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Mastering the art of photography
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Mastering the art of photography

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

In this new series of articles on "mastering the art of photography", I want to discover any of the processes and methods supporting photographers interested in achieving more consistent, better results. Read more...

Lela Bouse-McCracken
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Lela Bouse-McCracken

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

Lela Bouse-McCracken is a very special member; not only has she directly helped us establishing the friendly environment we now enjoy here in the Nikonians Community, she is also an artistic, active photographer with a very rich portfolio. Read more...

Inspirational Photography #1
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Inspirational Photography #1

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

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New, free eBook: Seven ambitious, talented amateur photographers share their photographs and stories for your own inspiration. We have also included five bonus chapters with popular how-to's further helping you improve your photography, independent of camera model or brand. Read more...

Nikon D850 image quality tests
Camera Reviews

Nikon D850 image quality tests

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

The Nikon D850 lab tests from different labs and testing sites. Read more...

Studio Photography: Shooting the $2million image - Concept
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Studio Photography: Shooting the $2million image - Concept

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

Concept beats everything else in studio photography. I want to share with you an image shot outdoors, in the dark, with no lights, no photographic equipment apart from a camera and a tripod, but which epitomises the studio method. Read more...

First camera, first love
Travel Stories

First camera, first love

Renee Renard (ReneeRenard)

Artist Renée Renard shares her work and thoughts with us: How much are we emotionally connected to our cameras and what makes the bond so special? Is it just an instrument? Is the newest always “better” or do we have regrets leaving “the old one” behind? Read more...

Studio Photography: Shooting the $2million image
How-to's

Studio Photography: Shooting the $2million image

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

This is the first in an eight part series that looks at studio photography. I’m going to look at Concept, Working With People, Planning, Composition, Lighting, Shooting and Post-processing. Read more...

Lawrence Treadwell
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Lawrence Treadwell

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

Lawrence Treadwell (treadwl) is a Nikonians community member who in his introduction post titled “Advice for a Newbie” he wrote: “… I would like to improve my photography skills and will value your collective opinions…” Well, we have now the immense pleasure to present you a sample of his stunning images and his thoughts on photography, the everglades and the Nikonians community. Enjoy. Read more...

Location, Location, Location
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Location, Location, Location

Wayne Lorimer (wjlorimer)

It is said that “familiarity breeds contempt”. We live in a world that demands constant change if we are to remain engaged or interested. Today, children’s attention spans are measured not in hours or minutes, but in seconds. As a culture, we are continually bombarded by imagery designed to challenge, confront or confuse our senses. Read more...

Trichromy
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Trichromy

Jon Nadelberg (jnadelberg)

Humans are trichromats. That means we see in three basic colors: red, green, and blue (RGB). These are the additive primary colors. Our brain knits these three colors together to create all the different colors we see. Trichromy is the three-color process used in photography that generates the colors that our eyes can see. Read more...

Kathy Cavallaro
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Kathy Cavallaro

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

Kathy Cavallaro (Cavy2) is an advanced amateur photographer, member of Nikonians since 2006. Amenable, amicable and always sharing her images and varied knowledge while furthering her own, she is a good example of the true Nikonians spirit. It is our great pleasure to present you a brief interview with her and some of her beautiful images. Read more...

The Seven Deadly Sins in Photography - Part 2
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The Seven Deadly Sins in Photography - Part 2

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) has over 50 years of photography experience, nevertheless, he makes a review of the typical errors that he has committed and shares with us solutions to improve our photography. This is the second part, about the second sin. Read more...

Tom Jacob
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Tom Jacob

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

With great pleasure we present you an interview with Tom Jacob (sevendayimages) and a sample of his work. Tom is a Nikonians advanced amateur whose work on street photography reminds us of an Ansel Adams quote: “Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.” Read more...

The Seven Deadly Sins in Photography - Part 1
How-to's

The Seven Deadly Sins in Photography - Part 1

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) has over 50 years of photography experience, nevertheless, he makes a review of the typical errors that he has committed and shares with us the solutions to improve our photography. This article is therefore a confession, an act of contrition and easy tips of good advice. Read more...

Karen Gottschall
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Karen Gottschall

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

It is our great pleasure to introduce you to Karen Gottschall (scenicshutterbug). A semi-pro photographer and active Nikonians member for almost a decade, her contributions at the forums have inspired many of us. Initially a nature and wildlife photography, she has now expanded her interests into architecture, macro, infrared and portraiture. We are sure you will enjoy this small sample of her work. Read more...

Landscape Photography on a budget - use the gear you already own.
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Landscape Photography on a budget - use the gear you already own.

Wayne Lorimer (wjlorimer)

Landscapes are one of the most popular genres in photography. We are surrounded by beautiful scenes, and wanting to capture them with our camera is only natural. But with literally thousands of landscape images taken every hour, how do we make our images stand out? Many photographers look to expensive gear for the answer. A bigger, better, stronger camera body equipped with a wider, faster, expensive lens is seen as the answer to taking ‘better’ landscape images. But is expensive gear really the answer? Wayne Lorimer looks at what it takes to make a great landscape image without relying on the most expensive equipment. With a DSLR and a kit lens, you’ve already got what you need to create stunning landscape images. Read more...

Jack Backs
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Jack Backs

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

We proudly present you a Nikonians member who has traveled the Nikon path for some 35 years, from a Nikon FE to an FM2, then into DSLRs with the D100, D300 and now a D500. A Nikonians member since 2006, he generously shares his insights for bird photography and how he keeps on learning. Read more...

A Tale of Two Systems: 6 reasons to stick with your DLSR
Camera Reviews

A Tale of Two Systems: 6 reasons to stick with your DLSR

Wayne Lorimer (wjlorimer)

Mirrorless camera systems are all the rage, while sales of traditional DSLR’s are in decline. Many refer to DSLR technology as a “dinosaur”. If you want to keep up with photography, then you should ditch all your DSLR gear and make the switch to mirrorless – right? Hang-on. Not so fast. Are these new mirrorless cameras all that they’re cracked up to be? Or can the DSLR still give them a run for their money? Should you seriously consider a mirrorless camera as your next upgrade? Or is it just overblown marketing hype designed to sell more cameras? Follow Nikonian Wayne Lorimer (wjlorimer) as he explores his own journey from DSLR, to Micro Four Thirds, and back again. Read more...

Sarah Boser
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Sarah Boser

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

Here is the beginning of a very successful story in the great journey that is Photography. Sarah Boser (Sarah9) joined us in early 2016, and has since acquired and honed her skills by participating in the forums, attending an ANPAT (Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure trip) and taking every opportunity to photograph anything and everything, whether at home or on a trip. Enjoy her outlook and sample images. Read more...

Tamron's new SP primes. Who will buy them?
Lens Reviews

Tamron's new SP primes. Who will buy them?

Wayne Lorimer (wjlorimer)

I am sort of struggling with the latest lens releases from Tamron. As fantastic as I’m sure the lenses are – I think they’ve missed the point of the role a third-party lens manufacturer fulfils in the marketplace. Read more...

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