I really don't think that there was as much hype and expectation around a DSLR in 2017 than what surrounded the release and shipment of Nikon's D850. Check out my deep dive review and find out if the expectations were fulfilled. (HINT oh yeah!)Read More
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I warn folks up front that this is not a how-to, or solution oriented post on making tethering work in Lightroom. That has been covered in many classes by Scott Kelby and others, including myself. Mostly it involves prayer, a blood sacrifice of some creature at least chicken sized, speaking in tongues and gnashing of teeth. Then it works until it doesn't.Read More
Let's be honest. None of us creatives want to work for nothing. We get annoyed when a prospect spends a lot of time learning from us, and then gives the business to some dork who will do the job a little cheaper and with a lot less skill. Now consider who and where you get your photo and video gear from.Read More
How wide is wide enough? Do you want fisheye wide or rectilinear wide? Have you figured out the whole "composing for ultra wide thing"? Read this essay to see if the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 might be the perfect ultra wide for you.Read More
I want to change that blather about the best camera being "the one that you have with you" to "the best camera to always have with you". Face it, smartphones are wonderful devices, but great foundations for photography they are not. There's a massive difference between taking pictures and making photographs, and if photography is important to you, you want to do the latter, not the former.Read More
As you may know, I provide support and moderation on some different photography forums, and as often comes around, the subject of grain and noise has appeared again, and as is common, the subject is accompanied by an ocean going freighter filled with bullcrap, pseudo science and completely wrong so-called "facts".Read More
Do you know which is the fastest growing space in dedicated cameras these days? As you’ve likely guessed it’s mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. In fact outside of North America, mirrorless is killing it, we appear to be more conservative here, and part of that may be the number of completely invalid ideas about mirrorless. Time for an episode of Mythbusters, The Photo Video Guy style.Read More
In case you had not heard, DxO has acquired all of the components of the Nik Collection from Google, and plans a new version in 2018. They have also updated their product formerly known as DxO Optics to DxO PhotoLab Elite 1 and are already incorporating Nik's unique U Point technology.Read More
On October 18th Adobe made it official that there are two different Lightroom tracks. The product that we have known for two years as Lightroom CC is now called Lightroom Classic and a new version became available to subscribers today.
The name Lightroom CC now refers to a different product, basically Lightroom in the Cloud targeted at clients with smaller photo libraries who want everything in the cloud and nothing stored on a local machine.Read More
For all of us who love photography, we will find two fundamental groups of photo folks on the Internet. Those who are concerned with becoming the best artists that they can, and those who want to discuss minutiae until the Sun goes nova. Sadly the first group gets influenced by the second group and one topic that keeps coming back like an ugly sore is focus breathing.Read More
The 135mm was for years the go-to telephoto. The 135mm seemed to be deposed in favour of longer telephotos, but now it’s back. Let's have a look at what that means to us. And a big thanks once again to the good folks at Gentec International who made the lens available to me for review.Read More
The awesome people at ON1 have advised that the 2018 release of ON1 Photo RAW 2018 is coming at the end of October. Get in on the ground floor of this new release that brings a host of new features and enhancements to this already formidable offering.Read More
With the recent announcement of iOS 11, Apple has delivered on their WWDC promise of new file formats for stills and video. Whether they become industry wide standards is too early to tell, suffice to say that there is finally something potentially better than JPEG and MPEG-4.Read More
At some point, the quest for more resolution runs up against the existing limits to the number of photo sites that can be fit into the physical space of a sensor. The rationale for huge pixel counts on medium format sensors has a mathematical relationship to native print size. And that, may be the salient, if not the only reason why one would look to a 100 megapixel sensor.Read More