Photography

Tamron 18-270mm PZD review – well, kinda, it’s just my impressions!

February 26, 2012
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The thing about opinions is that they change from time to time. Just one year ago, I was on about “lens quality” and “pixel sharpness” etc., I was shooting with expensive, good quality glass on my D7000. I even published a blog post comparing the expensive Nikon 24-120mm F4 VR lens with the cheaper superzoom […]

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New Photo eBook: “Exposure for Outdoor Photography”

February 16, 2012
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There is more to exposure than just getting the right amount of light into the camera. Every exposure also creates a specific aesthetic. Exposure For Outdoor Photography by Michael Frye is about natural-light photography and the creation of exposures that are not only technically perfect, but aesthetically compelling. This 50-spread PDF eBook, tackles the basics, […]

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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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“Beyond Thirds” – A photographer’s Introduction to Creative Composition by Andrew S. Gibson

November 16, 2011
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New eBook Available: BEYOND THIRDS is a captivating and inspiring 38-page eBook about taking composition past the so-called rules. It’s a thoughtful, practical book about the way we build our photographs within the constraint of the frame. Andrew S. Gibson moves past the traditional discussion of thirds by showing how a more holistic approach can […]

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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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New photo eBook: “Making Light – An introduction to off-camera flash”

August 17, 2011
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MAKING LIGHT is all about producing beautiful photographs with your off-camera flash. These practical techniques are specific to one remote flash so you can forget about all the fuss of using tons of equipment. Learn how to fill in harsh shadows, balance ambient light, rescue fading evening light, or substitute for a complete lack of […]

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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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New photo eBook: “Andes – the print and the process series” by Andrew S. Gibson

August 2, 2011
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Using both film and digital capture, Gibson captures the natural and majestic beauty of places like Machu Picchu; as well as, the rich culture and struggles of the Incas and their mountain lifestyle in a raw and intimate journey that is as much about photography as it is about adventure. Andrew is a gifted teacher […]

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New photo eBook released: “Your Creative Mix” by Corwin Hiebert

July 19, 2011
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Your Creative Mix takes an in-depth look at the value of growing your passion for art, honing your creative skills, and finding new ways to connect and share with likeminded people as a way to grow your photography business. This eBook bridges the gap between creativity and commerce. It focuses on the unique business and […]

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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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Fuji X100: My First Impressions [UPDATED August 1st 2011]

July 6, 2011
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I’ve been eyeballing the Fuji X100 camera since it was announced late 2010. Initially I thought it was too expensive, considering the limitations such as fixed focal length and fixed lens, meaning you can’t zoom (without using your feet, that is) and you can’t change the lens to anything else, like on DSLR and on […]

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Sony HX9V digital camera – Overview

July 5, 2011
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Sony’s latest range of Cyber-shot digital cameras were released in late April 2011 with the DSC-HX9V at the forefront of these new designs. Much like it’s predecessor the DSC-HX7V, the 9V is designed as a traditional compact camera which boasts some top-end new camera technologies. The appearance of the camera is very similar to the […]

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Photo eBook: “A Deeper Frame” by David duChemin PLUS the Deepest Discount Ever!

June 28, 2011
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David duChemin’s first eBook in over 6 months, A Deeper Frame, is an introduction to the discussion about re-introducing the illusion, or perception, of depth that is removed when the camera flattens the three-dimensional world into two. This insightful and inspirational eBook will help you understand principles that artists have understood for centuries, but that […]

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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: 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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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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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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