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How to Easily Add Fireworks to Empty Skies

So, you know how to take photos of fireworks, but what can you do with them now? Maybe you have a great composition of a city, with fireworks lighting the sky above, or maybe, like me, you just got a few shots of fireworks alone in an empty sky. In this tutorial, you will learn how […]

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The Smartphone vs The Camera Industry

The camera market is continuing to shrink, and now we’ve got the iPhone 11 Pro If you have not had a chance to see my iPhone X review, I recommend that you start there first. This post is a continuation of my thoughts on the photography market, computational photography and the use of artificial intelligence in […]

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Desert Travels in Namibia with the Nikon Z7

Five years ago my wife and I travelled to Namibia. Like many others I marveled at the beauty of – and photographed – the Sossusvlei sand dunes. Simple shapes set against an impossibly blue sky. As it then seemed a once-in-a-lifetime trip, I took a Nikon D800E with a range of prime lenses, including the […]

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The Case for f/16

f/16, the unloved f-stop, is far more useful than we give it credit for. As photographers, it’s easy to get in our own heads and overthink which aperture to use. On one hand, there’s the classic saying – “f/8 and be there.” On the other, modern lens reviews almost always conclude that the sharpest aperture is around […]

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Fujifilm GFX 100 is a Beast, But Not Without Problems

100 MP for $10K. That’s some serious green for a very serious camera. Being Fuji’s third medium format camera, the GFX 100 has a lot going for it. A high-resolution 100 MP sensor, the first of its kind IBIS (for medium format), pro-grade build and a fresh design approach. I have been shooting with the […]

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Understanding Luminosity Masks in Photoshop

Luminosity masks are powerful tools to successfully blend your images There are many ways to select an area of an image. In this article, we will take a detailed look at what luminosity masks are, how to create them and how to use them effectively in Photoshop. Luminosity masks are one of the most powerful […]

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It’s Time for More Pancake Lenses

Companies like Nikon, Canon, and Sony put a lot of effort into making lightweight cameras. Why not do the same for lenses? Camera manufacturers have gone all-in on the idea of lightweight cameras. That’s almost entirely how mirrorless got its start, and it remains a major reason why photographers switch from their bulky DSLRs today. […]

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Understanding Aspect Ratios in Photography

Everything you need to know about aspect ratio In photography, aspect ratio is a fundamental concept that can influence the way we frame and compose our images. Although it might sound confusing for beginners at first, it is a relatively simple subject to understand. In this article, we will explore aspect ratios in detail and […]

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Nikon Z 24mm F1.8 S Announcement: 4 Aspherical Elements, $1000

There’s a lot to like in Nikon’s newest wide-angle mirrorless lens. Nikon just announced its seventh lens for the Nikon Z mirrorless cameras, the Z 24mm f/1.8 S. Although we already knew this lens would arrive in 2019 thanks to Nikon’s roadmap, today’s announcement sheds much more light on its features. The 24mm f/1.8 ships in October […]

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Nikon D6 and 120-300mm f/2.8E VR Announcements

The next-generation flagship Nikon D6 together with a brand new 120-300mm f/2.8E VR lens are in the works Nikon has just announced that it is “developing” the next generation top-of-the-line “flagship” camera for sports and wildlife photographers, the Nikon D6. The launch is intended for the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan next summer, which is […]

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