Photopowwow http://photopowwow.com Let's talk Photography Sat, 19 Sep 2020 09:13:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 http://photopowwow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/logogif-150x150.gif Photopowwow http://photopowwow.com 32 32 Nikon Announces 14-24mm Zoom And 50mm Prime For Z System http://photopowwow.com/nikon-announces-14-24mm-zoom-and-50mm-prime-for-z-system/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nikon-announces-14-24mm-zoom-and-50mm-prime-for-z-system Sat, 19 Sep 2020 10:10:49 +0000 http://photopowwow.com/target/nikon-announces-14-24mm-zoom-and-50mm-prime-for-z-system/ Nikon today introduced two new NIKKOR Z lenses for its Z series mirrorless cameras, the...

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Nikon today introduced two new NIKKOR Z lenses for its Z series mirrorless cameras, the NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S zoom and NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S prime. These lenses are faster maximum aperture models that join the existing NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S and NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S in the lineup. The NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S ships with two hoods, one of which has threads for a 112mm filter. Though we love the retractable, travel-friendly size of the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S, the new NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S is likely to be a very popular lens for landscape and astrophotography. Nikon states that the new lens is approximately 35 percent lighter than its F mount cousin, the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm F2.8G ED for Nikon DSLRs, a highly regarded lens. So while it is more to carry than the 14-30mm f/4, it’s still relatively compact […]

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Micro Sized Full Frame: Fad or Fantastic? http://photopowwow.com/micro-sized-full-frame-fad-or-fantastic/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=micro-sized-full-frame-fad-or-fantastic Sat, 19 Sep 2020 09:10:13 +0000 https://photopowwow.com/target/micro-sized-full-frame-fad-or-fantastic/ Full frame photography was once the preserve of the hefty DSLR, but as the mirrorless...

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Full frame photography was once the preserve of the hefty DSLR, but as the mirrorless bandwagon gains traction, we are now seeing a number of full frame mini marvels emerging on the market. Offering the same sensor — and so image quality — of their bigger brethren, but in a much smaller and lighter package, are these fantastic additions to the product lineup or just the latest fads? It may seem strange but we appear to be at the point of a paradigm shift in photography. Perhaps one of the most enduring aspects of camera hardware — and sources of frustration — is the lens mount. It offers the ultimate flexibility in the optics you can affix to the camera body which is what has made the ILC a standard design option. That flexibility comes at the cost of integration which has a knock-on effect on size, weight, cost, […]

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Ross Hoddinott: I will definitely change to mirrorless http://photopowwow.com/ross-hoddinott-i-will-definitely-change-to-mirrorless/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ross-hoddinott-i-will-definitely-change-to-mirrorless Fri, 18 Sep 2020 08:18:11 +0000 http://photopowwow.com/target/ross-hoddinott-i-will-definitely-change-to-mirrorless/ Like a lot of professional landscape and nature photographers, Ross Hoddinott was a die-hard DSLR...

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Like a lot of professional landscape and nature photographers, Ross Hoddinott was a die-hard DSLR user, favouring Nikon gear. Recently, though, he is increasingly using the company’s Z series mirrorless line-up, particularly the Z7 . To mark our mirrorless special online, he tells us the reasons for this. When did you start using mirrorless cameras professionally? The nice people at Nikon tempted me with a Z7 soon after the camera was launched. I had a body on loan for a few weeks to field-test and review and then – after a little time to think – I decided to invest in the new system around 18-months ago. Since then, the Z7 has been my go-to camera for landscape photography. One of the key factors in my decision was the excellent EVF on the Nikon. I also wanted to be able to tap into the new system of Z lenses. […]

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COVID Devastation on Financial Results: Sony Wins, Canon Holds, Nikon on the Way Out http://photopowwow.com/covid-devastation-on-financial-results-sony-wins-canon-holds-nikon-on-the-way-out/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=covid-devastation-on-financial-results-sony-wins-canon-holds-nikon-on-the-way-out Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:17:41 +0000 http://photopowwow.com/target/covid-devastation-on-financial-results-sony-wins-canon-holds-nikon-on-the-way-out/ Camera manufacturers have faced a tough time in recent years as sales dwindled, whilst photographers...

