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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Great eBook Reads for 2012!

Seth Godin commented that more than 5,000,000 people got a Kindle for Christmas this year.

As an avid Kindle reader myself, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites!

Feel free to leave a comment with your favorites too!


Fiction

Maybe (a Donovan Creed Novel) by John Locke



Yesterday's Gone by Sean Platt & David Wright



Teenage Assassin by M.W.Taylor



The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson



Hell's Corner by David Baldacci





Non-Fiction

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson



The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman by Tim Ferriss



The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers (Voices That Matter) - Scott Kelby



 The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book for Digital Photographers, ePub (Voices That Matter) by Scott Kelby



Sketching Light: An Illustrated Tour of the Possibilities of Flash (Voices That Matter) by Joe McNally

Friday, November 11, 2011

Canon S100 vs Canon S95 - 4 Reasons to Upgrade to the Canon Powershot S100



Canon S100 vs Canon S95 - 4 Reasons to Upgrade to the Canon Powershot S100

Check out the new Art of the Image Recommended Photography Gear List at http://astore.amazon.com/artoftheima-20

P.S.  If your kids liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid, they'll love Diary of a Nerd King!  It's funny and it's available NOW on Amazon!  Please pass it along... thanks!

P.S.S.  Fun, colorful children's eBook Stories for toddlers & kids... http://www.pumpernickelpark.com - children's stories for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc!  Please pass it along... thanks!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Nikon V1 vs Nikon J1 - 7 Major Differences Between the Nikon V1 and Nikon J1



Nikon V1 vs Nikon J1 - 7 Major Differences Between the Nikon V1 and Nikon J1

Check out the new Art of the Image Recommended Photography Gear List at http://astore.amazon.com/artoftheima-20

P.S.  If your kids liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid, they'll love Diary of a Nerd King!  It's funny and it's available NOW on Amazon!  Please pass it along... thanks!

P.S.S.  Fun, colorful children's eBook Stories for toddlers & kids... http://www.pumpernickelpark.com - children's stories for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc!  Please pass it along... thanks!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Nikon V1 - 4 BIG Things I Like About the New Nikon V1



Check out the new Art of the Image Recommended Photography Gear List at http://astore.amazon.com/artoftheima-20

P.S.  If your kids liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid, they'll love Diary of a Nerd King!  It's funny and it's available NOW on Amazon!  Please pass it along... thanks!

P.S.S.  Fun, colorful children's eBook Stories for toddlers & kids... http://www.pumpernickelpark.com - children's stories for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc!  Please pass it along... thanks!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sony TX10 vs AW100 vs TS3 - Comparing the Nikon AW100 and the Panasonic TS3 to the Sony TX10



Sony TX10 vs AW100 vs TS3 - Comparing the Nikon AW100 and the Panasonic TS3 to the Sony TX10

Check out the new Art of the Image Recommended Photography Gear List at http://astore.amazon.com/artoftheima-20

P.S.  If your kids liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid, they'll love Diary of a Nerd King!  It's funny and it's available NOW on Amazon!  Please pass it along... thanks!

P.S.S.  Fun, colorful children's eBook Stories for toddlers & kids... http://www.pumpernickelpark.com - children's stories for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc!  Please pass it along... thanks!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Nikon AW100 vs Panasonic Lumix TS3 - Comparing the Panaonic TS3 to the Nikon AW100



Nikon AW100 vs Panasonic Lumix TS3 - Comparing the Panaonic TS3 to the Nikon AW100

Check out the new Art of the Image Recommended Photography Gear List at http://astore.amazon.com/artoftheima-20

P.S.  If your kids liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid, they'll love Diary of a Nerd King!  It's funny and it's available NOW on Amazon!  Please pass it along... thanks!

P.S.S.  Fun, colorful children's eBook Stories for toddlers & kids... http://www.pumpernickelpark.com - children's stories for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc!  Please pass it along... thanks!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Nikon AW100: 4 Reasons I May Buy the Nikon AW100 OVER the Panasonic TS3 and Sony TX10



Nikon AW100: 4 Reasons I May Buy the Nikon AW100 OVER the Panasonic TS3 and Sony TX10 

Check out the new Art of the Image Recommended Photography Gear List at http://astore.amazon.com/artoftheima-20

P.S.  If your kids liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid, they'll love Diary of a Nerd King!  It's funny and it's available NOW on Amazon!  Please pass it along... thanks!

P.S.S.  Fun, colorful children's eBook Stories for toddlers & kids... http://www.pumpernickelpark.com - children's stories for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc!  Please pass it along... thanks!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sony NEX-7 - Some Reasons Why I Might Want the NEX-7 INSTEAD of the Sony NEX-5N



Sony NEX-7 - Some Reasons Why I Might Want the NEX-7 INSTEAD of the Sony NEX-5N

Check out the new Art of the Image Recommended Photography Gear List at http://astore.amazon.com/artoftheima-20 

P.S. If you have kids or know someone with kids, check out my latest online book, "Diary of a Nerd King" at http://www.nerdkingdiary.com. It's funny and it's FREE! Please pass it along... thanks!

 P.S.S. If you have toddlers or small children, check out http://www.pumpernickelpark.com for my children's ebooks for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc! Please pass it along... thanks!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sony NEX-5N - The BEST Compact EVIL Camera Available?



Sony NEX-5N - The BEST Compact EVIL Camera Available?


Check out the new Art of the Image Recommended Photography Gear List at http://astore.amazon.com/artoftheima-20 

P.S. If you have kids or know someone with kids, check out my latest online book, "Diary of a Nerd King" at http://www.nerdkingdiary.com. It's funny and it's FREE! Please pass it along... thanks!

 P.S.S. If you have toddlers or small children, check out http://www.pumpernickelpark.com for my children's ebooks for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc! Please pass it along... thanks!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fuji x10 - Is the Fuji x10 the BEST Compact Point and Shoot Camera EVER?



Fuji x10 - Is the Fuji x10 the BEST Compact Point and Shoot Camera EVER?


