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Going Mirrorless with the New Nikon Z7
Camera Reviews

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...

ANPAT 19th in the Fall
Travel Stories

ANPAT 19th in the Fall

Reed A. George (rgeorge911)

Member of many years, Reed George (rgeorge911) finally had the opportunity to attend an ANPAT, the Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip of 2019 in the Fall. Here are his impressions of that trip into Arizona and Colorado. Read more...

Fred Laberge
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Fred Laberge

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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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
How-to's

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...

Alter Images this Winter
How-to's

Alter Images this Winter

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

For some photographers it’s winter weather where they live and finding a good subject to photograph when it’s cold and raining or snowing outside can be difficult. Certainly, pulling on boots and jackets and braving the winter weather can result in some astounding snow or winter images. But, that is difficult for some people to do. Read more...

Using the AF back button on your camera
How-to's

Using the AF back button on your camera

Michael Hurder (MKHurder)

Have you ever been caught in one AF mode when you want the other? You try to switch from AF-S to AF-C so you can capture those birds in flight, but by the time you switch the flock has gone past or found a new perch. Read more...

Shooting Indoors — Light Box Photography
How-to's

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...

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
How-to's

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
How-to's Accessories Reviews

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...

How's your approach changing over time?
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How's your approach 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...

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...

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...

Using a Textured Background to Enhance an Image
How-to's

Using a Textured Background to Enhance an Image

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

Learn how to use a textured background to enhance your images. Read more...

Photo trip to the Pantanal, South America
Travel Stories

Photo trip to the Pantanal, South America

Alan Mosley (mosley_alan)

Silver member Alan Mosley (mosley_alan) is sharing some of his travel photographs with us. Enjoy! Read more...

Eye Detection (Eye AF) in the Nikon Z6 and Z7 Cameras
How-to's Camera Reviews

Eye Detection (Eye AF) in the Nikon Z6 and Z7 Cameras

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Darrell Young (digitaldarrell) is an active member of the nikonians.org community since the spring of 2004. Very thorough and easy to read, his writing of the Mastering the Nikon Camera series of books has been considered by critics and readers as the best in books on how to use a given Nikon camera. In this article he brings us the details of Eye AF. Read more...

Street Photography in Cuba
How-to's Travel Stories

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...

First camera, first love
Travel Stories

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...

Story from the Field: The Eagle That Refused to Die
Travel Stories

Story from the Field: The Eagle That Refused to Die

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

During November’s Nikonians Academy African Photo Safari to Tanzania, Mike Hagen witnessed a fight of the predators and found his new favorite Tanzanian bird, the Tawny Eagle. Read this inspiring story to find out why. Read more...

Understanding your Digital Camera's Histogram
How-to's

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...

Things to Consider if You’re Having Focus Issues
How-to's

Things to Consider if You’re Having Focus Issues

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

Recently I was talking to a friend who was having trouble getting sharp focus with her Nikon D3000. She was unclear if it was her, the camera, or maybe her computer. Read more...

Using the Lightroom Book Module - Part 1
How-to's Software Reviews

Using the Lightroom Book Module - Part 1

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

I’m an Adobe user and have been for about 10 years now. Lightroom (LrC) is my primary software program and I mostly use it and Photoshop, although I often use other software, too. I find software fairly easy to use for the most part so I spend a lot of time “playing” with my images. Read more...

Using Microscope Objectives for Macro Photography
How-to's Lens Reviews

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...

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...

Nikkor AF 35-70/2.8D lens
Lens Reviews

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...

Nikon WR-R10/T10 Radio Wireless Camera Controller Review
How-to's Accessories Reviews

Nikon WR-R10/T10 Radio Wireless Camera Controller Review

Jerry Harris (J_Harris)

After using The ML-3 Infrared Wireless Remote Control on his Nikon D7200, Jerry Harris decided to switch to the WR-R10/T10 Radio Wireless Controller, despite its price. He tells us how he chose it, and why he is now very happy. Read more...

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review
Lens Reviews

Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review

Jan Stimel (photocyan)

The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM is an interesting lens with a constant f/1.8 aperture within the whole zoom range. Made exclusively for DX-format camera by Sigma Corporation its characteristics attract the attention of photographers. Jan Stimel performs a real-life test and compares it with two DX lenses: Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 and Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8. Read more...

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Review
Lens Reviews

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Review

User

Josh Larkin has a whimsical way of making his reviews on products and experiences as a whole. Read his review of the Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens (from herein referred to as Sigma 17-50mm) and you will find yourself able to relate, learn, and be inspired through his process. With detailed examples, and sample shots, you’ll have the picture painted – clearly. Read more...

Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Review
Lens Reviews

Nikkor AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Review

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

Nikon’s newest super zoom, the 28-300mm has big shoes to fill considering Nikon’s history for creating some of the sharpest lenses in the world. Nikon has been making great zoom lenses for many years and created a cult-like following with their famous DX 18-200mm f3.5 – f5.6. The lure of a super zoom is that you can buy just one lens for travel and you won’t need to carry along a bag full of gear. Read more...

On Assignment (1): Previsualization Makes the Shot
Travel Stories

On Assignment (1): Previsualization Makes the Shot

Matt Bradley (mbradley)

Join our member Matt Bradley (mbradley), a former pro photographer, “On Assignment” as he takes us along on a few of his adventures and shares what he learned along the way. Read more...

Are you new to Nikonians?
How-to's

Are you new to Nikonians?

Are you new to Nikonians? Our community is large and can feel a bit overwhelming to new visitors & members, so here are the basics to get you going. Enjoy :-) Read more...

Nikonians Photography Awards - An interview with jrp
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Nikonians Photography Awards - An interview with jrp

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) is interviewed by Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2) in regards to the Nikonians Photography Awards 2017 Contest and allows peering a little into what photography and Nikonians means to him. Read more...

5 simple steps to service a Gitzo tripod
How-to's Accessories Reviews

5 simple steps to service a Gitzo tripod

Gary Worrall (glxman)

All equipment needs maintenance and servicing a tripod should be a routine after you use it around water and sand or mud. In this practical step-by-step guide you will see, how to easily disassemble and reassemble a Gitzo tripod. Read more...

Nikon D2X
Camera Reviews

Nikon D2X

Jerry Burnell (Jerry Burnell)

Is the Nikon D2X just another notch in the log for Nikon? Not in my world. It is a destination that I have been looking for, for over 35 years. I wanted a quick and simple way to make fairly large (16X20 in.), crisp, vibrant, realistic, and yet creative images. That is not asking much for the naive, but I believe I have found it. Read more...

On Assignment (3): Saved by the Light
How-to's Travel Stories

On Assignment (3): Saved by the Light

Matt Bradley (mbradley)

Light — the very essence of photography. Without it, you can’t take a picture, of course. But, as most Nikonians know, not just any light will do. A great composition captured in light that’s only fair, usually ends up as only a fair picture. Read more...

On Assignment (2): Searching for the Shot
Travel Stories

On Assignment (2): Searching for the Shot

Matt Bradley (mbradley)

The second in Matt Bradley’s “On Assignment” series. We visit the Virgin Islands and northern Nebraska — diverse locations, where top-notch photographs do not come easily. Read more...

Photography in Corona times
How-to's

Photography in Corona times

With loved ones and ourselves maybe at home, no or limited travel, how can we best spend our time as photographers in these times of the Coronavirus? Read more...

Astrophotography – The Tracking Telescope Mount
How-to's Accessories Reviews

Astrophotography – The Tracking Telescope Mount

David Goldstein (dagoldst)

After his inviting article on getting started in astrophotography, David Goldstein (dagoldst) now goes deeper into Deep Sky Object imaging, gifting us with what he has learned about equipment and software. Read more...

Urban & Street Photography for ‘Smarties’
How-to's

Urban & Street Photography for ‘Smarties’

Richard Hulbert (rhulbert)

Internationally recognized, award winning, and published architect, urban designer, and teacher of photography, Rick Hulbert outlines in this article six photographic challenges to consider to better see and perceive the urban environment around you, leading to improving your photographic skills to make great images. Read more...

Nikon D700 Picture Control
Camera Reviews

Nikon D700 Picture Control

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

I thought for long that pre-set modes/settings were of little or no practical use for those of us who shoot RAW (NEF), in Manual Exposure Mode and always post-process even if minimally. The D700 has taught me otherwise. Read more...

Nikon F3 - The never failing old friend
Camera Reviews

Nikon F3 - The never failing old friend

User

There have been so many rave reviews of this superb camera that my adding one here would be pointless. It's enough to say I've used them heavily since 1984, I have one of my own, and if it ever broke I'd replace it with another without a second thought. Read more...

FAQ - What Camera to Buy?
How-to's Camera Reviews

FAQ - What Camera to Buy?

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

This is one of the most common questions we see at most photography forums, both by beginners and amateurs - Yet, there is no site that offers a thorough easy-to-follow complete guide to go through the maze. Quite frequently sound advice but imposed, not explained. Read more...

Learning to Compose (2): Review
How-to's

Learning to Compose (2): Review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

If you want to learn to compose, review. This series of articles is not giving you rules for composition to use right now, but methods to learn how to be better at composition. Read more...

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