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Top 5 Free Photo Editors – Any real free Photoshop Alternative Out There?


Not everybody needs full functionality of Adobe Photoshop. It may be the  best photo editing but comes with a big price tag. So what are the alternatives? Here I have listed the five most popular free editing softwares that are capable of delivering results that will satisfy most of us. 1. GIMP for Windows Some people call GIMP the “free Photoshop”. ...

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Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 – Is it a game changer?


Along with the Nikon 1 V3, Nikon also announced the 1 Nikkor VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6, a new 189–810mm equivalent super-telephoto zoom lens for the Nikon 1 system. To be honest, this lens is more exciting than the V3 for me mainly due to its huge 810mm equivalent reach. In addition, it features a focus limit switch, VR (Vibration Reduction), Nikon’s Voice Coil Motor ...

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1940s Glamour Portraits Workshop Video


In this 90 minutes long video, Bob Harrington takes us on a photographic trip to the past. He shows  how to achieve the high contrast look of the black and white glamour look of 1940s Hollywood using modern gear. If you have the time, don’t miss this workshop, it is really amazing. You can turn an average portrait in to a ...

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More about Nikon 1 V3: Specs and Videos


Mel’s Cameras was one of the first to publish Nikon 1 V3 specs. Now after the official press release from Nikon, we have more detailed information for you. In  U.S. the Nikon 1 V3 will be bundled with the new 10-30mm PD-Zoom lens, grip, and EVF for $1199.95. There is no body-only option so far which is surprising. Niko 1 ...

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New Nikon 1 V3 Photos and some Specs


Here are the photos of new Nikon 1 V3 Mirrorless camera. It has an 18MP 1″sensor and features an impressive video recording mode of 120fps HD. Along with the new V3, Nikon will launch two new lenses, an optional viewfinder and a grip: 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM Electronic viewfinder DF-N1000 Grip GR-N1010 Nikon 1 ...

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1st Impression 2014 – Photography Competition


1st Impression 2014 is a photography contest that is recognized by Photographic Society of America (PSA). It also has received patronages from Federation Internationale De L’art Photographique (FIAP) and Federation of Indian Photography (FIP). The contest is open to all photographers, amateurs and professionals, worldwide. There are 4 sections: 1. Open Colour 2. Open Monochrome 3. Nature 4. Photo Travel ...

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Nikon Behind the Scenes Video Series


Nikon launched the “Nikon Behind the Scenes” video series, dedicated to empowering and entertaining intermediate-level photographers. The video series features professional photographers including Joe McNally and Corey Rich and Tamara Lackey. The first video (you can watch in this post below) is “Nikon Behind the Scenes: Light It Up with Joe McNally” where McNally is exploring what is possible with Nikon ...

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