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3 hours ago | The Phoblographer
Want a 35mm Lens for Sony FE Cameras? Look Here!
If you were to look at the 35mm lens lineup for Sony FE cameras, you’d be shocked. There are tons of 35mm lenses for them. That means there’s some overlap and a large variety of options. Want something cheaper? It’s available. How about something more premium? There are options for that too. We dove into our Reviews Index and our Sony FE Lens Guide to help you find you the best 35mm lens for Sony FE cameras. Take a look!The Phoblographer’s variousproduct round-up features are done in-house. Our philosophy is simple: you wouldn’t get a Wagyu beef steak review from a lifelong vegetarian. And you wouldn’t get photography advice from someone who doesn’t touch the product. We only recommend gear that we’ve fully reviewed. If you’re wondering why your favorite product didn’t make the cut, there’s a chance it’s on another list. If we haven’t reviewed it, we won’t recommend it. This method keeps our lists packed with industry-leading knowledge. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
9 hours ago | The Phoblographer
4 Ways for a Portrait Photographer to Get a Different Look
The modern world of portrait photography is very sterile. Modern photographers often shoot with cameras and lenses that get rid of all the fun. And then a portrait photographer often needs to spend hours grinding away in post-production to get what they want. But seriously, you don’t have to do it. Want that cool vintage lens flare? Or what about just a softer look. Well lucky for you, we dove into our reviews index to find a bunch of great products from Lensbaby. It will give you the extra clove and bergamot that your photography has been lacking.Reader Exclusive Deal: Lensbaby currently has 15% off on all products in their store. But if you use our links to their storeand enter promo code phoblogyou’ll get an extra 10% off, which totals 25% off their products.
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12 hours ago | Light Stalking
Photographer-Focused Zenfolio Purchases Website-Building Platform Format
One of the first things you need to get if you’re serious about photography as a business is a website.Of course, making a professional-looking website is easier said than done…unless you’re using a service like Format.There are a bunch of other website-builder platforms out there, but none caught Zenfolio’s eye quite like the aforementioned Format. So much so that the photography-focused company decided to buy Format to expand its offerings for our niche.In a press release announcing the acquisition, Zenfolio notes:“The Format acquisition continues a strategy launched by Zenfolio three years ago to reimagine the company. Zenfolio recently unveiled a new cloud-based technology platform using artificial intelligence and machine-learning that is redefining the business of photography. Zenfolio leads the industry in workflow automation, helping photographers manage and grow their businesses, while spending more time behind the lens.”
15 hours ago | The Phoblographer
Our 20% off Exclusive with Morally Toxic is Closing Soon!
These deals end very soon! We’ve got another special FLASH SALE EXCLUSIVELY FOR PHOBLOGRAPHER READERS. We’re partnering with Morally Toxic, the same folks who do 3 Legged Thing! We’re working with them to give you their Onyx camera bags for 20% off! This is exclusively for Phoblographer readers. The Reviews Team here have been using these bags for a while. And they’re always incredible for photography. Below, you’ll find the details on how to take advantage of this special discount.Who: The folks over at Morally Toxic (made by 3 Legged Thing) are having instant savings on their new camera bags!What: Take 20% off the Onyx Morally Toxic Valkyrie Large, Valkyrie Medium, Wraith Large, and Wraith Medium.
21 hours ago | The Phoblographer
Enter 23 Images for Free Into the Sony World Photography Awards!
Have you entered yet? We’re proud to announce that The Phoblographer is a media partner for the current Sony World Photography Awards. Lots of folks scoff at the idea of entering modern photography contests. But for years, the Sony World Photography Awards has fascinated editors, art buyers, curators, and more. We’ve featured various winners over the years, and we’ve spoken to a few folks who’ve enjoyed a jumpstart to their career because of it. And today, we’re letting photographers know about a special deal The Phoblographer’s readers can snag. All the details you care about are below in an easy to digest format.Who: Photographers looking to get more recognition for the important work that they’re doing should enter the Sony World Photography awards. Previous winners include Julien Mauve, Emil Rashkovski, Rory Doyle, Nick Saglimbeni, Sophie Gamand, and Karl Grenet.
