Artificial intelligence, or rather machine learning, is now a permanent part of many photo editing programs. I recently tested one such machine learning program for noise reduction and sharpness, called DxO PureRaw 2. In the meantime, however, the French company DxO reworked their de-noising module called DeepPRIME (which is part...
Behind the Photo: The Rapids of the Yellowstone River
A couple of months ago, I took an abstract/intimate landscape photo that I was happy with, and some people have asked me how it was made. It’s a somewhat tricky image to parse, so today I thought I could go behind the scenes and show how I took it.
Nikon Z9 Review (Firmware Version 3.0)
We’ve done a major update to our Nikon Z9 review – the entire review has been revamped and is now current for Firmware Version 3.0. New sample photos and other updates have been added along the way, too. Check it out!
Photography News: Nikon Z8 Rumors, Early Holiday Sales
During my travels, I often see breathtaking, majestic landscapes that take my breath away. But yesterday, for the first time in a long time, I took a walk through the land of my childhood. A land that has burned itself into my mind and shaped my relationship with nature. The...
Nikon Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S Field Test
Before the Nikon Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S lands in our new lens testing lab, I gathered some experiences with it over two weeks of bird photography in Latin America. How did the Nikon 400mm f/4.5 perform under the equatorial sun? I’ll cover that in my field review of the lens today.
Underwater Housings for a Camera, Explained
Underwater photography is filled with technical challenges, hidden expenses, and potential horror stories if something goes wrong – and it all starts with your camera housing. In this guide, I’ll explain what you need to know about underwater housings for your camera, including the crucial accessories you’ll need in order to safely bring your photography equipment underwater.
Bird Photography in Ottawa: Challenge or Opportunity?
Ottawa, Canada may not be the easiest place to see birds, or the best place to be a photographer, or even the warmest place... wait, why am I writing about Ottawa? Because I live here, and I've photographed birds and wildlife here for more hours than anywhere else. Ottawa has...
Photography News: DJI Mavic 3 Classic, Crazy SanDisk SSD Drive Sale
The trees in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere have almost lost their leaves. Thus a major season for landscape photographers is slowly coming to an end. What about wildlife photographers? In the northern hemisphere, it has become a bit poorer in terms of species richness; lots of species...
Working with the Landscape in Front of You
I just returned from a long trip to Yosemite, partly to test some lenses for upcoming reviews, and partly to unwind. Although I had a great time out there, the conditions for “classic” landscape photography left something to be desired: very few clouds or fall colors anywhere.
Nikon Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S Announcement
It was a popular day for photography announcements! Alongside Fuji's X-T5 and Canon's EOS R6 Mark II, Nikon officially announced a lens that's been on their roadmap for a while: the Nikon Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S. As many photographers expected, it's an f/4 lens and has a built-in...