Archive for October, 2011

The ‘Shadows’ Photo Assignment and Forums Giveaway

The ‘Shadows’ Photo Assignment and Forums Giveaway

Just a reminder about our current Photo Assignment running right now over in the Forums section: ‘Shadows.’ And a gentle prod: if you haven’t registered for the Forums, do so now and you’ll be entered in our fine art print giveaway that’s running for just a bit longer…

Are You a Goal-Oriented Photographer?

Are You a Goal-Oriented Photographer?

As with many other things, setting goals for your photography is one of the best ways to improve your results. Without goals to reach for, we wander aimlessly about, shooting new versions of our old photos, recommitting the same mistakes we made last year, never really improving artistically…

Photo Assignment Summary: ‘Just One Shot,’ and a New Assignment!

Photo Assignment Summary: ‘Just One Shot,’ and a New Assignment!

Our first photo assignment was simple, but very difficult: go out and shoot Just One Shot.
This was my way of trying to get you to slow down and really look before you leap.

Canon EOS-1D X DSLR Review: new top dog

Canon EOS-1D X DSLR Review: new top dog

Here’s what all the whispers and rumors were about: Canon has officially announced the launch of a new top-of-the-line flagship camera, the Canon EOS-1D X. This camera advances the technological ball down the road in several important ways…

Nikon Shooters: Another reason to buy now!

Nikon Shooters: Another reason to buy now!

Flooding in Thailand is going to impact the availability of several of Nikon’s most popular cameras, including the D3100, D5100 and D7000. Read on for more details…

Nikon and Canon set to announce new blockbuster cameras

Nikon and Canon set to announce new blockbuster cameras

Hold on to your camera bags…According to the folks over at Canon Rumors and Nikon Rumors, respectively, we’re about to see new high-end DSLR camera bodies from both of these behemoths before the end of the month…

Nikon Shooters: No More Sweet Deals!

Nikon Shooters: No More Sweet Deals!

Quick! If you’ve been thinking about making a big Nikon purchase and have a good deal lined up, you need to act BEFORE October 16, when Nikon’s new ‘unilateral pricing policy’ is set to take effect…

Photo Cropping for Improved Results: September Flickr critique selections

Photo Cropping for Improved Results: September Flickr critique selections

Lots of beautiful images were added to our Flickr group pool at The Discerning Photographer during September. This month, the critique will be all about cropping and how it can make a good photograph even better…

Have You Shot Your Photo Assignment Yet?

Have You Shot Your Photo Assignment Yet?

I’ve gone out and shot my version of Assignment #1 for our new Photo Assignment Forum, which you may recall involved taking your camera, going out, looking around very carefully, slowly, and deliberately, and shooting ONE AND ONLY ONE image…

Which Video Camera For Which Job?

Which Video Camera For Which Job?

I’ve written something in the brand-new Discerning Photogarpher forums—specifically the All Things Video forum—about choosing which video camera to pull out for which job, and why…

New Forums are ‘Live’ at The Discerning Photographer!

New Forums are ‘Live’ at The Discerning Photographer!

It’s been an intense week of research, trial and error and little sleep as I tried to figure out the best way to bring the interactivity and fun of a healthy forum community to The Discerning Photographer. Today we launch with our new Photography Forums, so please sign up and dive right in!..