photography Stories January 17, 2018

If you’re a photographer that’s always on the hunt for that next great shot, you may be interested in light painting as a new art form. It typically involves moving a hand-held light source while taking a long exposure photograph. It sounds easy enough, but it really isn’t. There are a bunch of different tools and accessories and of course patience needed to truly master this technique.

A start-up company out of New York has created a new “painting” light stick that they hope will transform the art for beginners and experts alike. It’s currently getting funded on Indiegogo with much success. With over a month left to go in its campaign, it has already reached more than double its goal of $30,000.

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photography Stories May 25, 2016

The Complete Photography Bundle at 9to5Toys Specials combines 26½ hours of tutorials on camera work and editing, plus 100 stock photos to use in your own projects. Best of all, you can currently pay what you want for the whole lot.

The training is delivered through engaging video lessons, split into separate tracks. Become a Better Photographer – Part I is designed to get beginners out of Auto mode, with tips on exposure, light and composition. Part II introduces the manual modes you can find on any DSLR or mirrorless camera, along with metering options, exposure compensation, and the advantages of JPEG and RAW. The other tracks focus on travel photography, portraiture, off-camera flash, black and white processing, photographing food, and general creative skills. The bundle also contains two packs of stock assets from leading professionals, Kasia Zmokla and Tom Eversley.

To get the deal, name your price on the DIY Food Photography and Advanced Creative Photography Skills courses, beating the average price paid to unlock the full bundle.

photography Stories April 25, 2016

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Apple has continually done a top-notch job of improving the iPhone’s internal camera system with each release. That said, third-party manufacturers have made a mark with accessories focused on upgrading optics in a variety of ways. Olloclip has made a name for itself with add-on lenses while other brands like Aukey are now pushing low-cost alternatives.

When it comes to replicating a true camera experience, the options have been much more limited. DXO released a Lightning-attached add-on last year, but the price tag and form-factor have remained a deterrent for many. That’s where PICTAR comes in. This retro-inspired accessory add physical controls and functionality via a companion app. The best news is that the price isn’t going to break the bank.

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photography Stories October 6, 2015

Freebies: My Sketch iOS app + Carl’s Jr. BOGO breakfast sandwich + DSLR Photography eBook + More!

Usually priced at $1.99, My Sketch – Pencil Drawing Sketches for iPhone and iPad is now available as a free download on the App Store. It’s rated 4.5 stars from 23,446 users.

photography Stories August 12, 2015

expiredGet 12 months of Adobe’s Photography Creative Cloud plan for $100 ($20 savings)

B&H is currently offering a 12-month subscription to Adobe’s Photography Creative Cloud plan for $99.98 with digital download. This plan generally goes for $120 for the year, so today’s deal effectively delivers two months free.

This will give you access to Adobe Photoshop CC (2015) plus Lightroom for both desktop, mobile and web. You’ll have access to Adobe’s premiere photo editing suite and organization software to ensure your photos look perfect. Automatic updates and an “extensive” library of video tutorials are included as well. I personally subscribe to the Photography plan and use it daily for our work here at 9to5Toys. It’s a solid option that gives access to Adobe’s powerful software at a flexible price point.

Amazon also is throwing in free gift cards with the purchase of full-priced twelve month plans as well (terms and conditions below):

photography Stories July 27, 2015

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Some of the coolest shots in movies are ones where the camera just glides alongside the action. You can replicate that look with your phone or GoPro by using the iStabilizer Dolly, which 9to5Toys Specials has for $39 shipped.

This four-wheeled platform has a flexible arm to hold your device in the perfect position for filming. It means you can get down really low, while the mount keeps a tight hold of your iPhone, iPod Touch, or GoPro camera. The dolly underneath is well made, and it has large, soft wheels to iron out the bumps. You simply push the dolly along to get a panning shot, or you can adjust the chassis so the cart rolls around an object. At just over a pound, this is probably the lightest high-quality video accessory you could come across.

  • Create motion picture quality video on your mobile device
  • Craft professional-quality cinematography with minimal effort
  • Lower production costs by reducing required manpower and budget
  • Execute seamless tracking shots on any flat surface

Order now to get 34% off the iStabilizer Dolly – add to cart.

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