Check out the new Art of the Image Recommended Photography Gear List at http://astore.amazon.com/artoftheima-20 

P.S. If you have kids or know someone with kids, check out my latest online book, "Diary of a Nerd King" at http://www.nerdkingdiary.com. It's funny and it's FREE! Please pass it along... thanks!

 P.S.S. If you have toddlers or small children, check out http://www.pumpernickelpark.com for my children's ebooks for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc! Please pass it along... thanks!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Nikon D5100 vs Sony a65: 6 Reasons to Buy the Sony a65 OVER the Nikon D5100



Nikon D5100 vs Sony a65: 6 Reasons to Buy the Sony a65 OVER the Nikon D5100


Check out the new Art of the Image Recommended Photography Gear List at http://astore.amazon.com/artoftheima-20 

P.S. If you have kids or know someone with kids, check out my latest online book, "Diary of a Nerd King" at http://www.nerdkingdiary.com. It's funny and it's FREE! Please pass it along... thanks!

 P.S.S. If you have toddlers or small children, check out http://www.pumpernickelpark.com for my children's ebooks for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc! Please pass it along... thanks!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Canon T3i 600D vs Sony a65 : 5 Reasons to Buy the Sony a65 OVER the Canon T3i 600D



 Canon T3i 600D vs Sony a65 : 5 Reasons to Buy the Sony a65 OVER the Canon T3i 600D


P.S.  If you have kids or know someone with kids, check out my latest online book, "Diary of a Nerd King" at http://www.nerdkingdiary.com.  It's funny and it's FREE!  Please pass it along... thanks!

P.S.S.  If you have toddlers or small children, check out http://www.pumpernickelpark.com for my children's ebooks for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc!  Please pass it along... thanks!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sony TX10 vs AW100 vs TS3 - Comparing the Nikon AW100 and the Panasonic TS3 to the Sony TX10



Sony TX10 vs AW100 vs TS3 - Comparing the Nikon AW100 and the Panasonic TS3 to the Sony TX10 


P.S.  Get Kids Reading! http://www.nerdkingdiary.com.  It's funny and it's FREE online!  Please pass it along... thanks!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Nikon AW100 vs Panasonic Lumix TS3 - Comparing the Panaonic TS3 to the Nikon AW100



Nikon AW100 vs Panasonic Lumix TS3 - Comparing the Panaonic TS3 to the Nikon AW100


P.S. Get Kids Reading! http://www.nerdkingdiary.com. It's funny and it's FREE online! Please pass it along... thanks!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Gear Sale Up-Date


Continuing to Clear Out Some Photography Equipment I Don't Need.

Everything is in excellent condition, comes with original boxes and paperwork.

Canon 60D body $850.00 (like new, approx. 3,000 shutter actuations)

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II $225 (like new condition)

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II $185.00 (like new condition)

Canon 50mm f1.8 EF 50mm f/1.8 II $100.00 (like new condition)

Sigma 120-400mm OS for Canon 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM $900.00
(like new condition... only used 3 or 4 times)

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM for Canon $675.00 (like new condition)

Nikon D3100 $450.00 (like new, approx. 5,000 shutter actuations)

Nikon SB-600 Speedlight $195.00 (excellent condition) **SOLD**

Nikon SB-800 Speedlight $300.00 (excellent condition) **SOLD**

Nikon SB-800 Speedlight $300.00 (excellent condition) **SOLD**

Nikon 50mm f1.8D $125 (excellent condition)

NIKON AF-S DX 10-24MMF3.5-4.5G ED LENS $700 (excellent condition)

NIKON DX VR 18-105 F3.5-5.6 AF-S LENS $275 (excellent condition)

SIGMA 2X EX DG APO TELE NIKON $250 (like new condition... only used twice)

Email me at info@artoftheimage.com if you're interested in anything.

Nikon AW100: 4 Reasons I May Buy the Nikon AW100 OVER the Panasonic TS3 and Sony TX10



Here's four reasons I May Buy the Nikon AW100 OVER the Panasonic TS3 and Sony TX10... 

P.S.S. Fun, colorful children's eBook Stories for toddlers & kids... http://www.pumpernickelpark.com - children's stories for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc! Please pass it along... thanks!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Gear Sale Up-date!

Continuing to Clear Out Some Photography Equipment I Don't Need.

Everything is in excellent condition, comes with original boxes and paperwork.

Canon 60D body $850.00 (like new, approx. 3,000 shutter actuations)

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II $225 (like new condition)

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II $185.00 (like new condition)**spoken for**

Canon 50mm f1.8 EF 50mm f/1.8 II $100.00 (like new condition)

Sigma 120-400mm OS for Canon 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM $900.00
(like new condition... only used 3 or 4 times)

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM for Canon $675.00 (like new condition)

Nikon D3100 (like new, approx. 5,000 shutter actuations)

Nikon SB-600 Speedlight $195.00 (excellent condition)

Nikon SB-800 Speedlight $300.00 (excellent condition) **SOLD**

Nikon SB-800 Speedlight $300.00 (excellent condition) **SOLD**

Nikon 50mm f1.8D $125 (excellent condition)

NIKON AF-S DX 10-24MMF3.5-4.5G ED LENS $700 (excellent condition)

NIKON DX VR 18-105 F3.5-5.6 AF-S LENS $275 (excellent condition)

SIGMA 2X EX DG APO TELE NIKON $250 (like new condition... only used twice)

Email me at info@artoftheimage.com if you're interested in anything.

Need More Hard Drive Space? This may be the COOLEST Answer Yet!



Most of us photographers need more Hard Drive Space? This may be the COOLEST Answer Yet!


(this is a post from my new blog & YouTube channel This Is Too Cool. I'll be sharing photography and art related stuff here on AOTI when they're applicable.)

P.S. If your kids like "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," check out Diary of a Nerd King. It's funny and it's FREE online! Please pass it along... thanks!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Do You Get WRIST PAIN From Using A Mouse? This Solved It For Me.



If you get WRIST PAIN from using a mouse, this is what solved it for me...

