Archive — November 2013

Whenever a Nikon CoolPix is mentioned, our thoughts immediately turn to Ashton Kutcher commercials and point-and-shoot cameras. However, the Nikon CoolPix A—a mirrorless APS-C compact camera with a fixed 28mm equivalent F2.8 lens and CMOS sensor—takes some pretty amazing photos for a camera that can fit inside your pocket. In a recent photo contest this past September, Nikon sent each...
Every time I teach a Lightroom workshop, invariably at the end of the workshop, there are a few participants who have a rat’s nest of images all over their computer and who cannot find any one image easily. Staying organized is one of the key things that all of us need to learn when it comes to organizing our image...
In 1999, my wife and I bought my wife's grandmothers house. Each room was left neatly with the normal accumulation of 'things' after 40-years living in one place. Grandma Bolton was a spunky lady, and luckily we were able to get a glance into her past and learn about her life through her possessions. A few weeks into the move,...
The EOS 5D Mark III is a completely re-engineered DSLR camera that boasts improved photo and video capabilities over its predecessor, the EOS 5D Mark II, and continues to address the demanding needs of professionals in still photography, cinema and television. The new firmware update adds two highly useful features: a clean HDMI output option and cross-type AF at f/8....
The Digital Negative (DNG) file format created by Adobe is an open source "archival" file format for raw digital images. It was created because Adobe noticed that some file formats were starting to disappear, and some raw processing software options were not supporting those older out-of-date file formats anymore. For example, Kodak, who is now in bankruptcy, had raw file...
Four years ago, Swedish lighting manufacturer Profoto challenged themselves to create the most easy to use yet powerful and versatile off-camera flash ever released. Today, the B1 is set for launch, together with a new TTL remote for Canon E-TTL II cameras. "The B1 concept was born from a simple idea," says Göran Marén, Product Manager at Profoto. "We wanted...
The new Nikon Df is a modern classic designed for those who have felt a connection to their camera, who revel in the idea of going out to photograph an unfamiliar location, and who know the effort and ultimate satisfaction that is part of getting the shot. Announced today, the Nikon Df is a unique, advanced-level D-SLR that harmonizes Nikon...
Light is the most important element in photography. In fact the word photography comes from Greek meaning ‘to draw with light’. The way light interacts with objects is the reason for color, shape and texture. Being able to control and manipulate light so that you can creatively affect these variables in your photographs is like unlocking a new world of...