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Unfettered shooting: The newest dimension in camera freedom
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Unfettered shooting: The newest dimension in camera freedom

Jan Stimel (photocyan) on February 6, 2014

Nikonians author Ján Štimel relates the story of his experiences while exploring what he calls a big innovation in our ever-expanding digital age. It's unfettered photography, a method to control the camera settings without touching the camera. Read more...

Unraveling the Mysteries of Digital Image Blending
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Unraveling the Mysteries of Digital Image Blending

Larry Anderson (mnbuilder49) on November 22, 2013

While at the 13th Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT) our van took a morning break at the hotel while the snow was not inviting outside. Larry, a very good friend of many years and Nikonians Moderator of the HDR forum, invited us to share his experience on image blending in Photoshop. Regardless of the level of expertise of those of us watching, this brief session was a revelation… Enjoy! Read more...

Nikon Capture NX2 Techniques: Active D-Lighting Use Example
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Nikon Capture NX2 Techniques: Active D-Lighting Use Example

Eric Bowles (ericbowles) on October 28, 2013

There seems to be some confusion about the use of Active D-Lighting. As a reminder, Active D-Lighting (ADL) is a setting in the camera that is used for high contrast scenes. It potentially applies an exposure adjustment to reduce exposure, and applies a complex curve to brighten shadows while protecting highlights. Find out the best settings, what implications are met in photo editing software, and more! Read more...

What is Lightroom? Is it necessary in my workflow?
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What is Lightroom? Is it necessary in my workflow?

Yvonne Berger (Yvonne_BergerBros) on July 15, 2013

What is Adobe Lightroom? Would this program benefit my overall workflow? Find out how to manage, edit, and convert your photos quickly and easily, with Lightroom. It's a basic program that sometimes gets overlooked. For those minor fixes, but in a quantified amount, you just might have your go-to fixer-picker-upper! Read more...

Capture One Pro 7 Review
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Capture One Pro 7 Review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner) on January 28, 2013

Significant upgrade extends lead, but older machines will struggle! Capture One Pro version 7 is a significant advance on version 6, especially for Nikon users who now have access to Live View while tethering. Some improvements include noise reduction, better color rendering, and profiling for popular pro Nikon Camera/lens combinations. Find out what else is under the hood. Read more...

Photo Ninja Review
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Photo Ninja Review

Ernesto Santos (esantos) on January 21, 2013

PictureCode is a serious contender in the raw converter/processor arena. With little effort you can easily produce excellent images with great color, detail, and separation of tones. Not to mention the noise reduction is something else out of this world. See the full review and judge for yourself. Read more...

Lightroom Black and White
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Lightroom Black and White

Josh Larkin (tonupbandit) on November 9, 2012

A guide to producing better black and white images in Lightroom. If you're going black and white with any photograph, the end result can be made stronger by doing things yourself and not just letting your software decide how to create the tones and contrast that ultimately make for a powerful black and white image. Read more...

DxO Optics Pro and DxO Film Pack Review
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DxO Optics Pro and DxO Film Pack Review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner) on March 28, 2012

DxO Optics Pro is a high-end raw developer designed to extract the maximum optical quality from laboratory calibrated lens combinations, but also offering maximum freedom to the user to use the same tools with unsupported combinations, or for creative effects. It is highly specified as a batch processor, having a simple out-of-the-box interface for optimizing an image. Read more...

Review Phase One Media Pro
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Review Phase One Media Pro

Martin Turner (Martin Turner) on August 26, 2011

Media Pro is a fast, powerful and sturdy digital assets management system which integrates well with Phase One Capture One, but is also worth looking at even if you mainly use Photoshop, Nikon Capture or dXo as your primary raw developer. Read more...

Media Pro Commentary
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Media Pro Commentary

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) on August 25, 2011

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Phase One’s Media Pro 1 marks a new chapter in the life of this leading professional digital asset management software. I’ve been using a version of this product since it was created by iView Multimedia quite a few years ago. Then, when Microsoft purchased the rights to the program and renamed it Expression Media, I signed on as a beta tester for the new platform. Within the last year, Phase One acquired the software and renamed it Media Pro 1. Read more...

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