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 [...]

Corey Rich Adventure Video With the Nikon D7000

If you’ve ever questioned the capabilities of the Nikon D7000, then I encourage you to see this video that Corey Rich recently produced in the extreme Alaskan wilderness. His documentary is a testament to hard work, great vision, and more hard work! Just watching the video made me tired.
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Visceral Morning at Camp of the Cascades

Last weekend I attended a retreat at Camp of the Cascades, near Yelm Washington. It was a short event where we arrived at 6pm on Friday evening, then departed by 3pm the next day, but I still brought my camera to see if I might be able to capture a few pics of the area. [...]

What’s Your Walk-Around Camera?

This week has been a low photo-productivity week for me since I’ve been hunkered down writing books. However, like most shooters, I get antsy and have to get out of my office to shoot pictures. When I head out on an errand or go for a walk, I like to take an easy-to-use camera with [...]

Always Take Your Camera

I know you’ve all heard this a million times before, but if you are a photographer, then you should always have a camera with you. I don’t care what type of camera you take, but it should be something that allows you to snap an image. Cell phone. Point and Shoot. dSLR. Rangefinder. EVIL. ILC. [...]

Event Photography With Flash

Great questions today from a photographer (W. Kwan) who attended my recent workshops in Los Angeles. Here are his questions and my answers below.
Mike,
First off, I’d really like to take this opportunity to thank you for your hard work and dedication to the Nikonians community. ¬†Your workshop was the best class/workshop I’ve ever been to [...]

Metal Tulips

Creating a compelling photo with every-day subjects can be extremely difficult. Take for example, the venerable tulip. It has been photographed in every conceivable way you can imagine. I’ve seen photos of tulips splashing in water, upside down, against black backgrounds, against the blue sky, and repeating in patterns of giant fields as far as [...]

Nikon D7000 Technique - Mirror Lock UP and HDR

The new Nikon D7000 camera keeps on impressing me. There are a lot of little improvements in the software that really benefit photographers trying to get the most performance out of their gear. One of these is being able to shoot a bracketed HDR burst while also using Mirror Lock-up.

Let me explain why [...]

Bleach Bypass from Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0

I think all photographers should keep current on software and post-processing methods. In the “old days” of digital photography we had to create everything in Photoshop. We learned all kids of tricks and methods to produce frames, grunge looks, cross processing, etc. Now, all we need to do is spend a few bucks on a [...]

February 2011 Out There Images, Inc. Newsletter is Posted

Our February 2011 Out There Images, Inc. newsletter is posted here: http://www.outthereimages.com/newsletter.html . Articles in this month’s newsletter:
- New Workshops Posted
- Nikon D7000 and SB-700
- January GOAL Assignment: Shoot in Black and White to See Shape and Form
- February GOAL Assignment: The Defining Characteristic
- Photo Techniques: Do I Need a Center Column?
- Digital Tidbits: Preparing [...]