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Deep impact: the underwater photographers bringing the ocean’s silent struggle to life

Kerim Sabuncuoğlu – just one winner in this year’s Ocean photography awards – tells the story behind his picture of a moray eel that also shows the wider perils of ‘ghost fishing’In July, off the Turkish port city of Bodrum, Kerim Sabuncuoğlu stepped from the edge of a boat into the azure Aegean Sea and began to descend. A scuba diver with more than 30 years’ experience, he took up underwater photography in 2002 and has since devoted considerable amounts of time and money to his “out-of-control ...
Tags: Food, Photography, Technology, Environment, Conservation, Marine Life, Ocean, Fishing, Nikon, Bodrum, Galapagos, Aegean Sea, Kerim Sabuncuoğlu, Sabuncuoğlu, Palau Cuba

Winners of Nikon's small-world photo contest reveal invisible wonders - CNET (cnet)

The first place image is a violet and cyan-stained oak leaf, magnified 60 times. [Author: Monisha Ravisetti]
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The 34 best gifts for travelers, including city stickers, personalized luggage, and useful airport lounge memberships

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Uncommon Goods For the globe-trotter in your life, a travel gift is thoughtful, personal, and useful. We found travel gift ideas jet-setters will love that can be used now or on future vacations. Our gift ideas span a range of prices and interests, from carry-ons to national park passes. Thanks to the vaccine rollouts and reopening of countries, travel is picking up in a big way. For the jet-setter in ...
Tags: Trends, Nikon, Samsonite, Hannah Freedman, Waffle Kimono Robe, Standard Membership Plan, Camera Lens Kit, New York 50 Central Park Candle, Aesop Collapsible Water Bottle, Amazon National Park Socks, Hotel Slippers

The Winners of the 2021 Small World Photomicrography Competition

This is always a favorite of mine… Nikon has announced the winners of the Small World Photomicrography Competition for 2021. As always, I’ve shared a few of my favorites above. Photo credits from top to bottom: Jason Kirk, Oliver Dum, Saulius Gugis, Martin Kaae Kristiansen, Paula Diaz, and Caleb Dawson. Tags: best of   best of 2021   photography [Author: Jason Kottke]
Tags: Nikon, Jason Kottke, Caleb Dawson

Apple brings macro, low light and cinema-focused updates to the iPhone 13 Pro camera

Apple continues its tradition of improving the photography capabilities of consumer devices with today’s announcement of the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro, available on September 24. Last year’s iPhone 12 had two rear camera lenses, while the iPhone 12 Pro had three; the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro follow suit. The iPhone 13 features a wide (f/1.6 aperture) and an ultra wide (f/2.4 aperture) lens, which are the same specs as the iPhone 12. But the iPhone 13 Pro unveils an entirely new camera system. Comp...
Tags: Apple, Photography, Hardware, Tech, Nikon, Dslr, Kathryn Bigelow, Canon, Apple Apple, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, Apple Fall Event 2021, Greig Fraizer

The year's best microscope photos reveal a hidden world, from a pregnant flea to crystals in a dinosaur bone

Jason Kirk/Nikon Small World Nikon's Small World competition recognizes the art and science of microscope photography. This year's winning images reveal firing neurons, the vessels of leaves and eyeballs, and colorful crystals inside a dinosaur bone. See more stories on Insider's business page. Everyday things look quite different under a microscope - including the leaf of a southern live oak tree, pictured above.Jason Kirk, director of a microscope-imaging facility at Baylor ...
Tags: Trends, Nikon, Kirk, Baylor College of Medicine, Nikon Small World, Jason Kirk, Alison Pollack, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Nikon Small World Nikon, Eric Flem, Nikon Instruments, Esmeralda Paric Holly Stefen Nikon, Frank Reiser, Fred Terveer Nikon, Tong Zhang Dr Paul Stoodley, Paula Diaz

A ride to Strasburg to catch "Big Boy"

