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The New System Camera Owner’s Guide

The New System Camera Owner’s Guide

By Christopher Snow December 13, 2013 Source: Reviewed.com Welcome to the big leagues. If you’re a brand-new DSLR or mirrorless system camera owner, the first lesson you’ll learn is just how much you have left to learn. It’s sort of a cruel graduation present, but such is the raw potential of the system camera. Maybe […]

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What is an NRW file?

What is an NRW file?

What are the benefits of using this file type? The NRW (RAW) file has been developed specifically for use with Nikon COOLPIX digital compact cameras to produce images of the highest quality. Images are 12-bit RGB CCD-RAW data with a typical file size of around 22MB. 12-bit data has many times the tonal range of […]

By Thursday, January 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Nikon Case for a Coolpix or Nikon 1 J or V Camera (Black)

Nikon Case for a Coolpix or Nikon 1 J or V Camera (Black)

Summary If you own a Nikon Coolpix P7800 and you are looking for a nice case for this camera look no further than this one. It is made of woven nylon and while not waterproof is certainly sure to keep your camera dry in a light rain. It contains two zippered pouches (one in the […]

By Wednesday, January 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Seven Gables Park Test Images

Seven Gables Park Test Images

Summary Headed over to the park to see whether a glaring sun and snow scene could tackled by the Nikon Coolpix P7800 with minimal effort:

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Flash Test Images: Nikon Speedlight SB-300 w/ Nikon Coolpix P7800

Flash Test Images: Nikon Speedlight SB-300 w/ Nikon Coolpix P7800

Summary Sample images made with Flash and Camera (see picture titles). These images utilize the BOUNCE feature of the flash. The ceiling is light in color and about 8 feet in height. Flash was about 4 feet from ceiling at time of exposure. Noticed that the colors in the picture of Connie were quite rich […]

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Nikon HD-SLR Video Tips

Nikon HD-SLR Video Tips

Source: NikonUSA See the rest of the information here.

By Thursday, December 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Christmas Breakfast 2013

Christmas Breakfast 2013

Summary The small Starbucks a couple of miles from home was open today. So we went and had some oatmeal and spinach croissants. A family met there for breakfast at the table just to my right. A mom and two daughters and two sons (all high school or college age) talked about their gifts and […]

By Wednesday, December 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Hands on impressions of the Nikon Coolpix P7000

Hands on impressions of the Nikon Coolpix P7000

Background Reading  Hands on impressions of the Nikon Coolpix P7000 | Bob Krist Photography (PDF) HANDS ON IMPRESSIONS OF THE NIKON COOLPIX P7000 (Bob Krist Photography) Summary What a difference a few years makes. When last I considered the Nikon Coolpix P7000 it was almost three years ago! Now it has been updated a few times […]

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Test Images: Nikon Coolpix P7800 w/ Nikon SB-300 Speedlight

Test Images: Nikon Coolpix P7800 w/ Nikon SB-300 Speedlight

Summary I own a Nikon 1 V1 and this Speedlight reminds me of the original SB-N5 Speedlight for that camera. Like it the SB-300 is small and will fit nicely in my Nikon camera bag at one end. It runs on 2 AAA batteries so unlike the SB-N5 you will need to keep a couple […]

By Saturday, December 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Flash Units for Nikon

Flash Units for Nikon

Source: DPAnswers Overview of Flash Units Compatible with Nikon’s CLS by Gisle Hannemyr 1. Introduction This note gives an overview of dedicated flash units compatible with Nikon’s CLSthat are made by Nikon and selcted third-party manufacturers. Disclaimer: I have not tested all the units listed in this note myself. The data have been copied from various sources, such as […]

By Friday, December 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Nikon Flash Primer

Nikon Flash Primer

Source: DPAnswers CLS – terminology and features by Gisle Hannemyr 1. Introduction This primer is part of a series of articles about using flash on a digital camera. This segment deals with flash and digital Nikon cameras (DSLR system cameras and the more advanced Coolpix compact cameras) and in particular Nikon’s dedicated system for controlling flash: CLS (Creative […]

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SILVER & LIGHT

SILVER & LIGHT

SILVER & LIGHT from Ian Ruhter : Alchemist on Vimeo. from Ian Ruhter : Alchemist PLUS This project was created with the same spirit that america was founded on. Our intentions are to connect everyone in america through the lens of this camera and social networking sites. We can’t do this without you. We want […]

By Sunday, December 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Paintings In (Really) Living Color

Paintings In (Really) Living Color

by ADAM COLE npr.org This is a painting of man. But it’s also a painting on a man. His skin and clothing have become a canvas for Alexa Meade, an artist based in Washington, D.C. The result is striking -– especially when the subject leaves his acrylic world. First-time viewers of these “Living Paintings” usually react in disbelief: “Wait, […]

By Saturday, June 9, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Photoshop 6 – Field Blur with Bokeh Effect Filter Test

Photoshop 6 – Field Blur with Bokeh Effect Filter Test

Summary The folks at Adobe have been busy putting the finishing touches on their latest Creative Suite release. Photoshop is moving to CS6 and with that comes a rafter of new features. One of this is related to “controllable” blur effects. In the past the blur was indiscriminate in that it was not feathered to […]

By Tuesday, May 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Experimental Images : A Stroll Down Jefferson…

Experimental Images : A Stroll Down Jefferson…

Summary On a recent ride in the City of Chicago we took Jefferson north towards Kinzie before crossing the Chicago River on our way north to view an Urban Farm near Division and Clybourn I came across a corner building painted with political figures. I offer then for your consideration. Never let it be said […]

By Thursday, April 19, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Arranging the deck chairs…

Arranging the deck chairs…

Summary Before you read any further check out this article on the LYTRO. This is a camera isn’t just “pie in the sky” it has indeed been released and reviewed by a reputable photographic reviewer. What this does is reinforce for me the fact that the world is once again shifting under my feet. I’ve […]

By Thursday, April 19, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Experimental Images : Art Institute Lion

Experimental Images : Art Institute Lion

Summary You may have heard that the Nikon 1 V1 does not have much in the way of shallow depth of field. No worries. We can manufacture as little or as much as we want.

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Experimental Images : Connie in a paceline

Experimental Images : Connie in a paceline

Summary On the way back from Native Foods Cafe Connie forms a pace line along Wood Street to fight the wind.

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Experimental Images : Bullwinkle “Goes Cold Turkey” On The Gaming Scene

Experimental Images : Bullwinkle “Goes Cold Turkey” On The Gaming Scene

Summary Rocky and Bullwinkle have gone into therapy as they wrestle their separate “demons”. Despite the fact that Rocky is a flying squirrel he has a fear of heights. It has driven home to strong drink and worse. Meanwhile Boris and Natashe have discovered that Bullwinkle the Moose has been a secret gamer for nearly […]

By Tuesday, April 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Experimental Images : Tax Day Ride 2012

Experimental Images : Tax Day Ride 2012

Some more images processed initially in Adobe Lightroom and then altered in Photoshop. The original images can be found in the ride report elsewhere on this site. As always the bulk of the alteration involves the use of Layers to adjust the images. The idea is the render a few colors (in this case four […]

By Monday, April 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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