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John McGarry
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John McGarry

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

John McGarry (jtmcg), joined Nikonians in 2007. John´s history as active member shows he has posted an average of at least one message a day for more than 10 years, either asking for advice, offering advice or sharing images, always learning, sharing and inspiring in the Nikonians spirit. Enjoying retirement, his skills keep on improving and improving. It is our pleasure to introduce John McGarry to you, and a sample of his work. 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...

Carol Freshley
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Carol Freshley

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Carol Freshley (PhotoSpidie), joined Nikonians in 2011. Carol is a frequent poster to ask for opinions and to offer encouragement and advice in the Nikonians spirit. Enjoying retirement, traveling gives her the opportunity to use her camera daily, keeping her skills improving and improving. It is our pleasure to introduce her, showing some of her work. Read more...

Achieve Your Artistic Photographic Vision
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Achieve Your Artistic Photographic Vision

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

My goal, with every photograph I take, is to make each image be the very best that it can be by my standards and by general artistic standards. Read more...

Wasil Khan
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Wasil Khan

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Wasil Khan (WK) joined Nikonias early in 2004. Not only he is a good example of the members who live our motto, learn, share, inspire, he also gives us a lesson to find beauty in subjects we would rather run from. Read more...

Black and White “In Your Own Backyard”
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Black and White “In Your Own Backyard”

Darryll Schiff (DSchiff)

Every so often I like to go out and try something different and “shake things up” a bit. I find it takes me out of my normal routine and definitely adds to my creativity. It might be an idea I’ve played with a few times, maybe something cool I saw in a magazine, or just returning to the basics when I started in photography. Read more...

Shoshin: The Art of Keeping a Beginner's Mind
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Shoshin: The Art of Keeping a Beginner's Mind

Jim Donelson (jcdonelson)

In the process of learning photography we often get stuck at a stage. Jim Donelson reminds us of the wisdom of Zen Budhism to overcome the possible obstacles, suggesting that most of them are self-made but can be demolished by expanding on our habits and attitude. Read more...

Working Toward Getting Successful Wildlife Photos
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Working Toward Getting Successful Wildlife Photos

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

Learning to photograph animals in action takes effort, time and patience and, at some point, will result in successful action shots. 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 - Planning
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Studio Photography: Shooting the $2million image - Planning

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

Most photographers are not natural planners. If you come from a landscape background, you expect to be inspired by what you find. Photojournalists look for the decisive moment. Press photographers were always told ‘f8 and be there’. But even the most spontaneous photographer needs at least the basic planning of having their equipment ready when the moment happens. Read more...

Sharp?
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Sharp?

Darryll Schiff (DSchiff)

Just about every photographer has or would like the latest camera with the best, most expensive lenses. Who wouldn’t? Lenses so sharp you can see each separate hair on the person’s head you’re doing a portrait of. Why should we bother about sharpness? When not? Read more...

Russ Glindmeier
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Russ Glindmeier

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Russ Glindmeier (russg) has been a Nikonians member for a decade. With an average of one post every other day, he shares, learns and inspires. Now an advanced landscape photographer and a HDR expert, he shares here a sample of his work which we are proud to present you. Read more...

Nikon 50mm f/1.2 lens review
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Nikon 50mm f/1.2 lens review

Jon Nadelberg (jnadelberg)

Fifty-millimeter lenses have always been a staple of SLR and DSLR photography. They are very popular as they are small, inexpensive, and generally of very high quality. All camera makers make some version of this type of lens, and it originally was the lens you would get when you purchased a kit of camera and lens together 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...

Wintersports Photography
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Wintersports Photography

Pascal Baetens (pbaetens)

Photographing on the slopes. Of course we can records our walks, our resort, our after-ski parties and other festivities. You'll find more than enough hints about it in articles about nature, street or night photography. And to make writing and reading easy, I speak about skiers and skiing. Snowboarders are of course included in these terms. Read more...

Putting our subject in its place
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Putting our subject in its place

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

Many people advocate that we “throw away the rules,” or use them “with a grain of salt.” But it is imperative to learn all of these compositional rules and to know them so well that they can be used without conscious thought. Then, and only then, can you forget about the rules and toss them to the wind. Read more...

Karen Willshaw
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Karen Willshaw

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Karen Willshaw (Marjani), is another great example of Nikonians members. She not only helps to make the community what it is, but delights us by sharing her stunning images from a far away land. We proudly present her here and some of her work. Read more...

Studio Photography: Shooting the $2million image - Human factor
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Studio Photography: Shooting the $2million image - Human factor

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

The factor which can disrupt whole shoots or, equally, turn dross into gold, is what we call in the trade ‘the human factor’. Read more...

Tourist mindset
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Tourist mindset

Kim Brasel (kjbrasel)

It’s easy to get into the mindset that there’s nothing to do where you live, to believe you have to go somewhere grand or dramatic for great photos or to have fun with your family. But, what if you looked at the area you live in from the perspective of a tourist and not a local, what would you see? 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...

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