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Is our approach to a scene changing over time?
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Is our approach to a scene changing over time?

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

My finger was bouncing around on the keyboard, on an online photography forum the other evening and someone asked this question, “Can mental quickness in responding to a changing photographic scenario be learned or improved?” Read more...

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

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

Remember our scale at the beginning? 0-64 points for concept, 0-32 for working with people, 0-16 for planning, 0-8 for composition, 0-4 for lighting, 0-2 for shooting, 0-1 for post-processing? Multiply them all together, and the result ranges from 0 to 2 million. The way you shoot the shot can make an otherwise perfect image $2 million, $1million or $0. Read more...

Important DOF preview info for your Nikon Z
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Important DOF preview info for your Nikon Z

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Darrell Young is busy writing Mastering the Nikon Z7 & Z6 books for the NikoniansPress/RockyNook series. Here he shares with us a good tip on how to use the depth of field (DOF) preview. Read more...

Street Photography in Cuba
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Street Photography in Cuba

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

Why did I find myself in Cuba on a Street Photography Workshop? -- A non-streetphotographer tells her story while working her Nikon Z7 and D500 in this target-rich area. Read more...

(Near) Future Digital Camera Specifications
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(Near) Future Digital Camera Specifications

guy eristoff (geristoff)

What will a 35mm Full Frame or APS-C format high-end camera look like in the year 2022? Imaging sensor specialist and Nikonians member Guy Eristoff gives us some background and his thoughts on the topic. Read more...

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

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

Let’s recap where we started. To achieve the maximum effect, give yourself from 0-1 points for post-processing, 0-2 for shooting, 0-4 for lighting, 0-8 for composition, 0-16 for planning, 0-32 for working with people, and 0-64 for concept. Multiply these together. You will get a result between 0 and about 2 million. Read more...

Diane L. Simmons
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Diane L. Simmons

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

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Diane Simmons (coolmom42) joined Nikonians in 2011. From the start she felt at home and always found amicable and eloquent words of encouragement for others. She joined the Moderators Team in 2015. Here she answers all of our questions and shares some random samples of her work. Read more...

Teleconverters and Long Lenses
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Teleconverters and Long Lenses

Jon Nadelberg (jnadelberg)

People often ask about teleconverters. They sound like a great idea. For a 200mm lens, you can use a 1.4x TC to make it 280mm. Or you can use a 1.7x TC and make it 340mm. Or a 2.0x TC and turn it into 400mm! Read more...

Going Mirrorless with the New Nikon Z7
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Going Mirrorless with the New Nikon Z7

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

I have several photographer friends who have switched from a standard dSLR to a mirrorless camera at some point during the last years. Each time I would see their printed images I would think that the images were so much sharper than my dSLR cameras, even though I always carefully sharpen my images at the end of processing. Read more...

Nikon Z7 First Impressions
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Nikon Z7 First Impressions

Jonathan Kandel (JonK)

Jonathan Kandel (JonK) has been a Nikonians member for almost a decade and a half, and a long-time moderator. He is a semi-professional photographer who just got his Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera. Here he offers his thorough first impressions. Read more...

Analyzing your existing lenses to optimize results
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Analyzing your existing lenses to optimize results

guy eristoff (geristoff)

Analyzing the lenses you have to pick the best ones for the job and to increase the number of “keepers”. Read more...

Scott Ashley
I am Nikonians

Scott Ashley

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Scott Ashley seems to be a very busy photographer so it was so generous of him to spend some time for an interview between his travels. Read more...

5 Tips for Shooting Real Estate and Architecture - Composition
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5 Tips for Shooting Real Estate and Architecture - Composition

Miguel Lecuona (miguellecuona)

It goes without saying that Composition is fundamental to any photography project and every professional assignment. Read more...

Long Lens Hand Holding Technique
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Long Lens Hand Holding Technique

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios presents us a tip for better hand holding when with a long lens, reducing fatigue. Read more...

5 Tips for Shooting Real Estate and Architecture - Equipment
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5 Tips for Shooting Real Estate and Architecture - Equipment

Miguel Lecuona (miguellecuona)

Shooting property in a thriving real estate market. There’s plenty of property to shoot - custom homes, historic homes, commercial buildings, interiors, custom landscapes, vineyards, and ranches with ample wildlife. Read more...

Creating a Tile Mural
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Creating a Tile Mural

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

Member Karen (scenicshutterbug) wanted to create a tile mural for her outdoor kitchen space and she got help from other members in the process. Read more...

Marsha Edmunds
I am Nikonians

Marsha Edmunds

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Marsha Edmunds has been interviewing members whose passion, regular presence, frequent interactions and values represent our Nikonians community. On this occasion Marsha was asked to interview herself. We are happy we did. Enjoy. Read more...

The Seven Deadly Sins in Photography - Part 4
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The Seven Deadly Sins in Photography - Part 4

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) comes back to us to share what he has learned about the fourth of the seven deadly sins in photography: Missing Distractions. Read more...

Digital photography contests rules…why?
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Digital photography contests rules…why?

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

When I read the rules a certain line in the wording gave me pause for thought as did other wording about the specific category rules. It seems to me that people are still struggling with what digital photography is versus what film photography was. Read more...

Larry CdeBaca
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Larry CdeBaca

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Larry CdeBaca is a well-known Nikonian who has posted images that represent quite a breadth of interest. In addition, he is consistently very active supporting and encouraging other photographers and many of us have benefited from his advice from post processing to framing of an image. Read more...

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