As long-time photographers, we’re often asked by friends and family what kind of camera to get for a beginner. With the rise in smartphone camera quality, that question isn’t as easy to answer as it used to be. If you, or someone you know is considering making photography your hobby, here are our tips for getting started in the craft.
Will artificial intelligence kill photography as we know it?
We received an interesting email from one of our listeners, who wanted to know our thoughts on how AI may change our views on photography. Will AI-generated “photos” kill photography, or will the two fields co-exist? Listen to our thoughts as we tackle this interesting subject.
In this episode of The Sensor Plane, I sat down with Mike Hagen, a professional photographer from Washington state, USA. Mike and I have both published books on Nikon’s Capture NX2, and were avid Capture NX2 users. We discussed the current state of Nikon NEF processing in light of the recent announcement that Nikon was dropping support for Capture NX2 and releasing a new product, Capture NX-D.
Mike and I discussed some options for current Capture NX2 users looking to move forward as Nikon transitions to the new Capture NX-D software.
As photographers, we quickly learn to recognize the differences in lighting conditions. We all seek to shoot things in what we call “good light.” But what is good light, anyway? We’ve certainly heard of golden hour and blue hour, and you probably know that overcast skies and midday light aren’t always ideal. In today’s segment of The Sensor Plane, I’ll discuss some common lighting challenges and how to deal with them in the field.