The Image Doctors #62

Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 and 50mm f/1.2 Z lenses; New Sony A7C full-frame camera

This week, we got several new product announcements in the photography world. Sony announced the A7C; a full-frame, 24MP camera in a compact body. Nikon announced two new Z-mount lenses, the 14-24mm f/2.8 S and 50mm f/1.2 S. All of these new products are available for preorder here.

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The Image Doctors #61

Back-Button Focus

You may have heard the term “back-button focus” as a way of focusing your digital camera. This week, we take a look at the technique and its pros and cons for everyday photography situations, and how we use it with our own cameras.

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POTD: The Big Picture

Panorama Image from Badlands National Park

10-shot hand-held panorama from Badlands National Park, 2020

Panoramic stitching software has gotten so good, that nowadays I’m able to capture many of my pano shots hand-held. This image is a composite of 10 vertical images captured with my Nikon Z7 and 24-70mm f/4S Nikkor Z lens. I merged the images from RAW in Lightroom Classic and then adjusted the resulting raw file in both Lightroom Classic and Photoshop using Color Efex Pro 4 to enhance color and contrast. The resulting file ended up at over 250 megapixels!

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The Image Doctors #60

Photographing Fall Colors

We’re heading into fall here in the northern hemisphere, and pretty soon the leaves will start turning. This week, we give our tips on photographing fall foliage, one of our favorite subjects!

Fall Foliage Forecast (USA)

Check out this fall foliage prediction site for when the colors will peak near you.

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The Image Doctors #59

Using Wide-Angle Lenses

Last week, we discussed using telephoto lenses, so this week we are going wide! Wide-angle lenses (24mm & wider) are some of the most challenging lenses to use when it comes to composition. Rick and Jason talk about best practices for using wide-angle focal lengths and offer tips and tricks for getting better shots with them.

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