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Darryl Hodson
I am Nikonians

Darryl Hodson

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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...

Do I Really Need a Polarizer Filter?
How-to's Accessories Reviews

Do I Really Need a Polarizer Filter?

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

The question on whether it is important to use or not to use a polarizing filter continues to pop up frequently in our forums. The answer is simple: Yes. It is important. It will add drama to the sky and clouds, cut through reflections, reduce and even eliminate glare. NikoniansPress books author and long-time Nikonian Darrell Young explains why and shows us a very illustrative example. Read more...

Laura Knight
I am Nikonians

Laura Knight

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2) brings us an interview with talented Nikonian Laura Knight (aus1952) who describes her photography journey to date and shows us some of her work in landscapes, seascapes, flora and fauna; remarkable images with a very personal style that inspires us all. Read more...

Treasured Lands – A Journey Through America’s National Parks
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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...

Mark Kraus
I am Nikonians

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...

Starry Night Photography - The 500 Rule and other tips
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Starry Night Photography - The 500 Rule and other tips

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

You may have thought of shooting the stars in the night sky. Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) says: "Do it. You will have fun and may come up with stunning images. All you need is the right gear, the location information and follow these tips to make the best of it." Read more...

Bird Photography in the City
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Bird Photography in the City

Richard Dubiel (Dubes)

You want to get into bird photography but it is not always easy to travel to the best possible sanctuaries around the world. Are there other choices? Nikonians Moderator and Laureate bird photographer tells us where and how, locally. Furthermore, he also discusses in this article both equipment and field technique. Read more...

The In Camera Multiple Exposure Function
How-to's Camera Reviews

The In Camera Multiple Exposure Function

Eric Bowles (ericbowles)

You are out in the field and want to photograph a beautiful coastal scene that needs the slowest possible exposure to create a soft dreamy effect. You don’t have with you the appropriate Neutral Density filter to accomplish it. What to do? The In-Camera Multiple Exposure function comes to the rescue. Here is how. Read more...

Exposure variables – Making the most out of your camera
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Exposure variables – Making the most out of your camera

Hal Becker (HBB)

What are the variables involved in determining the exposure in your camera? How are they interrelated? This is explained in this article. Read more...

Dressing for photography in the cold
How-to's Accessories Reviews Travel Stories

Dressing for photography in the cold

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

How to keep warm when taking pictures outdoors in cold weather was the subject of much research to successfully avoid it. Photography should always be joyous and J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) shows us how simple is to solve this issue, once you know the variables and the requirements for each piece of garment. Read more...

25 Photographic Ideas to Help Chase Away the Winter Blues
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25 Photographic Ideas to Help Chase Away the Winter Blues

Daniel Stainer (spiritualized67)

The colder months of the year may hinder your motivation to photograph, more so if confined indoors in the extreme cold areas and months. Thinking about this, Daniel Stainer (spiritualized7) prepared for us some ideas to chase away the winter blues. We decided to cut them down to 25 that should keep us busy and entertained. 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...

7 Things I Learnt Photographing 500 People
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7 Things I Learnt Photographing 500 People

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

Whether you will be photographing a single person or group or many, you will benefit from this article where Mike Hagen tells us the seven most important things he has learned, after doing it more than a few times. Read more...

Digital Infrared Photography – A Brief Introduction
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Digital Infrared Photography – A Brief Introduction

Dan Wiedbrauk (domer2760)

Infrared Photography is an opportunity to flex your creative muscles by seeing the world differently than your own bare eyes do, discovering invisible details, colors and tones of landscapes, flowers, buildings, and everything around you. Read more...

HDR Photography That Sells
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HDR Photography That Sells

Larry Anderson (mnbuilder49)

Larry Anderson has perfected the art of building luxurious homes that have been featured in numerous architectural magazines. At the request of his clients Larry is now also a master HDR photographer. He shares with us his technique using Photomatix Pro software and has chosen a few tricky images to explain how he made them, in a very concise way. Read more...

Developing A Painter’s Eye
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Developing A Painter’s Eye

Daniel Stainer (spiritualized67)

Daniel Stainer shares with us his path to date into learning how to make a picture painterly, artistic. Suggests a work method, finding the painting in things; a compositional framework to help make our images more and more compelling, increasing your joy in photography, after the craft has become second nature. Read more...

The MAGICA Series 4 Tripods
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The MAGICA Series 4 Tripods

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

I have been using a Series 3 Gitzo for several years. To move up from a Series 2 to a Series 3 was an easy choice; it became a need as soon as I went above 200mm focal lengths. But the prospect of acquiring a 500mm f/4 Nikkor lens to seriously incursion Read more...

Autofocus Tracking with a Cluttered Background
How-to's

Autofocus Tracking with a Cluttered Background

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

It's a bird, it's a plane! Ok, they're just birds, not superman. But with Autofocus Tracking techniques like this, you'll feel like you've conquered a lot in getting those epic shots. Photographing small birds, fast in flight, is one of the most difficult things to photograph. Learn how you can overcome this challenge, and practice practice! Read more...

Taking Close-up Pictures on a Budget
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Taking Close-up Pictures on a Budget

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Everyone wants to see the finer details in life. Sometimes, it's not visible by the naked eye, but that's why we have Macro/Micro Lenses! What's the difference between the two? How do you know what a "true" macro lens can do? Ratios, focus, and more are discussed in this article by DigitalDarrell. Let's have a closer look! Read more...

Personal Projects
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Personal Projects

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Doesn't matter if you've just began with photography, or if you are more serious, defining a project in your mind before even picking up the camera will help you focus on what to shoot. In this article, Josh Larkin talks about how to choose and plan your own personal project and even lists five of the most common project themes. Read more...

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