My recent post on microshake and micro blur has generated a lot of very positive feedback and I thank folks for their grace and courtesy. This article discusses steps to take when you’ve done all you can and believe that the issue is the combination of lens and camera. It get’s a little deep, so be brave and read on… Continue reading I Don’t Think My Lens is Sharp…now what?
It happened again this week. A former student sent me an email, “I should give up or get a different camera. Everything looked great on the LCD but when I got the pictures into Lightroom they weren’t tack sharp. I don’t know what I am doing wrong and it’s making me depressed.”
We’ve all been there. Let’s look at getting to a happier place. Continue reading But It Looked Great on the Camera LCD…
We hear a lot about using luminosity masks. I hear the term thrown around a lot, but when I dig in, folks often understand that they are great tools, but don’t know where they come from, what one can do with them and how to make them. In fact, I have encountered nice people who are paying $$ for Photoshop actions that make luminosity masks. Ok. I’m going to teach you to make your own as well. Continue reading The Value Proposition of Luminosity Masks
Just a week following the announcement of the Profoto B2 compact, portable, battery powered strobes, Elinchrom has announced the ELB 400 for delivery later this spring. The ELB 400 replaces the Quadra Hybrid lineup. So what’s new? Read on gentle reader… Continue reading NEW : Elinchrom ELB 400
You bought a DSLR or Mirrorless camera. It’s awesome. It helps you make great images. You’re really starting to see like a photographer. Yet there’s something that’s as Pink Floyd would have said “not quite right”. Odds are good, it’s the lens, so come with me brave readers and learn where to go next. Continue reading Moving Beyond Your Kit Lens
Last year, I made the shift in battery powered strobes to the Profoto B1 system including the TTLc remote control. Of course it does more than TTL, you have full manual control and access to the incredible assortment of Profoto light shaping tools. Reviewers around the world loved the system and pros such as Joe McNally, Dixie Dixon and Tamara Lackey have moved to the Profoto system from alternatives. Recently, Profoto announced a smaller lighter battery powered strobe called the B2. I want it. Let me explain why. Continue reading The Profoto B2 Off Camera Flash
I’ve been on this quest for the perfect small / pocket camera. There is nothing wrong with any of the cameras that I own. There’s really nothing wrong with the iPhone 6+ either for that matter. So why this quest? I want more flexibility and quality than I can get out of the iPhone, I prefer to shoot RAW, and I don’t care for what happens with digital zoom in the iPhone. Continue reading The Perfect Pocket Camera?
The good folks at Nikon Canada have provided me a D750 for evaluation. The D750 is the long awaited successor to the proven and well loved D700. It’s not the only Nikon full frame of course. There are the D610, the D810, the D810A, the D3X, the D4 and the D4S. And of course, one of my personal favourites, the DF. With so many excellent full frame Nikons to choose from, what makes the D750 such a solid choice and why would you pick it over one of the others? Continue reading Picking a Full Frame Camera from Nikon
The folks at Nikon have announced the new D810A. The camera is a specific design for astrophotography. Nikon has customized the camera for this specific set of tasks. Continue reading Astro-Champ : The Nikon D810A
Since the announcement of the 50MP full frame Canons, the internet has been positively blooming with conjecture and opinion. There are even some facts! Let’s try to net this out with what we actually know, and then yes, I will even throw in some opinions. Continue reading The 50 Megapixel Canons – Is Bigger Really Better?