This week, we were lucky enough to get our hands on a production copy of Nikon’s newest pro-level Z-mount lens. We tested the new 14-24mm f/2.8S Nikkor Z and came away quite impressed. Hear our thoughts on this lens, how it compares to similar Nikon super-wide lenses, and whether or not it makes sense for us to own one. Many thanks to our friends at B&H Photo for loaning us this lens to test!
We have a long list of gift ideas for photographers this year, from stocking stuffers to new cameras. No matter who you are shopping for this year (including yourself), you’re bound to find something interesting on our list. See our complete holiday gift guide at: www.luminescentphoto.com
Occasionally, we do casual portraits for family and friends, and we always want the result to look professional. This week, we’ll discuss some fundamental techniques for retouching portraits using simple editing tools that work really well. In addition to Lightroom & Photoshop, we also took a look at ON 1 Portrait AI, which is an outstanding portrait retouching application.
Subject isolation is a powerful creative tool in photography, especially with portraiture. This week, Jason and Rick explain a variety of ways to get clean subject isolation in your photographs both in-camera and with editing software.
This week we sat down (virtually) with our good friend and colleague, Eric Bowles. Eric is a freelance photographer and photo educator in Atlanta, Georgia who specializes in wildlife and landscape photography. Eric is involved with NANPA and is also the director of the Nikonians Academy. Eric frequently judges photo competitions, so we discussed our experiences with judging, and took a closer look at the process that goes into selecting your own images for contests and also for sharing with others.