 Sunday, September 6After lunch at Bob W's home, four of us got on our respective motorcycles/scooter to ride over to the vicinity of Strasburg and Byers, CO to see the Union Pacific's 4014 Steam Locomotive pass by on its way to Wyoming. Yep, it was Brigitta's turn for exercise (1987 R80 BMW) More info here on Big Boy: LINK, it's apparently one of very few remaining locomotives of it's era and size....1.2 million pounds in weight, impressive.After seeing the traffic debacle near Deer Trail, C...
Tags: Wyoming, Motorcycles, Sony, Bob, Nikon, Union Pacific, Strasburg, Watkins, Brigitta, Cargill Inc, Rides - Brigitta, Byers CO, Deer Trail CO, Strasburg Jim, Quincy Rd

Best cheap camera deals for September 2021

Amateur and professional photographers to take advantage of digital camera deals and bundle offers that pop up fairly often. Read on for our up-to-date list of the best camera deals for 2021.
Tags: Deals, Photography, Trends, Nikon, Canon, Camera Deals, Evergreen Deals


Unfortunately the Nikon S in the middle needs repairs, and the Minolta-35 in the background is probably uneconomically repairable. The camera in the foreground, though... The Zorki-6 seems to be in good working order. It uses the Leica 39mm thread mount, but it's unclear how well my Leitz 5cm Elmar will interface with the rangefinder cam on this crappy commie camera. When I have a couple bucks to spare, I'll get myself a Jupiter or something, I guess... . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Nikon, Tam, Minolta, Elmar, Leitz, Pickcher Takin

Megadap’s new ETZ-11 autofocus adapter lets you put Sony E lenses on Nikon Z bodies

One of the best things that’s come out of the last few years of everybody switching to mirrorless and there being so many different mounts out there is the plethora of adapters that keep being released – with varying degrees of capability. We’ve got straight through manual adapters, speed boosters, autofocus adapters, tilt-shift adapters and […] The post Megadap’s new ETZ-11 autofocus adapter lets you put Sony E lenses on Nikon Z bodies appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Gear, Sony, Nikon, Sony E, Gear Announcement, Lens Adapter, Nikon Z, Megadap

Give me steam!

If it weren't for the padawan's Oakleys and the telephone pole in the background, this shot could totally have been from the late 19th or early 20th Centuries. Except it was shot with a Nikon D3 and a 24-120mm f/4 VR lens rather than a period correct camera. I'm fascinated by this enormous twenty-eight horsepower behemoth... This was an attempt at giving a sort of "vintage color" feel to the scene... ...and here's my usual color and exposure calibration on the RAW file from the camera. ...
Tags: Guns, Vr, Nikon, State Fair, Tam, Horton hears a Hoosier, Pickcher Takin

A weird potato-fish wins the 2021 Potato Photographer of the Year

When photographers call something “a potato,” that usually means it’s bad. Some would say it’s just Nikon, but I beg to differ. So when it comes to potato photography, is it something bad? Definitely not! The Potato Photographer of the Year confirms it and shares with us the best photos of its 2021 contest. The […] The post A weird potato-fish wins the 2021 Potato Photographer of the Year appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Vegetables, Nikon, Food Photography, Potato, Potato Photographer of the Year

Visual Reference

Here's a page with some cool animated gifs that illustrate very well the effect of various lighting sources on portraits, and the effect different focal lengths have on portraits. Nikon's page also has a neat tool... they call it a "lens simulator" ...for seeing how different focal lengths interact with differing sensor sizes. [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Nikon, Tam, Neat-o, Geekery, Pickcher Takin

Automotif CCXXXIX...

Yesterday morning, waiting to make the left turn off Crawfordsville Road to get into Marion County Fish & Game, I saw this thing coming toward toward me, cresting the bridge over Eagle Creek in the eastbound lanes. I had the top down on the Zed and a Nikon D200 wearing an old 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5 AF sitting in the passenger seat. I managed to scoop it up and get it into action fast enough to get one good shot. I'm not any sort of knowledgeable on Chevy trucks in general, let alone early post...
Tags: Guns, Chevy, Nikon, Eagle Creek, Tam, Marion County, Zoom zoom, Automotif, Pickcher Takin, Crawfordsville Road

