Sony reports a record 66% growth in what appears to be a still advancing and ever expanding mirrorless digital camera market thanks mainly to the Alpha 7 series and a6000 cameras.  However, according to recent survey data the overall DSLR market is not as healthy – shrinking yet another 16.5% in this past year. Sony’s Mirrorless Digital Camera Press […]

Can you just imagine what the audiences reactions would have been down through history if 35mm cameras had been invented 2000 years ago?  What historical images do you think you  would prefer to see today, crowd sourced digital or the work of a photojournalist with time at the job and training in the crafts? In the new age […]

The first opening of the box, and firing up for the first video recording from the new Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II. As you would expect, not perfect without reading the manual, but intuitive and quite acceptable all the same. A testament to Olympus designing an excellent consumer camera that on the surface appears to […]

Back in the days of old, those archaic days before Photoshop was invented, people like Konrad Eek worked up a print using only darkroom techniques.   The only computer involved was a simple timer, able to count down the time a lightbulb stayed illuminated.  That one simple light, and many of the techniques Konrad Eek demonstrates here, have […]

Published on YouTube.Com Jun 6, 2014 Before the invention of the histogram, digital photography enthusiasts had to go through a lot more trouble to get good exposures. While the histogram is one of the most useful tools on your camera, it’s also one of the least understood.  Understanding how the histogram tracks your exposure is one of the […]

My longtime friend Uwe Steinmueller, editor and publisher of OutbackPhoto.Com, and fellow contributing editor to TheCameraForum.Com has passed away.  Uwe suffered a heart attack on August 8, 2014 at his home in Germany. There, I said it.  I’ve been procrastinating for several days now writing this.  Somehow, to actually write these words down makes the event concrete, something […]

We have our studio portrait beautifully lit and composed just the way we want it. However, thanks in no small part to our excellent lighting, our remarkably sharp lenses and our high megapixel camera, there are a few problems. The model did not have perfect skin so there are a few zits. Flaws that detract from the final image. […]

For those of you not yet convinced about using a mirrorless camera for your hybrid storytelling, Nikon comes to the party with the new Nikon D810.  More evolutionary than revolutionary, the Nikon D810 features: Product Highlights 36.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor No Optical Low Pass Filter EXPEED 4 Image Processor 3.2″ 1,229k-Dot LCD Monitor Full HD 1080p Video at 60/30/24 fps […]

  The Nikon Df is as important for what it is as for what it is not.  What it is is an excellent still photographers camera, if you’re one who likes to twiddle knobs.  What it is not is a video creation tool.  For some unknown reason, in 2013 Nikon Product Management decided the Nikon […]

Modern photography is incredibly complex. We like to pretend that our mastery of cameras and digital technology has made photography easier or better, but in reality it has never been harder to simply create photographs. Above all else, cameras and digital technology give us choices, and more choice means more complexity.  Thirty years ago, photography basically consisted […]

Most of us as photographers have heard the term “Specular Reflection.” Certainly all of us have seen examples of it. But just what does “specular reflection” mean in a technical sense, and how does it impact our photographs?  Reflections on still water, as in the above image of Tso Moriri Lake, Kashmir, India, from Wikipedia […]

Uwe Steinmueller | 10-7-2013 From: Digital Outback Photo Integrating PhotoNinja With Lightroom, and how best to use it. Our standard image organizer and raw converter is Lightroom 5. But there are cases where we prefer to use other raw converters for some images and cameras. For our Nikon D800 and the Fuji X-Trans cameras we really like […]

Video Curtesy of Endgadget. Whoa, hang on here camera fans! Something new is coming from Samsung; the long anticipated Samsung Galaxy NX camera with an operating system based entirely upon Android OS.   A camera powered by an Android operating system?  Another Samsung product likely conceived and cleverly priced by brand managers over in Asia, […]