These Multiple Exposure Tips Will Help You Expand Your Creativity

Multiple exposure techniques have been around since the analog days. Be sure to give them a try if you’re in search of a creative break from the norm!

As photographers, it’s important to always explore new and different techniques in order to keep our creative muscles active. A popular way to exercise our creativity is by utilizing alternative photography techniques. Shooting multiple exposures is one such example. With origins dating back to the film photography days, multiple exposure techniques are still highly popular to this day. The images created through multiple exposure photography tend to take on a surreal, ethereal, or conceptual nature. One thing that they definitely won’t be is boring. If you’re looking for creative photography projects to help sharpen your imagination, consider giving multiple exposures a try!

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The Canon EOS R5 at ISO 25,600 and ISO 51,200 Is Mind Blowing

We shot some high ISO images with the Canon EOS R5 while taking a stroll in a Brooklyn rainshower at night.

The Canon EOS R5 is in for review right now, and we decided to not only do our standard durability test, but to also show how it performs at high ISO settings. The Canon EOS R5 is the closest thing we’ve got to a mirrorless version of the Canon 5D series of cameras. While it’s surely performing like one, it feels a bit like a 90D and a 5D series camera smushed together. There’s no magic touch bar, but the joystick’s placement is a bit odd. If you’re a veteran Canon shooter, you’ll also find the back dial placement to be a tad odd. For my hand, I really need to pull my thumb back and down to crank that wheel–which I’ve set to aperture control. Luckily, you also have a control ring around the lens in case you need it. But overall, I think Canon users will be very happy with this camera. Coupled with some of the company’s fantastic lenses, I think anyone will really like the Canon EOS R5.

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This Is the Canon EOS R6 at ISO 25,600, Look How Clean It Is!!

Prepare to be blown away by the low light, high ISO performance of the Canon EOS R6.

Earlier today (July 22nd), I received delivery of our Canon EOS R6 review unit. When Canon announced the EOS R6 to us on a conference call, we immediately thought this camera would be a fantastic performer in low light situations thanks to its 20.1MP sensor and the tremendous DIGIC X image processor. It turns out that our initial hunch was correct. Head past the break to see just how good images at ISO 25,600 look from the Canon EOS R6.

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Paid Street Photography Contests Are Just a Lottery Ticket

Street photography contests can be beneficial for some, but for most, they’re nothing more than a lottery.

New street photography competitions are popping upeach year. Because the craft is so easily accessible, it’s a sure-fire way for organizations to guarantee a high amount of entries (not to mention a nice amount of money). I fail to take pay-to-enter photography competitions seriously. No matter how hard an organization tries to mask its intentions, they’re nothing more than money-spinners, and most of those who enter are buying a lottery ticket.

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No More Screwing Around: Haida M10 Insert Variable ND Filter Review

Tired of screwing variable NDs on and off of your lenses all the time? The Haida M10 Insert Variable ND Filter aims to make that a thing of the past.

When it comes to neutral density filters, variable NDs are favored by many photographers for their versatility. Instead of carrying a bunch of individual ND filters of different strengths, VNDs cover a set ND range that can be adjusted on the fly. However, the way traditional variable NDs are designed (where two rotating rings are essentially conjoined) can sometimes make them a pain to remove. A filter wrench is often required. Haida is looking to change the way photographers use variable NDs. By leveraging their M10 Filter Holder System, photographers no longer have to screw and unscrew filters, VNDs included. The Haida M10 Insert Variable ND Filter works in concert with the company’s own M10 Drop-In Neutral Density and Circular Polarizing Filters. When combined, the M10 Insert VND acts as a multiplier for the M10 Drop-In ND/CPLs’ ND rating. Depending on the amount of light reduction needed, simply swap out the corresponding Drop-In ND/CPL rather than unscrewing a VND and screwing on a stronger one in its place. Sounds great in theory, but how well does the Haida M10 Insert Variable ND Filter work in the real world?

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The Century21 of Camera Straps: Woolnut Leather Camera Strap Review

For photographers wanting to add a splash of style when carrying their cameras, the Woolnut Leather Camera Strap is a handsome option.

Made from a combination of full-grain, vegetable-tanned Scandinavian leather, natural German wool felt, and metal accents, the Woolnut Leather Camera Strap is a definite upgrade over bundled branded camera straps. When it comes to straps, some photographers treat them as a style statement, while others are perfectly content using the branded one that came bundled with their camera. Some photographers tend to prefer lower profile alternatives like wrist straps or carrying clips. Having used the Woolnut Leather Camera Strap for the better part of the last few months with several cameras and lenses, it certainly falls under the style statement category. It’s nicely padded, and even when carrying heavier cameras and lenses, this padding keeps the Woolnut Leather Camera Strap comfortable.

