Best Camera and Photo Deals from Cyber Week and December 2014

My inbox runneth over with Cyber Monday and holiday deals on photography equipment, but there’s so much of it. Wading through it would be a full-time job! Fortunately, I did that work for you. 🙂 Here are the best “Cyber Week” and December 2014 deals on cameras, camera bundles, and photography equipment as…

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Samsung NX300 Camera Review and Sample Photos with Kit Lens

BIG NEWS! I got a new camera! Meet my new Samsung NX300. It’s my first mirrorless camera and it’s fantastic. At the time of this writing, I’ve had it all of three days but I’ve already shot hundreds of photos and I’m completely, 100% in love. Samsung isn’t the biggest name in cameras right now,…

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Holiday 2014 Camera & Equipment Buyer’s Guide for Craft Photographers, eBay Sellers, and Bloggers

My favorite time of year is here! I love cozying up inside when it’s cold outside, the sparkling decorations on everything, the emphasis on family and friends… and food – oh boy, food! This is ALSO my favorite time of year because it’s the best time to upgrade your photography and crafting supplies! Between…

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Simple White Background Product Photography Setup

Need some lovely new photos for your shop but limited by a tight budget? This DIY white photo background setup costs less than $5!   Supply List 1 large sheet of white poster board tape (painter’s, Scotch, masking – any kind will do) 2 big pieces of white foam core…

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Best Indoor Lighting Equipment for Craft Photographers

The most challenging aspect of product photography is getting the lighting right. Lighting affects everything: color, sharpness, shadows, and the overall quality of the image. The outdoors can be fickle and difficult to rely on – clouds, rain, and, oh yeah – that thing called winter. The best way to…

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How to Get Great Photos with your Point and Shoot Camera

The humble “point and shoot” is where most of us get our start in photography these days. But as you dig into photography and notice your friends are shooting with fancy DSLRs, it’s easy to feel like your “inferior” equipment is holding back your photography. While that might be true to…

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Best Cameras for Craft and Food Photography (and every budget!)

I recently spent well over 20 hours researching my next DSLR purchase (I’ll reveal what it is in a future post!).  Along the way, I realized there’s good cameras at every single price point – so I put together this camera-buying guide for other crafters and food photographers thinking of…

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Best DSLR Cameras Under $500 Comparison and Buyer’s Guide (Updated Quarterly)

Welcome to DIYCraftPhotography’s detailed guide to the best DSLR cameras under $500! Updated quarterly! Last update: 11/4/2014 Are you still using a point and shoot? If you’re ready to kick everything up a level, you might be ready for a DSLR camera! Crafters, food bloggers, and Etsy shop owners will…

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DSLR Advantages over Point and Shoot Cameras for Crafters

DSLR cameras (that’s short for “digital single-lens reflex”) are the powerhouse cameras favored by serious photographers, bloggers, and craft businesses. DSLR cameras are larger, heavier, and more expensive than point and shoots. What can a DSLR do that a point and shoot camera can’t?  Read on as we explain the biggest DSLR…

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Top Selling Point and Shoot Cameras – Spring 2014

Point and shoot cameras might be the “entry level” camera, but they pack a punch with fantastic image quality, shooting modes, image stabilization, compact go-anywhere size, and smart auto-adjusting settings. It’s impossible to go wrong with a point and shoot: they take the guesswork out of getting a great photo. DIYCraftPhotography recommends…

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The DIYer’s Essential Photography Equipment Checklist

Do you have a great handmade product you’re ready to share with the world?  Awesome! Putting photos of your handmade crafts online has never been simpler, more affordable, or easier to do it yourself.  This photography equipment checklist is for the ultimate beginner, someone who is just starting to consider…

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All About the iPhone 5S Camera

The iPhone 5S is OFFICIAL!!  Apple is back in the smartphone camera game with numerous improvements to automatic image adjustments, stabilization, and an amazing hardware innovation called “dual LED flash”. Last week, we posted our reviews of 2013’s best smartphone cameras, which favored the Nokia Lumia 1020 and HTC One…

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Simple Guide to the Best Smartphone Camera

Updated fall 2013.  Not a techie?  That’s okay – here’s our updated, plain English look at who’s making the best smartphone camera in fall 2013. Just a few years ago, a camera on a phone was a novelty, a way to take a small, rather grainy snapshot of whatever you pointed…

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Anatomy of a DIY Home Photo Studio

My house has a very small extra bedroom.  It isn’t good for much besides storing junk, but it’s the best-lit room in the house so I cleaned out the junk and turned it into a little photo studio! I built this studio through trial and error, but now it’s ready…

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Table Top Photo Studio Kit Reviews and Comparison Chart

While many DIYers try to go it alone, purchasing a relatively inexpensive table top photo studio kit can save you a lot of time spent building your own photo studio. What is a table top photo studio kit? A table top photo studio kit is an “all in one” package…

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How to Choose a Table Top Photo Studio Kit

A table top photo studio kit is a great way to take professional-looking photos of your homemade crafts and products without taking up too much space or spending a lot of money. Many of table top photo studio kits on the market right now give you everything you need to…

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