22 hours ago | Outdoor Photographer
Photo Of The Day By Christopher Baker
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Autumn Fog” by Christopher Baker. Location: Near Triana, Alabama.“A calm, cool morning along Barren Fork Creek near the Tennessee River,” describes Baker.Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.
Nov 27, 2021 | The Phoblographer
Astrophotographers: You’ll Want to Get This Camera for Sure
The Panasonic S5 has to be one of the most innovative cameras to come out in the past few years. When we reviewed it a while back, we were genuinely surprised. We didn’t think Panasonic knew how to make a smaller full-frame camera. But in truth, they did it. In fact, they made it smaller than the Panasonic GH5. And now, it’s enjoying a solid rebate of $300. This rebate lasts only until December 4th, so you’ll have to act soon. The Panasonic S5 is incredibly well weather-sealed and also the only full-frame camera with Live Composite built-in. That means it’s also legitimately one of the best full-frame cameras for astrophotography. Dive into our review to see for yourself.The Phoblographer’s Cheap Photo deals posts are designed to give you some of the best deals on photography gear we find. We spend a literal business day sometimes researching the most attractive camera deals, lens price drops, and all other sales we can find. Some of the gear is brand new. But other times we’ll serve you used or refurbished products at good prices. OurCheap Photo deals are different from the Phoblographer’s thoroughly researchedFeature Roundups. If we’ve tested a unit, we may link to our reviews and coverage. With our feature roundups, we’re guaranteed to have used the product — often exhaustively. The site may receive affiliate commission payments if you make a purchase. These help us keep the staff fairly compensated, the server bill paid, and us continually delivering content.
Nov 26, 2021 | The Phoblographer
It’s the Season of Tamron Savings! Have You Been Good This Year?
If you’ve been good this year, you deserve to treat yourself. So guess what? The Tamron lens deals are here! For the past few years, Tamron has become one of our favorite third-party lens manufacturers. Their lenses are fast to focus, compact, lightweight, and built incredibly well. On Sony cameras, they’re incredibly durable if not some of the most durable out there. After the jump, you can find all the Tamron lens deals currently available.These Tamron Lens savings start 11/15/21 and run through 1/2/22.
Nov 26, 2021 | Light Stalking
Leica Camera from the 1950s Sells for Millions at Auction
One can only dream, right?And, in this case, we’re talking about either having enough money to afford this or the camera itself.If you hadn’t heard, old Leica’s are huge on the collector’s market and this 1957 Leica MP that just sold for $USD 1.34 million is proof positive of that.More specifically, it was one of only 412 1957 model year Leica MP Black Paint edition cameras ever produced that just sold for almost one and half million dollars at the Leitz Photographica Auction. As PetaPixel reports, this is an extremely rare model and, if you’re a Leica collector, that probably more than justifies the purchase price.This sentiment is backed up by the auction page itself which notes that “The Leica MP is one of the most important Leica cameras made and probably the one that started the trend of black paint M cameras being used by professionals and loved by collectors nowadays.”
Nov 26, 2021 | The Phoblographer
Want a Comfortable Camera Bag? We’ve Got an Exclusive Deal!
These bags are incredibly comfortable! We’ve got another special FLASH SALE EXCLUSIVELY FOR PHOBLOGRAPHER READERS. We’re partnering with Morally Toxic, the same folks who do 3 Legged Thing! We’re working with them to give you their Onyx camera bags for 20% off! This is exclusively for Phoblographer readers. The Reviews Team here have been using these bags for a while. And they’re always incredible for photography. Below, you’ll find the details on how to take advantage of this special discount.Who: The folks over at Morally Toxic (made by 3 Legged Thing) are having instant savings on their new camera bags!What: Take 20% off the Onyx Morally Toxic Valkyrie Large, Valkyrie Medium, Wraith Large, and Wraith Medium.