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Camera manufacturers have faced a tough time in recent years as sales dwindled, whilst photographers have demanded ever better products and the development of mirrorless systems. COVID-19 added insult to injury by essentially halting production. How have manufacturers fared? Everyone is a loser, but who has lost less than anyone else? Sales markets are fickle things and the status quo usually only suits those that are currently selling well. Which is why change should be seen as an opportunity: it offers the potential to disrupt, the ability to effect a new direction by designing innovative products and so generating new sales. Change offers the chance to alter the status quo and so challenge the existing market leaders; in this regard photography is no different and constant technical innovation is one of the outcomes we see. How Did 2019 End? In reviewing the impact of COVID-19 it’s pertinent to see […]

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Best used mirrorless cameras around £500 ? http://photopowwow.com/best-used-mirrorless-cameras-around-500/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=best-used-mirrorless-cameras-around-500 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 08:45:23 +0000 http://photopowwow.com/target/best-used-mirrorless-cameras-around-500/ The market in second-hand cameras is well and truly booming, as regular readers of the...

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The market in second-hand cameras is well and truly booming, as regular readers of the magazine and visitors to this site will know. Don’t assume, however, that buying used is only for older DSLRs and film cameras, as there is a lively trade in mirrorless models too. Just because a mirrorless device lacks flapping mirrors doesn’t mean it is any less well-built than its mirrored brethren. If you are looking for a cheaper, but still high-quality, mirrorless camera, maybe as a back-up or spare (or just because you are economising in these uncertain times), this article is for you. While you can chance your arm on eBay or Gumtree, we recommend buying from a reputable used dealer , as you’ll get better customer service and usually a decent warranty. Fujifilm X-T10: typical price £189 body only The baby brother of the X-T1 arrived on the scene in 2015, just […]

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Easy Sky Replacement in Photoshop and Luminar: Which Is Easier? http://photopowwow.com/easy-sky-replacement-in-photoshop-and-luminar-which-is-easier/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=easy-sky-replacement-in-photoshop-and-luminar-which-is-easier Thu, 17 Sep 2020 07:45:10 +0000 http://photopowwow.com/target/easy-sky-replacement-in-photoshop-and-luminar-which-is-easier/ One of the nice options in Luminar is Sky Replacement. It is a very effective...

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One of the nice options in Luminar is Sky Replacement. It is a very effective way of replacing a boring sky for a more interesting one. I have been using it for my real estate photography. But how much easier is it compared to Photoshop? I wrote an article about Sky Replacement in Luminar. If you are interested in this article, you can find it over here: “ How Useful Is Sky Replacement in Luminar 4 and Should You Use It? ” I don’t want to get into the same discussion, but I would like to take a closer look at its use for real estate photography, and perhaps for landscapes also. Replacing a boring sky for something more appealing will make the premises more interesting for buyers. Some agents insist on replacing a dull overcast sky. For that Luminar offers a great tool, which is very quick and […]

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Sony announces compact, travel-friendly a7C 24MP full-frame mirrorless camera http://photopowwow.com/sony-announces-compact-travel-friendly-a7c-24mp-full-frame-mirrorless-camera/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sony-announces-compact-travel-friendly-a7c-24mp-full-frame-mirrorless-camera Wed, 16 Sep 2020 08:01:40 +0000 http://photopowwow.com/target/sony-announces-compact-travel-friendly-a7c-24mp-full-frame-mirrorless-camera/ Sony has announced the a7C, a compact 24MP full-frame mirrorless camera. The company heralds it...

