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Stay in focus with our digital photography equipment reviews. You'll discover a wide range of information on nature photography in these informative articles.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Gadget Bag: Inkjet Paper For B&W Prints

To make the very best black-and-white prints, you need to have a clean, high-resolution image file, a good printer and the right paper

Back in the days when having a darkroom in your home involved chemistry and safelights, black-and-white printing ruled supreme.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

In Focus: August 2010

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm ƒ/4G ED VR II serves as an excellent addition to your lens kit. With a professional-grade lens body made from die-cast magnesium for increased durability, the lens is sealed to resist moisture and dust. There’s a special meniscus glass to help protect the front element.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Gadget Bag: High Dynamic Range Software

Use digital technology to make your photographs more like human vision

High Dynamic Range—even the words sound exciting. Dynamic range describes the breadth of differences in luminance between the darkest (pure black) and lightest (absolute white) areas in an image.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

In Focus: July 2010

Adobe Photoshop CS5 is loaded with new features for improving images. One of the standout tools is Content-Aware Fill, which removes any detail or object, examines the surroundings and seamlessly fills in the space left behind.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Gadget Bag: Get Your Images Online

Instead of paying to have a website custom-made from scratch, try one of these powerful, easy-to-use options designed for photographers like you

Taking time and exploring nature with a camera is half of the enjoyment of outdoor photography.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Apps You’ll Love For Nature Photography

Oh, the images you’ll make with these little software gems!

Families all over the country give the classic Dr. Seuss story Oh, The Places You’ll Go! to their kids when they graduate from high school.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

In Focus: June 2010

If you’re looking to lighten up your camera bag when hitting the trail, Panasonic has expanded its compact interchangeable-lens camera lineup with the 12.1-megapixel LUMIX DMC-G2 and DMC-G10.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Gadget Bag: Carbon-Fiber Tripods

They’re lightweight, rock-solid tools that are guaranteed to make an immediate improvement in your images

Admit it: You know you should use a tripod more often, but you can find more excuses than a ninth-grader who forgot his homework assignment.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

In Focus: May 2010

Shoot sharp 18-megapixel stills and capture full 1080p HD video using the Canon EOS Rebel T2i, which features 3.7 fps shooting, an ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800), and Canon’s DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

PMA Wrap-Up

Every year, the photo industry assembles for the annual PMA trade show. Manufacturers, distributors and photographers all gather to see the latest innovations and new equipment designed to help photographers take better pictures and do more with them.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Build A Landscape Kit On Any Budget

Great photographs don’t always depend on the price of your equipment. OP takes a look at the advantages and disadvantages of entry-level, midrange and top-tier gear.

Even though technology has certainly changed, the keys to capturing a great landscape haven’t.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Gear Up For The National Parks

Accessories to help you make the most out of any national parks shooting excursion

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) manages 392 “units,” including 58 national parks and 74 national monuments.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Gadget Bag: Photo Backpacks

For trekking into the backcountry of a national park, a backpack is the best way to haul your photo gear

Serious hikers depend on backpacks to carry their shelter, clothing and chow.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

In Focus: April 2010

The Samsung NX10 packs a 14.6-megapixel APS-C-format sensor in a body that’s just 1.6x4.2x3.4 inches.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Gadget Bag: SDHC Memory Cards

Secure Digital memory cards are becoming more popular in all sorts of cameras, and as maximum limits approach terabyte capacities, the format is poised to be the mainstay for still and HD video shooting in the future

Despite strong competition from CompactFlash, the Memory Stick family and xD Picture Cards, the Secure Digital High Capacity memory card format—known as SDHC, for short—leads today’s popularity parade for digital image storage.

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