Posts Tagged ‘Reviews’

Craft & Vision 2 – Free eBook

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Craft & Vision 2 Click here to visit Craft And Vision and download your free eBook. More Great Ways to Make Stronger Photographs This 45-page PDF eBook is completely free, consider it a random act of kindness to the photography community by the fabulous writers at Craft & Vision. Inside you’ll find articles by 6 Craft […]

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Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens review

Fairchild 24W shot with the Sigma 15mm fisheye

Having made the switch from the Nikon DX format to the Nikon FX (full frame) format I’ve had to completely renew my arsenal of lenses. This hasn’t been as tough as I thought with many of my DX lenses selling for about the same price as purchasing used FX lenses. I did purchased a number […]

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Rabari – Encounters with the Nomadic Tribe by Mitchell Kanashkevich

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Ebook review: Rabari – Encounters with the Nomadic Tribe by Mitchell Kanashkevich Mitchell Kanashkevich embarked on a fascinating 4 month journey to photograph the Rabari, a nomadic group of Indian cattle herders. As with so many cultures in today’s fast paced and ever changing world, the Rabari’s culture is quickly changing and Mitchell’s objective with […]

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Andrew Gibson – Square: The Digital Photographer’s Guide to the Square Format ebook review

Andrew Gibson - Square: The Digital Photographer’s Guide to the Square Format

Square: The Digital Photographer’s Guide to the Square Format by Andrew Gibson Click here to view more details I always enjoy reading photography books that give me incentive to explore new ideas and techniques. Andrew Gibson’s Square: The Digital Photographer’s Guide to the Square Format is such a book although for many of us (showing […]

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Vision is Better II – Free The Mind, Free the Camera. Again by David duChemin

Vision is Better II - Free The Mind, Free the Camera. Again.

Vision is Better II – Free The Mind, Free the Camera. Again by David duChemin For many of us “professional photographers” David duChemin is what we want to be. Now this isn’t quite what it sounds but hear me out on this. David has a philosophy he follows and I think it’s one that many […]

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Free e-book -11 Ways You Can Improve Your Photography

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The folks at Craft and Vision that produce many of the fantastic books we review on this site have once again produced an excellent photography e-book. This book is different however; it’s FREE. That’s correct, FREE! There’s really no excuse for not downloading a copy of Craft & Vision – 11 Ways You Can Improve […]

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Making Light II – Advanced Use of Off-Camera Flash

Advanced use of off-camera flash

Making Light II Advanced Use of Off-Camera Flash by Piet Van den Eynde MAKING LIGHT II takes an in-depth look at how to get the most from your off-camera flashes. Piet takes you beyond sync speed and softboxes and gets into the details on working with multiple flashes, modifiers, and triggering systems for both Canon […]

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E-Book Review – Seattle’s Top Photo Spots

Seattle's Top Photo Spots by Shutter Tours

Seattle’s Top Photo Spots I have been privileged over the decades to have spent a lot of time in the Pacific Northwest’s jewel city of Seattle. While most of my time in Seattle has been for pleasure (read Mariner’s games, Mexican food and visiting relatives) I have done my share of photography as well. With […]

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Extreme Perspectives, An Introduction to Mountain Photography by Alexandre Buisse

Indian Creek, Utah

Extreme Perspectives, An Introduction to Mountain Photography by Alexandre Buisse – Ebook Review I have always admired what many professional photographers will do to get the perfect image and Alexandre Buisse’s Extreme Perspectives, An Introduction to Mountain Photography gives us an inside glimpse into the world of a mountaineering photographer and the associated challenges. Most […]

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The Power of Black & White In Adobe Lightroom & Beyond (A MASTER CLASS)

Exceptional black and white travel photography by Piet Van den Eynde

The Power of Black & White In Adobe Lightroom & Beyond (A MASTER CLASS) by Piet Van den Eynde – E-book Review For a number of years black and white photography seemed to slip away a little as the transformation from film to digital was taking place. While this certainly wasn’t the first time black […]

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Winter in the Canadian Rockies by Darwin Wiggett – Ebook Review

Winter in the Canadian Rockies - Darwin Wiggett

Winter in the Canadian Rockies by Darwin Wiggett Darwin Wiggett has been a photographer that I have had my eye on for a long time. I’m not sure why this is exactly but it likely gets down to “I can relate to what he does”. I spent eight years living in Calgary with trips to […]

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Mitchell Kanashkevich – Journey Through Java

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Travel photographers often find themselves in interesting dilemmas when preparing for overseas trips to faraway countries? Among these are the unknown, ranging from potential communication issues to unfamiliarity with the terrain and local customs. How will I travel? Where will I stay? From an equipment perspective unknowns surface as well; how many cameras should I […]

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Light and Land, Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom by Michael Frye

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I think I’ve been very fortunate as a photographer in that I have embraced digital technology since the early days of the digital cameras. You have to understand that this isn’t a few generations we are talking about however, in my instance it’s only since 1999 I believe. The reason for the “fortunate” aspect is […]

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Kevin’s Lens Test Archive

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Most of you realize that for me a lens test doesn’t require a fancy lens testing chart or a brick wall. It’s not that I don’t think that this type of test is valid, it’s just that I don’t think that photographing charts has much to do with real life photography. The only real exception […]

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Sigma 50mm f2.8 D Macro EX

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I’m beginning to feel like an equipment junkie having purchased a couple new (used) lenses recently. One of these, the Nikkor 10.5mm fisheye I have mentioned a number of times in previous posts (A few more 180’s from the Nikkor 10.5mm Fisheye Lens and Fisheye Views). The other lens I recently purchased was a Sigma […]

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Sigma 150mm f2.8 APO Macro review

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I haven’t owned a macro lens for a number of years since making the move to digital. At that time I was using a classic manual focus 105mm Nikkor and thoroughly enjoyed it. About a month ago I got the urge to shoot up close and personal again and after a little research decided on […]

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Another new lens – Sigma 30mm f1.4

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(Originally posted June 18th, 2007) I spent the past weekend in Portland, Oregon. As is usually the case I take advantage of the fact there is no sales tax and prices tend to be a little more reasonable than up here in the great white north of Canada. What did I bring home? Well, the […]

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Sigma 50-150mm lens

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I just received my Sigma 50-150mm lens and took it out for a quick shoot during some wet and windy weather here at home. I’ll be taking this lens to Costa Rica next week and will put it through its paces. In the meantime I have set up a quick gallery at http://www.pbase.com/islaguy/sigma_50150. Overall I […]

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Sigma 10-20 mm lens – 8 month report

Swimming at Ko Lanta, Thailand

I purchased my Sigma 10-20 in January before flying to Asia. The lens has been used primarily on a D2X with the occasional use on my backup D100. After reading reports here and on other web sites I decided to give this lens a try knowing full well that there seem to be issues with […]

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Review – The 123 of Digital Imaging

The 123 of digital imaging interactive learning suite was first developed in 2001 by Vincent Bockaert to bring up to date photography information to both amateur and professional photographers in an interactive format. Here we are almost a decade later and the 123 of digital imaging is as up to date as ever, something not […]

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