Nikon D800 and D4 Setup Guides Posted

I’ve posted PDF versions of our famous setup guides for the Nikon D800/D800E and the Nikon D4 cameras. The guides show my personal recommendations for setting up menus, buttons and dials in four configurations: Travel/Landscape, Portrait/Wedding, Sports/Action, and Point and Shoot.
The guides are free to download and print out for your own use. If you [...]

Four New Nikon D800 Features I Like

Here’s a quick video showing off four new Nikon D800 features that I like. Enjoy!

Four New Nikon D800 Features I Like from Mike Hagen on Vimeo.

New Profoto Studio Kit Test

Profoto asked us to test out their new Studio Kit, so I put it through its paces to see how it works in the real world. Read the whole article at the website here:
Profoto D1 Air Studio Kit Review.
Also, be sure to check out the video on page 2 showing how the kit works.

Large Prints From the Nikon D800

I’ve been using the Nikon D800 for less than a week now and wanted to create some large prints from the camera to assess its overall quality. I sent off four different files to a large-format Epson inkjet printer and was very impressed with the resulting images. They are truly beautiful and are giving my [...]

How Much Detail from a Severely Underexposed D800 Photo?

More Nikon D800 fun. Just to see how far I could take a Nikon D800 image, I processed this black and white from a single dramatically underexposed shot. The processed photo is above and the unprocessed, underexposed shot below.
Nikon D800, 14-24mm f2.8. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw, then Nik Color Efex Pro 4 using Detail [...]

Nikon D800’s Wonderful Ability to Crop

One of the things I’m loving about the Nikon D800 is the ability to frame the photo relatively loosely and then crop to what I need. I went out last evening to photograph the Tacoma Narrows Bridge at dusk. I shot the image at a wide-angle and then cropped it in Photoshop to a 12″ [...]

Nikon D800 Initial Impressions from the Studio and Outdoors

The Nikon D800 has arrived and it is a beauty! I’ve been shooting with the camera today and thought I’d put together a quick video and some sample images showing some of today’s first pictures from the studio and the outdoors. Here’s a direct link to the video if it isn’t showing up in your [...]

The Photographer’s Guide to the Nikon 1 V1/J1

Jason Odell’s newest PDF eBook, The Photographer’s Guide to the Nikon 1 V1/J1 is now available for download from Luminescence of Nature Press. I recently read the book while on a photo trip and must say that Jason has done a great job of covering all aspects of the Nikon 1 camera system. Jason’s writing style is easy [...]

Thousands of Images, Now What? Shipping

Our brand new book Thousands of Images, Now What? is shipping. We’ve just received our preliminary copies of the book and will be sending out autographed copies to all of you who pre-ordered. The book looks great and I’m very happy with the final product. You can order autographed copies at our website for Out There Images [...]

Nikon CLS Books Have Arrived and We’re #2 at

We just received our first preliminary shipment of The Nikon Creative Lighting System 2nd Edition books and we’ll be sending out signed copies next week to those of you who ordered in advance. As an author, it’s always fun to get your hands on an actual copy of a book after so many months of [...]