Nikon opens entries for the 2018-19 Nikon Photo Contest

The 2018-19 edition of the <a href="http://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/" >Nikon Photo Contest</a> is now open for entries. Nikon has been hosting the contest since 1969 and the latest contest will be open for entries until January 31. If you don&rsquo;t use Nikon gear, fret not, the competition is open for images captured with any digital camera, including smartphones. The full entry guidelines can be viewed by clicking <a href="http://www.nikon-photocontest.com/assets/pdf/entry/EntryGuidelines_en.pdf" >here</a>.

The competition includes three award categories: Open, Next Generation and Short Film. The first two categories are open to single photo and photo story (2 to 5...
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How to capture sharp images of the night sky: Reducing blur and nailing your focus

When shooting night sky photography, it can sometimes be very tricky to capture images with sharp stars. There are two primary reasons for this: not using a fast enough shutter speed and not having the stars properly focused. In the video below, we learn from photographer <a href="https://photos.matthewsaville.com/" >Matthew Saville</a> with <a href="https://www.naturettl.com/" >NatureTTL</a> how to address both these concerns and capture sharp nightscapes.

Regarding blurry images, focus aside, you need to ensure that you have a solid, stable tripod for your camera, which may involve hanging weights from your tripod to...
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How to capture sharp images of the night sky: Reducing blur and nailing your focus

When shooting night sky photography, it can sometimes be very tricky to capture images with sharp stars. There are two primary reasons for this: not using a fast enough shutter speed and not having the stars properly focused. In the video below, we learn from photographer <a href="https://photos.matthewsaville.com/" >Matthew Saville</a> with <a href="https://www.naturettl.com/" >NatureTTL</a> how to address both these concerns and capture sharp nightscapes.

Regarding blurry images, focus aside, you need to ensure that you have a solid, stable tripod for your camera, which may involve hanging weights from your tripod to...
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Thomas Heaton: How to handle people ruining shots & is the Induro Stealth the ultimate landscape tripod?

In photographer <a href="https://thomasheaton.co.uk/" >Thomas Heaton&rsquo;s</a> latest video, there are a couple of particularly interesting and separate topics covered. Firstly, in Heaton&rsquo;s previous video, he was photographing a picturesque scene when people walked into his composition and didn&rsquo;t move before the nice light was gone. Some of his viewers commented that he should have asked them to move. In his new video, seen below, we learn why he didn&rsquo;t ask them to move and how he tries to handle these types of situations.

It&rsquo;s definitely frustrating to be set up and waiting...
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The best tripod head for wildlife photography: Comparing ballheads, gimbals and video heads

Once you have a camera and lens you like, one of the best things you can do to improve your photography is ensure your gear is mounted on a stable and sturdy tripod and head combination. There are a lot of different types of tripods and even more variety when looking at tripod heads, so how do you choose the right one? For wildlife photographers, <a href="https://mortenhilmer.com/" >Morten Hilmer&rsquo;s</a> newest video will be of particular interest.

In the video below, Hilmer discusses the pros and cons of numerous tripod heads, including a gimbal style head, a ballhead...
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How to edit your landscape images in Lightroom in under 5 minutes

Photographer and educator <a href="https://www.attilioruffo.com/" >Attilio Ruffo</a> has kicked off a new three-part video series aimed at beginner photographers. In this first video, featured below, Ruffo shows us five adjustments he makes to every one of his landscape images using Adobe Lightroom. If you aren&rsquo;t advanced with Lightroom, don&rsquo;t worry, as the tips and simple and straightforward. If you have ever been too afraid to shoot raw and edit your images, this video is for you.

After you have imported your raw files, the first step is to go straight into the &ldquo;Develop&rdquo;...
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Two Minute Tips: Avoid sluggish raw editing software with this simple tip

With how affordable memory cards are these days, it&rsquo;s easy to capture a ton of raw images in a very short amount of time. When it&rsquo;s time to process them, how can you easily and quickly convert a large batch of raw photos? In the latest episode of Two Minute Tips, photographer <a href="https://www.davidbergman.net/" >David Bergman</a> shows us.

