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Nikon D850 Unboxing & Initial Setup

Setting up the Nikon D850

Nikon D850 unboxing video
The new Nikon D850 is here!

Woot! My UPS guy just dropped off my brand-new Nikon D850 DSLR. With 45.7 megapixels and 7fps continuous shooting (9 fps with the optional MB-D18 battery grip), this is one killer DSLR. Let’s unbox this Nikon masterpiece and get it set up! Check out my Nikon D850 unboxing video after the jump… Continue reading Nikon D850 Unboxing & Initial Setup

Cyber Monday Special: All Video Workshops On Sale

All video workshops $9.99 through Nov. 28th

Now through Monday, November 28th, you can download any of my video workshops for only $9.99 each. That’s up to 50% off the normal download price. Each video workshop comes with a printable PDF notes companion.

See all video workshops after the jump…

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Holiday Sale: Up to 30% off all photography tutorials

Straightforward, printable guides and videos for creative photographers, on sale through Nov. 30th

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Now through November 30th, save up to 30% of all my eBooks and video workshops.

Get started on your winter learning by picking up one or more of my guides to Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom, Nik Collection Plug-ins, and creative photography techniques like long exposures or night sky photography.

Get the full details and coupon codes here

Offer expires 11:59pm US Mountain Time on November 30th, 2016


Shop Black Friday Specials from B&H Photo here 

Hands-on Review: Nikon 300mm f/4E PF AFS VR Nikkor

A Lightweight, Compact Telephoto Lens from Nikon Perfect for Sports and Wildlife

The Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Nikkor lens is perfect for hand-held shooting.
The Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Nikkor lens is perfect for hand-held shooting.

I’ve always considered Nikon’s 300mm f/4 lenses to be underrated for sports and wildlife photography. They are sharp, focus fairly close, and can handle a teleconverter. Because these lenses are fairly compact, they just scream to be hand-held. The only thing missing was image stabilization (VR). Nikon released a completely redesigned 300mm f/4 lens that includes the latest VR stabilization, and I was able to get a demo lens from B&H Photo for evaluation.

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The Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Nikkor is an interesting lens. It features:

  • E designation: Electromagnetically controlled diaphragm for consistent exposures
  • PF: Phase Fresnel lens design (This lens uses a Fresnel element, which drastically reduces chromatic aberration).
  • AFS: Silent wave internal focusing motor with full-time manual focus override
  • ED: Extra low-dispersion glass element
  • VR: Image stabilization
  • Nano-Crystal coating

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Free Luminosity Masking Actions for Photoshop

A powerful way to
adjust images in Adobe Photoshop

What are luminosity masks?

Luminosity masks are grayscale pixel images based on the brightness values in your image. Because they are created from your individual photographs, each mask blends in perfectly and allows for precise tone-based selections. Luminosity masks allow you to adjust brightness, contrast, and color on specific tone ranges in your image without the need for brushes or other selection tools.

Luminosity masks let you target adjustments to tone ranges and are based on the pixels in your photographs.
Luminosity masks let you target adjustments to tone ranges and are based on the pixels in your photographs.

Why should you use luminosity masks?

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