Say cheese! We've brought you smiles in the form of great deals and freebies. This week, we have for you some fantastic photography deals that include links to discounted online courses, photography gear, and software presets. Oh, and there are cool freebies to grab too. We hope you like them.
Kent DuFault’s book will help you improve your photography in just a few short hours, by teaching you the core concepts of composition. You'll discover how to simplify your image for a dynamic composition, and how to use light as an element of composition. You will also learn about avoiding distracting elements, how to determine the flow of a scene, and how to create balance. Also included are case-studies and assignments so you can learn by doing. Price – $40 $19 (52% discount)
This course by photographer Neil van Niekerk will teach you how to successfully use speedlight flash in challenging natural light environments. You will learn about different lighting effects and how to best utilize automatic and manual flash. Many other innovative tips are spread across the 2+ hours of video tutorials. Price – $59.99
If you've been considering to buy this lens, now might be a good time. The telephoto zoom lens, which is great for wildlife as well as sports photography, is currently being offered at $80 mail-in rebate. Price – $709 $629 ($80 mail-in rebate)
This shoulder bag is ideal for a DSLR camera with a short lens. If you are looking for a bag that keeps your gear safe during your street photography walks or a general walk-around bag, you should consider this Domke bag. Sand color would be our suggestion. Price – $84.99 $51.61
Presets and Actions
This is a huge collection of Photoshop actions that is being offered at an astonishing price. With so many actions from different sets to choose from, you will surely find something that suits your needs. The different sets include wedding actions, vintage, winter, color pop and many others. Price – $243 $17
If you are looking for endless options on choosing how your landscape photographs look after a one-click post-production, this collection of Lightroom presets might just be for you. With 152 high quality presets, you are sure to be spoiled for choice. Price – $39 $14
In a crowded newborn photography market, it's not easy to stand out. This course by award-winning photographer Julia Kelleher will teach you just that. In this live class, you will learn how to capture portraits that more vibrant, personal and evocative. The course runs from May 8-10, 9AM – 4PM (Los Angeles time).
A beginner’s guide aimed at helping you create beautiful images of the world around you. The guide will cover: elements of composition, leading lines, shadows and highlights, diminishing contrast, scale of known objects, use of a focal point, color temperature changes and much more.
Photographer Neil Ta has been involved in urban exploration photography for quite some time now and through this eBook, he shares everything he has learned over the years. If you are fascinated by urban exploration and looking to learn the ropes, this can be a valuable resource.
What We Recommend to Improve Your Photography Fast
It's possible to get some pretty large improvements in your photography skills very fast be learning some fundamentals. Consider this the 80:20 rule of photography where 80% of the improvements will come from 20% of the learnable skills. Those fundamentals include camera craft, composition, understanding light and mastering post-production. Here are the premium guides we recommend.