Nikon D800 Mirror Lockup Without Shutter Release Cable

The more I use the Nikon D800, the more impressed I am with all of its capabilities. A new feature that I’ve recently discovered is using the shutter delay mode in conjunction with the Mirror Lock Up mode.
Macro photography is one of my favorite subjects to shoot and I typically use a shutter release cable [...]

Early Morning Gig Harbor Panorama with Nikon D800

Here’s a nice shot from Gig Harbor, WA yesterday morning. I was running a private workshop with a photographer from Reno, NV and we were photographing the bay during blue hour. I set my camera for Fluorescent WB, ISO 200, f/8 and a 30 second exposure. Beautiful!

D800 Ultimate Test - Killer Whales From One Mile with 24-70mm Lens

Last night, I went out to a local waterfront park with my family for a Sunday evening picnic. We were eating our sandwiches and skipping rocks when I spotted a pod of Orca about a mile away. I always have a camera with me, and this time around I had the Nikon D800 with a [...]

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.

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 [...]

Two Great Nikon Related Articles

Here are two resources for you Nikon shooters out there wanting to learn more about the Nikon D4 and the D800/D800E.
The first is a BTS (behind the scenes) video put together by Corey Rich from his new short film “Why”. The video shows how he created the film as well as all kinds of gear [...]

March 2012 Newsletter is Posted

The March 2012 Out There Images newsletter is posted!
http://www.outthereimages.com/12_03_newsletter.html

News this month:
- D800 or D4?
- Two openings for Galapagos
- Two New Books Shipping This Month
- Book Giveaway
- Stuff I Like This Month
- February GOAL Assignment: Purposeful Distortion
- March GOAL Assignment: Walking Zoom
- Digital Tidbits: What Camera Settings Affect RAW?
- Book Review: Ten Photo Assignments to develop [...]