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Color vs. Black and White: The Winner is You

If you know me and my work you know that I’m a fan of black and white photography. Simply put, black and white is awesome.

But I think I forget about the power of black and white photography and I should know better.

I have spent thousands of hours in darkrooms breathing in toxic chemicals just so I could communicate what I saw in beautiful tones of gray. Great landscapes take o…Read On…

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Good Things Come To Those Who Wait: The Long Exposure

In a digital world, we rarely have to wait. Our pictures are available instantly after we take them. There’s little time for anticipation or surprise.

But long exposures take time.

The slow shutter speeds required for long exposures often translate moving elements within a frame into beautiful patterns of unpredictable blur. Water takes on an ethereal quality. Car lights turn in…Read On…

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The Evolution of Back-Button Autofocus: The D500 (and D5)

D500, 24-70mm f2.8VR -back button single point AF focused on the eye.

I finally have a chance to write a few thoughts down on the new Nikon D500. Were you (like me) one of the thousands of Nikon photographers who waited seven years for the successor to the D300s?

I have used a full-frame Nikon DSLR since the introduction of the D3/D700 series, but I have co-currently kept a DX …Read On…

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When Sharpness Is Important It’s Auto ISO To The Rescue

 

Time is something precious. In the photography of a fast-moving world you don’t have much time to react and capture the best moment. Technology has made it easier but it’s still not easy and likely never will be.

To put the odds of capturing a decisive moment in my favor, I like to simplify my process so I can react quickly and get the shot. Nikon has helped speed things up wi…Read On…

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File Formats With Benefits: Shooting JPEG

If you’ve been serious about photography, you no doubt have heard the praises of shooting RAW, which I will talk about in a future post.

RAW is the way to go for most serious photographers but there are many good reasons to shoot JPEG as well and our Nikon bodies don’t force us to choose, we can shoot both RAW & JPEG files, giving us the same file number just the extension is diffe…Read On…

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