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Nikon D850 – A Landscape Photographer’s Review

In Gear by Julian Baird4 Comments

The Nikon D850 is finally here and it could be one of the most important cameras that Nikon has released in its 100-year history.  Nikon hopes the D850 will appeal to everyone from working pros to amateurs and work just as well as a sports or wildlife camera, and as a wedding or portrait camera.  …

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AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Preview

In Gear, News by GregNoel1 Comment

  This week Nikon announced a new lens, the AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR.    My initial thought when I saw this announcement was “Doesn’t Nikon already have a 70-300mm VR lens?”  And based on the comments and questions in the online forums and communities I am a member of, many people had the …

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8 Best Inexpensive Lenses for Nikon DSLRs

In Gear by Kevin D. Jordan7 Comments

Deciding what lenses to purchase becomes a struggle for most photographers at one time or another.  Personally, I try to find the most value I can in my lens purchases.  This value can come from quality and usefulness of the lens versus its cost, or from overall versatility (which is normally what I look for …

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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. Jordan31 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 …

My Top 10 DSLR Whine List

In Gear by Jim Harmer6 Comments

DSLR cameras are remarkable tools and have improved at an astounding rate in the last few years.  Still, there are a few easy-to-implement features that I have never seen a DSLR include and it drives me nuts!  Read through my whine list and then include your own whines below.  Maybe, if we whine loud enough, …

Flash Sync Speeds… No Experience Necessary

In Portrait by Jim Harmer19 Comments

First, a disclaimer.  This is a very complex and scientific subject, and I’m going to do my best to explain this topic in very simple terms because this is an oft-misunderstood subject.  So if you’re an advanced super-photographer, just feel free to tell me what I missed in the comments below, but know that I …