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Cheap Photo: Master Photo Editing with These Brushes, Presets, Guides

These free tutorials and very affordable photo editing bundles are a must-have for any creative,

Learn the skills you need to take your photography to the next level. Photo editing is an important part of photography these days, and fortunately, it can be made easier with presets and brushes that can help you edit like the pros. We have found some great deals on presets like this Lightroom bundle from Kelvin Pimont, which is just $27 (regularly $395), and Kelvin’s package of LR brushes is a steal at only $19. You can also grab The One Light Masterclass from Joel Grimes for just $57 and his world-class Lightroom beauty brushes for just $27! You can also grab this fantastic free photo composite course from Rikard Rodin, too, as well as some of his atmosphere brushes for just $27! To see all the Photography brushes, presets, and more, head past the break.

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Why All You Need Are Three Small Prime Lenses (Video)

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Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of the Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and the gear they’ve just reviewed. Open Q and A from the audience towards the end of the show. Every Sunday at 7pm EST. Please Register here.

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End of an Era: Do We Really Need a New Canon EOS 5D DSLR?

DSLRs are coming to the end of the line and the Canon EOS 5D line might be the latest to bow out.

Canon has been stealing all of the camera headlines of late thanks to the imminent release of their brand new Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 Full-Frame Mirrorless cameras. But, another piece of news from the speculation section of the internet is stealing some of their thunder. According to new reports, Canon has decided to lay to rest the Canon EOS 5D line of DSLR cameras. This news, which is unconfirmed, has photographers up in arms, but is it time to just accept that DSLRs have reached the end of their shelf life, or is there a need for more, including a new Canon EOS 5D V? Let’s talk about this after the break.

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How to Shoot Street Photography at Night and Be Creative

Just because the sun goes down and the sky turns dark, it doesn’t mean you can’t go out and shoot street photography.

Shooting street photography at night is great fun. Sadly, many shooters (especially newbies) are put off by the fact that they won’t have natural light to illuminate their scenes. Although shooting conditions are different at night, you can still create quality street photographs. Actually, shooting in the dark of the night encourages you to be more creative. As a result, you can get more compelling images. Of course, there are some techniques and approaches to be familiar with to execute street photography at night well. In this piece, we’re going to go over them, getting you ready to shoot when the sun goes down.

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Dear Nikon: You Really Need to Innovate Your Cameras and Lenses

We’re not too sure about the future of Nikon and feel like they really need to innovate.

I’ve been in this industry long enough to remember the times where Nikon users would push their bias into the face of every other photographer. At those times, they rightfully should have. Does anyone remember the Nikon D300 and the fantastic photos it shot of President Obama during his early years? Or the Nikon D700 and the class-leading high ISO output it had? Or what about the more top-end cameras like the D4, the D800, etc.? Nikon has enjoyed a long time of creating cameras that were fantastic in many ways. But in recent years, they’ve fallen off of their horse and created things that only let them catch up to everyone else. For what it’s worth, everything they produce is still good–but they don’t really have an edge that makes someone want to buy their products. They’re a jack of all trades and a master of none. These are times when photographers need a specialized tool and not a Swiss Army Knife. And Nikon isn’t really keeping up.

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Don’t Trade in Your Sony A7III Just Yet, the Nikon Z5 Looks Pretty Gimped

The newly announced Z5 is Nikon’s take on the “basic camera,” but have they stripped it of too many features to make it affordable?

Today, Nikon is officially announcing the Nikon Z5. Part of the company’s Z-mount Full Frame mirrorless camera line, the Nikon Z5 is the company’s take on the “basic camera.” With that said, it’s competing in some ways with the Sony A7 III. Between its attractive $2,000 price point and its advanced feature set, the A7 III was very well regarded and sold like hotcakes. Nikon is going after the same crown with the Nikon Z5.

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Deal Alert! The Fujifilm XT3 Is Just $999.99, XF10-24mm $699! WOW!

Summer just got hotter thanks to these incredible Fujifilm deals.

IF you have been thinking about switching to Fujifilm, now is the time to make the jump! We’re not sure how long these Fujifilm deals will last, but right now you can pick up the incredible Fujifilm X-T3 for just $999.99! If you want to add a kit lens with the X-T3 you can grab the kit (lens and camera) for only $1,399.95! There are also deals on the X-T200, which comes with a lens for only $699.95, and the X-A7 with a lens is just $499. And there are Fujifilm Deals on lenses too like the XF10-24mm F4 OIS which has a discount of over $300 making it just $699. Jump past the break to see all the summertime Fujifilm deals.

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10 High Resolution Cameras That Leave No Details Behind

If you need lots of megapickles for your work, these high resolution cameras will fulfill all of your needs for detailed images.