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Sony has announced the a7C, a compact 24MP full-frame mirrorless camera. The company heralds it as the world’s smallest full-frame camera with image stabilization. The a7C camera crams in most of the a7 III’s specifications, including 5-axis image stabilization, 10 fps shooting with autofocus, and oversampled 4K video into a body that’s smaller in every dimension than the existing camera. A one-piece magnesium alloy structure helps keep the weight down (22% less than the a7 III, at 509g / ~18oz). Despite the size reduction, Sony has made room for a large NP-FZ100 battery, which powers the a7C to a rating of 740 shots per charge using the rear screen or 680 using the viewfinder. The viewfinder is perhaps the most obvious area in which compromises to the specification have been made: the a7C uses a smaller-than-usual 1cm (0.39″-type) viewfinder panel. So although on paper, the 2.36M dot resolution is […]

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8 Essential Composition Tips to Improve Your Photography http://photopowwow.com/8-essential-composition-tips-to-improve-your-photography/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=8-essential-composition-tips-to-improve-your-photography Wed, 16 Sep 2020 07:58:43 +0000 http://photopowwow.com/target/8-essential-composition-tips-to-improve-your-photography/ Video of SIMPLE Composition HACKS for Landscape Images Landscape photography is the art of seizing...

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Video of SIMPLE Composition HACKS for Landscape Images Landscape photography is the art of seizing the beauty of the outdoors through images. Landscape photographers aim to make their viewers feel as if they’re walking into a scene without having to get out of a sheltered building. But what is composition, and how is it helpful in landscape photography? Composition, as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is the “arrangement into specific proportion or relation and especially into artistic form.” In photography, it is the way that the photographer intentionally arranges or frames various elements around the chosen subject in a scene. Composition hooks the viewers’ attention and keeps their eyes roaming around the image. It also highlights the creativity of the photographer. To guide photographers and help them hone their skills in taking landscape shots, here are eight landscape photography composition tips to keep in mind: 1. Shift Your Point […]

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Shutter Speed Significance, Part 2: Emphasize The Action http://photopowwow.com/shutter-speed-significance-part-2-emphasize-the-action/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=shutter-speed-significance-part-2-emphasize-the-action Tue, 15 Sep 2020 08:39:36 +0000 http://photopowwow.com/target/shutter-speed-significance-part-2-emphasize-the-action/ Learn how to use various shutter speed settings to create the look you desire so...

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Learn how to use various shutter speed settings to create the look you desire so your pre-visualized concept becomes the end result. It will enhance your picture making exponentially. As I stated in part 1 , the auto setting of today’s cameras has become immensely sophisticated, but it still hasn’t learned how to read a photographer’s mind of the effect they want as an end result. Using Aperture Or Shutter Priority Use Aperture priority or Shutter priority to control the shutter speed necessary to obtain the effect you see in your head. I utilize Aperture priority. I dial in a given aperture while I simultaneously note the corresponding shutter speed to obtain a proper exposure. Regardless of the situation, I’m always aware of the working aperture and the working shutter speed. I spin the dial that controls the aperture until I obtain the shutter speed I need to capture […]

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Five Good Reasons To Shoot Abstract Photos http://photopowwow.com/five-reasons-to-shoot-abstract-photos/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=five-reasons-to-shoot-abstract-photos Tue, 15 Sep 2020 07:39:16 +0000 http://photopowwow.com/target/five-reasons-to-shoot-abstract-photos/ It’s always nice to capture a subject in its purest form, presenting it powerfully. However,...

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It’s always nice to capture a subject in its purest form, presenting it powerfully. However, shooting an abstract photo can turn an ordinarily drab subject into a work of art. Merriam-Webster defines abstract as “disassociated from any specific instance, difficult to understand, insufficiently factual, expressing a quality apart from an object, and having only intrinsic form with little or no attempt at pictorial representation or narrative content.” Abstract photography is also called conceptual or non-objective photography. The nice thing about abstract photography is that it’s all subjective; there is no right or wrong abstract photo. It tends to bring out the real artistic side of the photographer. Here are five reasons you may consider shooting abstract photos. It Makes You Focus on Composition The basis of most abstract photography is the focus on color, shapes, lines, angles, and other aspects of composition more than ever. Often, composition makes or […]

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