Nov 26, 2021 | PetaPixel
Solarcan Puck is a Limited-Time Palm-Sized Pinhole Solargraph Camera
Solarcan has announced Puck, a smaller limited-time version of its soda-can-shaped Sun-catching camera. The new model comes shaped like a circle and produces round instead of more traditional rectangle images.Solarcan, created by photographer Sam Cornwell, specializes in producing solargraphy cameras that don’t require any DIY skills. Anyone can use them without knowing a single thing about pinhole cameras, development, or even solargraphs.The company released its first model in 2017 on Kickstarter. Since then, it has also added a set of tinted Solarcans that produce vibrant and colorful results, and now — the small and round Puck.Once an exposure is started, the Solarcan Puck will capture the Sun’s path and produce a photo that can be retrieved inside afterward. The resulting image is inverted and can be scanned or photographed to get a digital copy.
Nov 26, 2021 | PetaPixel
‘Afghan Girl’ Escapes Taliban, Evacuated to Italy
Sharbat Gulla, the Afghan woman made famous by photographer Steve McCurry’s iconic Afghan Girl photo, has escaped the Taliban in Afghanistan and has been evacuated to Italy.The 49-year-old Gulla, also known as Sharbat Bibi, received international attention as a young girl after photojournalist Steve McCurry photographed her at the Nasir Bagh refugee camp in Pakistan while Afghanistan was occupied by the Soviet Union. The striking portrait was featured as the cover of National Geographic in June 1985 and quickly became one of the most widely recognized portraits ever captured.In 2016, Gulla found herself in legal trouble after she was found using fake documents to obtain a Pakistani identification card under the name “Sharbat Bibi.” As a result, Gulla was deported from Pakistan back to Afghanistan.
Nov 26, 2021 | PetaPixel
Topaz Labs Image Quality Bundle: A Photographer’s Lifeline
The most fun I have with photography is capturing something I’ve never seen before. Of course, that sets up a lot of pressure to come away with tack-sharp perfect photos. Topaz Labs is how I ensure my success.Topaz Labs’ most popular Image Quality Bundle includes Sharpen AI, DeNoise AI, and Gigapixel AI normally costs $259.97. But now through Monday, November 29, the company has an even bigger Black Friday discount on the software: the Image Quality bundle can be picked up for $99.99, which is a 60% savings off its regular retail price. If you’re into video work, you can get their “Everything Bundle,” which includes these three photo apps and Video Enhance AI for just $199.98 (normally $559.96). If bundles aren’t for you, you can still get 25% off individual licenses of DeNoise AI, Sharpen AI, and Gigapixel AI. Additionally, Video Enhance AI is available for $99.99, a 67% savings from the regular price of $299.99.
Nov 26, 2021 | PetaPixel
Landscape Photography in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland
Torridon, Glencoe, and the Isle of Skye have drawn landscape photographers and artists over the centuries. The highlands of Scotland are extensive and uninterruptedly breathtaking – a Big Country indeed. This is the internationally perceived face of Scotland – a meticulously sculpted land of peaks, glens, lakes, and shorelines. And rain or mist to make or break the scene dependent on your disposition. But distant from the western shore, an extensive string of pearls awaits the more intrepid traveler. The Outer Hebrides stretch for 140 miles – a sliver of land 40 miles away resting on the horizon. They are comprised of the joint isles of Harris and Lewis, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, and Barra.
Nov 26, 2021 | PetaPixel
Colorized Photos of Wartime Animals Reveal Their Sacrifice
A talented photo colorizer has paid a tribute to wartime animals by breathing a new and colorful life into historical photographs that depict them and their sacrifices.Tom Marshall is a professional photo colorizer based in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. He has worked with some of the world’s leading museums, photo archives, publishers, as well as numerous private clients.Marshall lives close to the base of the Defence Animal Training Regiment that still to this day trains military working dogs and horses. He has a personal interest in wartime stories about heroic animals that have helped people in service and those used as mascots and companions. Each year for Remembrance Sunday, the Royal Army Veterinary Association will take part in a parade through the town, making sure the animal sacrifices of wars past and present are not forgotten.