(this is a post from my new blog & YouTube channel This Is Too Cool. I'll be sharing photography and art related stuff here on AOTI when they're applicable.)

P.S. Check out my children's eBook stories for toddlers & kids available here on Amazon. Children's stories for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc! Please pass it along... thanks!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sony NEX-7 - Some Reasons Why I Might Want the NEX-7 INSTEAD of the Sony NEX-5N



Looking at the new Sony NEX-7, I'm having a hard time deciding between it and the new Sony NEX-5N. Here are some reasons Why I Might Want the NEX-7 INSTEAD of the Sony NEX-5N.

P.S. If your kids like "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," check out Diary of a Nerd King. It's funny and it's FREE online! Please pass it along... thanks!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sony NEX-5N - The BEST Compact EVIL Camera Available?



Looking at the new Sony NEX-5N, I'm wondering if this could be the BEST Compact EVIL Camera Available?

P.S. If your kids like "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," check out Diary of a Nerd King. It's funny and it's FREE online! Please pass it along... thanks!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fuji x10 Is the Fuji x10 the BEST Compact Point and Shoot Camera EVER?


Wow! Is the Fuji x10 the BEST Compact Point and Shoot Camera EVER?


P.S. If you have kids or know someone with kids, check out my latest online book, "Diary of a Nerd King" at http://www.nerdkingdiary.com. It's funny and it's FREE! Please pass it along... thanks!

P.S.S. If you have toddlers or small children, check out http://www.pumpernickelpark.com for my children's ebooks for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc! Please pass it along... thanks!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Nikon D5100 vs Sony a65: 6 Reasons to Buy the Sony a65 OVER the Nikon D5100


Here's 6 Reasons to Buy the Sony a65 OVER the Nikon D5100....


P.S. If you have kids or know someone with kids, check out my latest online book, "Diary of a Nerd King" at http://www.nerdkingdiary.com. It's funny and it's FREE! Please pass it along... thanks!

P.S.S. If you have toddlers or small children, check out http://www.pumpernickelpark.com for my children's ebooks for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc! Please pass it along... thanks!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Canon T3i 600D vs Sony a65 : 5 Reasons to Buy the Sony a65 OVER the Canon T3i 600D


Here's 5 Reasons to Buy the Sony a65 OVER the Canon T3i 600D...


P.S. If you have kids or know someone with kids, check out my latest online book, "Diary of a Nerd King" at http://www.nerdkingdiary.com. It's funny and it's FREE! Please pass it along... thanks!

P.S.S. If you have toddlers or small children, check out http://www.pumpernickelpark.com for my children's ebooks for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc! Please pass it along... thanks!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sony a65 vs Sony a77: 9 Reasons to Buy the Sony a77 Over the Sony a65


Sony has announced several new cameras, with two of the most interesting being the Sony a65 and the Sony a77. Here's 9 Reasons to Buy the Sony a77 Over the Sony a65...

P.S. If you have kids or know someone with kids, check out my latest online book, "Diary of a Nerd King" at http://www.nerdkingdiary.com. It's funny and it's FREE! Please pass it along... thanks!

P.S.S. If you have toddlers or small children, check out http://www.pumpernickelpark.com for my children's ebooks for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc! Please pass it along... thanks!




Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Recommended Photography Gear List

For a LONG time now, I've been getting a LOT of requests for a recommended photography gear list. So here it is!

Art of the Image Recommended Photography Gear List

It'll be a work in progress as I up-date it with new equipment and new recommendations as I use and form an opinion on new gear.

The great thing is it's an Amazon list so it'll let you click right through and purchase at the lowest price price if you'd like to buy something.

Please help support this website! Purchasing cameras, lenses, books and other items from our sponsor (Amazon.com) using the links provided on this website does not cost you any more than purchasing items directly from them. It helps us keep all of the content on this site available for free. Thanks!

P.S. If you have kids or know someone with kids, check out my latest online book, "Diary of a Nerd King" at http://www.nerdkingdiary.com. It's funny and it's FREE! Please pass it along... thanks!

P.S.S. If you have toddlers or small children, check out http://www.pumpernickelpark.com for my children's ebooks for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc! Please pass it along... thanks!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Gear Sale! Clearing Out Some Photography Equipment I Don't Need

Clearing out some gear that's not being used. Sale is restricted to Canadians for the moment (don't feel bad my USA friends... you probably can get better prices in the USA than we do). Everything is in excellent condition, comes with original boxes and paperwork.

Canon 60D body $875.00 (like new, approx. 3,000 shutter actuations)

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II $225 (like new condition)
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II $185.00 (like new condition)
Canon 50mm f1.8 EF 50mm f/1.8 II $100.00 (like new condition)
Sigma 120-400mm OS for Canon 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM $900.00
(like new condition... only used 3 or 4 times)
Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM for Canon $675.00 (like new condition)

Nikon SB-800 Speedlight $300.00 (excellent condition)
Nikon SB-800 Speedlight $300.00 (excellent condition)

Nikon 50mm f1.8D $125 (excellent condition)
NIKON AF-S DX 10-24MMF3.5-4.5G ED LENS $700 (excellent condition)
NIKON DX VR 18-105 F3.5-5.6 AF-S LENS $275 (excellent condition)
SIGMA 2X EX DG APO TELE NIKON $250 (like new condition... only used twice)

Email me at info@artoftheimage.com if you're interested in anything.

Top 6 Reasons NOT to Buy a Sony a77 DSLR



Here's the Top 6 Reasons NOT to Buy a Sony a77 DSLR...

P.S. If you have kids or know someone with kids, check out my latest online book, "Diary of a Nerd King" at http://www.nerdkingdiary.com. It's funny and it's FREE!

P.S.S. If you have toddlers or small children, check out http://www.pumpernickelpark.com for some great children's ebooks for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Sony a77 DSLR



Here's the Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Sony a77 DSLR...

P.S. If you have kids or know someone with kids, check out my latest online book, "Diary of a Nerd King" at http://www.nerdkingdiary.com. It's funny and it's FREE! Please pass it along!

