Nikon Z6 review: Second impressions after extended use Last year, Nikon finally made its long-awaited debut on the mirrorless camera market with its Z series, including the full-frame Nikon Z6. With traditional Nikon style and quality, a more attractive entry price point than the Z7, and a growing range of interchangeable lenses, the Z6 made a splash upon release. But after nine months of use, and a recent robust firmware update, we thought it was time to give the Z6 another look. Read on to see how the Z6 is […]

Exposure Compensation: Snowbirds

What is exposure compensation and how do you use it? There are plenty of situations where using exposure compensation can improve your photos – at weddings, around a campfire, at air shows, taking shots of a nighttime skyline, etc. Exposure compensation exists on your camera so you can add brightness to images that come out too dark, or to remove brightness in images that are too bright to begin with. That’s it, plain and simple. Here are some tips on how and when to use exposure compensation.

Two Filters Every Serious Photographer Must Have

When we were shooting film, particularly black and white film, we carried pouches filled with filters because making the light adjustment had to be done at time of capture. With today’s amazing digital post processing, filters have to a large extent gone the way of the dinosaur and the dodo, fondly remembered but not widely used.

Beach Photos

Summer is in full swing, and it’s time to get some good beach pictures for this year’s digital memory album. Beaches, whether on the ocean or a calm lake, offer the photographer a vast number of beautiful and creative image opportunities. Beach photography also brings challenges to the photographer, but with a few tips and the right equipment you will capture gorgeous images your friends and family will rave about.

Saying that a photographer should always keep their subjects in focus is like saying a driver should always keep their eyes on the road: It’s a no-brainer. And today’s cameras, with ever-improving autofocus and automatic detection systems, are better than ever at helping you achieve that focus — so that you can keep your eye on being creative, without having to worry about what’s in focus or about fiddling with your lens.

The best Nikon lens to invest in Camera lenses can often seem like a second thought. After all, camera manufacturers tend to give their camera bodies the marketing push; that’s where the features and specs, the latest and greatest tech, and the look and feel of the camera come into play. Lenses? Every camera has a lens! But the truth is, your photos will only ever be as good as the lenses you shoot with. Why interchangeable lenses matter If you started out with a “kit” camera — in other […]

“I am going to Disney World in a month and am trying to find out how I can get better photos from my vacation. What DSLR settings are the best for shooting fireworks? What are the best settings to use when wanting to photograph stationary objects and have people that are walking by blurred?”