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Howto use Lightroom Develop
How-to's Software Reviews

Howto use Lightroom Develop

Rick Walker (walkerr)

Photographers who are new to Lightroom, or who haven't had a lot of time can use these tips to improve their workflow and results. Read more...

Location Scouting - Part One
How-to's Travel Stories

Location Scouting - Part One

Rick Walker (walkerr)

As you get serious about photography, you know that success can’t be left to chance. In this Part One, Rick Walker offers excellent tips to prepare you before you get to your planned destination; what you can do for increasing your odds for good photography and being in the right place at the right time. Read more...

Speeding up your workflow – Lightroom and Camera Raw Defaults
Software Reviews How-to's

Speeding up your workflow – Lightroom and Camera Raw Defaults

Rick Walker (walkerr)

For those of us with little time for post-processing, or wanting to speed-up our workflow, Rick Walker suggests setting up defaults, to avoid repetition of steps and to start with a better looking image than as delivered by your camera, when using Lightroom and/or Camera raw Read more...

Going lighter with an FX system
How-to's Travel Stories

Going lighter with an FX system

Rick Walker (walkerr)

There are times when you want, need or should travel lighter, however still making wonderful quality images, not just snapshots. Rick Walker presents us his current solution on occasion of a trip to Paris with his wife. Read more...

Dream Lake & Nymph Lake shooting experience
How-to's Travel Stories

Dream Lake & Nymph Lake shooting experience

Rick Walker (walkerr)

Rick Walker takes us into his personal experienced approach path to successful landscape photography. From tripod positioning through focal length choices, to composition, actual shooting and then to post-processing. Read more...

Nikon D810 - User Review - Impressive
Camera Reviews

Nikon D810 - User Review - Impressive

Rick Walker (walkerr)

In this article, Rick Walker summarizes his first impressions of the new and highly anticipated Nikon D810 and enthusiastically states that it is "the best general purpose camera he has ever used." How does the new model compare to the D800E? Read more...

Lowepro podcast review - Street&Field modular system
Accessories Reviews

Lowepro podcast review - Street&Field modular system

Rick Walker (walkerr)

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In episode #138 of the Image Doctors podcast, Rick and Jason review the revised Lowepro Street and Field (S&F) modular system, a major update to a system that's been around since 1998. The S&F system is based on interchangeable components that enable a photographer to create a method for carrying their equipment in the field. It includes the option of a vest, harness, multiple types of belts, and a large number of cases. The cases available will hold lenses, grad filters, speedlights, camera bodies, and other miscellaneous components. Read more...

AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED podcast review
Lens Reviews

AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED podcast review

Rick Walker (walkerr)

In Episode #116 of the Image Doctors Podcast, Jason and Rick review the new Nikon 24mm 1.4 AF-S lens. This lens, which has been rumored and desired for years, is now out and available. The Image Doctors discuss its optical performance, handling and intended uses in the podcast. Read more...

SilverFast podcast review
Software Reviews

SilverFast podcast review

Rick Walker (walkerr)

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In episode #105 of the Image Doctors podcast, Rick and Jason interview Gerhard Wolff of LaserSoft Imaging, makers of SilverFast software (www.silverfast.com). The SilverFast suite of software includes sophisticated tools for scanning film with a wide variety of scanners, including Nikon models. Read more...

Great value in used Nikkors
Lens Reviews

Great value in used Nikkors

Rick Walker (walkerr)

For those wishing to save a little money by purchasing used Nikkor lenses, well now is as good as ever to buy! The introduction of newer Autofocus (AF) designs has driven down the price of their predecessors, creating remarkable value in some cases. Even those using AF bodies can find some great bargains out there in lenses that are one or two generations back. Rick Walker shares his thoughts on what he perceives to be some of the better values out there. Read more...

Nikon D50 Review - Compact, but Solid and Capable DSLR
Camera Reviews

Nikon D50 Review - Compact, but Solid and Capable DSLR

Rick Walker (walkerr)

If photographers needed a reminder of how quickly the digital SLR market is changing, the Nikon D50 sends a powerful message. Getting to the punch line, the Nikon D50 offers a hard to beat combination of excellent image quality, fine handling, and solid construction. Read more...

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