothing to fear about flash photography. After the break, we will share some excellent learning guides and some of our favorite lights and modifiers.

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Under $100: We Found a Bunch of Photography Essentials Just for You

These bargain-priced photography essentials will help you grow and make your life as a photographer easier.

When we talk about photography and the gear we use, more often than not, we end up talking about the cameras and lenses we own, but for some reason, other accessories such as learning materials, flashes, tripods, and bags take a back seat in the conversation. To get the most of our cameras and lenses (and ourselves), we need accessories that can help us perform and grow to our fullest potential. After the break, we are going to take a quick look at some great items that we believe are photography essentials: the best part is that they all cost under $100.

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Best Sellers: Photography Gear Popular with Our Readers in March

Lots of photography gear found new homes in March of 2020.

There were some great deals on photography gear throughout March, and you guys and girls made the most of what was on offer. With everything from photography accessories to lenses and cameras on sale, March was an excellent time to buy despite all that’s going on. When things return to normal, you will all have new gear to play with. After the break, we will take a quick look at the photography gear on its way to your homes.

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Cheap Photo: Stock Up on Cheap Photography Accessories While You Can

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We’ve found some great deals on photography accessories, so stock up and be ready for when we can get out and shoot again.

Looking for some great deals on photography accessories, or on presets and photoshop actions? You’re in the right place. We have found deals on camera bags like the Tenba DNA 15 Messenger, which is just $139.99, and the Lowepro Fastpack BP250, which is just $89.99! Maybe you need some accessories for your computer? You can pick up a wireless 2TB Hard Drive with an integrated SD reader from Western Digital for only $149.99, and the Datacolor SpyderX Pro is only $151.88! You can also save 50% on select Lightroom presets and Photoshops actions by using the code EXCLUSIVE50 at checkout. This means you can get over 1500 Lightroom presets for just $14.50, and over 2500 Photoshop overlays for only $14.50! Join us after the break to see all the deals on must-have photography accessories.

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8 Game-Changing Photography Accessories That Deserve a Closer Look

We all love new cameras and lenses, but quality photography accessories are just as important.

We spend a lot of time thinking about which cameras and lenses we should buy. You could even say we fetishize about them, but for some reason we never seem to do the same for photography accessories. Photography accessories such as filters and even computer accessories can make our lives as photographers so much easier. They help us get the images we want in-camera, or they make it easier for us to get the result we want during post. After the break, we will share some photography accessories that are not only game-changing, they’re also super affordable.

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Does the New iPad Pro Offer Anything New for Photographers?

The new iPad Pro certainly looks slick, but we’re not sure it’s ready to replace your laptop just yet.

We’re not going to lie; we have been eagerly awaiting the launch of the new iPad Pro for a while now. Yesterday, Apple finally delivered. The iPad has grown from its early days of being a content consumption device into a capable content creation device. Apple’s slogan for the new iPad Pro is ‘your next computer is not a computer,’ but is it really ready for creatives to use full time?

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Kingston’s Refreshed Canvas SD Cards Now Support UHS-II Cameras

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If you need blazing-fast transfer speeds, you might want to take a look at Kingston’s new Canvas SD cards.

If there is one thing you need to know about SD cards, it’s that they are not created equal. A lot of cameras these days support UHS-II SD cards, which support much faster data read and write speeds and help you not fill up your camera’s buffer so quickly. Until this point, Kingston didn’t offer any UHS-II cards, but now, they have some speedy Canvas SD cards that do. Join us after the break for all the details.

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Get All The LR and PS Presets You’ll Ever Need for Just $39 (Save 95%)

7500 Lightroom and Photoshop presets that work on both mobile and desktop versions for a price this low is insanity!

How would you like to save countless hours when it comes to editing your images and getting them to look their best? What if we told you that instead of spending hours sitting in front of your computer, you could just spend a few minutes and still get the high-quality results you’re used to? Well, you can with this bundle of 7500 presets, which has dropped in price to just $39! Better yet, this bundle of presets works on Lightroom Mobile and traditional desktop versions of Lightroom, including CC, and they work in all desktop versions of Photoshop. Get all the details on this incredible deal after the break.

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Camera Bag Review: WANDRD DUO Daypack (It’s Almost Perfect)

The WANDRD DUO Daypack features a number of innovative features that make it an ideal everyday carry option for photographers on the go.

The WANDRD DUO won’t help you haul all your photo gear with you. It’s instead designed to carry just the right amount of photo gear you’ll need to get through the day without weighing you down. It’s a hybrid between an everyday carry bag and a traditional camera bag. The WANDRD DUO comes packed with a number of new features like the “Infinite Zip” access system. which Shimoda also has. There’s also an integrated pop camera cube. So, if you want a bag that will carry everything and your apocalypse gear, this isn’t it. But it still performed very well.

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Cheap Photo: We Found a Ton of Really Good Photo Accessories on Sale

If you’re looking to make your life as a photographer easier, you need to check out these awesome deals on photography accessories.

We have found a ton of great photography accessory deals so that you can make your life easier on the cheap. Need a new camera bag? The Tenba DNA 15 Messenger is down to just $159, the portage Kenora 4th gen is only $69, and the LowePro BP450 AW II has a discount of $121! Want to get more out of your image edits? Check out the Datacolor Spyder X monitor calibrator, which is only $127.44, or pick up the Wacom Intuos Pro Medium Tablet for $348. There are also incredible deals on storage (a UHS-II Lexar Card for just $23.94), tripods (Vanguard tripods starting at just $79.99), camera care items, and more. Check out all of the great deals on photography accessories after the break.

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