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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...

Using the Lightroom Book Module - Part 2
How-to's Software Reviews

Using the Lightroom Book Module - Part 2

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

Part 1 of this article covered the basics of getting started with the LrC Book Module. Part 2 presents additional information on using the module. Read more...

On Assignment (5): Making a Photograph
How-to's

On Assignment (5): Making a Photograph

Matt Bradley (mbradley)

This is the fifth article in Matt Bradley’s “On Assignment” series. We visit Arkansas, India and Canada where he reminds us that sometimes it takes a little creative brainstorming — or just plain work — to “make” a photograph. Read more...

On Assignment (4): Go Where the Light Is
How-to's Travel Stories

On Assignment (4): Go Where the Light Is

Matt Bradley (mbradley)

When you’re out with your camera — hot to capture a great image, but nothing seems to click (so to speak) — go find the best light and make a photograph happen there. Read more...

Sports Photography (3) - Cheat Sheets (Cont'd)
How-to's

Sports Photography (3) - Cheat Sheets (Cont'd)

Robert Zanzalari (zanz34)

In the third part of the series on Sports Photography, the Cheat Sheets continue with Lacrosse/Field Hockey, Volleyball, Swimming and Track & Field. Read more...

Sports Photography (2) - Cheat Sheets
How-to's

Sports Photography (2) - Cheat Sheets

Robert Zanzalari (zanz34)

In the second part of the series on Sports Photography I share these Cheat Sheets on Football, Basketball, Baseball/Softball and Soccer. Read more...

Review: Why Markins Ball Heads
Accessories Reviews

Review: Why Markins Ball Heads

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

The absolute sharpness of the landscapes and architectural images we admire has a lot to do with the rock steadiness of the camera while shooting. To obtain it, a sturdy tripod and an unmovable tripod head are a must. Having a ball head therefore meant to be at least halfway towards the professionals level in terms of camera support, adding to vibration reduction, ease of use in the field and equipment safety. Read more...

Beginner's guide to waterfall photography
How-to's

Beginner's guide to waterfall photography

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

The question comes up frequently in the forums. How do I achieve that "milky" look of water in rivers, streams and waterfalls? Read more...

Review Epson Stylus Pro 3880
Accessories Reviews

Review Epson Stylus Pro 3880

Ernesto Santos (esantos)

When I first heard that Epson was about to introduce a desktop printer in the 17 inch-wide category and after reviewing the specifications I was a little puzzled. At the time I owned Epson’s other 17 inch printer, the 4000 Stylus Pro. What made me skeptical was that the 4000 was the first and only (at the time) pro-line printer in the Epson line that allowed for both matte black and photo black inks to be installed simultaneously. Read more...

Introduction to Infrared Photography
How-to's

Introduction to Infrared Photography

Romulo Lubachesky (Romulo Lubachesky)

Infrared photography has the power of showing us a different world. We can travel through the unknown with each image, an unpredictable and astonishing universe that marvels our eyes with unique textures and colors. Read more...

The Walking Stick Monopod - AKA
Accessories Reviews

The Walking Stick Monopod - AKA "The Merlin Stick"

User

You say your biggest problem is going to be keeping your camera steady, at long shutter speeds, in places that are so dark you need radar to get from one end of the room to the other. Flash is forbidden and tripods get confiscated on sight? Ok, I got the idea after wasting money on the most useless gadget I've ever bought -a shoulder stock. Then I started wondering about other ways to fix a camera firmly, and one thing kind of led to another... Read more...

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