What is Back Button Focus?
Back Button Focus is an alternative method of camera control that separates the functions of shutter release and focus from a single button to two buttons. The shutter release is used solely to activate the shutter and take a picture. The function of focus is transferred to a button on the back of a camera hence the name “Back Button Focus” or “Back Button Autofocus“. Continue ReadingBACK BUTTON FOCUS A GAME CHANGER
What is Back Button Focus?
Retouching Portraits I have spent a bulk of my time behind a camera photographing sporting goods, nature and pets. when it came to photographing people I have always taken a candid approach. Take a lot of pictures, crop the best ones and be done with it. Recently though I had the pleasure of getting a visit from my beautiful niece. We were out driving around and decided to visit a local park nearby for some pictures. The conditions were bad. It was a bright noon summer sun. I had the Nikon D810 and no external flash. I had about a 20 minute window to work before our next engagement. I knew the pictures would be a challenge but had no Continue ReadingRetouching Portraits
How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse By Fred Espenak A lunar eclipse occurs whenever the moon passes through the Earth’s dark shadow, which can only happen during a full moon. There are two or more lunar eclipses a year. Types of Lunar Eclipses Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. This occurs when the moon passes through the Earth’s penumbral shadow. These eclipses are subtle and hard to observe. Partial Lunar Eclipse. This occurs when a portion of the moon passes through the Earth’s umbral shadow. These eclipses are easy to see with the unaided eye. Total Lunar Eclipse. This occurs when the entire moon passes through the Earth’s umbral shadow. During the total phase (totality), the moon turns a vibrant red color. These Continue ReadingHow to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse
Seascape Photography Here’s another new article at DPReview. This time it’s subject is SEASCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY. Enjoy!
I just saw this great post over at DPReview and thought I would share. The techniques and explanations can be applied to many action situations. Enjoy!
The Nikon R1 Wireless Close-Up System (a.k.a. Macro Kit B) is a complete flash solution for cameras that feature both the Commander mode and include a built-in flash. The kit is fully compatible with the Nikon Creative Lighting System and Advanced Wireless Lighting system when used with compatible cameras and/or flashes.
The kit’s main components consist of the SX-1 Attachment Ring that attaches to the lens filter threads via an adapter ring (included), and two SB-R200 wireless macro flash heads. The SX-1 Attachment Ring can accept up to eight SB-R200s and can be attached to a tripod for remote lighting. Continue ReadingNikon 4804 R1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System