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Perspective Control Tilt/Shift Lenses
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Perspective Control Tilt/Shift Lenses

Jon Nadelberg (jnadelberg)

Tilt/Shift lenses are generally thought of for use in architectural photography, but in fact have many uses. In this overview, we discuss what you can do with one of these lenses, how they work, and why you might want one. Read more...

What to do with Older Nikon Gear
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What to do with Older Nikon Gear

Jon Nadelberg (jnadelberg)

Does Your Used Stuff Still Work? Nikon cameras have been around for over 50 years with the professional Nikon F hitting the market back in 1959. Some of us who use Nikon started out decades ago, amassing a large collection of equipment and cameras. Long-time Nikon users often wonder if their old equipment is still worthwhile. Let's try to sort it out. Read more...

Digital Tidbits: Photoshop CC Perspective Warp
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Digital Tidbits: Photoshop CC Perspective Warp

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

Adobe released recently a number of updates for Photoshop CC, but the one that was most interesting for me was the new Perspective Warp feature. This is a tool that allows you to modify the perspective of elements within a picture while not impacting other parts of the picture. A common situation where this presents itself is in architectural photography where a building needs perspective correction. Read more...

How to freeze motion in low light using the optical viewfinder
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How to freeze motion in low light using the optical viewfinder

Tim Marchant (timpsm)

In his article Tim Marchant reviews a technique to capture moving objects in low-light by under-exposure and then post-processing to recover the image - but without motion blur. Read more on how to show some crisp keeper shots under difficult conditions from your new gear. Read more...

How to Expose for Pinpoint Stars Over a Landscape
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How to Expose for Pinpoint Stars Over a Landscape

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

Trying to capture detail in both the landscape and the stars can be difficult, but from about one hour before sunrise to approximately 30 minutes before sunrise there is a sweet spot that allows you to capture enough information in both areas to produce a stunning final image. Follow Mike Hagen as he goes through the checklist of 10 steps to perfect star photography. Read more...

Hunting for Rhythms in Photography
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Hunting for Rhythms in Photography

Jan Stimel (photocyan)

The rhythms and patterns in an image can considerably improve its visual quality. Get inspired by the advice in our article for an effective "rhythm hunt". Read more...

How to Fill In Missing Pixels From Panorama Stitches
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How to Fill In Missing Pixels From Panorama Stitches

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

Panoramas are a lot of fun not only because of the pleasing visual effect but also because of the challenges they may represent to get it right. One of such challenges is missing pixels while stitching together the images made. Mike Hagen shows us how to go about it without much hassle. Read more...

How to Master Composition Technique: Leading Lines
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How to Master Composition Technique: Leading Lines

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

If you are looking to further improve your photographs, this article by Mike Hagen offers straightforward practical tips to use the Leading Lines compositional principle that will definitively add to the ‘WOW Factor’ of your images. Read more...

Thousand shades of grey: The beauty of the black and white image
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Thousand shades of grey: The beauty of the black and white image

Jan Stimel (photocyan)

The process of how to convert your color images to beautiful black & white imagery is a fascinating journey to the roots of photography, its history and technique. Improve the look of your photographs and get inspired by this easy how-to. Read more...

The Window Light: Use natural light to shoot appealing portraits
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The Window Light: Use natural light to shoot appealing portraits

Jan Stimel (photocyan)

Many photographers use costly lighting equipment to create a pleasing look of their images. In this article our Nikonians author, Jan Stimel, explores the power of the window light and how it can be creatively used. Read more...

The home studio: Inspirational objects in your own home
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The home studio: Inspirational objects in your own home

Jan Stimel (photocyan)

There are some things in our world, unseen, small, unnoticed and unique, all waiting to be explored, captured and shared. We would like to invite you to a journey to discover such things, surprisingly - in your own home. Read more...

Glowing fox: Interesting photographs in foggy weather
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Glowing fox: Interesting photographs in foggy weather

Jan Stimel (photocyan)

In this short article, our new author, Ján Štimel, will explore some methods on how you can achieve interesting, and hopefully appealing, photographs in seemingly dull weather conditions like the thick fog he experienced. Read more...

Unraveling the Mysteries of Digital Image Blending
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Unraveling the Mysteries of Digital Image Blending

Larry Anderson (mnbuilder49)

While at the 13th Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT) our van took a morning break at the hotel while the snow was not inviting outside. Larry, a very good friend of many years and Nikonians Moderator of the HDR forum, invited us to share his experience on image blending in Photoshop. Regardless of the level of expertise of those of us watching, this brief session was a revelation… Enjoy! Read more...

Using high speed crop mode on your Nikon pro body
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Using high speed crop mode on your Nikon pro body

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Many sports and wildlife shooters prefer to use this mode, both for the extra apparent reach, and the increased motor drive speed it allows. Have you ever used the High-Speed Crop Mode on your D2x? Many that I've spoken to haven't, simply because they have not taken the time to figure out how to enable it on the D2x. Why not get your D2x and let's look at how it's done. Read more...

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