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Nikon Z8 Wishlist

Nikon is going to release a pro-grade Z-mount mirrorless camera later this year (probably something like “Nikon Z8”), so I decided to put together a wishlist of features that I hope to see implemented. It is expected that this camera is going to feature IBIS, dual card slots, a 60 MP+ sensor (according to Nikon Rumors), […]

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Nikon Z6 and Z7 Add Animal Eye AF via Firmware

Improved subject-tracking autofocus capabilities, along with other fixes are included It is a big day today for Nikon Z shooters – Nikon has just released a huge firmware 3.0 update that includes a number of big upgrades and fixes, including the introduction of “Animal Detection” autofocus mode that adds dogs and cats to the subjects […]

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Why a Solid Tripod is a Life-Long Investment

Here is why you shouldn’t cheap out on a good tripod It has now been almost 10 years since I purchased my Gitzo Traveler tripod. I have taken it with me all over the world, and it has been my favorite tripod to use for travel photography. I wrote a detailed review of the Gitzo Traveler […]

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Complete Guide to Winter Photography

Winter is an amazing season for photography, especially nature photography. Conditions may be harsh, but your photos will reflect that – they’ll stand out and convey different emotions than normal. Of course, winter photography also brings with it a number of challenges. This guide covers everything you need to know. For starters, I hope it […]

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New Nikon Z6 and Z7 Firmware 2.20 Adds CFexpress Support

Nikon has just released the next big firmware update v2.20 for the Z6 and Z7 cameras that adds CFexpress support. In addition, the company has announced its paid service upgrade to add ProRes RAW video recording to both cameras. For $200 plus shipping, Nikon will upgrade any Z6 or Z7 camera with ProRes RAW video […]

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What to Photograph in Uzbekistan

Earlier this year, I had a chance to travel and photograph my home country of Uzbekistan for three weeks, as part of a photography job for the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Tourism Development (basically, the Ministry of Tourism). It was a surreal experience for me personally, because I had not seen […]

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How to Photograph the Mercury Transit

Every so often, the planet Mercury lines up perfectly between the Earth and the Sun. When it does, astronomers and photographers have a relatively rare chance to see and photograph the planet Mercury transiting across the Sun. Today (November 11, 2019) is one of those opportunities. In this article, I will cover some tips and […]

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Takeaways from an Amazing Landscape Photography Shoot

Before Nasim and I traveled to the Faroe Islands two months ago, the weather forecast predicted nonstop rain and nearly 100% cloud cover for the entire ten-day trip. Upon arrival, things didn’t look any better. Rain today. Rain tomorrow. Hey – only a 70% chance of rain on Sunday. Turns out that accurately predicting the […]

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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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