Nikon P-223 3×32 Scope – A Budget ACOG? ~ VIDEO

  U.S.A. -( In life, you can never be too good looking, too rich or have too much ammunition – but you can definitely have too much magnification. Which seems counter-intuitive; how could making your target clearer and larger be bad? Ask any deer hunter how hard it is to find a target in a 12 power scope from a stand that’s starting to move. It’s like playing Where’s Waldo with your face six inches from the page – you might get lucky, but you’re more likely to get lost. The ...
Tags: Amazon, Guns, US, Gear, Nikon, South Carolina, Jim, Waldo, Kimberly, BDC, Optimus, Acog, Trijicon Acog, Nikon Optics, Elcan Specter, Budget Optics

How to Do Product Photography Or Pay Someone To Do It

Good product photography is a major part of successful marketing. Professional striking images bump your online and brick-and-mortar sales up. Here’s a guide to product photography for small businesses. And some tips on how to outsource your needs to experts who will provide good results. What is Product Photography? Product photography is all about pictures that attractively and accurately depict the products that you have for sale. They highlight the quality for your customer. Product photo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Ebay, Sales, Sony, Nikon, Dslr, Canon, Don, Panasonic LUMIX, Technology Trends, Canon DSLR Camera, Right Lens Lenses, eBay Social Media Images Using

Peer into the eyes of Cyberdog

When someone mentioned to me that Xiaomi was launching its own “robot dog,” my mind immediately went to Sony’s Aibo. And honestly, it would have been difficult to be more wrong. Now that the news has been out for a few days, the company’s heard all of your bad Black Mirror jokes, don’t worry. And, honestly, the Chinese hardware maker didn’t do itself any favors with the design here. Boston Dynamics has done a lot to imbue its quadrupedal robots with personality, through design language and viral...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Florida, Tech, Queens, Xiaomi, Sony, Nvidia, Las Vegas, Nikon, Robotics, Berkeley, Black Mirror, Boston Dynamics, Doordash, John Deere

30 gifts for the outdoor lover in your life - including gear for camping, climbing, fishing, and traveling

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Hydro Flask Footwear, cookware, drinkware, and outerwear; it takes a lot to accommodate a 21st-century human in the great outdoors. There's an endless list any outdoorsperson is in need of but we've compiled a few ideas to make shopping easier. If you need more gifting inspiration, check out all of our gift guides here. The easy thing about shopping for the outdoorsy sorts in your life is that...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Outdoors, Trends, Features, Gifts, Patagonia, Nikon, Gift Guides, North Face, Gift Ideas, Backcountry, Lifeproof, Kohl, Filson, Faribault

Automotif CCXXXVII...

The Rolls Royce Wraith is a hard car to miss. It's two and a half tons of metal, leather, wilton wool, wood veneer, and twin-turbo V12. Over seventeen feet long, with a roofline most of five feet high, it's a coupe of near SUV-proportions. I was tooling down 54th to shoot the new Kimber test gun at Indy Arms Co. when I noticed this in the parking lot at the American Legion hall, so I swung in to get photos with the little Nikon D3000 in the passenger seat. Notice the Rolls logo is uprigh...
Tags: Amazon, Guns, Nikon, American Legion, Tam, Kimber, Zoom zoom, Indy Arms Co, Automotif, Notice the Rolls

Nikon Z9 specs leak: A mirrorless child of D850 and D6

The Nikon Z9 prototype was recently spotted at the Tokyo Olympics, and some specs have already leaked. But now there’s more information about the upcoming flagship mirrorless camera from Nikon. New specs have leaked, showing us what we can expect from the Z9 when it’s announced. And judging from them, we’re about to get a […] The post Nikon Z9 specs leak: A mirrorless child of D850 and D6 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Gear, Tokyo, Nikon, Rumor, Rumour, Nikon Z9

A Look at the Latest Updates to Shooting Tethered: Part 2

This week I wrap up my look at what’s new in shooting tethered in Lightroom Classic, as well as some alternatives to consider depending on your needs and camera bodies. Be sure to check out last week’s post if you missed it. Shooting Tethered With the camera connected and the session started, its time to make some photographs. Clearly the main benefits of shooting tethered, whether you have live view or not, is to be able to see the photos on your much larger computer screen right after ...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Intel, Rosetta, Sony, Nikon, Canon, Tethering, Lightroom Classic, Apple Silicon, Rosetta Emulation, Sony Panasonic Canon Nikon Hasselblad, Nikon Smart Shooter, Nikon Tether Plug, Mac Menu

