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January 31, 2009

New Members Photo Contest winner hits jackpot with his favorite dog

Week-1_75.jpgCongratulations to Nikonian Pete Campbell (PeteCamp), the winner for the first week of our New Members Welcome Photo Contest.

Week-1_250.jpgPete submitted this photo entitled "My Friend Chico" taken with his Nikon D40 using a Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D AF, @ f/1.4 1/80 sec and Center-Weighted metering. His D40 was set for ISO 200 and he tells us he used Nikon Capture NX2 to make light adjustments.

Pete is in Texas, USA, where he currently serves as a Pastor and Police Chaplain. Although involved in photography since the early 70s, Pete is just getting back to it.
His winning entry has earned him a Noise Ninja Pro Bundle by PictureCode (valued at $79.95 USD).
We are giving out Noise Ninja Pro Bundles once every week for the next four weeks as the contest continues.
If you register between January 23rd and February 27th, no matter on which level (from Basic to Platinum) you can participate in this contest.

Complete details are available here.

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Personal blogs for members coming

Nikonians is launching personal blogs and email addresses for its members on February 6th 2009. All members on Gold level and higher will be able to take advantage of these new services. See the overview of all services and features available to supporting members.

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January 29, 2009

Why you should care about Nikon D3X

If you believe you should ignore the Nikon D3X because it is too big, too expensive or does not have video, read on.

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Nikon D3X has an impact on upcoming generations of DSLR cameras. That is the short version of why you should care to know more about the new king on the DSLR throne, even if you are not considering buying it.

We know it from earlier Nikons where the pro models have launched some new firmware strategies/design and system imaging functionality, later to be found in the mid and low end cameras.

I believe the D3X sensor and imaging processing will be found in mid range cameras in the next 18-24 months. These cameras will sell for significantly less than the D3X and will attract many Nikonians who do not want to spend the money on the D3X.

So, go ahead and study the various seriously made reports at Nikonians and on the net, talking about the dynamic range of the D3X, how its noise behaves at various ISO settings and check the firmware's white balance settings. This is all stuff you will find in other, upcoming bodies.

Here at the back office of Nikonians, we are checking the D3X and we're comparing it with other cameras. It is a very impressive camera and delivers excellent results with several older pro AI lenses, the latest AF-S lenses and with much of the good, prime glass in between.

We expect to have a new review up on the D3X soon.

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Give someone you love a Nikonians membership

It is easy to give someone you care for a Nikonians membership :-) Just make sure the person is already a member and that you know his/her username. Then select Give membership as a gift in your user menu. There is a wiki article on how this works in detail.

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January 28, 2009

Nikon D700 Hacked To Shoot Video

A photography enthusiast has supposedly managed to get a Nikon D700 to emulate it's D90 sibling's ability to shoot video clips through use of the Nikon official Software Development Kit. The not so good news - it's less than 480p in resolution and will require the camera remain tethered to a PC.

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January 26, 2009

Save 20% on Portraiture, Real Grain ...

20% discount offered on the Imagenomic products Portraiture, Real Grain, Noiseware and their Plugin Suite to all Nikonians on Silver membership or higher. For this and other offers available to you, just see our Nikonians Rewards page.

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The Nikonians On Location #51 - HDR-1

The first episode of at least two on HDR - High Dynamic Range - this time dealing with the concept of dynamic range and the principles of capturing HDR. Martin Joergensen covers setting up the camera and shoots the first few frames in his home, after which he ventures into the dark Copenhagen night to capture some night HDR's.

Click here to download Nikonians On Location Podcast #51 (NPC-OL-2009-01-26; 35:45; 32.6MB, MP3 format).

Show Notes: January 26, 2009
This program covers the theory and shooting side of HDR, and the next episode will focus on the software side - combining and post processing bracketed series and HDR-images. Before the next time you might want to get a hold of an HDR-program. Martin will mention Photomatix and Picturenaut, but there are many other programs out there, which can do the job. More on that next time.