If you are shooting with a camera with a lot of megapixels, as many photographers do these days, you can end up with a huge amount of data on your computer. This can severely slow down image cataloging software. To help reduce the...
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Surrealist slice of life: Dan Marker-Moore captures spirit of time-lapses in a single composite frame

In the newest episode of Adorama&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjJDnYiuYgY&amp;list=PLwm6LvGc5xq2ZN8bnxBtTIkhIUQ32YMwX" >Through the Lens</a>, the focus is on photographer and videographer <a href="https://www.instagram.com/danorst/" >Dan Marker-Moore</a>. Originally from Chicago, Dan moved to Los Angeles about eight years ago. In Chicago, he was doing a lot of 2D and 3D art, including animation and motion graphics. After moving to L.A., he continued this kind of work for about five years before taking up photography. Photography started more as a hobby, but as Dan&rsquo;s interest grew and he shot more, he turned it into a full-time job with a focus on landscape and...
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Breaking down the new features in Adobe Photoshop CC 2019, including content-aware fill

Yesterday at Adobe MAX 2018, <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2018/10/15/adobe-max-2018-lightroom-and-photoshop-updated-plus-photoshop-on-ipad">Adobe unveiled major updates</a> to nearly all of their Creative Cloud applications, including Lightroom and Photoshop. Regarding Photoshop in particular, there are many updates, big and small, and Jes&uacute;s Ramirez of the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdQ_ZkYaMe6qPoueUyPQgpQ" >Photoshop Training Channel</a> has broken them all down in a couple of new videos.

The first video below highlights the &ldquo;must-know&rdquo; new features of Adobe Photoshop CC 2019, including ones not specifically aimed at photographers. When you first boot up Photoshop CC 2019, you will be met with a...
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Fuji X-T3 Field Test Part II: Out in the wild with Fuji’s enthusiast-grade flagship camera

<a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/fuji-x-t3/fuji-x-t3A.HTM#shooting2">Click here to read our Fuji X-T3 Field Test Part II</a>
















In this current era of so many Full Frame Mirrorless offerings streaming forth, Fujifilm remains quite content to play on either side of that fence in both the Medium Format world and, of course, the popular APS-C world. We&#39;ve loved so many of their APS-C models, but the X-T line has arguably been our overall favorite.

Announced in September, the <a href="https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/fuji-x-t3/fuji-x-t3A.HTM">Fuji X-T3</a> has risen to the top of the popularity charts here at IR, and our colleague Eamon Hickey in New York was able to spend...
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7 tips for planning your perfect photography trip

Landscape photographer <a href="https://www.instagram.com/nigel.danson/?hl=en" >Nigel Danson</a> has taken a lot of photo trips over the past year and during that time he has made mistakes. Fortunately, every mistake is a learning opportunity and with Danson&rsquo;s excellent YouTube channel, we can learn from his mistakes as well. In the video below, Nigel gives us seven tips for planning the perfect photography trip.

For landscape photography in particular, it makes a big difference to plan ahead. If you are planning a trip to a specific place, especially if it is far away, you want to make...
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NatureTTL delivers tips and tricks for taking your drone photography to new heights

There&rsquo;s nothing like taking to the skies for a fresh new perspective in your photography. With the advent of affordable, capable drones, nearly anyone can try their hand at aerial photography. In the newest video at NatureTTL, photographer <a href="https://www.ollyjelley.com/" >Olly Jelley</a> shares tips and tricks to help you take better drone photos.

On the one hand, drones allow you a different kind of creative freedom. On the other hand, with the ability to capture shots at nearly any angle, there are complications. The first step to drone photography is having a...
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Hey ya’ll, what lens adapters are you using? (Can we count on ANY to work reliably?)

We&#39;re looking to better-standardize our camera testing methodology, so want to adapt high-quality Canon EF or Nikkor lenses onto Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds bodies.

We know this is a really popular method for using your legacy lenses on your new bodies, so we were curious what adapters you all, the Imaging Resource readers, have found to be the most consistent.

We expect many of you to suggest well-known brands like Metabones for this, and we agree that they are generally a really great option. But there are caveats to that....
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Match lighting between images to create realistic composites in Adobe Photoshop

Creating composite photographs is a very powerful tool, allowing photographers to combine elements from multiple images to create a final, hopefully realistic, image. For example, imagine you have a really nice portrait you captured outdoors, but you don&rsquo;t like the background. With compositing, you can combine a background from one image with a subject and foreground of a different image. The challenge in a situation like this is matching the overall lighting and color tones of multiple images, perhaps captured at very different...
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