Cool Stuff — November 24, 2013Cool Stuff
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10 Tips for Better Architectural Photographs from a Former ArchitectTips & Tricks
Architect-turned-photographer John Cooper has spent the last year converting his three decades of building experience into high quality architectural images. Despite already having the knowledge of a registered architect and member of the American Institute of Architects, Cooper has learned a lot through trial and error after changing roles and capturing the structures he once helped to create. Here are his 10 pieces of advice for aspiring architectural photographers.
10 Tips for Better Architectural Photographs from a Former Architect (more…)
First Impressions and Sample Photos from the Panasonic GX7 Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless CameraGear Talk
Panasonic’s GX7 boasts in-body stabilization, up to 40 FPS using an electronic shutter, and Light Speed AF all inside a super stylish design with a comfortable rubber grip. One of BL’s biggest micro four thirds enthusiasts took it out for a spin – check out the results below, along with some personal observations on performance and features.
Nikon D610 Review with Sample ImagesGear Talk
Court Leve, a well-known and respected photographer in Northern California, reviews Nikon’s D610 DSLR. Find out how it compares not only to its immediate predecessor, the D600, but also to the D800, D300s, D700, and D3s. The D600 was famously fraught with controversy surrounding its oil and dust build-up issues and many believe the D610 is a smoke n mirrors release put in place to prevent a formal D600 recall. Find out if the D610 is a true upgrade or merely a less expensive substitute for other full frames on the market.
Nikon D610 Review with Sample Images
by Court Leve
Nikon’s D610 is an updated version of their D600 and includes a couple of internal improvements:
• Increase in frame rate from 5.5 to 6 FPS
• Installation of an improved shutter mechanism, replacing the version on the D600 that apparently was the point of much contention with regards to oil or dust on the sensor. (more…)