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Nikon D3 Fights “Crime” in The Netherlands

Mon October 19, 2009

Nikon D3

Nikon D3

The Nikon D3’s fast continuous shooting of 9fps has made it the digital SLR camera of choice for the police force in The Netherlands [map].

The Nikon D3 is fixed behind the windshield of a police car which is then driven across the area of a car accident (involving serious or fatal injuries), shooting at 9 frames per second. Where it used to take 20 minutes to record a 70-meter track, it now takes a mere 30 seconds. Why the D3? Besides its fast continuous shooting speed, its low light capability also played a determining factor.


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The New [Real] China

Sun October 18, 2009

Associated Press photographer Elizabeth Dalziel has published her collection of photos on China. Especially revealing is Picture #7 of Chinese youth practice military drills outside of their school. A look at their dour faces says it all: the new generation is NOT the brain-washed youth of past eras.

[ View the pictures at: Boston.com ]


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Overcoming Photographer’s Block

Wed October 14, 2009

If your photography has become stale and you need some ideas on how to get the creative juices flowing again, John Sevigny offers 5 tried and proven steps.

[ Read Overcoming Photographer's Block at: BlackStar Rising ]


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How to Frame a Picture @ TrustedReviews

Sun October 11, 2009

TrustedReviews has posted a tutorial on how to frame a picture.

Read the How to frame a picture tutorial at: TrustedReviews


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Should Image Quality be Judged Online or in Print

Sat September 26, 2009

Interesting article at Luminous Landscape on “The Fallacy of Judging Image Quality Online.” The gist of the article is that too many people are trying to judge the quality of a camera by pixel peeping online versus evaluating the prints it can produce.


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Viral Marketing for Photographers

Fri September 25, 2009

“Customer Service” is a dirty word for most businesses. Sometimes, the blame lies at the very top and permeates down the whole organization; at other times, it is just one cog in the wheel that is not well oiled.

Sean Cayton gives photographers three simple “golden” rules that will ensure that customers spread their names and businesses by word of mouth in “Three Rules for Earning Good Word of Mouth for Your Photography Business.”

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A Wide-Angle Lens for Portrait

Wed September 23, 2009

There are times when a wide-angle lens is just what is called for in a portrait.

We usually use a short telephoto lens (90-105mm) for portrait shots. This helps compress the elements, blur the background and isolate the main subject nicely. But there are times when you want to situate your subject in his or her environment, as in the following portrait taken in a bar.


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Featured Site: The Mindful Eye

Wed September 23, 2009

The Mindful Eye

The Mindful Eye


The Mindful Eye is a TIMELive.com production that is among the very best photography tutorials on the Web. I especially like the Daily Critique feature by Craig Tanner, where a photo is critiqued for what makes it a good photo. It is narrated professionally, and the point is made clearly and concisely with no detours, hemming and hawing, or time-wasting and hair-pulling digressions that we see on so many video tutorials.

You won’t waste your time there and will learn how to become a better photographer. You can join the community for free or simply watch the episodes on YouTube or 5min.com.

[ Visit The Mindful Eye ]

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Does Creative Commons Photos Need Model Release?

Tue September 22, 2009

Lots of sites now feature tutorials and e-books that use Creative Commons (CC) pictures (from Flickr, for example) to illustrate an article. It’s quite “deceiving” because the pictures are not taken by the author. Printed magazines do that all the time. But can you use a CC picture where there is a distintly recognizable face on the cover of your {free) e-book?

Carolyn Wright answers that question in Black Star Rising.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 / ZX1

Sun September 20, 2009

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 / ZX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 / ZX1

We’ve just posted our QuickFact Sheet of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1 / ZX1, the slimmest and most compact zoom digital camera. At only 26mm (1.02 in.) thick, the Panasonic ZR1 is pocketable, yet boasts a LEICA DC VARIO ELMAR 8x wide-angle optical zoom. A new POWER O.I.S. is claimed to correct for hand-shake and enables correctly exposed hand held night photography. A new ultra high speed AF also doubles the AF performance.

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PANASONIC ZR1 / ZX1 REVIEWS
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Date Camera Review Site
>> Reviews Matrix (All the best reviews on one convenient page.)
2009-10-15 Panasonic ZX1 / ZR1 PhotographyBLOG
2009-10-02 Panasonic ZR1 Photoxels

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Leica X1 Video Introduction

Sat September 19, 2009

An informative Leica X1 YouTube video from B&H:

Related Links:
Leica X1 QuickFact Sheet
Leica X1 Press Release
Leica X1 Digital Compact Camera With Elmarit 24mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens [B&H Price]

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LEICA X1 REVIEWS
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Date Camera Review Site
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2011-04-27 Leica X1 TechRadar
2010-09-21 Leica X1 Black Press Release
2010-06-28 Leica X1 PhotographyBLOG
2010-01-05 Leica X1 SteveHuff Photo
2009-12-18 Leica X1 DPReview
2009-10-06 Leica X1 DPReview
2009-09-09 Leica X1 Luminous Landscape
2009-09-09 Leica X1 DPReview

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Pentax K-x Video Introduction

Thu September 17, 2009

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