Photography

“SHOOT + SHARE: Getting Your Photographs Out Into the World” by Stuart Sipahigil.

April 24, 2012
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SHOOT + SHARE by Stuart Sipahigil is an inspiring and insightful eBook about making photographs you’re proud of and successfully sharing them with an eager audience. Do you want to attract more fans, followers, and buyers? Are your best photographs buried in a shoebox or hard-drive? Stuart will help you define your goals, understand your […]

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Sony NEX-5N firmware update 1.01 improves autofocus speed [video]

March 13, 2012
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Sony just released a firmware update, version 1.01 for their NEX-5N camera, which improves autofocus speed. The update doesn’t do much, here’s all it does: Enhancement of AF response: When subject distance changes enormously. Improved stability in certain camera operations: When setting [Lens Compensation: Distortion] “Auto” and [Picture Effect] “Miniature” at the same time. When […]

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Tips for Sharing and Organizing Your Photos Online

January 20, 2012
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Photo sharing and social networking sites are have become increasingly popular for organizing and sharing photos online. Usually, such sites offer free services with storage space of varying sizes. Some charge for extra premium services and for storage which exceeds the free quota. Photo sharing sites are not just useful for organizing and sharing photos. […]

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“Making the Print”: Printing Techniques for the Digital Photographer

January 17, 2012
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New eBook Available! Making the Print: Printing Techniques for the Digital Photographer by Martin Bailey is the second eBook in our Masterclass series and it’s the perfect primer regarding all things related to fine-art printing. No stone is left unturned as Martin explains in-detail everything you need to know about making beautiful, frustration-free prints. This […]

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“Vision is Better 2” by David duChemin – photography ebook, discount code inside!

December 14, 2011
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New eBook Available! VISION IS BETTER II is a collection of 44 of the most recent essays about the photographic life and craft from David duChemin’s wildly popular PixelatedImage Blog. His insights on the how and why of photography, visual story telling, and life-lessons learned along the way make for a compelling and inspiring eBook […]

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11 Ways to Improve Your Photography – a FREE ebook by Craft & Vision

December 12, 2011
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Craft & Vision recently launched this FREE ebook titled 11 Ways to Improve your Photography. The ebook consists of several authors within the Craft & Vision community, including world-renowned David duChemin, explaining in detail about some of the things they wish they had learned earlier in their career, which would have improved their photography. Well, […]

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“Making Light 2: Advanced Use of Off-Camera Flash” by Piet van den Eynde

October 20, 2011
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New eBook Available MAKING LIGHT II takes an in-depth look at how to get the most from your off-camera flashes. Piet takes you beyond sync speed and softboxes and gets into the details on working with multiple flashes, modifiers, and triggering systems for both Canon and Nikon. This massive eBook also includes 10 case-studies and […]

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The Best Printer Ink & Paper to Use for Photography

October 11, 2011
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Printing professional-looking photographs using a desktop printer can seem a bit daunting, but many printers these days are designed to print very high-quality images, if you make sure a few things are correct. The megapixel count has to be appropriate for the size of the print, and most sizes of pictures will work well with […]

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New photo eBook: “The Inspired Eye 3” by David duChemin

September 20, 2011
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Calibrate your Creativity. The Inspired Eye, Volume 3, is about the creative process behind our photography. Technical proficiency is highly over-rated; if you can make a good exposure, and focus the camera, the rest is about your choices, your own creative decisions in making a photograph. Improving your photography happens when you improve the way […]

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How would you title this photo?

August 9, 2011
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I shot this photo today with the Fuji X100 and figured I’d ask you guys how to title it – so, any suggestions? (also read: Fuji X100 – my first impressions). It was shot in a blacksmith shop but the title doesn’t have to have anything to do with that. Title can be one word, four […]

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Nikon: Why in-lens stabilization (VR) is better than in-camera [video]

July 26, 2011
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Nikon published in a recent article four reasons why in-lens stabilization (Vibration Reduction) is better than in-camera stabilization: Corrected finder image makes photo composition easy. Each lens is optimally tuned to achieve reliable correction. Image information captured by the AF and metering sensors is corrected with in-lens VR. Patterns of image blur are not the […]

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Fuji X100: Write speeds on SD cards