360 Product Photography and 3D Photography: What’s the Difference?

Both 360 and 3D photography are meant to give an impression of a rotating object. In 360 photography, multiple pictures of the object are taken from different angles on a 360 photo turntable. A software program that comes with the equipment controls both the turntable and camera. In 3D photography, a product is pictured 360 degrees on multiple planes. In other words, the camera moves up and over the merchandise to capture a more comprehensive 360-degree view. This is helpful when you want to gi...
Tags: Amazon, Wordpress, Sales, Cms, Google Analytics, ISO, Nikon, Dslr, Canon, Adobe Photoshop, Technology Trends, Amazon Product Image

Things Finally Turning Around? Nikon Releases Improved Financials for the First Quarter

We haven’t had any good news to report from Nikon in quite some time. That just changed as the company released its first-quarter financials and things are looking good across the board. The major... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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A Look at the Latest Updates to Shooting Tethered: Part 1

The June 2021 update to Lightroom Classic brought two changes to its tethering function, so I wanted to take a closer look at how those changes can impact a tethering workflow. In addition, I’ll share how you could utilize third-party solutions for tethering if the native functionality isn’t giving you what you want. [Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the July issue of Photoshop User Magazine.] One thing I’ve found to be true across all areas of photography is that every d...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Nikon, Canon, Tethering, Lightroom Classic, Ctrl T, Apple Silicon, CMD T PC

Best cheap camera deals for August 2021

Amateur and professional photographers to take advantage of digital camera deals and bundle offers that pop up fairly often. Read on for our up-to-date list of the best camera deals for 2021.
Tags: Deals, Photography, Trends, Nikon, Canon, Camera Deals, Evergreen Deals

Returning From My Backpacking Trip

I’m happy to say that I survived my two-week trip to New Mexico’s backcountry at Philmont Scout Ranch. The boys did great, and I was so lucky to have an awesome team of adult advisors that worked well together and balanced each other’s strengths. As adults on this trip, we’re primarily there for the scout’s safety and to let them have the experience of completing the trek together. This is a lot harder than it seems as a parent, but it was good medicine for us as we learn how to let our kids go ...
Tags: Photography, Featured, Fun, New Mexico, Nikon, Denver, Hdr, Anker, Lightroom, LR, Backblaze, Philmont Scout Ranch, Philmont, Garmin Instinct

Turbo Kitties!

A good camera and lens really makes a huge difference at the zoo. Even the "2x zoom" on most cell cameras is only about the equivalent of a 50mm lens on a full frame camera. The old style 80-400mm Nikon zoom I was using is available on the used market pretty cheaply for what it is, because it won't autofocus on D3xxx or D5xxx cameras that don't have internal focus motors. But that 400mm focal length will get you right in there with the critters. I thought about using a crop sensor body, ...
Tags: Guns, Nikon, Tam, Pickcher Takin, Indy Zoo

Best Landscape Photography Settings & Tips

Learn landscape photography settings for any camera. In this video, I answer a question from the community – asking for the best landscape photography settings. I talk about things to consider for your lens, your camera, and even stability for different situations. Dive into the best settings for landscape photography. Learn about long exposure photography Subscribe Transcription was done by’s automated transcription service which means it’s an AI-generated transcript. The tra...
Tags: Photography, Photoshop, ISO, Nikon, Lightroom, Long Exposure, Scott Wyden Kivowitz, Photography Education

Difficult Shot

Shooting nickeled guns is hard. I mean firing them isn't any harder than blued guns, and the cleanup's easier, but shooting them with a camera is a pain. Here's the first try with the Model 59, from back when I first got it in October of 2019. I was using the EOS 40D with the EF 50mm f/1.4, shooting wide open like an idiot. That caused its own problem because the depth of field is so shallow with an aperture that big, even on an APS-C sensor. Notice how the hammer spur is out of focus?...
Tags: Guns, Nikon, Tam, Ef, Smith and Wesson, Boomsticks, Pickcher Takin