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Nikon vs Canon – Clash of the Titans

Nikon vs Canon – Clash of the Titans The place: Postwar Japan. The players: Canon Camera Company, Inc. and Nikon Corporation. The stakes: World domination in the modern camera market. At the time, probably few appreciated what a clash of the titans the world would see as Nikon and Canon began to wage a seemingly never-ending battle to claim the position as the

Nikon vs Canon – Clash of the Titans2018-09-29T05:36:38+00:00

7 Tips For Winning Your First Photo Competition

7 Tips For Winning Your First Photo Competition The Internet and other media are so rich with photos that there seems to be more interest in photography that ever before. That’s led to a large number of photo contests. Entering photo contests can be a great way to sharpen you skills and get your name out there as a talented photographer. Let’s look

7 Tips For Winning Your First Photo Competition2018-08-22T04:45:46+00:00

Calero Lake with the Dogs

Calero Lake with the Dogs Calero Lake is a California State Park located just outside of San Jose California. Minutes from South San Jose and Morgan Hill. Calero Lake is one of Santa Clara County’s most diverse regional park and recreation areas.  My wife and I took our dogs here over the past weekend. California summers are hot and spending a day near

Calero Lake with the Dogs2018-08-22T04:30:47+00:00

Smartphones are dominating market

Smartphones are consistently dominating the digital camera market In the past only photographers had a camera readily available at their disposal and virtually no one had a camera with them all of the time. Now in 2014 every person you see on the streets including elderly and the children have a pretty good camera in their smartphone with them at all times. It

Smartphones are dominating market2018-08-22T04:14:20+00:00

What is Depth of Field? How to use it to control sharpness

What is Depth of Field? How to use it to control sharpness Many photographers have no clue about what the Depth of Field (DOF) preview button on their camera does. A good number have actually attempted to press the button, which got them disappointed when everything went dark while viewed though their viewfinders. And so to speak, have never attempted to press that

What is Depth of Field? How to use it to control sharpness2018-08-22T04:02:36+00:00

Taking The Perfect Pictures In Snow And Wintry Conditions

Taking the Perfect Pictures in Snow and Wintry Conditions If you’ve ever taken any pictures of somewhere where the background’s been mainly snow, you’ll probably have noticed that the shot didn’t look too great. The white, crisp snow can end up looking a little murky and dull, while any people in the shot can look very under-exposed. Fortunately for us photographers, there’s always

Taking The Perfect Pictures In Snow And Wintry Conditions2018-08-22T03:47:59+00:00

Nikon D7000 – Not as Old as Some Might Think

Nikon D7000 - Not as Old as Some Think Most of you are thinking that I am writing a Nikon D7000 Review from an inside of a time machine in 2010, when D7000 was introduced and this information was actually useful. I respectfully disagree with that portion of my audience. D7000 is not to be dismissed, especially with the success and a higher

Nikon D7000 – Not as Old as Some Might Think2018-09-29T05:39:46+00:00

Nikon D610 Review

Nikon D610 Review Only one year after the release of the D600, Nikon releases the D610. Most Nikon users agree that the update came after an onslaught of sensor and oil spot complaints and Nikon’s inability to fix the issue. I was personally affected and had to exchange 6 bodies, until I ended up with the one I am using today. Almost a

Nikon D610 Review2018-09-29T05:41:14+00:00

Don’t Throw Away Your Old Lenses!

Don’t Throw Away Your Old Lenses! When the photographic bug bites you, it creates an interest and desire to make great photographs your whole life. You just won’t settle for second rate photos. For many of us, that has created a camera case of old SLR lenses from the days before we invested in a digital SLR camera. We don’t want to waste

Don’t Throw Away Your Old Lenses!2018-08-22T02:26:53+00:00

Nikon D810 Review

Nikon D810 Review The launch of Nikon’s D800 caused great excitement among photographers, largely because of its outstanding 36 million pixel count. The replacement of this groundbreaking camera has now arrived with the 36.3MP Nikon D810, which has no anti-aliasing effect, having been deemed to produce the highest image quality ever known in Nikon’s history. With an increased ISO sensitivity that ranges from

Nikon D810 Review2018-08-22T02:52:23+00:00