Christian Hoiberg Captures the Aurora Borealis in Beautiful Color

Landscape Photographer Christian Hoiberg has a knack for capturing the stunning Aurora Borealis. All Images captured by Christian Hoiberg. Used with Creative Commons Permission.

The Northern Lights are perhaps one of the most breathtaking natural phenomenons anyone can see during their time on this planet. The bright colors can be seen fluttering in the skies over Alaska, northern parts of Canada, Greenland, Iceland, parts of Norway, Sweden and Finland. The residents there can see them from late August through the middle of April. The rest of us (unless we make a special trip to see them) have to rely on photographers like Christian Hoiberg who set out to capture the Aurora Borealis in all of its glory with their trusty cameras. After the break we share some of the images Christian Hoiberg has captured during his dances with the ‘Lady in Green’. Continue reading…

Cheap Photo: Holiday Camera Deals on The Nikon D500, D750, D810 and More!

These Nikon camera deals will jingle your bells this holiday season.

There are some excellent Nikon camera deals for the holidays. The D3500 with two lenses is just $496.95!! The D5600 is a steal for just $696.95!! The D7500 with the 18-300mm lens can be yours for $1,776.95, saving you $220, and if you want to go Full Frame and get a camera that’s a favorite with pro photographers you can snag the D750 with 24-120mm lens and multi-battery power pack for $1,396.95; a whopping discount of $636.95!! There are also exceptional deals to be had on the Nikon D500, and the Nikon D810.

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Cheap Photo: Gobble Up These Thanksgiving Nikon Deals; Save Hundreds

Thanks to these Nikon camera deals, now is a great time to buy a new Nikon camera for yourself or for the photographer in your life.

Thanksgiving is here and the camera deals are starting to pour in. You can save some big money right now on Nikon cameras, from their entry level to their pro grade gear. Pick up the powerful, easy to use Nikon D3500 with two zoom lenses for just $496.95, or save big when you buy the D5600 double zoom kit for $696.95!! The D7500 with the 18-300mm lens can be yours for $1,776.95, saving you $220! If you want to go Full Frame you can snag the D750 with 24-120mm lens and multi-battery power pack for $1,396.95; a whopping discount of $636.95!!

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Cheap Photo: Snag the Sony A6000 + 16-50mm and 55-210mm Lens Bundle for just $598, Plus More Crazy Camera Deals!!

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These are some of the best camera deals we have seen during this pre-holiday sales season!

If you’re in the market for a new camera, or have been wanting to buy one for the photographer in your life, you won’t want to miss out on these camera deals. This edition of Cheap Photo is bursting at the seams with excellent camera deals (including the Sony A6000 plus two lens combo, and the A7 II plus lens kit), Lightroom and Photoshop actions, presets and overlay deals, tutorials, and much more.

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Deal Alert!! Grab the Sony A7 II + 28-70mm Lens for Just $998, Save Hundreds on Pro Retouching Software!

The crazy good pre-holiday photography deals are coming in thick and fast so act quick and don’t miss out!

There are some really great photography deals to be had right now, and there are some major bucks to be saved on cameras, SD cards, software, and accessories. In this edition of Cheap Photo we are bringing you all of the best deals from around the web so that we can save you time, and money.

The stand out deals right now are the Sony A7 II with the 28-70mm lens bundle which is just $998. This represents a savings of $600. The Nikon D750, D810, and D500 all have massive discounts on them too when you buy them with the Nikon promotional grip and lens bundle, and you can save $275 on Professional Skin Retouching Software which is just $15 right now! Hurry fast though because this software deal end in 48 hours. Read on to see all of the other amazing photography deals we have found.

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Cheap Photo: New Nikon Rebates on D750 and Other Gear!

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If you’re still into having a mirror in your camera then Nikon is still an excellent choice for your next camera purchase

There is no denying that DSLRs, despite their declining sales, are still entirely relevant to today’s markets, and if you are someone invested into Nikon’s DSLR systems already then your next upgrade should probably be within that system. Heck, maybe you tried mirrorless and think DSLRs are still better for you right now. Kudos! Here are some Nikon deals that dropped:

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5 Older But Excellent Digital Cameras Still Worth Buying

In the film days you could buy one camera and use it for years upon years, in order to change your look you used different films. These days that dynamic has changed, and now photographers are pressured into buying the latest and greatest cameras after just a couple of years. But taking into account where digital photography is these days, there are still some great cameras out there to be had, many times for a significant discount over their cutting edge brethren.

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Which Nikon Camera Is Right For You?

Ok, now that we have covered all of the mirrorless brands, now lets get back to the trusty ole’ DSLR brands, starting today with Nikon. Nikon has a long history of being one of the most popular and well known camera brands out there, so there are likely many of you wondering which Nikon brand you should be considering for your experience, skill, and specialty.

Ready? Great, lets begin.
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Mikko Lagerstedt’s Invisible by Day Series Will Make You Want To Stay Up Tonight

All Images By Mikko Lagerstedt. Used with Permission. 

“Certain aesthetics appeal to me when I shoot at night. It’s a lot about the mystery of long exposures.” Mikko Lagerstedt, a Finland-based night photographer, tells the Phoblographer. Lagerstedt’s series Invisible by Day focuses on some of the beauty of this world that is unseen during the daylight hours. “When you photograph at night, you can capture a particular atmosphere to your photos. At night, everything looks different, and it inspires me to capture unique looking landscapes.”

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Review: Tokina 70-200mm F4 AT-X Pro FX VCMS (Nikon F)


Chris Gampat The Phoblographer beach shot with tokina 70-200mm f4 (1 of 1)ISO 1001-1250 sec at f - 4.0

Tokina has always been a maker of some excellent third party lenses, and the release of the Tokina 70-20mm f4 ATX Pro heralds this even more so. The recently announced lens isn’t billed as being weather sealed–but that doesn’t meant that it wasn’t able to take a beating. The lens also exhibits great image quality and some of the best bokeh that we’ve seen from a zoom lens.

But while it’s an overall great lens, know that it doesn’t specialize in any one particular aspect.

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First Impressions: Nikon D810

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon D810 first impressions product images (8 of 8)ISO 4001-50 sec at f - 3.2

When Nikon announced the D810, we were intrigued to see what they would do to improve the already great camera. For starters, they threw out the AA filter, bumped the megapixel count to 36.3, added the new EXPEED 4 processor, incorporated the D4s’ Multi-Cam 3500-FX AF sensor offering up 15 cross-type and 51 overall focusing points in total as well as the ability to shoot at up to 5fps. But beyond this, they gave the camera a small RAW mode, a 3.2-inch 1229K-dot LCD and expanded the camera’s ISO range to a D4s-esque 64 to 12,800 that’s also expandable to 32 and 51,200. The Nikon D810 can shoot movies in Full-HD 1080p all the way to 60fps. 

So when we first got our review unit from Adorama, we were interested to see if it’s worth the upgrade for many D800 owners.

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Adobe Lightroom 5.6 Supports the Nikon D810

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon D810 first impressions product images (8 of 8)ISO 4001-50 sec at f - 3.2

Nikon D810 camera users are in for a bit of a treat today. Adobe updated their Lightroom software to version 5.6 today, and it includes support for the brand new camera’s RAW files. This version seems like a very minor update overall with very few bug fixes and only a couple of new lenses added in. With this being the news, we’re pretty positive that the company may be coming out with a new version of Adobe Lightroom sooner or later; but one can only speculate.

All the details on the new update are after the jump.

You can download it for Mac or Windows at the according links.

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