The sound file:

  1. (High) Dynamic Range
  2. Setting up the camera
  3. First shots
  4. Outdoors
  5. Bye

Video supplement:
The first examples of bracketed shots and the combination of them into tone mapped HDR-images. We see both some natural looking pictures as well as some more typical cartoonish HDR's.
Click here to view Nikonians On Location Video Supplement #51 (NPC-OLV-2009-01-26; 12:15; flash format)

Music used on today's show:
Bossa Rebecka performed by Eternal Jazz Project on Magnatune

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Nikonians Academy workshops preparing for busy 2009

Following a busy January calendar, Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen reports the 2009 calendar is filling up with exciting new learning and sharing opportunities.

Nikonians-Academy_200.jpgOur new year of photography workshops has started off very well with all of our workshops in January being completely sold out. Winston Hall has been very busy teaching this month on the D300, the Nikon Wireless Flash and Nikon Capture NX2. In fact, he just returned from running sold out workshops in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. Next month Winston and Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen will be running workshops all around the USA in places like Orlando, Phoenix, Atlanta, and Austin. You can check out the list of our affordable and excellent workshops around the USA at our website: www.nikoniansacademy.com

Mike Hagen has recently returned from two photo safaris in Africa and the trips were truly adventures of a lifetime.
He reports: "All of the Nikonians participants came home with stunning images of Tanzania's wildlife, people and landscapes. In fact, I encourage you to head over to the Impressions Galleries to see the amazing images from the trip. Nikonians Silver Gold and Platinum members can follow the link here.
These trips were so much fun and the photography was so amazing, that I've already started planning our return. Stay tuned!"

Have you ever wanted to photograph wild animals in close proximity?
We have an incredible opportunity to shoot at the Triple D Game Farm in Montana coming this May 11 - May 17.
Mike returned from photographing Triple D's animals last week and was amazed at the photography opportunities.
During the workshop in May Nikonians will have direct access to Triple D's wildlife models in natural settings.
Mike says the focus of the photo sessions will be on all the new baby animals such as wolves, foxes, mountain lions, tigers, snow leopards, grizzly bears, brown bears, raccoons, and more.
The group size for this workshop is limited to 10 participants.
If you've ever wanted full-face portraits of baby animals, this is the place to come!

Landscape and travel photographers- We've got you covered
The Nikonians Academy has a number of great workshops planned for you in some of America's most scenic areas. BigSur.jpg
Michael Mariant is running workshops in the Big Sur starting on April 16th and in Yosemite starting on May 14th. Winston Hall has a Washington Tulip Festival photography workshop starting on April 21st, a Moab workshop starting on May 6th and a Santa Fe workshop on May 12th. All of these workshops are fantastic opportunities to learn from the best instructors, in the world's most beautiful locations.

You can find information on all of our workshops at www.nikoniansacademy.com. As always, Mike encourages you to keep shooting and keep learning in order to truly master your gear!

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January 23, 2009

Save 10% on all OnOne Products

The Photoshop plugin suite from OnOne Software covers a broad range of useful functions. Now you get a 10% rebate on all of OnOne's products if you are on a Nikonians Silver membership or higher. See the Nikonians Rewards Program for currently available discounts.

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Contest for New Members

All new members registering between January 23rd up to and including February 27th 2009 at Nikonians can participate in our New Members Welcome contest, where we are giving out one Noise Ninja Pro Bundle (value $79.95 USD) once per week.

Make sure you get your own, free copy of this great software. Details in the forums.

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January 22, 2009

ID#84: The Image Doctors

This week, the Image Doctors review a new tool for focus calibration and discuss the virtues of "going light".

Download The Image Doctors #84 (NPC-ID-2009-01-22.m4a; 53:54; 13.3MB; MP4 format)

Show Notes: January 22, 2009

1:55 Product Review: Lens Align Pro (www.rawworkflow.com)

10:41 GPS with your DSLR

20:12 Going Light

34:56 Our dream point and shoot camera

49:10 Photo Prescription: Using "My Menu" on your Nikon DSLR

For the MP3 version of this podcast (audio only) click here (18.6MB).

