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New Hybrid IS from Canon

| July 22, 2009 | Reply

Canon has announced a new image stabilization (IS) system that can correct both angular camera shake and shift camera shake. The new system will be built into an upcoming lens that will be released before the end of 2009. Click here to read the full press release from Canon.

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Video about the Nikon 200-400VR Lens by Moose Peterson

| July 20, 2009 | Reply

Today I came across a very interesting video about the amazing Nikon 4/200-400 VR lens by famous wildlife photographer Moose Peterson. Moose explains why he loves the lens so much and how best to use it either hand hold or on a tripod. He also explains how to use the VR in different situations. If […]

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Great interviews with Michael Reichmann and Alain Briot

| July 12, 2009 | Reply

I’ve just come across two great interviews of two photographers I admire. One interview is with Michael Reichmann, creater of the wonder Luminous Landscape website, the other with Alain Briot (www.beautiful-landscape.com). Both inteviews are on Smibs TV. The interviews are about photography, art, business, the career of those two photographers and on how to live […]

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How to avoid dust on your DSLR’s sensor

| September 7, 2008 | Reply

Sensor dust is a real pain for many owners of a digital SLR camera. Most new DSLRs now have some form of sensor cleaning built in that has reduced the problem considerably. But none is a 100% solution and because of this it still makes sense to avoid getting dust on your sensor in the […]

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Why Mirror Lock-Up is an important feature of your digital SRL camera

| September 6, 2008 | 1 Reply

If you want to get the most sharpness out of your digital camera, you should use the mirror lock-up feature of your camera for longer shutter speeds. Most current digital SRL cameras (DSLRs) come with a feature called mirror lock-up. It’s used to reduce the vibrations caused the the mirror in the camera. After you […]

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10 great Nature Photographers

| September 4, 2008 | Reply

Today I want to give you a list of 10 great nature photographers and their websites. I often visit those websites for information and inspiration. One of the best ways to improve your photography is to learn from others. Visiting the websites and galleries of other photographers is a cheap and wonderful way to improve […]

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Nature Photography: What to photograph?

| September 4, 2008 | Reply

When you are a nature photographer, there are so many subjects to choose from that it can be overwhelming sometimes. With about 10.000 species of birds, over 5.000 mammal species, much more species of insects and many wonderful landscapes all over the world, you will rarely run out of possible subjects to photograph. If you […]

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Getting the right tripod and tripod head

| September 3, 2008 | Reply

If you are not sure which tripod and tripod head to buy, check out the following article by Italian nature photographer Juza: http://www.juzaphoto.com/eng/articles/tripods_and_heads.htm. It is a very good and detailed article about the various choices you can make when choosing a tripd and a tripod head. Be sure to also read the rest of Juza’s […]

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Macro photography with Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM, 1.4x extender and extension tube

| August 30, 2008 | Reply

Recently I did a lot of close-up photography with my Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM + 1.4x extender and a 25mm extension tube from Canon. That’s not the most usual combination for close-up photography, but has several advantages: 1. Long working distance: Due to the long focal length (420mm) I can work at a […]

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Book review: Concepts of Nature: A Wildlife Photographer’s Art by Andy Rouse

| August 25, 2008 | Reply

I am constantly looking for new books that help me improve my photography. For me an inspirational book should either have great images or an interesting text. Concepts of Nature by famous British wildlife photographer Andy Rouse has both. Although Andy sometimes mentions specific technical settings (like the AF mode used), this is not a […]

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