P.S.S. If you have toddlers or small children, check out http://www.pumpernickelpark.com for my children's ebooks for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc! Please pass it along!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Canon 5D MkIII Sensor, Auto Focus System, Video Capabilities, and Announcement Date



Here's my take on Canon 5D MkIII Sensor, Auto Focus System, Video Capabilities, and Announcement Date...

P.S. If you have kids or know someone with kids, check out my latest online book, "Diary of a Nerd King" at http://www.nerdkingdiary.com. It's funny and it's FREE! Please pass it along!

P.S.S. If you have toddlers or small children, check out http://www.pumpernickelpark.com for some great children's ebooks for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc! Please pass it along!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Canon 7D MkII 24MP Full Frame DSLR Replacement to Canon 60D and Canon 7D... NO Canon 70D



Rumor has it that there will be a Canon 7D MkII 24MP Full Frame DSLR Replacement to the Canon 60D and the Canon 7D... NO Canon 70D Coming! Here's my take on it...

P.S. If you have kids or know someone with kids, check out my latest online book, "Diary of a Nerd King" at http://www.nerdkingdiary.com. It's funny and it's FREE! Please pass it along!

P.S.S. If you have toddlers or small children, check out http://www.pumpernickelpark.com for some great children's ebooks for Kindle, iPad, iPod, iPhone, laptops, etc! Please pass it along!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Canon 1D MarkV Replaces Canon 1Ds MarkIII and Canon 1D MarkIV Announcement Dates and Availability



Canon 1D MarkV coming as a replacement to both the Canon 1Ds MarkIII and the Canon 1D MarkIV. The Canon 1D and Canon 1Ds line are finally being combined into one full frame camera which will be the Canon 1D MarkV.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Nikon D800 and Nikon D4 Announcement Date, Specs, and Available in Stores Date



Big announcement expected soon from Nikon on the Nikon D800 (D700 replacement) and Nikon D4 (D3s replacement)!

The Nikon D800 looks like it's going to be awesome, likewise with the Nikon D4!

I'm probably in for a Nikon D800, but not likely for a Nikon D4. Click play on the video to get the low-down.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Nikon D400 BIG SURPRISE! High ISO Image Quality Equal to the Nikon D3s



Thom Hogan has perhaps hit on the biggest reason to buy a Nikon D400 over the Nikon D7000. It's possible the Nikon D400 could have image quality equivalent to the Nikon D3s and here's why...

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sony Wireless Lavalier Mic WCS 999 on Nikon D7000



A comparison of the audio from the Sony Wireless Lavalier Mic WCS 999 vs the audio from the built-in mic in the Nikon D7000.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Canon 5D MkII Indie Film Grosses $200,000 and Hits #43 on iTunes TOP 100 Movies with NO BUDGET



Pretty inspiring for all the indie film makers out there... a Canon 5D MkII Indie Film Grosses $200,000 and Hits #43 on iTunes TOP 100 Movies with NO BUDGET!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Nikon D800 24 Megapixels and D800x 36 Megapixels - 2 New Full Frame DSLR Bodies?



Discussing the coming Nikon D800 and the rumors of a two versions of it... a Nikon D800 24 Megapixels and a D800x 36 Megapixels - 2 New Full Frame DSLR Bodies?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Nikon D3100 vs Nikon D5100... What to Buy? (Viewer Question)



Viewer wants to know which camera to buy... the Nikon D3100 or the Nikon D5100. Here's my thoughts on why you'd buy the Nikon D3100 or the Nikon D5100.

Friday, July 22, 2011

New Nikon Lenses and Lens Mount for Nikon EVIL Camera or Nikon Modular DSLR



Some hints that there may be new Nikon lenses coming and possibly a new Nikon lense mount for a Nikon EVIL mirrorless camera.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Nikon 50mm f1.8G AF-S: Toad Photo Slideshow and Review (Nikon D7000)



Some photos from the new Nikon 50mm f1.8G AF-S showing how sharp the new 50mm is, and how nice the background bokeh looks.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

6 Reasons Why the Canon T2i 550D is the BEST VALUE APS-C Crop Sensor Video DSLR on the Market Today



There's no doubt the Canon T2i 550D is a great little Video DSLR. Here's 6 Reasons why the T2i is the BEST VALUE Video DSLR on the market today!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Nikon D7000: 8 Reasons Why the Nikon D7000 is the BEST Crop Sensor DSLR on the Market Today



The Nikon D7000 is an amazing DSLR, and I think the D7000 is the best DX or APS-C DSLR on the market today. Here's 8 Reasons why...

Friday, July 8, 2011

Sigma 8-16mm vs Nikon 10-24mm Side by Side Comparison and Review



A side-by-side comparison and spec run-down of the Sigma 8-16mm ultra wide lens vs the Nikon 10-24mm ultra wide lens.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Nikon D800 Update: Production Delayed on Nikon D4 and Nikon D800



Nikon D800 Update: Production Delayed on Nikon D4 and Nikon D800

Here's the link to the post by Claudius Schulze
http://claudiusschulze.com/blog/2011/nikon-d800-preordered/

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Canon 35mm f1.4L vs Canon 35mm f2 vs Sigma 30mm f1.4 on Canon T2i 550D (Viewer Question)



Answering a viewer question on whether he should upgrade to the Canon 35mm f1.4L or Sigma 30mm f1.4 from the Canon 35mm f2.0 to use on his Canon T2i 550D.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My FlashRight Arrived! Introducing the Mother of All Flash Diffusers



My FlashRight Arrived Yesterday! Introducing the Mother of All Flash Diffusers, the super awesome FlashRight!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

When to Replace Your Memory Cards - SD or Compact Flash



I've had quite a few questions about memory cards, their working lifespan, and when should they be replaced. I address that here in this video... When to Replace Your Memory Cards SD or Compact Flash

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

How to Edit This Canon T2i 550D Camera RAW File in Adobe Lightroom 3 - (Canon 50mm f1.8 Lens)



A Lightroom tutorial - How to Edit This Canon T2i 550D Camera RAW File in Adobe Lightroom 3 - (Shot with the Canon 50mm f1.8).

