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Checklist for buying a used camera
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Checklist for buying a used camera

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

The ultimate checklist - what to look for before you buy used camera gear. This is based upon the experience of many seasoned amateur and pro photographers in the community, gathered over many years. Read more...

Nikonians Spreadsheets for Custom Settings
How-to's Camera Reviews

Nikonians Spreadsheets for Custom Settings

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

At Nikonians we have Configuration sheets (often Excel) for Nikon cameras, with popular menu settings for various shooting scenarios. Read more...

Wildlife Field Experience
How-to's Travel Stories

Wildlife Field Experience

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

Our members, advanced amateur photographers and professionals, have a lot to share from the field being out capturing wildlife photographs. Learn tips & tricks on nature photography in these field reports. Read more...

How to shoot the Moon
How-to's

How to shoot the Moon

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

Want to take great photographs of the moon? This lunar photography guide should come in handy. Read more...

Focus tracking with lock on
How-to's Camera Reviews

Focus tracking with lock on

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

How does the focus tracking with lock-on work? Explanation based upon the Nikon D800 series. Read more...

Creating a Tile Mural
How-to's

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...

Mastering the art of photography - Decision Making & Freedom (5)
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Mastering the art of photography - Decision Making & Freedom (5)

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

More on the "controlled spectrum" in photography with some thoughts on decision-making and consequences of our actions, or inactions. We will look into taking risks, and freedom as a foundation for creativity. We are also coming back to physical exercise for helping your creativity to flourish. Read more...

Mastering the art  - You are in control (4)
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Mastering the art - You are in control (4)

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

In this fourth part of "mastering the art of photography", I continue to explore what mastering this art form entails. We'll discuss what items you can control for, how to get the most out of it, time scheduling and the areas you have to be aware of as not being well controllable. Read more...

Mastering the art of photography (3)
How-to's

Mastering the art of photography (3)

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

In this third part of "mastering the art of photography", I continue to explore what mastering this art form entails. We'll discuss "is it really art?" and the creativity required to get "artsy enough". Read more...

Zeiss Milvus 25mm/f1.4
Lens Reviews

Zeiss Milvus 25mm/f1.4

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

The new Zeiss Milvus 25mm/f1.4 wide-angle manual focus lens is available for all of us who love high-quality glass. Read more...

Mastering photography - Why it is for you (2)
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Mastering photography - Why it is for you (2)

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

In this second part we discuss passion and joy, the motivation of why we should bother about mastering photography. This is a part of the "mastering the art of photography" series, where we discover any of the processes and methods supporting photographers interested in achieving more consistent, better results. Read more...

Mastering the art of photography (1)
How-to's

Mastering the art of photography (1)

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...

Inspirational Photography #1
Books

Inspirational Photography #1

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

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...

Nikon SnapBridge App Basics
Software Reviews

Nikon SnapBridge App Basics

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

The low-powered, always on Bluetooth based Nikon SnapBridge connectivity makes it possible for you to connect your modern Nikon camera to your smartphone and possibly other devices supporting it. Read more...

Nikon AF 35-70mm/2.8D lens
Lens Reviews

Nikon AF 35-70mm/2.8D lens

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

The Nikkor lens 35-70mm/2.8D AF is a great lens optically and can be had for a very low price. Here is a review with the pro's and con's of using this lens. Read more...

A Photographer and Beginner
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A Photographer and Beginner

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

New to photography? Want to improve your skills? These are the articles you should read first. Written by experienced photographers, they take you through the basics on how to improve your photography results. Read more...

Nikon D500 review
Camera Reviews

Nikon D500 review

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

The Nikon D500 is the "condensed power" according to Nikon. Many of us are waiting for the new DX prosumer body from Nikon to hit the streets. While we are waiting, we are analyzing the stated features and believe we are about to get a very, very capable camera in our hands. Read more...

The Nikon D2X resources: Reviews & How-To's
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The Nikon D2X resources: Reviews & How-To's

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

The Nikon D2X has aged, but lots of the stuff relevant to it, is still relevant to our latest Nikon DSLRs. Read more...

Nikkor AF 20/2.8D Review
Lens Reviews

Nikkor AF 20/2.8D Review

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

The 20mm/2.8D AF lens is interesting, whether on 35mm film or on FX digital format. With it you can go out taking landscape shots without getting fish-eyed while still getting more or less the whole view at 94 degrees. You can also use it for "environmental portraits", having a humble object somewhere in the middle of the frame and all of the interesting surroundings too. Read more...

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