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Expand Your Skillset: Commercial Food Photography

Photography is an enormous, multifaceted industry that ranges from portrait and product to macro and landscape. As photographers, we owe it to ourselves to learn as much as we can about each specific genre of our trade. Even if you only shoot weddings or cars, it’s important to learn and practice new techniques, which will allow you to hone your skills and can keep you out of creative ruts. Recently, I have had the opportunity to take on several types of shoots that I either have never done before or have had very limited experience with. [more]

NEC PA301W 30″ Monitor w/ SpectraView Review

NEC is synonymous with high-end displays. Everyone knows they produce great monitors for professional imaging applications. But if they know that much, they also know they’re quite expensive. So why should you pay thousands of dollars for the PA301W 30” monitor when you can get one for a few hundred? What’s the difference? And is it worth it? Let’s find out… [more]

The Nikon D600 Is On Sale Today Only

The reputable seller “bigvalueinc” on eBay is currently selling the Nikon D600 for $1685.99. This is a pretty killer deal considering this camera is still very new and sells everywhere else for $2000. They are also selling the D800 at a decent price. If you are in the market for this camera you better jump on this tonight because I can guarantee they will be sold out soon.

DxO Mark and the Compact Full-Frame Sony RX1

I was pleasantly surprised when I heard about the Sony RX1, a true, compact beast with a full-frame sensor. But I was less than impressed with its price, thinking there’s no way this can really be as great as a high-end DSLR. Put up against the D800, the RX1 does surprisingly well in DxoMark’s tests, however… [more]

As Toshiba Looks into Light Field Sensor, Is Lytro’s Tech Catching On?

When we all first heard about the light field sensor in the Lytro camera, there was a considerable amount of excitement. Many of us really saw something great in the ability to focus our images after the fact. But when the tech actually made it to market, it turned out that though neat, it wasn’t really practical yet. Now with Toshiba rumored to be developing a light field sensor for mobile phones, is it safe to say this is really catching on? [more]

What To Do With All That New Christmas Money: Pop Photo’s Best Gear of 2012

Pop Photo released a great guide for all things photography (including everything from high-end DSLRs to light wands and iPad apps) that were released this year. So if you don’t know what to spend your new Christmas money on, check it out. Everything is on there for a reason — and quite a few have been reviewed and are highly recommended by Fstoppers writers… [more]

New Gear Rumors as We Approach January and CES 2013

PhotoRumors has a lineup from the Japanese magazine Impress’ annual predictions of products to be released. The predictions include educated guesses and previously discussed products that will certainly come out, including news with Fuji’s X-Trans sensor, Olympus’ E-5 replacement, and a new Nikon with the D4 sensor! [more]

Highlight of Adobe’s Changes Coming Today- What You’ll Use

Today (make sure you watch this CreateNow event that you could register for last week) Adobe is unveiling a host of changes to Photoshop and the Creative Cloud. There is a good amount of new stuff, but I’m going to highlight the things I think you guys will find most useful and stuff that I found to be the most interesting as far as a a lot of power and flexibility in a program. As much as I might say, if you have the time I really suggest taking part in their live stream, as they will go into more detail than I will. [more]

Fstoppers Interview With Outdoor Adventure Photographer Celin Serbo

This past November while on a trip to Colorado, I had the chance to meet up with Celin Serbo, an outdoor lifestyle photographer whose client list includes the likes of Nikon, Backpacker Magazine, Nat Geo Adventure, and First Ascent, among many others. We spoke about the challenges of capturing images in the field, the importance of being business-savvy, and the obstacles of incorporating filmmaking into the services he offers. [more]

DEAD: All Cameras On Sale For 30 Percent Off At Staples!

Some deals are just so good that you will drop everything you are doing (or planning) just to take advantage of some savings. Let me tell you how Lee and I both just bought Nikon D800 cameras for $2,200. Yesterday our friend Pye Jirsa published an article on SLR Lounge about how their local Staples did not honor a national coupon for 30% off all cameras purchased in store. After reading the article, Lee wondered how this coupon would hold up in our local market. Here is what we discovered [more]

New Nikon DSLR Rumors Out for 2013

NikonRumors just gave us a few more rumors for new DSLR releases to come from Nikon next year. Among them is a claim that the D7000 and D300s lines will be consolidated into one semi-pro body APS-C camera that will sit just between the D5200 and D800… [more]

Nikon 1 V1 Mirrorless Camera Review

Nikon is one of the big names in the camera business. And they do have some competitors in the mirrorless market: the 1 series V1 and J1. We’ll be reviewing the V1, as it’s priced and featured as a more ‘professional’ or ‘prosumer’ line and will provide us results from the best of what Nikon now offers in the mirrorless market. [more]

TimeLapse Of Malaysia Is A Must See

Rob Whitworth has created this master piece of a timelapse with some really amazing camera movements and interesting perspectives, this video will not disappoint. The attention to detail, transitions, and the way he tracks motion truly make this timelapse stand out from the rest. Rob put a lot of thought in the video trying to show the transitions between night and day in this Malaysian city. [more]

New Aokatec AK-G GPS receiver for Nikon DSLRs

Aokatec New Aokatec AK G GPS receiver for Nikon DSLRs has released new AK-G GPS units for Nikon DSLR cameras (and also the Coolpix P7700) which are available on Amazon for $80 New Aokatec AK G GPS receiver for Nikon DSLRs. The pricing is in stark contrast to the Nikon’s GP-1 GPS unit, which costs a rather hefty $194.95 (the GP-1A version for the D600 costs $312). [more]

Redrock Micro Announces the New ‘lowBase’ for Tall DSLRs and the RED

Redrock has announced the release of a pro-grade baseplate specifically for taller DSLRs and Red Scarlet/Epic called the lowBase. The lowBase is designed specifically for taller camera bodies so cinema accessories can be easily adapted and rigs can be quickly configured. It also works with popular DSLRs configured with a battery grip, such as Canon 5D MKII, Canon 5D MKIII, Canon 7D, Canon 60D and Nikon D800, all starting at a price Redrock hopes you’ll love: $200. [more]

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