If you'd like to see me do a video on how I would edit one of your RAW files, or you'd like a photo critique of your photos, you can email them to theartoftheimage@gmail.com. No more than 5 per person please. :-)

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM BEATS Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM on DXOMark Test



Surprise again! Sigma is REALLY making an impressive showing these days with it's newest lenses. The Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 BEATS Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM on DXOMark.

BTW... I just checked the prices on BHPhoto and the Canon is $2499.99 and the Sigma is $1399.99. That's an $1100 price difference! (as of today May 9, 2011)

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Walk-Around Lens for a Canon APS-C Crop Sensor Body (Canon T2i 550D T3i 600D 60D 7D)



Answering a viewer question... What's a Good Walk-Around Lens for a Canon DSLR APS-C
Crop Sensor Body (Canon T2i 550D T3i 600D 60D 7D)

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Nikon D7000 Upgrading Lenses: Nikon 85mm f1.8 or Nikon 70 200mm f2.8 VR - Viewer Question



Upgrading Lenses for Nikon D7000 - Nikon 85mm f1.8 or Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR - Viewer Question

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Nikon D7000 ISO Button Fix - How to Assign ISO to the Front Function Button



Nikon D7000 ISO Button Fix - How to Assign ISO to the D7000 Front Function Button

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Canon Lenses for Street Photography, Macro, and Bokeh - Depth of Field - (Viewer Question)



Canon Lenses for Street Photography, Macro, and Bokeh - Depth of Field - (Viewer Question)

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sigma 50mm f1.4 Lens BEATS Canon 50mm f1.4 and Canon 50mm f1.2L



Surprise, surprise... the Sigma 50mm f1.4 EX DG HSM beats the Canon 50mm f1.4 and the Canon
50mm f1.2L on DXOMark's lens tests.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D90 - Which One Should I Buy Since the D5100 and D90 Are So Close In Price?



Had a few viewer questions about which to buy... the Nikon D5100 or the Nikon D90 since they're so close in price. Here's my take on it.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Nikon D5100 - Clarification on the D5100 Video Issue



Nikon D5100 - Clarification on the D5100 Video Issue

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Nikon DSLR Sensor Sizes and Canon DSLR Sensor Sizes Compared



Nikon DSLR Sensor Sizes and Canon DSLR Sensor Sizes Compared. Full frame sensors, FX sensors, APS-H sensors, DX sensor, APS-C sensors compared with examples of each respective Nikon DSLR or Canon DSLR.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Nikon 200-400mm VR + Nikon TC-14E II vs Nikon 500mm VR vs Nikon 600mm VR for Bird Photography



Answering a viewer question on the Nikon 200-400mm VR + 1p4 TC vs Nikon 500mm VR vs Nikon 600mm VR for Bird Photography.

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Nikon FX and DX DSLR Digital Camera Sensor Sizes Explained (Compact Digital Cameras Too)



Nikon FX and DX DSLR Digital Camera Sensor Sizes Explained (and compared to Nikon P7000 and P500 compact digital cameras too!)

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My Favorite Canon Lens (answering Peter) - What is Peter's Dream Camera (asking Peter)



Reply to Peter Gregg's Question... What is my favorite Canon lens, and what lens is on my Canon DSLR the most.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Nikon D5100 Unboxing and Over-View



Nikon D5100 Unboxing and Over-View

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Monday, May 23, 2011

How to Edit RAW Files in Lightroom - Quick Tips - How to Use AutoSync to Edit a Group of Photos



How to Edit RAW Files in Lightroom - Quick Tips - How to Use AutoSync to Edit a Group of Photos

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

How to Edit RAW Files in Lightroom - Quick Tips - How to See Just Your Video Files



How to Edit RAW Files in Lightroom - Quick Tips - How to See Just Your Video Files

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

How to Edit RAW Files in Lightroom - Quick Tip - Hiding the Side Panels for Maximum Viewing



How to Edit RAW Files in Lightroom - Quick Tip - Hiding the Side Panels for Maximum Viewing

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Friday, May 20, 2011

The Entrepreneur Who Went Viral - Launch Day! (April 21st)



Exciting day for me here at ArtoftheImage.com... The Entrepreneur Who Went Viral launched today!

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

How to Edit RAW Files in Lightroom - Applying Noise Reduction to a Nikon D7000 ISO 6400 Photo



How to Edit RAW Files in Lightroom - Applying Noise Reduction to a Nikon D7000 ISO 6400 Photo shot with the new Sigma 85mm f1.4

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

How to Edit RAW Files in Lightroom - Quick Tip - Changing the Background Color Around Your Photo



How to Edit RAW Files in Lightroom - Quick Tip - Changing the Background Color Around Your Photo.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Editing RAW Files in Adobe Lightroom - How to Get Your Photos to Look Like They Did On Your Camera



A lot of people ask me how to get their RAW files to look like they did on the back of the camera. They open them up in Lightroom or another RAW converter, and the image doesn't look like it did on their camera's LCD. Here's why that happens and how fix it.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

How to Get Maximum Highlight and Exposure Recovery from RAW Files in Lightroom 3



How to Get Maximum Highlight and Exposure Recovery from RAW Files in Lightroom 3.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Entrepreneur Who Went Viral - Exclusive Offer - Save 70% OFF and Grow Your Business Online!



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Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Entrepreneur Who Went Viral - eBook and New VIP Newsletter Launch



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Friday, May 13, 2011

Nikon D7000 vs Canon 60D Image Quality, High ISO Performance, and Auto Focus - Viewer Question



Today's viewer question is on the Nikon D7000 and the Canon 60D.

rebeltrooperhalla16 writes...

D7000 vs 60D (ISO Performance and Focusing)
Prices: On Amazon I see the 60D being sold for $1,399 and the D7000 being sold for $1,499 they both include lenses so to me they are pretty neck and nect on that.

