The Image Doctors #111

Photographing Badlands National Park

This week, we’re back from Jason’s Badlands photo safari, and we’ll share our experiences from the trip. You can see all of Jason’s upcoming safaris here.

Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 DX Lens for Nikon Z

Rick recently purchased a new autofocus lens from Viltrox to use wiht his DX format Nikon Z cameras. The 56mm f/1.4 DX lens in Z-mount offers a solid build, excellent image quality, and fast autofocus. It also has an aperture ring, which makes it fun to use with the Nikon Z fc mirrorless camera.

The Image Doctors #110

AI Noise Reduction Software Review

This week, we look at three AI-based noise reduction tools and look at how they stack up against each other. We tested:

We found that although all three of these programs did a good job removing noise, there were some significant differences in workflow between the products. Listen to hear which of these tools came out on top, and why!

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Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Macro Hands-on Review

This tiny macro lens for Nikon Z cameras packs a punch, but is it worth it?

I recently had the chance to test the new Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50mm f/2.8 macro lens. This small, lightweight lens allows close focusing to 1:1 magnification, and is extremely sharp. In my review, I’ll show some sample images and offer my thoughts on the value proposition of this lens given the other alternatives in the Nikon Z lineup.

Nikon 50mm f/2.8 Nikkor Z hands-on review

White Sands New Mexico Photo Safari

Photograph the Iconic White Sands Dunes November 4-7, 2021

Join me November 4-7 for an instructional photo safari to White Sands National Park

Photograph the iconic white sand dunes and yuccas of White Sands National Park November 4-7, 2021 while learning new photography techniques to create fine-art landscapes. This instructional photo safari includes early entry/late exit to the National Park so we can be there for twilight/blue hour and night sky photography.

  • Maximum group size: 8 photographers
  • Minimum group size: 4 photographers

Each participant will receive personal attention in the field during the shooting sessions. I will also provide “ask me anything” post-processing lessons and one on one support each day to all attendees. Topics will include the use of Lightroom & Photoshop for color and black and white image processing. We will also have group photo reviews and critique sessions.

The Image Doctors #109

Wildlife Photography on Mt. Evans, Colorado

Earlier this week, we took a trip to the summit of Mt. Evans, Colorado, where we photographed the local marmots and pika. We’ll share our experience with you, including our camera settings and what worked, and what didn’t work.

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A yellow-bellied marmot on Mt. Evans, Colorado (Photo by Jason Odell)