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Howto use Lightroom Develop
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Howto use Lightroom Develop

Rick Walker (walkerr) on April 17, 2016

Photographers who are new to Lightroom, or who haven't had a lot of time can use these tips to improve their workflow and results. Read more...

Using a Full Spectrum Camera – Part II
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Using a Full Spectrum Camera – Part II

Jon Nadelberg (jnadelberg) on April 13, 2016

Converting your old Nikon DSLR into a full spectrum camera promises to open up an entirely new world of photography for you. This conversion allows your camera to capture ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) radiation in addition to regular, visual light (VL). In this second part of the series, we’ll look at using long pass filters and IR filters and how they produce different types of effects when using a full spectrum camera. Read more...

A Custom Approach to Panoramas with Lightroom
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A Custom Approach to Panoramas with Lightroom

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) on March 31, 2016

Panorama photography can be a very rewarding experience, it really is a lot of fun. However, to get it done correctly can become very tricky at times. Even the best tools may not be very efficient, depending on how you made your individual photographs. Mike Hagen had to come up with a custom approach for his series of images, combining both Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC. Here is how. Read more...

thinkTANK Modular Component System Review
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thinkTANK Modular Component System Review

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on March 23, 2016

The quest for the perfect bag to carry our camera gear may never end, as needs, locations and gear do change over time; not to mention materials and innovative designs. Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) proposes another approach to find a happy load solution: a search for a system. Read more...

Manual Mode for Bird Photography – Why, When and How-To
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Manual Mode for Bird Photography – Why, When and How-To

Eric Bowles (ericbowles) on March 14, 2016

Our modern digital cameras offer us many wonderful automatic exposure options. Yet, professional nature photographer, long time Nikonians Moderator and ANPAT Leader Eric Bowles, prefers to use Manual Mode for Bird Photography. Here are the why, when and how-to. Read more...

Bird Photography in the City
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Bird Photography in the City

Richard Dubiel (Dubes) on March 8, 2016

You want to get into bird photography but it is not always easy to travel to the best possible sanctuaries around the world. Are there other choices? Nikonians Moderator and Laureate bird photographer tells us where and how, locally. Furthermore, he also discusses in this article both equipment and field technique. Read more...

How and When to Convert to Black and White
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How and When to Convert to Black and White

Ernesto Santos (esantos) on February 29, 2016

Color images dominate. After all, we live in world of color. Black & White, as a choice, seems to be relegated to those images we can’t make look good in color. Nikonians Moderator and acclaimed photographer Ernesto Santos (esantos) suggests we may do better to produce outstanding images when also thinking in B&W while still shooting, not after the fact when we are back home. In this article he provides us some darn good illustrated tips and tricks. Read more...

Using a Full Spectrum Camera – Part I
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Using a Full Spectrum Camera – Part I

Jon Nadelberg (jnadelberg) on February 3, 2016

Converting your old Nikon DSLR into a full spectrum camera, one that can capture ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) radiation in addition to regular, visual light (VL), opens up an entirely new world in photography for you. In this first part of the series, Jon Nadelberg shows us the options on converting your camera and what a full spectrum camera can do for you. He also digs into and profusely illustrates how to manipulate light and color to achieve different types of results, using various optical filters and Adobe Photoshop settings. Read more...

The In Camera Multiple Exposure Function
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The In Camera Multiple Exposure Function

Eric Bowles (ericbowles) on February 1, 2016

You are out in the field and want to photograph a beautiful coastal scene that needs the slowest possible exposure to create a soft dreamy effect. You don’t have with you the appropriate Neutral Density filter to accomplish it. What to do? The In-Camera Multiple Exposure function comes to the rescue. Here is how. Read more...

Exposure variables – Making the most out of your camera
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Exposure variables – Making the most out of your camera

Hal Becker (HBB) on January 25, 2016

What are the variables involved in determining the exposure in your camera? How are they interrelated? This is explained by Hal Backer (HBB). The firm grasp of the concept is most useful when you want to change from Program (P) Mode to other modes to have control on items such as Depth of Field, amount of Blur, Freezing a subject in motion, and maximizing the Dynamic Range the sensor in your camera is capable, while maintaining a good exposure. Read more...