Monthly Archives: August 2011

What is real photography? Retouching images, versus the ‘Good Old Days’ of the truth of Film …

“Oh, that’s not real!  It’s Photoshopped!  Yick!” This can be a familiar refrain in today’s age of modern digital photography and computer processing of visual images. But, is it a fair assessment? Let us discern, what is a photograph?  What … Continue reading

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Q&A with Dancer Model Shelby Jo-Lynne Albuquerque, New Mexico

Leaper of a dancer, as her pictures clearly demonstrate, Shelby Jo-Lynne is a 20 years old model who hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico. How does a dancer successfully transition into the modeling world? Our curiosities piqued, we are entertained and enlightened with insights into Shelby’s life as … Continue reading

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Sony Alpha a77 – aka Alpha 77, A77 & α77 – Hands On Preview Video of this APS-C Sensor DSLR – Pointer to things to come @ Nikon?

Sony’s α77 (alpha) SLT-A77VQ Digital SLR is not actually a DSLR in the classical sense. Why? Due to the α77‘s reliance on a semi-silvered fixed place mirror system. On first viewing, this A77 appears ground breaking in its features set … Continue reading

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“Braziliangels” Brazilian Beauties in Brazilian Locations by Joaquim Nabuco – Book Review

Joaquim Nabuco is a third generation Brazilian lawyer turned photographer. Born 1962 in Rio de Janeiro, he has a photography studio and business in Sao Paulo. He has won awards.  Nice. Shot for “Trip” Brazil’s premier men’s magazine.  Cool. “BraziliAngels” … Continue reading

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Nikon PDF SLR Flim Camera Manuals Available – Direct Download Links, F4, N6000, N50, etc., Free of charge, Direct from Nikon

Direct Links to download OEM original Nikon PDF Manuals.  These are direct links for all SLR Film Camera Manuals available, directly from Nikon. See at bottom of article or do an on site search for additional available manuals. In case you have lost your … Continue reading

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Exotic Model Sarah Ardhelia of Jakarta, Indonesia

This is Sarah of Indonesia. Her exotic Polynesian looks lend a depth of otherworldly smoldering charm to her nudes … while the strength of her faith and perspective inspire and humble … With timeless beauty, seen here in images and words of … Continue reading

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Nikon PDF Speedlight Flash & Speedlight Accessory Manuals Available – Direct Download Links, SB-800, SB-900, SB-910, etc., Free of charge, Direct from Nikon

Direct Links to download OEM original Nikon PDF Manuals. These are direct links for all Speedlight Flash and Speedlight Accessory Manuals available, directly from Nikon. See at bottom of article or do an on site search for additional available manuals. … Continue reading

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“1000 Dessous, A History of Lingerie” by Gilles Néret – Taschen – Book Review

Taschen Publishing’s “1000 Dessous, A History of Lingerie” by Gilles Néret is a lovely romp through the lingerie drawers of yore, from hoop skirts and corsets of the 1700’s and 1800’s, through to lace and frills of the roaring 20’s and … Continue reading

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What are the FX, DX and APS-C sensor size dimensions and crop factors for 35 mm DSLRs?

“APS-C” is the acronym for “Advanced Photo System – Classic“. Remember Kodak 35mm film? 35mm film had two sets of sprocket holes and was often packaged in the “135 film cartridge”… One set of sprocket holes ran along the top … Continue reading

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Nikon PDF FX SLR Telephoto Fixed Focal Length Prime Lens Manuals Available – Direct Download Links, AF-S 85mm f1.4G, AF-S VR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED, AF DC 135mm F/2D, etc., Free of charge, Direct from Nikon

Direct Links to download OEM original Nikon PDF Manuals. These are direct links for all Prime Telephoto Fixed Focal Length FX SLR Lens Manuals available, directly from Nikon. These lens are for full size 35mm DSLR sensor Cameras and may … Continue reading

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Before and After Examples of Glamour Shots by Professional Photo Retoucher, Marie-Claude Sabourin of MCS Touchup

At 22 years old, Marie-Claude Sabourin is a model turned professional retoucher and Photoshop Wizard who resides in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. As part of her professional capacity in retouching, she is proud owner of MCS Photo Touch Up. Those of us on MM (ModelMayhem) … Continue reading

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Nikon PDF FX SLR Wide Angle & Standard Fixed Focal Length Prime Lens Manuals Available – Direct Download Links, AF-S 24mm f1.4G ED, AF 50mm F/1.4D, AF 35mm f/1.4G, etc., Free of charge, Direct from Nikon

Direct Links to download OEM original Nikon PDF Manuals. These are direct links for all Prime Wide Angle and Standard Fixed Focal Length FX SLR Lens Manuals available, directly from Nikon. These lens are for full size 35mm DSLR sensor Cameras and may … Continue reading

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Cleaning Sensor Dust on Nikon D7000 DSLR Using Giotto Rocket and Photographic Solutions Sensor Swabs and Eclipse Optic Cleaning Fluid

Cleaning of your Nikon or Canon Digital SLR sensor is easy peasy and is something which has to be done for any of us who shoot often enough. Sure, we can do things to make the need for digital sensor … Continue reading

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