We hope you are having a great time photographing! If you're looking for deals on photography gear or resources, then you've arrived at the right place. Here's the latest edition of our ‘Deals and Discounts' post to bring to you some sweet photography deals from around the web. Do check them out.
Photography Education – eBooks, Guides and Training Resources
It's not as difficult to master portrait light as you may think. All you need is a proper guide that tells you what equipment to use and how to use it. In this eBook, photographer Andy Lim will teach you everything you need to know about how to effectively and quickly tackle portrait lighting. Price – $24 (20% discount), only for 72 hours
Manual Mode is the way to go to use your camera to its full potential. In this free online course at Udemy, photographer Jerad Hill will teach you how to transition from Auto Mode to Manual Mode and take better photographs. Price – Free
If you've had trouble in the past when it comes to getting the best poses in your portrait images for lack of ideas, this is one resource you would not want to miss. With 67 beautifully illustrated poses, this printable guide can be handy on many occasions. Price – $9.99
In this course, Matthew Kemmetmueller will show you how to set up your entire high volume senior photography business step by step — including successful sales tactics, shooting techniques, and efficient workflow practices. This ‘live class' runs from April 3 – 5, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Los Angeles time. Price – Free during broadcast
Canon Rebel series has long enjoyed popularity with beginners and enthusiasts alike. The T5i being the latest installment in the series. Packed with features like vari-angle touchscreen, ISO range upto 25600, this 18 MP camera boasts of great picture quality. Price – $749 (after 12% discount)
If you are the adventurous kind and need a camera that is waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, and dustproof, this camera might just be the one to give you company in your adventures. 16.1 MP, 4.6x zoom, Wi-fi connectivity, 10 fps burst mode, Full HD video with stereo mic are some of the specs this camera boasts of. Price – $249
A compact flash and ambient light meter that has many features of the more expensive flash meters, the Polaris digital light meter gives you plenty of bang for your buck. Use it for ambient conditions or with strobes to get an accurate exposure reading. Price – $171.36
Presets & Actions
Understated Collection – Lightroom Presets
These gorgeous presets from Presetify will help you give your portrait images an elegantly understated tone while taking advantage of an old-school film look. Price – $37
These 50 Photoshop actions from Greater Than Gatsby are great for retouching portrait images. With essential tools to manage color, smooth skin, and clarify different aspects of your portraits, these actions will give a professional look to your photos. Price – $50. Bundle it with another set to save 10%.
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.