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Westcott Unveils Affordable Battery-Powered FJ400 Strobe and FJ-X2m Universal Wireless Trigger – Photography Article

Westcott just announced an exciting new 400W/s monolight and universal wireless trigger that promise to provide a killer combination of portability, affordability, and compatibility for on-location photographers who have been relying on Godox/Flashpoint for their lighting needs. The newly announced Westcott FJ400 strobe and FJ-X2m trigger offer photographers a portable package that doesn’t skimp too much on power and won’t gouge you on price. Here’s a quick video intro before we dive into the specs: The FJ400 is a portable,…

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Why Creatives are Fighting Back Against Shutterfly and Others – Photography Article

Photography is an art and a commercial business. As a black-owned, woman-run business, Judah Avenue is both a passion project and an entrepreneurial breakthrough for me. I quit corporate America to pursue my art. As a girl who was born and raised in Ghana, that simply wasn’t something that was ever presented as a viable path for me. As much as I appreciate whenever someone compliments or expresses admiration for my photography, there’s no shying away from the fact that…

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The Best Cheap Off-Camera Flash Set-Up – Photography Article

When photographer Scott Choucino of TinHouse Studio first got into off-camera flash photography, he found himself struggling to find good info on putting together a solid affordable setup. That’s why he created this video: a beginner’s guide to his favorite super-cheap off-camera flash set-up. The video is aimed at amateur photographers or natural light shooters who are looking to purchase their first flash, and the set-up he recommends includes a speedlight bundle with triggers, a light stand, an umbrella, and…

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Can You Shoot Professional Bird Photos on a Budget? – Photography Article

Bird photography—or any wildlife photography, really—is one of the most expensive genres you can get into. A professional birding setup can easily cost you $20,000+. But can you can similar results for 10x less? Bird photographer Jan Wegener decided to find out. In the video above, Wegener put his ~$20,000 setup—Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM, Gitzo Tripod, Wimberley Gimbal Head, and some flash accessories—up against a ~$2,000 kit consisting of a used Canon 5D…

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Yongnuo Unveils 35mm f/1.4 Lens with Ultrasonic Motor for Canon DSLRs – Photography Article

Budget brand Yongnuo has announced a new version of its 35mm f/1.4 lens for Canon DSLRs, adding an ultrasonic motor and USB port to the lens, but otherwise keeping the design largely unchanged. The new Yongnuo YN35mm f/1.4C DC UWM features the same optical design and build as the current Yongnuo 35mm f/1.4 MC lens available for both Nikon and Canon. It uses 11 optical elements in 9 groups—including two aspherical elements and two low dispersion elements to try and…

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Why I Saved $25,000 To Travel For One Year, And Why I didn’t Do It – iPhone Photography Article

Sometime in 2012 I fell in love with the idea of a long-term RTW (’round the world) trip. The thought of selling my things, giving up my apartment, and living out of a backpack made me swoon. I wanted that total freedom to go anywhere and do anything whenever I wanted. I wanted to travel for one year. At least I thought that’s what I wanted. Six years later, I have not done that RTW trip, I’m in the same…

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The Best Camera Kit You Can Get with a $500 Budget – Photography Article

Finding a $500 camera setup that can deliver stunning portraits as well as a wide range of other types of photography was a challenge, to say the least! First and foremost I had to put together some bare minimum requirements/standards. 1. The Camera Needs to Be Brand New It’s hard to recommend used camera gear. You don’t know how well it’s been taken care of, and the prices aren’t always consistent. Also, brand new gear generally comes with a warranty,…

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You Don’t Need To Be Rich To Live Rich with David Bach – Photography Article

It’s easy to look as those who are seemingly wealthy and think — oh, that’s so unachievable. They’re standing on a mountaintop somewhere, waving that “I’m rich” flag. Not so fast. David Bach thinks you can wave that flag too – while earning “enough,”  but a lot less than you think. David Bach is a 9-time New York Times bestselling author and one of America’s favorite financial experts of our time. He has taught millions to live a rich life…

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