These Cool Photography Goodies from Around the Web Are All on Discount Right Now

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Everybody loves discounts and great deals. In the world of photography, there are always awesome deals happening as the clock ticks. Unfortunately, you end up missing many of the deals because you never came to know about them in time. In an effort to keep you updated on the best deals out there, here is this week's collection of some that we could find. 

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Photography Education – eBooks, Guides and Training Resources

Striking The Pose

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An eBook that brings to you all that you need to know about getting the best poses from your models. With plenty of images as examples, you are sure to learn about more posing techniques than you had thought of. The price of the eBook is $19.99. Bundle it with 3 other eBooks by the same author for a 62% discount. Price after discount for the bundle is $29.99.

Understanding Composition Guide

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Composition is unarguably one of the most important aspects to creating a great image. This guide teaches you everything about composition and how you can make it work for you. With a comprehensive list of contents, this eBook will not disappoint you. After a 27% discount, this guide is available at a price of $29. 

Photoshop World Conference and Expo, Atlanta, Georgia – April 8-10

For those living in the US, this conference and expo presents a fine opportunity to attend photography related workshops and sessions to be conducted by experts. They claim that “you will learn more about Photoshop, Lightroom, Design and Photography in three days than you have in three years.” Check out their schedule and see what you would like to attend. The one-day pass is priced at $249, but do check out their prices for specific workshops. 

Photography Gear

Nikon D5200 Camera

A versatile mid-range camera with a lot of desirable features, Nikon D5200 is a great camera. At $746.95, the camera comes with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX (VR) kit lens. From beginners to advanced amateurs alike, this camera will serve them well. 

Lowepro Fastpack 350 Camera Bag

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For someone looking for a backpack-style camera bag that can hold their precious DSLR camera and a couple of lenses plus accessories and also their laptop, this is one bag you should seriously consider. This bag costs $109, after a 40% discount on the list price of $179. 

Wired Remote Shutter Release/ Intervalometer (for Canon Rebel series)

A wired remote shutter release has many uses, avoiding camera shake in long exposure photos is one of them. For shooting extremely low light images, it is a must. Couple it with the intervalometer functionality and you are well equipped to capture time-lapse photographs, or star trails. Price – $12.96

Presets, Actions for Lightroom and Photoshop

Hint of Noir – Lightroom Presets from Presetify

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If you would like to improve your portrait shots with the noir style, this preset collection is just for you. This preset collection, as the site says, is only for enhancing the dramatic lighting effect in portraiture. There are a total of 11 Lightroom presets to choose from. Price – $32

Spring Splendor – Photoshop Actions from MCP Actions

These Photoshop actions enhance the clean, crisp colors of spring. The photos are rendered with a fresh look, with an added soft haze, sweet vintage tones, and subtle rays of sunlight. There are a total of 45 actions in this set. Price – $50 after a 20% discount. 

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.

  1. html cleaner  Easy DSLR –  Friend of Light Stalking, Ken Schultz has developed this course over several years and it still remains the single best source for mastering your camera by identifying the main things that are holding you back.
  2. Word to html  Understanding Composition – As one of the core elements of a good photograph, getting your head around composition is essential. Photzy's guide to the subject is an excellent introduction. Their follow-up on Advanced Composition is also well worth a read.
  3. Word to html  Understanding Light – Also by Photzy, the other essential part of photography is covered in this epic guide and followed up in Understanding Light, Part 2. This is fundamental stuff that every photographer should aim to master.
  4. Word to html  5 Minute Magic Lightroom Workflow – Understanding post production is one of the keys to photographs that you will be proud of. This short course by one of the best in the business will show you how an award-winning photographer does it.

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Ritesh has been photographing since 2010 and his photographic interests have varied from nature and landscapes to street photography. You can see his photography on Flickr or on his website.

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