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  1. Could dust spots on DSLR sensors be a profit driven conspiracy?

    Lately the internet has been abuzz with talk of DSLR cameras having a host of dust issues and cleaning this dust is quickly becoming an industry in and of itself. Indeed, the internet is rife with tutorials and blogs on how to and what the best technique is new products for cleaning sensor are coming to the market in ever increasing frequency. Indeed,
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  2. Can a professional lens make you a better photographer?

    There seems to be a lot of discussion surrounding the differences between a so-called "pro" lens vs. the kit lenses that come with consumer grade DSLR's and whether or not a pro level level lens can make you a better photographer, I felt it was time to address this issue. To being with, I would like to address the differences between a pro
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  3. Adventures in tripod hunting

    What a strange adventure I had today....

    So as most of you know I've been going back and forth between a Manfrotto 055 and an Induro AT213, both have very nice features and many of the members here have given me excellent feedback on this tripod. So this morning I was just about ready to press the little yellow Amazon button when the thought
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  4. South Bay Power Plant Implosion

    This morning the city of San Diego brought down the South Bay Power plant to make way for a park in the lower bay estuaries. Although the shots of the power plant coming down are okay the thing that I found most fascinating was the power of the explosions. The shock wave coming off these explosions was tremendous, you could literally feel impact of
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  5. Easy Focus Stacking Technique Using Photoshop for Maximum Depth of Field.

    Focus stacking is a very easy way to produce an image with the maximum depth of field and doesn't require anything more than a copy of Photoshop.

    First you need to set your camera up on a tripod and turn off auto-focus (and VR, if you have it). Now using the manual focus, bring the closest part of your subject into focus and release the
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    Updated 01-30-2013 at 08:45 PM by Dave_W

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  6. Easy Way to Create a Triptych using Photoshop (or GIMP)

    This months photo challenge is one of the hardest we've ever had here on Nikonites. One of the worries I had when preparing the challenge was whether or not people would be turned off due to the heavy use of computer skills as well as photographic skills. So I figured I would present a very easy way to prepare a triptych using Photoshop. I believe
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    Updated 01-15-2013 at 05:09 PM by Dave_W

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  7. Fun in the landing path of commercial airlines

    There's a parking garage right in the flight way of the San Diego International airport. I was fortunate enough this morning to find a door not quite shut completely that allowed me access to the roof. Here is a compilation of photos using my D800 and 70-300mm, ISO-100

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  8. Hummingbirds in flight study

    I spent a little time trying to capture hummingbirds in flight. Shooting these guys was like shooting skeet only a lot harder. They don't stay in one position very long, moreover, they do not give your auto-focus a lot to focus on. So all in all, I'm fairly pleased with the results of my first attempt. Now I understand the challenges a little better
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  9. Why Photography?

    I've often wondered why photography? Why I, and so many like myself, are so attracted to photography. Could it be as simple as the innate desire to make art? Historians mark the emergence of the human mind at the point where art objects enter the fossil record. Endowing a utilitarian object with artwork that neither makes the item stronger or more
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