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Printing your photographs (1) Today’s choices
How-to's

Printing your photographs (1) Today’s choices

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

New series: With the explosion of social media and image sharing, printing options have taken somewhat of a back seat. What are the possibilities for the photographer who is still looking to produce a physical image? Read more...

Treasured Lands – A Journey Through America’s National Parks
Books

Treasured Lands – A Journey Through America’s National Parks

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

Nikonians Moderator and Landscape Photography Master Ernesto Santos (esantos) has followed for several years the work of outstanding colleagues, like Quang-Tuan Luong (QT Luong), from whom he got splendid tips before visiting National Parks. On occasion of the U.S. National Park Service's 100th anniversary QT finished his book “Treasured Lands – A Photographic Journey Through America’s National Parks.” In Ernesto’s words, here is why you would like to buy this book. Read more...

How and When to Convert to Black and White
How-to's

How and When to Convert to Black and White

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

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...

FILM IT! - A Pre-flight Quick Check
How-to's

FILM IT! - A Pre-flight Quick Check

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

We all want to be consistently rewarded with great photos, but, as airplane pilots do, it is always worth it to go down the check list for what we intend to photograph. Ernesto Santos (esantos) has even come up with a how-to acronym, to reduce our chances to forget key items to succeed. Read more...

Neutral Density Filters – When, How, Why
How-to's Accessories Reviews

Neutral Density Filters – When, How, Why

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

Starting with What are Neutral Density Filters, Ernesto Santos illustrates with his own images When to use them, How to use them and Why, showing us the possible wonderful results when used appropriately, reason for which they are must-have lens accessories, always in his bag. Read more...

Nikon's Virtual Horizon Feature: Two Great Ways to Use It
How-to's Camera Reviews

Nikon's Virtual Horizon Feature: Two Great Ways to Use It

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

Ernesto Santos shows us ways to photograph leveled images, including images for later stitching for panoramas, faster and more efficiently than when using mechanical means, saving precious time, especially precious when at the golden hours. Read more...

Think Tank Urban Disguise 50 Classic V3.0 Bag Field Review
Accessories Reviews

Think Tank Urban Disguise 50 Classic V3.0 Bag Field Review

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

Thinking about a shoulder bag? This field review revisits shoulder bags and discovers the excellent redefinition of the concept by thinkTANK when testing it out in the field. Read more...

Mindshift Gear Rotation 180° Panorama - Bag Review
Accessories Reviews

Mindshift Gear Rotation 180° Panorama - Bag Review

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

In the endless search for the perfect bag, we requested savvy landscape Nikonians photographer Ernesto Santos to review this new bag. He found it to be a very well made and more than suitable solution that could very well be what you may have been waiting for. Read more...

Photo Ninja Review
Software Reviews

Photo Ninja Review

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

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...

Ilford Galerie Prestige
Accessories Reviews

Ilford Galerie Prestige

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

Since 1879 Switzerland based Ilford has been at the forefront of photographic media development. Unlike some other pioneering photographic companies who have struggled to maintain a solid foothold in an industry that has been transformed in the last twenty years, Ilford continues to steadfastly produce fine quality photographic film and print paper. Read more...

Lowepro Classified Sling 220 AW review
Accessories Reviews

Lowepro Classified Sling 220 AW review

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

Lowepro has had a lot of success with their line of Sling and SlingShot photo gear bags. The SlingShot models are built around the teardrop silhouette of traditional outdoor wilderness photo backpacks. The Sling models however have a sleek rectangular shape and come in two sizes. The larger Classified Sling 220 AW is the subject of this review. Read more...

EPSON Stylus Photo R1900 Review
Accessories Reviews

EPSON Stylus Photo R1900 Review

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

Epson has earned a stellar reputation in the inkjet photo printer market with their series of excellent printers aimed at both the professional photographer and the enthusiast. A perennial leader in inkjet technology, they have continually set the standard by which all other manufacturers are fairly, or not so fairly judged. Read more...

HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Review
Accessories Reviews

HP Photosmart Pro B9180 Review

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

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HP's first pigment based inkjet printer gets high marks for ease of use and impressive results. No other technology has helped digital photography and imaging achieve its meteoric rise in popularity more than the ability of hobbyists, serious amateurs, and professionals to take printing into their own hands. Read more...

Nikon D200 Field Report
Camera Reviews

Nikon D200 Field Report

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

The release of the Nikon D200 digital single lens reflex arrived with a lot of fanfare in December 2005. Nikon was again electrifying the digital SLR format market with this feature-packed and affordable compact little brother to the flagship D2X. Soon after receiving one I booked a two week trip to Wyoming’s National Parks. This was going to be an excellent opportunity to test the capabilities of this new digital marvel as a serious tool for nature photography. Read more...

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