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 Nikonians.org website here:
Profoto D1 Air Studio Kit Review.
Also, be sure to check out the video on page 2 showing how the kit works.

Images from Zion NP and Bryce Canyon NP

I’m in the middle of running an adventure photo trip to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks for the Nikonians (www.nikonians.org). Had about an hour tonight to process a few images and post them here.

Some nice words

… from a Texas workshop participant - Carl Licari.
http://bit.ly/dscrxn

New article on Africa

Just finished up writing a new article on photo safaris for the Nikonians eZine. Check it out!
http://blog.nikonians.org/archives/2010/03/ezine_45_space_shuttle_commander.html#more
or
http://www.niknians.org/ezine/eZine45.pdf

Why the Dark Skies?

I received a great email question yesterday from a newsletter reader, Jack. He says, “Mike, in my landscape shots, sometimes one side of the sky is darker than the other side.  This can happen whether I’m using a polarizer or not.  Do you know what causes that?”
Here’s my answer:
This is a common issue with wide [...]

More beauty in Denali NP

The mountain wasn’t out today and was obscured by clouds. So, what do you do when the mountain isn’t out? Take pictures of “non mountains”. Today we were blessed with bighorn sheep, caribou, and stunning river valleys.
Denali is truly a national treasure and everyone should make a point to make the trek at least once [...]

Day 2 in Denali NP

Had a fun day yesterday in Denali NP. We were able to photograph the mountain and see how massive it is. The weather up here has been amazing and our group was walking around in t-shirts all day long.
We are headed back into the park today for more fall color, wildlife and nature photography.