First Question:
What I want to know is the ISO performance of the two. I know that the D7000 is superior to the 60D in image quality, and ISO performance with lower noise. But is the 60D almost neck and neck with the D7000 in its image quality and ISO performance or can you distinctly notice image quality differences between the two?

Second Question:
In terms of focusing. The D7000 I'm aware has 39fp vs the 60D's 9fp. And the 9 cross-type focus points from the D7000 compared to the 60D's 1 cross-type focus point...I'm confused as to what cross-type focus points are. Can you please explain to me what that is and what needs are met from the focus and cross-type focus points from each camera.

Thank You!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Viewer Question: Canon 24mm f1.4 or Canon 24-105mm f4L IS for Shooting Movies on 5D MkII



Youtuber Fabio writes in with our viewer question... Canon 24mm f1.4 or Canon 24-105mm f4L IS for Shooting Movies on 5D MkII

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Should We Worry About Nuclear Contamination of Canon, Nikon, Sony, or Other Japanese Products?



A Viewer wrote in worried about nuclear contamination of Canon and Nikon products wondering if this was a concern.

Beyond just Canon and Nikon, there's Fuji, Sony, Panasonic, Pentax, Sigma, and many other Japanese manufacturers with product coming out of Japan.

I've wondered about this myself.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What is Peter Gregg's Favorite Nikon Lens? (Inventor of A Better Bounce Card and SensorSweep)



Shout Out to my good friend Peter Gregg, inventor of the ABetterBounceCard, SensorSweep, LensPockets, and other very cool photo stuff!

Peter, what is your favorite Nikon lens?

Monday, May 9, 2011

Nikon SB-700 Unboxing and Review (for my Nikon D7000, D5100, D3100 and D90)



Exciting day for me as I get to un-box my new Nikon SB-700 Speedlight Flash!

The Nikon SB-700 is an awesome little flash with some great new options and features which I go over in this video.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

11 Things I Learned from the Strobist and Joe McNally on The Flash Bus Tour



Attended the Flash Bus Tour and got to meet Joe McNally and the Strobist! Totally awesome day! Here's 11 things I learned from Joe McNally and the Strobist from attending the Flash Bus Tour.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D7000: Why to Buy the D7000 Over the D5100



I've gone through the reasons to buy the Nikon D5100 over the Nikon D7000, as well as some reasons to buy the D5100 over the Nikon D3100, so here's why you would want to buy the Nikon D7000 OVER the Nikon D5100.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Nikon D5100 - Why to Buy the D5100 Over the Nikon D3100



With the Nikon D5100 on the market, many folks aren't sure whether they should buy the D5100 or the Nikon D3100. Here's why you might want to buy the Nikon D5100 over the Nikon D3100.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Nikon D5100 Preview - Why I'm Excited To Get My D5100



The new Nikon D5100 has been announced. Here's why I'm pumped to get my hands on one of these little Nikon D5100 's!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM BEATS Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM on DXOMark Test



No secret I'm a big fan of the Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM so it was nice to see my observations backed up by DXOMark's new results against the Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM.

Keep the good glass coming Sigma! I have no problem shooting non-Nikon or non-Canon lenses if it's better glass. :-)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Nikon D7000: Top 7 Things I LOVE About My Nikon D7000



Here's my Top 7 Things I LOVE About My Nikon D7000. Been shooting with it for several months now in all types of situations, so I thought I'd give a run-down of my favourite things about my D7000.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Nikon SB-700 Gets TOP MARKS in Jason Lykin's Review (Nikon D7000, D90, D3100, D3s, D3x)



The Nikon SB-700 Gets TOP MARKS in Jason Lykin's Review over at Adobe Evangelist Terry White's website.

If you have shoot a Nikon D7000, D90, D3100, D3s, D3x, D300s, or any of the other Nikon DSLR digital cameras, here's why you may want an SB-700.

Check out Jason's review at
http://terrywhite.com/techblog/archives/7198

Friday, April 29, 2011

4 Reasons To Use a Card Reader Instead of Your Digital Camera



Here's 4 Reasons To Use a Card Reader Instead of Your Digital Camera to upload your photos from your memory card to your computer.

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http://www.canonblogger.com/tag/card-reader/

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Furious Females of Stock Photography - A Curious Sub-Category of Stock Photos



I stumbled across this interesting sub-category of stock photography... call it furious females of stock photography if you will. It's basically photos of women frustrated with computers and other electronics. A stereotype to be sure, and a not particularly truthful one, it's still interesting to see that this sub-category of stock photography is apparently thriving.

Check out Gizmodo's article on the topic here
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/02/the-furious-femme-fatales-of-computer-stock-photography/

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nikon P300 - Great f1.8 lens, BUT NO RAW! What Were You Thinking NIKON!



The Nikon P300 looks enticing with it's fast f1.8 aperture lens, but what the heck! NO RAW! What were you thinking Nikon!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rockstar Demographic Lens Chart of Photographers



Rockstar Demographic Lens Chart of Photographers. Uncle Bob was aiming for the 2%. He knew he was destined to be a RockStar.

(a little background... in the professional world of wedding photography, we often call the up and coming popular photographers Rockstars, hence the cartoon).

Monday, April 25, 2011

Fuji X100 Beats Panasonic GH2 and Canon 60D for Image Quality (beats Canon T2i 550D and 7D too)



WOW! I was expecting great things from the Fuji Finepix X100, but this is awesome! The X100 beats the Panasonic GH2 and the Canon 60D (and therefore the Canon T2i 550D and Canon 7D as they share the same sensor) for image quality, especially at high ISO!

