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Magic Lantern Features: Unlocking Your Camera’s Potential

In Features by Rusty Parkhurst4 Comments

Most photographers have probably heard or read something about Magic Lantern.  This is especially true for those who are Canon shooters.  Magic Lantern is nothing new.  It’s been around since 2009.  Although I had known about Magic Lantern since getting a Canon DSLR in 2013, it wasn’t until recently that I decided to give it …

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Sony Full Frame vs Canon Full Frame: Pros and Cons

In Gear by Rusty Parkhurst11 Comments

  Few things spark a debate faster among photographers than the topic of which camera brand is best.  The debate rages on and on as manufacturers continue to develop and release new camera bodies with more features and better performance.  Canon and Sony are two of the major players in this game.  Although Canon has …

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The Best Lenses for Milky Way Photography

In Gear, Landscape/Nature by Kevin D. Jordan0 Comments

Milky Way photography has grown steadily in popularity in recent years. It used to be that crowded landscape photo locations would be deserted once the last light of sunset faded away. Now, photographers stay out late into the night, and I find that my chances of bumping into someone at 2 a.m. in a dark, …

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In Post-processing by Brian Pex1 Comment

Adobe Photoshop is an extremely powerful and advanced image editing and manipulation application. At the heart of Photoshop is the ability to make adjustments, complete changes (adding or taking away elements in an image), and create the image that we envision from the start. In this article I will try to explain how some of …

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Comparing Long Exposure Noise Between Cameras

In Features by Kevin D. Jordan6 Comments

If you have ever tried your hand at night photography, it is possible you have encountered digital noise in your photos caused by the process of capturing long exposures.  Despite the advances in technology associated with the sensors that go into today’s digital cameras, capturing long exposures pushes the limits of the electronic components of …

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Ten More Post Processing Tips & Tricks

In Post-processing by Brian Pex1 Comment

Some Tips & Tricks To Improve Your Post Production Workflow Post processing digital images in Lightroom & Photoshop to many photographers is a great way to make our digital images as best as they can be. From a simple crop to complex luminosity masking techniques, there are always tips and tricks to be learned along …

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7 Things I Learned Switching From Canon to Nikon

In Features by Kevin D. Jordan29 Comments

The first DSLR camera I ever bought was a Canon Rebel XS.  Between seeing Canon cameras in advertisements and having friends who shot Canon, I never really considered another camera manufacturer.   As my photography progressed, I eventually realized that I wanted to make the leap to a full frame camera.  Despite only owning one …

Canon vs. Nikon: What’s the difference? (Updated for 2012)

In Gear by Jim Harmer149 Comments

I know what you’re thinking, and I think you’re wrong.  That may be a confrontational way to start this post, but this Nikon vs. Canon DSLR debate is fueled by such passion in 2012 that I have to explain what we’re discussing here. Both Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras provide fantastic image quality and similar …