Mastering the Nikon D300/D300S – New Book

Mastering the Nikon D300/D300S is a new book from photographer Darrell Young, which goes beyond the manual and guides Nikon D300 and D300S users through the capabilities of these cameras.

Mastering the Nikon D300/D300S carries a retail price of $34.95; however, it is currently available from for $23.07.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]

Hey Designers, Check Out the Kick Awesome Show

This really doesn’t have much to do with photography, but those of you who are designers will likely enjoy my pals Nate and Jonathan’s Kick Awesome Show. In a rather weak attempt to work in a photography angle, they’re shooting the show on a Rebel T2i.

The latest episode is embedded above, and you can see all the episodes and subscribe for new episodes at  Lots of fun guys. Good stuff.

“We Are All Fanatics” Exhibition at Levi’s Photo Workshop This Week

Image Credit: We Are All Fanatics Exhibition (Richard Kern for Vice)

Those of you in or around NYC this weekend should take the time to check out Levi’s Photo Workshop.  On Sunday, November 7, they’re kicking off a week-long celebration of sports through the lens of photography.

Sunday night, Steve Little and Efren Ramirez, stars of Eastbound & Downtown, will join in the celebration and introduce the season finale of the show with a special live screening.

If you aren’t familiar with the Levi’s Photo Workshop yet…

“The Levi’s® Photo Workshop is a temporary public facility that features a professional-grade production studio, vintage camera rental, digital design stations, exciting printing equipment, and a shop full of bits and bobs to keep you shooting in style. Although there are some important local pioneers collaborating here, these resources are really for everyone.”Levi’s

Levi’s Photo Workshop is at 18 Wooster Street between Canal and Grand.

Check out the full details on the We Are All Fanatics Exhibition below. [Read more…]

Firmware Friday: Pentax K-5 & PocketWizards

Camera   Firmware Update

Below you will find this week’s firmware updates.  Hit the manufacturer website links for more details and download instructions for the firmware.

Pentax K-5 new firmware version – Increases continuous shooting in RAW format and other bug fixes [coming mid-November]

PocketWizard MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 version 5.200 for Canon “offers optimized compatibility with the PowerST4 Receiver for Elinchrom and the AC9 AlienBees Adapter for Paul C. Buff flashes.” [PocketWizard Website]

Panasonic HDC-HS700 Full HD Camcorder Review

Panasonic’s HDC-HS700 is a great little HDD/SD hybrid AVCHD camcorder that will serve well for most anyone wanting to produce rock solid HD video and the integrated 5.1 channel built in mic can make for fun, surround sound home movies.

Read the full review at Tech Tilt: Panasonic HDC-HS700 Full HD Camcorder Review