Check out the comparison images at
http://www.photographyblog.com/articles/fujifilm_x100_noise_head-to-head/

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Niagara Falls - Nikon D7000 Hyper Real HDR Tutorial Using Adobe Photoshop CS5 HDR PRO



Hyper Real HDR Tutorial Using Adobe Photoshop CS5 HDR PRO using a Nikon D7000 image of Niagara Falls shot with the Sigma 17-50mm OS.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Fuji X100 Production Stopped Due to Tsunami and Earthquake Damage in Japan



The ultra cool and hard to get your hands on Fuji X100 just got even harder to get a hold of. Production has been halted due to damage from the Tsunami and Earthquake in Japan. No word yet on when we might see Fuji X100 digital cameras start rolling off the assembly lines again.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Clock Tower: Canon 60D Hyper Real HDR Tutorial Using Adobe Photoshop CS5 HDR PRO



Hyper Real HDR Tutorial Using Adobe Photoshop CS5 HDR PRO with a Canon 60D image shot with the Sigma 120-400mm OS.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

2 BIG Reasons to Make Photographic Equipment Purchases NOW (Nikon D7000, D3100, Canon T3i, 60D, T2i 550D)



With current events in Japan, here's 2 BIG Reasons to make photographic equipment purchases NOW. Whether you're in the market for a DSLR like the Nikon D7000, D3100, D700, D3s, or Canon T3i, 60D, 7D, or 5D MkII, now is the time!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

RAW vs JPG - 4 Reasons to Shoot JPG Over RAW (Nikon D7000, D90, Canon T2i 550D, 60D, 7D)



RAW vs JPG ... it's the age old debate you can see still being fought over in the forums.

Here in Part 2 following yesterday's Part 1 - 4 Reasons to Shoot RAW Over JPG, I go over 4 Reasons to Shoot JPG Over RAW.

Best thing to do... educate yourself and decide what works for you. Doesn't matter if you shoot a Nikon D7000, Nikon D90, Canon T2i 550D, Canon 60D, Canon 7D... any DSLR digital camera out there.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Entrepreneur Who Went Viral - Exclusive Offer - Save 70% OFF and Grow Your Business Online!



Discussing The Entrepreneur Who Went Viral, my new ebook that will be available April 21st, 2011! Save 70% OFF by signing up now for our FREE VIP NEWSLETTER!

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RAW vs JPG: 4 Reasons to Shoot RAW Over JPG (Nikon D7000, D90, Canon T2i 550D, 60D, 7D)



RAW vs JPG ... it's the age old debate you can see still being fought over in the forums.

Best thing to do... educate yourself and decide what works for you. Doesn't matter if you shoot a Nikon D7000, Nikon D90, Canon T2i 550D, Canon 60D, Canon 7D... any DSLR digital camera out there.

Here's 4 Reasons to Shoot RAW Over JPG.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

The Entrepreneur Who Went Viral - eBook and New VIP Newsletter Launch



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AF Micro Adjustment - Is It Neccessary? (Canon 60D, Canon 7D, Nikon D7000, Nikon D700)



A lot of people were disappointed when the Canon 60D came out without AF Micro Adjustment for fine tuning focus on your lenses. The Canon 7D has it. The Nikon D7000 and D700 have it. But is it neccessary? Are we over-doing?

Check out the article over at
http://www.pixiq.com/article/af-micro-adjustment-are-we-overdoing-it

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sony Alpha 580 Beats Canon 60D and Canon 7D on DXOMark



Wow! Sony is really coming up in the ranks! The Sony Alpha 580 Beats both the Canon 60D and Canon 7D DSLR digital cameras on DXOMark.

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Does Tampa Florida Senator Jim Norman Hate Photographers and Photography?



Tampa Florida Senator Jim Norman is trying to pass a bill that would make it illegal to photograph farms. Senator Norman says that cows have an expectation to privacy. Does Norman hate photographers and photography? Has he had a bad experience with a digital camera he hasn't been able to get past?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Funky Train - Nikon D90 Hyper Real HDR High Dynamic Range Tutorial With Adobe Photoshop CS5



Tutorial on making the "Funky Pink Train" Nikon D90 Hyper Real HDR image using Adobe Photoshop CS5 HDR PRO.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hand Holding for Low Shutter Speeds - Proper Technique and Tips for Better Photos



Discussing how to properly hold your digital camera or DSLR to get better photos at low shutter speeds. Whether you're shooting with a Canon T2i 550D, a Canon 60D, a Canon 1Ds Mk III, a Nikon D7000, or a Nikon D3s or D3x, proper technique can make a HUGE difference.

Check out Rick Doble's article at
http://www.pixiq.com/article/how-to-handhold-your-camera-correctly-at-slow-shutter-speeds

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Shoot straight to SSD drive with Thunderbolt 10Gbps on Canon DSLR Digital Cameras and Video



Shoot straight to an external SSD drive using Thunderbolt 10Gbps PC Conneciton on Canon DSLR Digital Cameras and Video Camera. Sound awesome? Well, Canon has endorsed the Intel Thunderbolt 10Gbps PC Connection, but hasn't yet said if it will built it into their DSLR and Video Cameras.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens Unboxing (for my Nikon D7000, D90, and D3100)



Another exciting day here at Art of the Image with another new lens to unbox! Check it out... the Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens!

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Fire Wagon HDR Realistic Look - Nikon D7000 HDR Photo Using Photoshop CS5 HDR PRO



Tutorial on making the "Fire Wagon" HDR Realistic Nikon D7000 HDR image using Adobe Photoshop CS5 HDR PRO.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Fire Wagon - Nikon D7000 Hyper-Real HDR Tutorial Using Adobe Photoshop CS5 HDR PRO



Tutorial on making the "Fire Wagon" Nikon D7000 Hyper-Real HDR image using Adobe Photoshop CS5 HDR PRO.

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Winter Returns To Woodstock: HD Video Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 APO EX DG HSM OS and Nikon D7000



Winter came back hard on March 11 with blowing snow and freezing temperatures. I shot this HD video from my front door with my Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 APO EX DG HSM OS and Nikon D7000.

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 APO EX DG OS Lens: First Impressions After a Few Weeks of Shooting (Nikon D7000)



My first impressions of the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 APO EX DG OS Lens After a Few Weeks of Shooting On My Nikon D7000.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Rules for Using Nikon VR or Canon IS or Sigma OS Lenses



Discussing the Rules for Using Nikon VR or Canon IS or Sigma OS Lenses.