Nov 26, 2021 | PetaPixel
Deal Alert: Save Big on Datacolor Color Workflow Tools
Datacolor is famous for helping creatives bring out the best colors in their work. And right now, they’re giving you the opportunity to save up to $80 on the Datacolor Spyder and ColorReader range. But don’t wait around! This special is only on offer until December 3rd or while stocks last.Full disclosure: This sponsored article was brought to you by Datacolor.To the professional creatives out there, here’s a deal you do not want to miss! Datacolor is taking $80 off the SpyderX Elite monitor calibration tool – their fastest and most accurate Spyder ever. This handy device gives photographers, designers, and filmmakers total control of the color workflow with unlimited calibration setting choices, and advanced tools for display mapping and analysis. Normally valued at $279.99, this week Datacolor is selling the SpyderX Elite for just $199.99.
Nov 26, 2021 | The Phoblographer
The Amazing Fujifilm GFX 50R Is $1,500 Off Right Now!
Have you gotten into the Fuji system yet? Now’s your chance! The Fujifilm Instant Savings for Holiday 2021 are here! The cameras you want are available at fantastic prices. Get the Fujifilm GFX 50R at $1,500 off! Or get the new 50mm f1 R WR for $200 off. Dive in and you’ll see the great deals available right now!These Instant Rebates last from November 22nd 2021 until December 26th 2021.
Nov 26, 2021 | PetaPixel
Using a Flash for Insect Photography
I’ve shot thousands of pics of insects without flash and tens of thousands with flash. When the lighting is bright and sunny, the results can be good without flash. But when I venture out in pursuit of photo ops, I often encounter poorly lighted situations which are better with flash. If you study the work of experienced insect photographers, you’ll find that most of them use flash.A very important advantage of flash is it captures motion. I use f/11 for depth of field and ISO 100 or less for quality. Without flash, that calls for approximately 1/100s. But flying insects are very fast and that shutter speed is too slow. So I use the fastest shutter speed possible with flash (1/250 on my Sony a7R IV and 1/400 with my Sony a1). At these settings, the ambient light contributes a fraction of what’s needed for exposure, so the remainder comes from the flash. And with a flash duration of about 1/10,000s, even the speediest flying insects are frozen sharply. It also eliminates camera shake.
Nov 26, 2021 | PetaPixel
Back Where We Started: The Camera Industry Is Again a Bit-Part Player
Remember those heady days of 2010? The release of the iPhone 4 and iPad, the New Orleans Saints won Superbowl XLIV, Iron Man 2 hit the cinemas, Eminem released Recovery, and Biden was Vice-President. It was also the year when camera shipments peaked at over 120 million units. How did the industry become the bit-part player it now is, shifting 9 million units just ten short years later?In terms of shipments and sales, 2020 really was a year to forget for the camera industry – annus horribilis – where it hit new depths that no one thought possible during those highs of 2010. Going from CIPA data of manufacturer shipments, we can see that 2010 just pushed out 2008 as the year to celebrate the fortunes of the camera with an inexorable rise from its base in 1999.
Nov 26, 2021 | Outdoor Photographer
Photo Of The Day By Rebecca Wilks
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Flight” by Rebecca Wilks. Location: Death Valley National Park, California.Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.
Nov 26, 2021 | The Phoblographer
A Creative Challenge! 5 Fun Lenses for Creative Photographers
The modern photography world is filled with camera lenses that are incredibly sterile. Couple that with the image quality from cameras, and it gets even more boring. We can tell you from experience that it’s sometimes hard to tell the difference between one 50mm lens and another. That’s why so many folks reach for vintage lenses. But there are a bunch of fun lenses out there. Lensbaby is just one great manufacturer for products like these. And trust us, use one of these and you’ll be creating differently in no time!Reader Exclusive Deal: Lensbaby currently has 15% off across the board on all products at their store. But if you use our links to their storeand enter promo code phoblogyou’ll get an extra 10% off. That’s 25% off their products.
