Creative Kit XXL – Macphun’s BEST Bundle

Macphun have drawn together an amazing bundle of Software, Resources and Training in this year’s Creative Kit.

I was honored that they approached me to include my EasyDSLR Blue Photography Course along with training from a handful of other highly respectable photographers.

The Photo editing Software that they have included in the bundle are all Mac based but they have made 2 Versions of the bundle – One for Mac (including Software) and one for PC users (at a lower price – excluding Mac software).

Click one of the images below for more details.

Mac version:

Machun Creative Kit XXL for MacPC version:

Macphun Creative Kit XXL for PCMacphun have raised the bar on value with this bundle – it is for a LIMITED TIME so click one of the images above to see all the wonderful ‘goodies’ that are included in the bundles.

P.S. I may be a little biased – with my EasyDSLR couse being included in the bundle – but even without my course I feel there is way more value than the asking price – get in before the deadline runs out (the image above is a screen shot – there will be less time left on the bundle – ends at the end of May 2016).


Canon vs Nikon – What’s the Difference?

In this EASYDSLR Photo Snack #1 I look at Canon vs Nikon DSLR Cameras.

Which one is better?

Canon and Nikon both produce state of the art DSLR cameras. There are so many features to compare. I usually recommend get the camera you can afford and if you have already invested in good lenses stick with the brand of the lenses. I have a lot of good Canon lenses – L Series Professional ones – so when a decided to upgrade to a higher end full frame DSLR I went with the Canon 5D Mark III (awesome camera BTW). If you haven’t built up a good lens collection then it’s going to be a choice based on features and personal preference.

I personally prefer the menu and controls layout on the Canon DSLR cameras – even though I own both.

As I mention in the video above, the differences between brands is less than the difference between low end to high end cameras within a brand.

For example: There is much more difference between the low-end cameras (like the Canon T3) and high-end cameras (like the Canon 5D Mark III) than there is between Nikon and Canon at similar levels.

Looking at buying a DSLR? Get my Free Guide HERE!


New Nikon D5300 DSLR available for Pre-Order – with Color!

Nikon D5300 DSLR NikonD5300GRY NikonD5300BLK

Nikon is coming out with the Nikon D5300 with a splash of color. Black, Grey and Red (the only real colorful one).

There may not be enough for an existing D5100 or D5200 to warrant an upgrade but definitely worth considering for the new buyer.

Notable features:

  • 24.2MP DX-Format Sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor (D5200 uses the EXPEED 3)
  • No optical Low-Pass Filter – for Sharper images
  • 3.2″ 1037k Dot variable angle LCD (up from 3″ 921k in D5200)
  • Built in Wi-Fi and GPS (no separate attachment required as in D5200)

More of an evolutionary Upgrade to the D5200 but worth waiting for if you were considering a D5200 in the immediate future.

You can Pre-order the D5300 in your favorite color at the links below:

BLACK Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera

GRAY Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera

RED Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera

Nikon and Canon are putting out some great cameras at the moment. Canon recently put out the amazing Canon 70D (a great upgrade from the 60D – my favorite model). Nikon trumped the Canon 70D in many aspects with it’s new Nikon D7100. For enthusiasts these are phenomenal choices.

The competition is furious at the moment – all the better for us users 🙂


Over 85% of beginners are not getting the photo knowledge they need

85 percent of beginner photographers are not finding the answers

Over 85% of Beginners are having trouble finding the answers to their Photography issues

I have been running a survey and was very interested to find that most beginners are NOT finding the answers to their photography questions. These are questions about the basics like exposure, composition, moving off AUTO, Focus, Depth of Field, what settings to use, shutter speed and generally capturing light the way they want.

This is astounding considering the amount of information on the internet. With all the Youtube videos, photography blogs, photography courses and training you would think it would be easy to get the information needed. The essentials needed to get better photos.

Over 85% found it difficult to find the right information and a whopping 39.6% found it VERY DIFFICULT.

I think what we are dealing with is INFORMATION OVERLOAD. New DSLR owners are lost in the forest of information – and they can’t see the forest for all the trees in the way. Clearly, it’s not a small problem.

In my opinion – beginners need to take a systematic photography course consisting of lessons that will build up their understanding in a predictable way. Otherwise they will be floundering around in confusion with all these concepts bouncing around in their head.

The reason I created my EasyDSLR Digital Photography Course was to cut through all this confusion and lay out the information in a systematic, structured way. My course is not a random sequence of photography concept videos – it’s a result of months of planning to optimize the understanding of photography basics. I also came up with a MAP or Overview – THE PHOTO TRIANGLE –  to give a bird’s eye view of how all the essential photo concepts are connected.

Whether someone takes my course (of course, that would be nice) or another photography training course is not the point – the point is make a commitment to learn the basics in a structured way. Then moving off the AUTO mode will be easy and your photos will improve dramatically.