No details left behind! This would be the rallying cry of a group high megapixel sensors. If you’re in the market for high resolution cameras, this roundup is for you. These high resolution cameras have some of the best sensors you can find inside of them, and they are capable of capturing stunning amounts of detail. If you like to make gigantic prints of your images, these high resolution cameras will thrill you to bits. Join us after the break to take a look at 10 of the best high resolution cameras that you can currently get your hands on.

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Lena Weisbek: “Dreamscapes” in Minimalist, Captivating Black and White

All photos by Lena Weisbek. Used with permission.

While Munich-based Lena Weisbek has been working for decades as a designer and art director, fine art photography has been her passion for many years. Today, she does mostly art photography, taking on various projects on different themes and developing her art concepts. It’s therefore not surprising that she was drawn to a minimalist, abstract approach for photographing landscapes. If, like us, you have a keen interest in this approach, we’re sure you’ll enjoy this series as well.

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An Ode to an Almost Perfect Camera: The Original Olympus OMD EM5

The Olympus OMD EM5 was one of the most perfect cameras they ever made.

By all means, the Olympus OMD EM5 was the camera everyone wanted when it was introduced. Olympus did it right. They gave it retro ergonomics, a simple-to-use-design, and it was weather sealed. I remember putting that camera through some of the most torrential downpours I’d shot in that year. Paired with a few weather-sealed prime lenses, that camera felt the way so many modern cameras should. It felt like a classic. And I honestly miss it. I never grew fond of its successors, which I felt became all too modernized. Instead, I yearn for the classic ergonomics that Olympus sometimes delivers. Those cameras truly feel, well, like cameras.

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Have You Entered Our Great Outdoors Photo Contest with Olympus?

We’re teaming up with Olympus to give away an Olympus OMD EM5 Mk III and the 12-45mm f4 PRO lens in our Great Outdoors Photography Contest.

Hey folks!

We’re teaming up with Olympus to give away an Olympus OMD EM5 Mk III and the 12-45mm f4 PRO lens. In this international Great Outdoors photo contest, participants may enter one original GREAT OUTDOORS PHOTO of their own. The contest, judged by the Phoblographer’s EIC Chris Gampat, will take place over this month and can be entered using direct upload, or your Facebook or Instagram account. Want to win? Check out the rules below.

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Fujifilm 16-80mm F4 R WR OIS Video Review: (We Love it!)

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Cheap Photo: Sony Fans, Get These Zeiss, Tamron Lenses While On Sale

These fantastic Zeiss lenses for Sony E mount cameras have had their prices slashed.

It’s a great time to be a Sony shooter, especially if you’re looking to add some top-quality lenses to your collection. For a short time you can save hundreds on lenses from Zeiss, like the Zeiss Loxia 25mm f2.4 which has a discount of $358.90, and the Zeiss Loxia 21mm f2.8 which has had a massive $455.61 chopped of its regular price, You can also grab the Zeiss Touit 32mm f1.8 for just $610, and the Zeiss Touit 50mm f2.8 Macro for $849. There are also deals on Tamron lenses, like the 20mm f2.8, the 24mm f2.8, and the 35mm f2.8. All are still just $299 each. You can even save on the newly released Tamron 70-180mm f2.8. Head on past the break to see all of the deals on Zeiss lenses and more.

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Missing In Action: Where In the World Is the Zeiss ZX1?

The Zeiss ZX1, a camera many photographers had wet dreams about, has seemingly vanished without a trace.

Picture it; Cologne, Germany, 2018, thirsty photographers from around globe packed into an event hall for Photokina to get their grubby mitts on new and exciting cameras, and there, like a shining ray of light, was the Zeiss ZX1. A new camera so unique, so cutting edge, so gorgeously designed that it seemed too good to be true. And apparently, it was. This marvel of a camera was due to be released in early 2019, but to date, it is still missing. We know it has been out and about in the wild with testers, but they are sworn to secrecy. The official Zeiss ZX1 website is alive and well, and the camera also received Adobe camera RAW support in December of 2019, so what happened to this gorgeous Full Frame, internet-connected camera? Let’s talk about it after the break.

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Why We’ve Deleted All Content About This Photographer From Our Site

Photographer Jeff Rojas is admitting to issues brought up by PRO EDU’s Gary Winchester.

We’ve worked with photographer Jeff Rojas a number of times in the past. Very recently, we deleted all 21 blog posts promoting anything in regards to sales with him, short interviews, and sections of larger features he’s been involved in. When we had him on Inside the Photographer’s Mind with Adorama a while back, we were cautioned about working with him. And we’ve heard enough from a large body of women and prominent people in the photo industry to dissolve our relationship with him. So, why write this post? Well, you should probably know what’s going on.

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