Nov 26, 2021 | Outdoor Photographer
Does Color Management Really Matter?
You are probably familiar with color management if you’ve spent any time on photography or videography. We have all taken photos, ordered prints and noticed that they have a flaw, like a green cast. “That’s not what it looked like when I shot the photo!” is the most common reaction. Nobody wants unattractive skin tones; not in their personal photos, and certainly not in their professional work.Color Management is technology designed to minimize color and brightness inaccuracies. To a certain extent, color management attempts to simulate the brain and corrects the raw data coming from the sensor in order to match the feeling of human perception more closely. It can do even more than just that. While a human being represents a closed system “more or less”, where everything is finely tuned, this is not the case with modern technology. We combine input devices (cameras, smartphones, etc.) and output devices (monitors, printers, etc.), without considering that each device has a different range of capabilities to capture or display colors. Different papers also have their own reflective properties in prints.
Nov 25, 2021 | The Phoblographer
The Best Black Friday Camera Deals for 2021 (and Much More!)
It’s Black Friday! We’re rounding up the Black Friday Camera Deals for 2021 right here. And there’s so much more too. Want lenses? We’ve got them. Flashes and camera bags? Those are all here too. Some of these are exclusive discounts too! Be sure to dive in!The Phoblographer’s Cheap Photo deals posts are designed to focus on giving you some of the best deals on photography gear we find. We spend a literal business day researching the most attractive camera deals, lens price drops, and all other sales we can find. Some of the gear is brand. But other times we’ll serve you used or refurbished products at good prices. OurCheap Photo deals are different from the Phoblographer’s thoroughly researchedFeature Roundups. If we’ve tested a unit, we may link to our reviews and coverage in our Cheap Photo roundups. With our feature roundups, we’re guaranteed to have used the product — often exhaustively. The site may receive affiliate commission payments if you make a purchase. These help us keep the staff fairly compensated, the server bill paid, and us continually delivering content.
Nov 25, 2021 | Light Stalking
Instagram Introduces “Rage Shake” Among Other Features
Instagram just debuted two new features that are sure to make life a little bit easier for the content creators among us.First, the company made a huge update to the popular Carousel content option. Previously, if you wanted to delete a single photo from a Carousel, you had to delete the whole thing; now, you can just delete a portion of the Carousel without having to toss the whole thing.The other feature just debuted? Something called the “Rage Shake.”What is it exactly?Well, the name is appropriate. Apparently, the “Rage Shake” lets the app know you’re not happy with it. To activate it, you literally shake your phone. This prompts a message asking you what the problem is and you can then report it to Instagram’s staff. Somehow this feature will help them prioritize what needs to be fixed on the app.
Nov 25, 2021 | The Phoblographer
Announcing Phoblographer App on iOS and Android (with Minimal Ads!)
Trust me when I say that I can finally breathe a sigh of relief for a very large project that we’ve been working on. And today, we’re announcing the brand new Phoblographer app on iOS, iPadOS, and Android. On there, we’re showcasing a pivotal step in the future of our organization. We’ve been listening to readers, and carefully incorporating your feedback into this design. Plus, there’s even more to come!You can view this article and much more with minimal ads in our brand new app for iOS, iPadOS, and Android. The new Phoblographer app does a bunch of great things that our current website doesn’t.Most of the site’s audience read our content on mobile. And so this is where we’re focusing most of the attention. That’s been the trend for the past few years; and it just makes sense. Sometimes you don’t want to read our website on your work computer. And in the pandemic, a lot of people got burned out ooking at a desktop screen all day. So focusing this evolution on mobile is the obvious choice for us. Our desktop website will be seeing a few changes in the future. But for the most part, we’d like you to curl up with your favorite beverage, a pastry, and treat yourself to our better interface through the app.
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