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My Photowalk: A Native's Guide For the Tourist Visiting New York City

Taking a trip to New York City this travel season? Tour guides and others will take you to the more, "touristy" areas of NYC but there is so much more to the city I've lived in my entire life. The best way to see it all is with a camera in your hand and on foot. For those of you who love photowalks, this is one that you'll enjoy on a nice day in Manhattan.


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.



Who Knew? Is Your Camera a Dummy?

Have you ever looked into a surveillance camera and wondered who was watching you? Well, even if you haven't, you should know that the camera mounted to the ceiling may well be a dummy. In fact, we carry loads of dummy surveillance cameras designed to deter would-be intruders by giving the feeling that they are being watched. This is a great item for mom-and-pop stores on a budget, families with concerns about trespassers, schools with concerns about delinquent behavior, and more.

Who Knew is an ongoing weekly series featuring some of the items that you wouldn't typically find in your average camera store. But then again, we're not your typical camera store. 

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.




Using the Canon 60D To Capture Life

I was trained by the school of photography that forced me to try to create compelling images with any camera that was handed to me. My mentor is a Pulitzer Winner for New York Newsday and always shot Nikon, but I went with Canon. So as a 5D Mk II and 7D user, holding and using the Canon 60D felt just like I was home again.


Where it All Began and When Dumb Luck Turned Into an Obsession!

People come to the art and craft of photography from all sorts of beginnings.  This is the story of how one wildlife photographer came to his passion—as a result of dumb luck!

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