First Look: The Nikon D850

First Look: The Nikon D850

  I was really excited to see that Nikon announced the much anticipated upgrade to their large megapixel DSLR camera, the Nikon D850. At the time of writing, the Nikon D850 appears to be sold out in many of the stores, so I wanted a chance to be able to check it out before I committed to getting on the order list. To that, I went to Borrowlenses and rented it for the weekend for a couple of Yoga shoots I wanted to get done. I figured I would shoot what I need, as well as shoot some samples that I could share with you guys. Tale of The Tape – What To Consider The D850 has a 45.7 megapixels  backside illuminated Full Frame sensor- which I think will make some images with some incredible detail. That said, with something that big in terms of megapixels, you’ll have to consider storage how much that may impact your overall workflow – from memory cards as well as the processing on your computer. Jumping to the 810 caused me to rethink my storage options, so you know 45+ megapixel will have some additional impact. This can also affect how you shoot with the camera. As a general rule of thumb, most cameras will be prone to a little bit of blur when shooting slower than the focal length of the lens. For example, if you’re shooting at 200mm, you wouldn’t want to shoot anything slower than 1/200 of a second without some stabilization. When I moved to 36 megapixels, I noticed that this general rule needed to be tweaked a little bit...
Tips for Shooting with Only One Lens in Havana, Cuba

Tips for Shooting with Only One Lens in Havana, Cuba

For my most recent trip, I needed to keep things as light as possible. Here is why I felt it was worth sacrificing lens speed in favor of a more portable long zoom with a smaller maximum aperture. This also saves you money and it doesn’t have to cost you quality! Read on for tips on how to make the most with only 1 lens in a beautiful location like Havana.

Making Portraits in Cuba: A Photographer’s Experience with the Fuji GFX 50S Medium Format Camera

Making Portraits in Cuba: A Photographer’s Experience with the Fuji GFX 50S Medium Format Camera

“Try not to plan for anything. Spend a couple of days just walking around and taking in the area.” This was advice given to me when I had the chance to take the Fuji GFX 50S to Cuba. Rather than take in the area, I let the area take me in by providing portraits for the locals. Here’s why the Fuji GFX made that experience particularly special. Plus, some RAW files for you to check out.