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How Was This Picture Made #03: The Answer

First, thanks to everybody who weighed in with their strategies to make the image in question. Some very good sleuthing on behalf of our readers and as you'll see the answer is a combination of a lot of your suggestions and keen observations. The answer to how the life-sized condor print...

How Was This Picture Made #03?

I recently hung my show Plight of the Condor at Flagstaff’s High Country Conference Center. It’s an honor being recognized as so talented, egocentric and stupid that I’d dump hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars to fill an entire gallery with just my work. As this is my last,...

How to Create an HDR Panorama in Lightroom

Many times in my travels I’ve happened upon a beautiful scene spread wide before me with a huge dynamic range that just begged to be photographed. It would require HDR to capture the range but also need to be stitched together as a panorama. I’d set up my tripod, snap...

14-bit vs 12-bit RAW – Can You Tell The Difference?

12-bit image files can store up to 68 billion different shades of color. 14-bit image files store up to 4 trillion shades. That’s an enormous difference, so shouldn’t we always choose 14-bit when shooting RAW? Here's a landscape I snapped, then found out later I had shot it in 12-bit...

Nikon D7200 Review

The Nikon D7200 was released in March of 2015 as a top-of-the-line DX DSLR and a price point of $1,200 USD. Compared to the D7100, the D7200 has nearly three times the buffer, an improved AF-system, the fast EXPEED 4 processor and a bunch of other nice features, especially for...

Nikon Coolpix P900 Review

The Nikon Coolpix P900 is an ultimate camera for anyone wanting to get closer to their subject. With its insane zoom range of 24-2000mm and 7 fps shooting speed, it is a versatile choice for many types of photography, including wildlife. Let's take a look at this camera in more...

What does a 24-2000mm zoom range actually look like?

When Nikon announced the new 24-2000mm equivalent Coolpix P900 it took the world of superzooms and put it into hyperzoom. Or is that hype-zoom? I’ll have the comprehensive review of this intriguing camera done soon, but to whet your appetite until then, wrap your mind around these shots of Grand...

Bolt VM-110 LED Macro Ring Light Review

It’s been bugging me that I only have a handful of decent insect photos, despite owning a macro lens primarily for that purpose. When they weren’t flying or running away from me, they were biting me, and when I tried the pop-them-in-the-fridge-to-cool-them-down trick – well, let’s just say Mr. Tarantula...