For further reading, check out Thom Hogan's article on VR
http://www.bythom.com/nikon-vr.htm

Monday, April 4, 2011

Uncle Bob was Prone to Camera Strap Related Accidents (Photography Cartoon - Photo, Photographer)



Everybody knows or has an Uncle Bob.

Of course, his or her name may not actually be Uncle Bob, but we all know someone like him.

That quirky Uncle that always has his camera with him, and always seems to be not working it quite right.

You know the one who made you pose for what seemed like hours when you were a kid so that he could get that "perfect" family photo, and of course that photo never seemed to turn out quite right.

Maybe it's an Aunt, a Grandfather, or a family friend, but most of us know an Uncle Bob character.

So a couple of years ago when I got the idea for a series of photography cartoons, Uncle Bob seemed the perfect character to star in them.

I've put them up here on the Art of the Image Youtube Channel for you to enjoy. Feel free to leave a comment and let us know who Uncle Bob reminds you of in your family or circle of friends, and you can change the name or leave it out to make sure you don't offend the person.

Also, if you have any ideas you think would be good for future Uncle Bob cartoons, please feel free to post them in the comments section below too! I welcome your creative assistance. :-)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sigma 120-400mm APO DG OS and Canon 60D: Crosses, Spires, and Gargoyles



A slideshow of images shot with the Sigma 120-400mm APO DG OS on my Canon 60D. It was snowing out for most of these, and I found the 60D struggled a little with the focus in the snow.

As far as my impressions so far of the Sigma 120-400mm APO DG OS, it's VERY good! Quite sharp through-out the range, but sharpest from 120 to 300mm. Focus is fast, and I'm really enjoying this lens!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Glamour Photography with Low-End DSLR 's - Canon 550D T2i XTi 60D T3i Nikon D90 D7000 D3100



Who says Pro's only use top end equipment? It's a popular misconception, but the old axiom has never been truer than it is today... "It's the photographer behind the camer." A good photographer can take a great photo with any of today's DSLR digital cameras as shown by PRO photographer Joe Farace who uses a Canon 50D, Canon Rebel XTi, and Canon Rebel XT for his Glamour Photography.

Check out the Joe's original article over
http://www.pixiq.com/article/proofing-printing-for-glamour-photography

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Nikon D7000 Wins Mid-Level DSLR of the Year for 2010 (beats Canon 60D)



InfoSyncWorld.com has given the Nikon D7000 the title of Mid-Level DSLR of the Year for 2010 (beats Canon 60D). Here's the run-down on their full review and analysis.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Canon 60D Wedding and PJ Lens Kit (for APS-C Canon DSLR Digital Cameras 550D T2i 600D T3i 60D 7D)



Lens recommendations for building a Wedding and Photo Journalism Lens Kit for the crop sensor APS-C Canon DSLR digital cameras like the Canon 550D T2i, 600D T3i, 60D, and 7D.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Nikon D800: German Photographer Claudius Schulze Has Pre-Ordered a D800 (Nikon D700 Replacement)



Yes, you read the headline right! German Photographer Claudius Schulze Has Pre-Ordered a Nikon D800. I'm checking into whether I can pre-order a Nikon D800 for myself, and if anyone else is able to, please leave a comment below with details.

Claudius' blog post with the details is
http://claudiusschulze.com/blog/2011/nikon-d800-preordered

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Nikon D7000 and Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 APO EX DG OS - Spitfire on a Stick



A slideshow of photos shot with the new Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 APO EX DG OS on the Nikon D7000. All images were shot in RAW and processed in Adobe Lightroom 3.3.

Click play on the video above to watch.

By way of an up-date... I've been shooting a fair bit with the new Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 APO EX DG OS, and I'm really liking it. Very sharp and very fast to focus. The OS (optical stabilization) is on par with Canon IS or Nikon VRII. Build quality is very good. It's a really nice lens.



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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Strobist - Photographer Self-Defense 101 - Using Digital Camera Gear and Wireless Remote Flash



Continuing with discussing David Hobby's, the STROBIST, article "Stealing Flash," and how to protect your digital camera gear and wireless remote lighting while your working in public areas like gyms, arenas, etc., David has a REALLY interesting self-defense plan to fend off would-be thieves and attackers using camera gear.

You can check out the original article at David's website
http://www.strobist.blogspot.com

Friday, March 25, 2011

Nikon D7000 and Sigma 85mm f1.4 EX DG HSM - Artwork on a Train



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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Canon 60D Landscape Lens Kit (for APS-C Canon DSLR Digital Cameras 550D T2i 600D T3i 7D 50D)

Building a Landscape Lens Kit for the Canon 60D, Canon 550D, Canon 600D, Canon 50D, or the Canon 7D (or any of the Canon crop sensor APS-C 1.6X DSLR digital cameras).



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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sigma 120-400mm f4.5-5.6 APO DG OS Unboxing (for my Canon 60D and 550D T2i)



Another exciting day here at Art of the Image as I get to un-box yet another new lens! Meet my new Sigma 120-400mm f4.5-5.6 APO DG OS for my Canon 60D and 550D T2i. From all reports, this lens holds it's own against the Canon L zoom and even the L telephoto primes like the 300mm, so I'm REALLY excited to try this baby out with my 60D and 550D.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Strobist - Stealing Flash - How to Protect Your Digital Camera Gear and Wireless Remote Lighting



Discussing David Hobby's, the STROBIST, article "Stealing Flash," and how to protect your digital camera gear and wireless remote lighting while your working in public areas like gyms, arenas, etc.

You can check out the original article at David's website
http://www.strobist.blogspot.com

Monday, March 21, 2011

Canon 60D Portrait Lens Kit (for APS-C Crop Sensor Canon DSLR 550D T2i 600D T3i 7D 50D 40D)



Building a Portrait Lens Kit for the Canon 60D, Canon T2i 550D, Canon T3i 600D, Canon 50D, or the Canon 7D (or any of the Canon crop sensor 1.6X APS-C DSLR digital cameras).

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