The Image Doctors #157

Photographing an Air Show

We had the opportunity to photograph the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show last weekend here in Colorado, and we’ll share our gear, settings, and what we learned. We’ll also offer our hands-on look at the new Topaz Photo AI plug-in, which delivers astonishingly good results for sharpening, noise reduction, and upscaling digital images.

Pikes Peak Regional Air Show (Pics)

I had a great time photographing the aerial performers at the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I used my Nikon Z9 and 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 Nikkor Z lens for all of these shots. Be sure to tune in to this week’s episode of The Image Doctors podcast to hear about my gear and settings, and a little bit about how I processed these images. Click on an image to enlarge it.

The Image Doctors #156

Nikon 28-75mm f/2.8 Revisited

We recently got our hands on the Nikon (made by Tamron) 28-75mm f/2.8 Nikkor Z lens. This is a well-made lens that is very good optically, and is far less expensive than the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8S lens. Much to our delight, the Nikon 28-75mm f/2.8 is an excellent performer for infrared photography (something that the 24-70/2.8S does not do well). Should you get one? It depends on your needs, and what kind of subjects you enjoy photographing.

Many thanks to our friends at B&H Photo for loaning us the Nikon 28-75mm lens to test!

We took a short trip to Tucson, Arizona and we shot infrared photos exclusively. Look for an infrared workshop from us in early 2023!

The Image Doctors #155

What to look for in a new computer

Is it time to think about upgrading your computer? A good computer is the centerpiece of the digital photography workflow. In this week’s episode, we’ll discuss our own experiences and advise what features are important in choosing a new computer for digital photography.

Rick and Jason both recently upgraded to the Mac Studio with Apple M1 Max processor in this configuration.

The Image Doctors #154

New products, photographing Croatia, & more!

This week we’re back to talk about the lates product announcements and Jason’s recent trip to Croatia. Notable announcements this week include:

We also answer a question from a client about which solid-ND filter to use for daytime long-exposure photography.