Nikon DF

Nikon has announced a beautiful looking retro classic DSLR which sports a 16.2 MP and ISO from 100 to 25600 and 39 point focus auto system. To top it off, the camera is compatible with almost all Nikon lenses including the AI-S manual lenses.

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This could be a game changer!

Capturing Creative Motion Blur

Motion blur is a great way to emphasize movement in what is normally a static photograph.  In today’s article, we go through the process of creating a photograph that captures the hustle and bustle of a crowded downtown street corner while keeping our subjects static.
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A Quick Guide to Focusing

Today’s post will introduce you to a quick and dirty guide to auto focusing – how to help you get the shot you want without wasting time.

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Knowing how to use your camera’s auto focus system is essential to taking great photos. So let’s get started.

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How to Improve your Photography – Look for the Unique Angles

This is the first article of an ongoing series where we look at simple ways to improve our photography. Many beginners, and even advanced photographers overlook some of obvious ways to better their shots and hopefully these posts will help remind you what to look out for.
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In this post we’ll explore how taking a few extra steps to look at a shot from a different angle can help take your photos to the next level.

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Adobe Lightroom 3.0 is now available

The official release of Lightroom 3.0 is now available after a long public beta testing round. There’ve been a number of interesting changes from the public beta version, and this final release looks like it will be a great tool for photographers with significantly more features than in v2.0 that would be worth upgrading for.

More after the jump.

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4 Essential and Free Photography Apps for the iPhone & iPod Touch

I love my iPhone and I love all the apps that are available for it. So today, I wanted to go through PhotoBlazr’s top 4 FREE photography-related iPhone apps. All these apps do work on iPod Touch as well by the way

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Now I’ve downloaded a lot of photography apps for my iPhone over the last month or two, and most of these programs have turned out to be fun for about 5 minutes, before I’ve gotten bored and moved on to the next gimmick. These 4 apps though have remained on my iPhone for a few weeks now, and have proved themselves worthwhile. They’re not only fun to use, but have also improved my productivity. The best part is that they’re all free!

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Photoshop CS5 – A Game Changing Release?

Adobe Photoshop CS5 was just announced for release on April 12, 2010. This much anticipated release will introduce among other things two brand new game-changing features:

  • Content Awareness and
  • new brush tool behaviours.

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More about each of these features with links to some mind-blowing demo videos after the jump.

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Studio Lighting Setups & Examples

This presentation highlights the differences betwen reflector lighting, umbrella lighting and softbox lighting using examples.

4 easy composition rules for strong photography

I created and presented this slideshow a while ago for the Rotman Photo Association. We use examples of strong photos to describe 4 simple techniques to create your own great pictures.

If you found this slideshow delivery format helpful/not helpful, I’d love to hear any feedback.

How to Build A Portable Studio-Quality Background in 20 minutes

This weekend I took on a DIY project to build a decent background for use in portraits that would give me studio quality shots but still be light, portable and easy to store.

Since I have no talent in painting or construction, I knew I wouldn’t be able to paint one myself or build something too complicated.

As they say, necessity (or is it laziness? ;) ) is the mother of invention and so I forced myself to look around for materials that were ready-to-use and easy to put together.

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After the jump, this week’s video shows you how to build a great photography background in less than 20 minutes.

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