The Image Doctors #63

Dealing with smoke and haze

This summer has seen a very brutal fire season in the western part of North America, and smoke from wildfires stretches from California and Oregon all the way across the USA and Canada. We received a question from one of our listeners via our Facebook page who wanted to know how to deal with smoke and haze in landscape photos, so we’ll do our best to answer that question!

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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