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January 20, 2009

New Logo

It was time to modernize our appearance and the logo revamp has been scheduled for some time. We are now rolling out our new logo family for Nikonians, NikoScope, Nikonians Academy and the Photo Pro Shop. Hope you like them!

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Save 25% on Photomatix

Nikonians on Silver and higher get a 25% discount on the great HDR tool Photomatix from HDRSoft. Voucher code in your User Menu.

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New Firmware Updates for Nikon D3 and Nikon D700

The first firmware fixes of the new year have arrived: the flagship Nikon D3 gets updated to 2.01, notably with fixes for compatibility with the GP-1 geotagging unit and image quality concerns when using Long Exposure Noise Reduction. The D700 gets it's first update to 1.01 with changes to Focus Tracking behavior and fixes to the MB-D10 battery pack.

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Save 10% on a ColorSpyder

Nikonians from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxemburg and Netherlands can save 10% on their purchase of a Datacolor product from our partner Globell. You find the voucher codes for this time limited offer in your User Menu (limited to Silver members and higher).

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January 19, 2009

The Nikonians On Location #50 - Fifty Shots

Celebrating the 50th episode of the On Location podcast Martin Joergensen gives himself the assignment of shooting the numbers 1-50.

Click here to download Nikonians On Location Podcast #50 (NPC-OL-2009-01-19; 17:21; 15.9MB, MP3 format).

Show Notes: January 19, 2009
Join Martin in his hunt for signs, displays, house numbers, posters, page numbers and all kinds of numbers.

Video supplement:
Simply numbers. All 50 shots from the 50th On Location with a short comment for each.
Click here to view Nikonians On Location Video Supplement #50 (NPC-OLV-2009-01-19; 6:02; flash format)

Music used on today's show:
Beethoven's Symphony No 9 in D Minor Op 125: Molto vivace by Philharmonia Baroque on Magnatune

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Questions, Comments, Announcements?
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You can also follow Martin's photographic rants on his Nikonians blog.

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January 17, 2009

Win an Epson P-7000 Viewer

Several Epson Viewers are given out to the participants in a new Nikonians partner survey. Should not take longer than two minutes to fill out.

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January 16, 2009

Epson wants to know your interests

Nikonians are assisting our new corporate partner Epson in a survey to let them know what your imaging interests are. Epson takes the partnership idea very seriously. To tailor their participation to fit your requirements, needs and wishes, they have set up a short questionnaire.

Epson-Logo--150.jpgThe questions come in the form of an easy survey which can only be filled out once be each participating Nikonian. You will see a list of Epson products on the left, with your chance to rate your personal interests in those products to the right, giving you five choices ranging from "Very Important" to "Irrelevant."
You will also have the opportunity to use the comments section in the lower right hand corner of the page before clicking on the submit button.
For taking just a few minutes to fill out the survey, you will be eligible for one of three randomly drawn participation prizes provided by Epson.
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On February 15, 2009, Epson will randomly select winners of Multimedia Storage Viewers to be presented to three members of the Nikonians community who have participated. The viewers include the P-3000, P-6000 and P-7000.

Once you have filled out the form and hit the submit button, you will see a "Thank You" screen. You can return to the Nikonians home pages by either clicking on the provided link or using your browsers "Back" function. Take your time filling out the survey (just a couple of minutes) and remember, you can only do it once.

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January 15, 2009

Nikon D3X Leads DxOMark Rankings

DxO Labs has completed a review of the Nikon D3X and declared it leader of the pack for image quality according to their comprehensive DxOMark rating system.

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Epson becomes exclusive Print Partner to Nikonians

Epson, the leader in imaging technology, has become exclusive print partner to Nikonians – the worldwide internet community of Nikon photographers.

Epson will provide the 150,000 members of Nikonians and the 60,000 daily visitors to their site, - www.nikonians.org - with expert information, guidance and tips on how to achieve the best quality for their digital prints. Furthermore Epson will be providing the photo community with an exclusive first look at new products and experts' insights on how to use them to their fullest capacity.

