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Fred Laberge
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Fred Laberge

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

Fred Laberge (labtrout) joined us in 2007 and is one of the talented and generous photographers who make us proud to have made Nikonians their home. Now a Nikon advanced nature photographer, he started in the early ‘70s and became a photojournalist for six years. It is with great pleasure we introduce him to you here and present some samples of his work. Read more...

Lawrence Treadwell
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Lawrence Treadwell

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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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...

Candi Foltz
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Candi Foltz

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Candi Foltz (CandisCamera) is an advanced photographer who joined Nikonians in early 2016. Generous in her sharing of images and experiences, she keeps eager to learn on how to further advance. Her enthusiasm, creativity and excitement for pet photography and digital artistry are rubbing off on quite a few members. It is with great pleasure we present here some of her thoughts and a sample of her work. Read more...

Donna Knodle
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Donna Knodle

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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In this I AM NIKONIANS series, we present you Nikonians members who have embraced the Nikonians community motto: Share, Learn, and Inspire. In this occasion, Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2) interviews Donna Knodle (dgknodle), advanced amateur who loves photography. She joined Nikonians in 2009. Read more...

How to Fix a Hazy Photograph in Under 10 Minutes
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How to Fix a Hazy Photograph in Under 10 Minutes

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

It's always a challenge to overcome when you take photographs and they come out hazy. Do you remove, and spare another precious moment that might not be captured? Well, it's always worth another shot - no pun intended - but don't delete that photograph. Read how fellow Nikonian, Mike Hagen makes things crisp and clear. Read more...

FAQs - What tripod
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FAQs - What tripod

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Do you really need a tripod? The background of why a tripod often is a necessity. Checklists and info on how to proceed selecting a tripod based upon your needs. Read more...

Bonnie Christensen
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Bonnie Christensen

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Bonnie Christensen (BChrisRad) has been a Nikonians member for just over a year and half at the time of this publication. Always with words of encouragement and wise practical advice, she shares, learns and inspires. An advanced amateur travel photographer, she shares here a sample of her expanding work which we are proud to present to you. Read more...

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

Basics of Flash Brackets and Diffusers
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Basics of Flash Brackets and Diffusers

Russ MacDonald (Arkayem)

Diffusers and brackets? What do they do, and which ones are best to use? Well, both the bracket and the diffuser were introduced into photography to solve problems of the small flash. What's small flash, what problems do you face with it and how do you overcome it? Read more...

Darryl Hodson
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Darryl Hodson

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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In this I am Nikonians series we present you with members who do share, learn and teach, inspire and are inspired by the works of other members. Advanced amateur Darry Hodson (skibreeze7) has been a Nikonian since 2006. Despite being a very busy working man, he has won several Nikonians Photo Contests. His generosity to share and teach is something we highly appreciate. Read more...

Mark Kraus
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Mark Kraus

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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It is a pleasure to present here Mark Kraus (pipco), a Nikonians member of many years, winner of several Nikonians Photo Contests and frequent poster whose images are always inspiring. In this interview we showcase a few of his photographs –most made at local parks- and he reminds us of great advice. 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)
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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...

First camera, first love
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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...

Karen Gottschall
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Karen Gottschall

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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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...

Peter Wallin
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Peter Wallin

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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In this I AM NIKONIANS series, it is with pride and pleasure that we present to you members of the Nikonians community who have embraced our motto: Share, Learn, Inspire. In this occasion, Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2) interviews Peter Wallin (pipsqueak), a new member who has rapidly advanced with his enthusiasm and the help of community members. Read more...

Understanding your Digital Camera's Histogram
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Understanding your Digital Camera's Histogram

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Digital photography offers certain benefits for thinking photographers that are only realized with a basic understanding of a metering feature called the "histogram." Using the histogram in your camera's image viewing LCD will guarantee you a much higher percentage of well exposed images. It is well worth working to understand the histogram, and is not overly complicated. Read more...

Shooting Indoors — Light Box Photography
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Shooting Indoors — Light Box Photography

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

Sometimes I cannot get outside in a location that will allow me to take interesting photographs or the weather just won’t allow it. But, I still want to use my camera to take photographs so I’ll try setting up a still life of some sort. At one point, I read about light box photography and saw some beautiful flower images that a photographer, who teaches the technique, had taken. Read more...

Using Microscope Objectives for Macro Photography
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Using Microscope Objectives for Macro Photography

Jon Nadelberg (jnadelberg)

There are several different ways to do macro photography. In addition to the typical ways you may be familiar with, such as using macro lenses or extension tubes, you can also use microscope objectives which allow you to do extreme macrophotography on subjects in ways that normal macro photography cannot. Read more...

Nikkor AF 35-70/2.8D lens
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Nikkor AF 35-70/2.8D lens

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

The Nikkor AF 35-70mm/2.8D is an old lens providing great value for money. It can meanwhile be had for 300 USD, sometimes even less. The optics are great. Read more...

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