July 14, 2011
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I love my new Fuji X100 and my I’m quite sure my Nikon D7000 is jealous (though it probably wouldn’t admit it…). If you haven’t already, you should read my Fuji Finepix X100 first impressions. But this article is not about praising the X100, it’s about how fast/slow the X100 writes to SD cards. Currently, […]

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Photo of the week: Lake in Denmark with reflections

June 19, 2011
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I shot this photo way back but I didn’t really like it until I started playing around with it in post-processing lately, to bring out the colors even more – this was the final edit that I decided I liked the most, it was also cropped a little to get rid of some of the […]

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Battle At F-Stop Ridge (video)

June 13, 2011
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When a company makes a fun and interesting commercial, I don’t mind sharing it. This is such a video. Especially if you’re into photography, you’re going to love this. The Camera Store was asked on YouTube how many photos were made during this video, their reply: “None, no cards or film in the cameras.”

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(micro)STOCK: From Passion to Paycheck by Nicole S. Young

June 8, 2011
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New eBook Available: (micro)STOCK: From Passion to Paycheck by Nicole S. Young is a jam-packed guide to producing, managing, and marketing your photographs for digital distribution on the micro-stock market. There is a lot more to stock photography than uploading a bunch of pictures and hoping for the best. Nicole shares her industry experience and […]

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Nikkor 24-120mm f4 (vs Nikkor 18-200mm VR in quick lens sharpness comparison test)

June 6, 2011
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I’ve been a happy user of Nikon’s 1st generation Nikkor 18-200mm VR f3.5-5.6 DX lens since I got it for my Nikon D5000 shortly after I purchased the D5000. However, I quickly learned that a fast prime was a must so I also purchased the Nikkor 35mm f1.8 AF-S, which is an amazing (and cheap) […]

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Photo of the week: Empire State Building

June 3, 2011
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I snapped this photo of Empire State Building on my recent trip to New York. I was on one of the tourist cruises and on my way back from Liberty Island when I decided to rack out my new Sigma 18-250mm OS HSM lens to the full 250mm to fill the frame as much as […]

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Nikon’s “Nano Coating” – an interesting video…

May 10, 2011
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When I first decided to buy my Nikon 24-120mm f4 lens, I had no idea what Nikon’s “Nano coating” was, but everybody seemed to love it and I figured it was better to have it, than not to have it. After watching this video, I now know more about “nano coating” and what it does. […]

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How “Lee” filters are made – and why they’re so expensive…

April 26, 2011
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In this video, Lee managing director Eddie Ruffell shows how they make the finest photographic filters – by hand! All the way from the raw chemicals up to the finished filters. Lee filters are known for high quality and judging by all the manual labour involved in the process of making these filters, I’d say […]

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Photo of the week: Cow tongue, or, why you need a lens hood…

April 21, 2011
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It’s time for another Photo of the Week and this time I’m going to show one reason why it’s a good idea to always use a lens hood on your lens for extra protection… This was shot with a wide angle, Tokina 12-24mm, a really great lens for the price, I think. And yes, the […]

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Fixing Lens Creep on Nikon 24-120mm f4 and 18-200mm VR lenses

April 14, 2011
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What’s lens creep? Well, lens creep is basically what happens when your zoom lens is quite front-heavy so if you hold it down it might creep out (zoom) by itself, or if it’s already zoomed out and you hold it up, it might creep back down again. If your lens is creeping in or out […]

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New eBook available: The Power of B&W in Adobe Lightroom & Beyond (A Masterclass)

April 12, 2011
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The Power of Black & White in Adobe Lightroom & Beyond (A Masterclass) by Piet Van den Eynde is an exceptional course on creating black and white photographs in Adobe Lightroom. For the emerging photographer, digital black and white seems like it’s simply a mouse-click away but the process to create exceptional monochrome images requires […]

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Photo of the week: Aerial shot of Malta, Gozo & Comino (with iPhone 4)

March 17, 2011
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I thought I wanted to try something slightly different for this Photo of the week and show you a real snapshot for once, showing a little bit of where I live. What I mean by “snapshot” is a photo that was born for no real reason other than just to take a photo of whatever […]

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Easy Ways to Get Stunning Photographs from Your Point-and-Shoot

March 5, 2011
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Maybe a DSLR camera is out of your price range, or maybe you are too intimidated by the myriad of knobs, buttons, and lenses that come with shooting with such a camera. Or then again, maybe you simply do not want to lug your prized camera to your son’s muddy soccer game, but still want […]

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