Bo Stahlbrandt, co-founder and owner of Nikonians said, "As the leading manufacturer of photo printing solutions Epson has a strong understanding of the needs of advanced amateurs and professional photographers and has proven to be the perfect partner for our community. As soon as my partner Ramón Palacios and I understood their strong commitment to education and information sharing, selecting Epson as our exclusive photo printer partner was easy. Nikonians are 'equipment geeks.' We love high quality products creating results that fulfil the needs of advanced photographers and with Epson we have found a partner that is able to deliver both, no matter if in general photo printing or in Fine Art."

Nikonians was founded in April 2000 as a learning resource and reference site for digital and film photographers. It is dedicated to providing members with the latest digital imaging news, techniques and ideas. Epson will continue to encourage photographers of all levels through partnerships, sponsorships, education programmes and by sharing industry insights and knowledge.
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About the Epson Group
Epson is a global leader in imaging products including printers, 3LCD projectors and small- and medium-sized LCDs. With an innovative and creative culture, Epson is dedicated to exceeding the vision and expectations of customers worldwide with products known for their superior quality, functionality, compactness and energy efficiency.
Epson is a network of 88,925 employees in 109 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and to the communities in which it is located. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corp., the Group had consolidated sales of 1,347 billion yen in fiscal 2007.
About Epson Europe
Epson Europe B.V., based in Amsterdam, is the Group's regional headquarters for Europe, Middle-East, Russia and Africa. With a workforce of 2,400 employees, Epson Europe's sales for fiscal year 2007 were 1,854 million Euros.
About Nikonians
Nikonians is the worldwide biggest Internet Community for Nikon Shooters. Over 150,000 members and more than 60,000 visitors per day from over 140 Nations meet up at Nikonians to share, learn and inspire. Nikonians provides photographer of every skill level a huge waterhole of knowledge about all areas of the photography workflow. Nikonians is a not for profit company. Proceeds are reinvested to increase the knowledge sharing available through the Community and the Nikonians Academy. Nikonians has a Staff of 50 Volunteers which mainly work as Moderators in the Forums. Additional on that Nikonians has staff of 25 paid employees. This staff is based in Donaueschingen, Bratislava and New Orleans. The Main revenue streams of Nikonians are paid memberships, advertising, The Photo Pro Shop and the Nikonians Academy.

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January 14, 2009

Two weeks remain on Discount Membership offer

In an unprecedented bold move, Nikonians announced on Monday a shift in membership services and benefits designed to help maintain the community as a totally self-supporting organization. The shift includes changes to Basic level membership options and increases in services and benefits to our supporting Silver, Gold and Platinum (SGP) members.

When Nikonians.org began operations eight and a half years ago it was relatively easy for a short time to continue accepting members and host discussions on a broad range of Nikon-related topics complete with posted images for review and discussion.

Soon, the overwhelming success and growth of the community developed the need for professional managerial services, more and better servers and additional bandwidth. In 2004 and 2005, a series of commercial ventures were started, such as paid sponsor advertising and the establishment of the Nikonians Photo Pro Shops and Nikonians Academy to help in defraying those growing costs while remaining competitive and a suitable service to members. All revenues have been reinvested to sustain the growth of the community which was designed and is operated as a not-for-profit community.

Recently, with the global economic decline and rising costs of IT operations, Nikonians co-founders J. Ramón Palacios and Bo Stahlbrandt made the decision to keep the site open to current Basic non-paying members and visitors, with a change in available benefits. Visitors are always welcomed and will be asked to register and become Basic members for free, to be able to read and post at our forums and will have a 25 days period to decide if they want to join as a paying member.

Basic members will always have the ability to view all Nikonians forums overviews and the full discussions at some selected forums, read our Resources articles, listen to podcasts, read the blog news, read the eZine; but current Basic members (as of January 12th) will not have the ability to post messages and participate in the discussion threads after midnight January 25, 2009 GMT should they decide not to upgrade at least at Silver level.
The recently announced shift in membership level services and benefits for existing Basic members includes the offer of a Silver Membership at a 20% discount ($20 instead of $25 USD). This offer will be expiring on January 25 at midnight GMT should they decide to upgrade at a later time.

