Nikon has announced the development of their newest flagship DSLR, the Nikon D6. Given the timing of this announcement, and that 2019 marks the 20th year of Nikon single-digit “D” digital cameras (the D1 was released in 1999), I would speculate that we’ll see the D6 available sometime later this fall.
The flagship D-series Nikon DSLRs are geared towards professional sports/action photographers who need the best autofocus, fastest frame rates, and superior low-light performance. These cameras offer superior weather sealing, long battery life, and an integrated vertical grip, ideal for using larger telephoto lenses.
Nikon 120-300mm f/2.8 FL ED SR VR Nikkor
Also announced today was a new fast telephoto zoom lens for sports photographers. The Nikon 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lens will use Nikon’s electronic aperture control for more reliable exposure control, and will incorporate fluorite (FL) elements as well as Nikon’s extra low-dispersion (ED) glass elements. This pro lens will be ideal for sports photographers who work from fixed locations, where having a zoom lens becomes extremely valuable. What’s interesting here is the as of yet undisclosed “SR” designation. I guess we’ll have to wait to see what that one means!
Landscape Photography Workshop, August 26-30, 2020
I’ve just returned from South Dakota after an outstanding landscape photography workshop, and I’m pleased to announce that I’ve scheduled dates for next year. 2020 will mark my 10th anniversary workshop in South Dakota, and I’m looking forward to meeting you there!
This workshop is a comprehensive landscape photography experience, with a wide variety of shooting locations and in-depth training on workflow and post-processing techniques. Each day, we’ll photograph sunrise and sunset, and then spend several hours together learning how to make your best images stand out with fine-art processing tools.
Workshop Topics Include
Composition & Exposure
HDR & Panoramas
Image Processing in Adobe Lightroom Classic & Adobe Photoshop
If you’re a photography enthusiast, you’ve probably been asked at least once if you could provide help for someone just getting started in photography. In this week’s episode, Jason & Rick discuss ways to work with beginners to promote creativity and enjoyment with photography.
Due to a cancellation, I have an immediate opening to join my Oregon Coast Photo Safari & Landscape workshop. We’ll meet in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, October 12th, then travel to Bandon Beach on the Oregon coast. Bandon Beach is home to some of the most spectacular sea-stacks on the Pacific coast, and we’ll take advantage of the full moon for wonderful low-tide shooting.
An incredible floral display in the Colorado high country
2019 was my fifth consecutive wildflower/macro photo safari, and boy was it ever amazing! The long, wet spring we had this year meant that the blooms around Crested Butte were off the chart. Unlike previous years, where we had to go up above 10,000′ to find the best blooms, this year’s spectacle was in full swing all around Crested Butte.
Crested Butte, Colorado, is sometimes referred to as the “wildflower capital of the USA,” and this year proved why. The hillsides were covered in color; yellow sunflowers interspersed with blue and purple lupines transformed the valleys into a painter’s palette. We also encountered glacier lilies, red and sulphur paintbrush, fairy trumpets, and of course, Colorado columbine.
Our shooting sessions took place every morning and afternoon, and during the day, I worked with my clients to help them perfect their workflow/keywording and image processing. We also learned how to perform focus-stacking with close-up and landscape subjects.