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Shooting with the Fujifilm X100: A Love Story

Nostalgia—that's the word that will come to the minds of many photographers when they hold the Fujifilm X100 digital camera. I've spent lots of time with it by my side as a constant companion, and the little camera has grown on me tremendously. At the moment, these cameras are a bit hard to get your hands on, due to the unfortunate occurrences in Japan. However, it's a small but powerful camera that is worth taking a look at.


The Brenizer Method: Panoramic Portrait Shooting

Not long ago, we spent some time with famed wedding photographer and guest blogger Ryan Brenizer. One of the reasons why Ryan is famous is because of his unique style of shooting portraits known across the net as the Brenizer Method. Ryan talked with us about the gear he uses to do it, how he came up with the idea, the post-production phase, and also gave us some tips for beginners. Take a look at the video after clicking Read and Discuss.

Field of View: How Your Lens and Sensor Collaborate

"Get a 50mm lens." That is a statement that many photographers will tell you. But do they mean a 50mm lens or the equivalent of a 50mm lens on your camera? Make no mistake, a 50mm lens is a 50mm lens, but sensors have magnification and crop factors depending on your camera model.

Calibrating the Diopter of Your Camera

Did you ever pick up your camera and think your eyes had suddenly gotten worse? In photography, there's good blur—and there's bad blur. When your diopter isn't calibrated correctly, it's bad blur. This can lead to your shooting photos that aren't in focus, because what you're seeing through the viewfinder is not exactly what the camera is seeing. Here are ways to remedy this problem.

Puppy Portraits

 Create a fun portrait of your four-legged family member in just a few quick and easy steps.







Professional Images with a Point-and-Shoot

Like many of you, I don't always like to shoot with my DSLR, because of how bulky and heavy it can be. Sometimes, I just want a good point-and-shoot. But to get a really good photo, lighting is so important. I'm a big lover of strobist techniques, so using them with a point-and-shoot was always something that I wanted to test out a bit.

Nikon Announces the D5100 DSLR

Today, Nikon announced the new D5100 DSLR camera: the successor to the D5000. B&H will be stocking the camera with the 18-55mm kit lens as well as body only. See the official press release from B&H and a couple of prominent features after clicking the read and discuss button.



Breaking Tradition: Using the Olympus EPL-2's Art Filters To Shoot a Concert

Have you ever thought of embracing flaws instead of fighting them? We recently wrote about trying to correct discolored concert photos. While testing the Olympus EPL-2 at a Chiptunes Concert, I learned a valuable lesson: that to create better work, sometimes you need to break away from tradition and not take your work so seriously.

Do You Need 21 Megapixels?

You've probably heard of the megapixel wars—the race between companies to cram more megapixels onto their sensors. The 5D Mk II, for example, has 21MP. With many of the entry- and mid-level DSLRs starting to creep into that area, users should consider whether or not they really need that many megapixels. To demonstrate what can be done with 21MP, we'll take as an example something I shot years ago. 



Do You Need Image Stabilization?

Almost nothing will ruin an image more than blur that results from camera shake. Some systems have image stabilization built into the camera, but many systems choose to put it in the lens. To understand this, you first need to understand the different types of blur effects that can ruin your images.




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