In summary, the Basic membership remains in place but its term is shortened to 25 days and previous Basic members have been offered a discount to join as SIlver members.

Silver, Gold and Platinum level paying members will see significant increases in their available Gallery spaces and the ability to upgrade for one year with a free month added. This "13-month" year upgrade has proven to be an enticing offer with many members already signing up for their upgrades.

Effective immediately, Silver members now have a 300 MB Gallery space; Gold members are up to 1GB and Platinum members have 3GB available for their use. The list of benefits and services upgrades grows steadily at each higher level and more will be announced soon.

To upgrade your membership level, click on your "My User Menu" link in the top right hand corner of any forums page.
By using the voucher code SjB-20091u in the upgrade process Basic members will receive a 20% discount on a Silver membership ($20 instead of $25 USD). The voucher is valid until January 26th, 2009 at 00:00 GMT (January 25th, 2009 at midnight GMT)
Background information on the budgeting key indicators behind this change in membership levels can be found here.

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January 13, 2009

New Year, New Surprises - Thom Hogan's D3X Review

Thom weighs in on the flagship Nikon D3X and his bottom-line may surprise some:

Should You Get a D3x? Well, Nikon's not going to like my answer this time around. My answer is "no, most of you shouldn't."

Discuss this article in our Nikon D3 and D3X forum.

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Nikon UK Price Hike Sheet

UK Nikonians enjoyed an all too-brief period of time where equipment was cheaper to buy locally than abroad thanks mostly to the weaker dollar, but the good times have come to an end. Nikon UK, citing currency volatilities, has released their price hike sheet. Notable among them is a nearly ten percent jump on the flagship D3X. (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)

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January 12, 2009

The Nikonians On Location #49 - Naked Trees

Riding around in the Danish January landscape on the lookout for some shooting options. No mountains, no great vistas and only few places completely undisturbed. But lots of naked trees.

Click here to download Nikonians On Location Podcast #49 (NPC-OL-2009-01-12; 19:10; 17.5MB, MP3 format).

Show Notes: January 12, 2009
A bit about driving after subjects, general landscape advice and some thoughts on converting to B/W as well.

Video supplement:
samples of today's hunt for landscapes. Some naked trees (of course), but also fences, microlandscapes and other aspects of a sunny January day.
Click here to view Nikonians On Location Video Supplement #49 (NPC-OLV-2009-01-12; 6:30; flash format)

Music used on today's show:
Saturn Blues by Beat Under Control on Magnatune

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January 9, 2009

Sony Cyber-shot G3 Integrates WiFi and Web Browser

The integration of digital still cameras and the Web took another step forward today, with the announcement of the WiFi-enabled Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3 at the 2009 Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

Hardcore 'net users can't rejoice just yet - the web functionality is very limited - so you can't surf in-between taking snapshots. The browser allows only photo and video uploads to a fixed number of site such as Shutterfly, Picasa, Dailymotion and Youtube. Sony plans to announce future collaborations with other sites. The camera's suggested retail cost is USD500 and is available in stylish black.

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January 8, 2009

Save 20% on the Photographer's Guide to Nikon Capture NX2

Nikonians on a Silver, Gold or Platinum membership save 20% when they are buying Jason Odell's ultimate guide to Nikon Capture NX2. The guide is an eBook and you find the voucher code to this and other items in your user menu.

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ID#83: The Image Doctors

The Image Doctors review two new 50mm f/1.4 lenses, the 50mm f/1.4 AFS-G Nikkor and Sigma's 50mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM.

Download The Image Doctors #83 (NPC-ID-2009-01-08.m4a; 49:01; 11.9MB; MP4 format)

Show Notes: January 8, 2009

1:05 50mm lenses reviewed: Nikon vs. Sigma

33:12 Subject Isolation techniques

43:27 Photo Prescription: Crop in your camera

For the MP3 version of this podcast (audio only) click here (16.9MB).

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January 7, 2009

Swarovski Optik and Nikonians Join Forces

Two organizations with interests in high quality optics and Internet community information exchange have joined forces.

Swarovski Optik, one of the leading suppliers of high-quality optical devices and Nikonians, the worldwide largest Internet Community for photographers using Nikon gear, have decided to start an extensive collaboration of their resources.

Swarovski Optik, a family owned Austrian producer of binoculars, telescopes, rifle scopes, range finders and night vision and optronic devices, is collaborating with the Nikonians.org community to help merge the field requirements of good spotting optics used to locate nature subjects before camera lenses are ever pointed in their direction. Nature and wildlife photographers prefer a good lightweight binocular for reconnaissance before setting up their equipment, and once they have captured their image they are highly receptive to sharing them for discussion and critique. The Swarovski Wildlife Forum at Nikonians.org will be the common meeting ground for this information exchange.

"We are glad to unveil this new Forum for our nature and wildlife shooting Nikonians members, said Hendric Schneider, Media and Communications Director for, Nikonians EMEA Ltd. "At first glance most of our members will notice only that the current Wildlife Forum now has a dedicated sole-sponsor, much like a sports stadium named after a sponsoring company. Our collaboration with Swarovski Optik will soon begin producing exciting new topics and vital information exchange in that forum."

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CaptureOne Version 4.6 with D3X Support

Digital imaging innovator PhaseOne has updated their flagship software suite, CaptureOne, to Version 4.6. New features of interest to Nikonians include tethered shooting support for a variety of DSLRs, from the D3 to the D40 (Pro Version) as well as new driver support for the top-of-the-line D3X and Phase One's own P 65+ digital back.

For complete details, see Phase One's latest newsletter and download a free 30-Day Trial.

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iPhoto '09 Now With Face Sorting and GeoTagging

Apple unveiled iLife '09 at Macworld this week, and iPhoto received a number of feature updates, including the ability to sift images by face (using the Face Detection function), assign names and sort by that attribute. Geotagging has also been integrated, and Nikon Coolpix 6000 users or owners of the add-on Nikon GP-1 GPS receiver can take full advantage of the new capabilities of this categorization. (via MacNN and CNet)

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iPhone Gains MyPicturetown App

Nikonians who also own Apple iPhones or iPod Touch PDAs will be pleased to hear that a My Picturetown application is now available on the iTunes store. The free app will let owners

  • gain ccess to the My Picturetown online storage site
  • create photo albums
  • tag and organize images
  • upload images taken via the iPhone camera

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January 5, 2009

Lexar Card Capacity Graphical Tool

Lexar has a useful graphical tool for showing the capacities of their memory cards, based upon whether you're storing photos, music files or video. Be sure to click on the details link to the left of the tool display, to show the basis by which the the storage is being calculated. If your device or files are much larger than the baseline being used, you can expect less capacity than displayed.

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The Nikonians On Location #48 - Fly Pictures

This time Martin Joergensen is shooting fishing flies for a series of online articles and uses his usual home studio setup with a ringflash and a snooted SB800 as a backlight.

Click here to download Nikonians On Location Podcast #48 (NPC-OL-2009-01-05; 30:39; 28MB, MP3 format).

Show Notes: January 05, 2009
In the podcast Martin takes us through some thoughts about using a standard zoom as a macro as well as creating a black background in daylight flash images and using a ringlight for illuminating small things. Examples of the type of online instructional articles described can be found on The Global FlyFisher.

The sound file:

  1. Intro
  2. Tripod
  3. Black background in daylight
  4. Backlight
  5. Assessing results
  6. Bye

Video supplement:
A few examples of the shots from the podcast as well as some step-by-step shots done earlier - plus shots of the table top setup.
Click here to view Nikonians On Location Video Supplement #48 (NPC-OLV-2009-01-05; 6:34; flash format)

Music used on today's show:
Nachoon Gi by Junoon on Magnatune

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Questions, Comments, Announcements?
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You can also follow Martin's photographic rants on his Nikonians blog.

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January 1, 2009

Tips & Tricks Expanded Strongly

Nikonians motto is "Share, Learn and Inspire". Thanks to Nikonian Martin Turner and others, our Photography Tips & Tricks section has grown strongly in the last days. We recommend you to check it out, including the large Photo Glossary.

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