The D850 is Here!

The Nikon D850 is here and available for Per-order! Click here to get yours.

Here are some specs on the new camera body. To read more about the D850 straight from Nikon click here.

Effective Pixels (Megapixels)

45.7 million

Sensor Size

35.9 mm x 23.9 mm

Image Sensor Format

FX

Storage Media

1 XQD card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) card
SD
SDHC (UHS-II compliant)
SDXC (UHS-II compliant)
XQD Type Memory

Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution

7 frames per second

ISO Sensitivity

ISO 64 – 25,600
Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 32 equivalent) below ISO 64 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102,400 equivalent) above ISO 25,600; auto ISO sensitivity control available

Movie

4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 30 fps
4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 25 fps
4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 24 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 60 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 50 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 50 fps
Slow-motion: Full HD 1,920×1,080 30p (x4)
Slow-motion: Full HD 1,920×1,080 25p (x4)
Slow-motion: Full HD 1,920×1,080 24p (x5)
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively
Quality selection available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160 (when quality is fixed at high) and 1,920 x 1,080 slow-motion (when quality is fixed at normal)

Monitor Size

3.2 in. diagonal

Monitor Type

Tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD

Be sure to check out the Panel Discussion on Tuesday August 29th at 6p and 7pm.

Photoshop World is Around the Corner!

Photoshop World 2017 is just five days away! I can’t believe how fast the year has gone by since Vegas but I can’t wait to be back in Orlando teaching. It’s been so long since Orlando I don’t even have a recent photo from there. But that’s okay, with great classes and lots of great people I have no doubt this year will lead to a few. I’m honored to be teaching two classes this year so be sure to check out the Kelby Theater Thursday and Friday.

Just Keep Pushing

The one piece of advice that Dad taught me that always stuck, keep pushing. It’s not a very complicated thought but it is certainly one that means a lot. In this business it’s either do or don’t and there really isn’t much middle room. I bring it up today since I recently got my third cover for the year, last month with Trade a Plane’s special Aero Friedrichshafen tradeshow cover. It features the Texas Flying Legends Museum P-51D Mustang “Dakota Kid II,” P-40K Warhawk and Supermarine Spitfire MkIX. It’s not up on the website because it’s a show only copy. Simple lesson to be learned, if I can do it then so can you. Just gotta keep pushing.

Actions are your Friend

There are many ways to speedup your workflow when it comes to post processing. One of my favorite ways is to use actions. In Photoshop, actions can be used to combine multiple steps into a single click of the button. These can be anything from applying a group of presets, a filter or different save settings. A good way to know if it’s worth making an action is if you are doing the same thing over and over again. Great example, every photograph I blog needs to go through a series of steps including bit size, color profile, image resize, watermark and saving. It takes way less time to make an action for all of that instead of doing it every time by hand.

Now I brought up actions because I recently had to redo mine. There’s one step inside each of my actions that I have to redo every year because of the date. Well that’s a lot of actions to completely rewrite. Well here is a handy shortcut. If you’re not in button mode then you can see all the steps in each action. Remove the section that needs to be replaced in one action and then highlight that new step. Go up to the top and click on the top right corner and a drop down menu comes down and in it it says duplicate. It will then duplicate that highlighted step or steps. Basically you can duplicate any step in any action and then move that step into another action. Once you duplicate, you delete the old step that the new step is replacing. This is a really simple and fast way to replace steps in actions without redoing the whole action.

B&H Photography Deals

B&H has some huge savings starting right now on a variety of different camera gear. The savings don’t last long as the offers expire Wednesday at 11:59pm EST. If you got new gear over Christmas but need that one other little item to augment your camera bag or if you got a gift card then you might want to check out whats going on at B&H.

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September Issue of EAA Warbirds

One of the best parts about being a photographer is getting to see your images published. It’s an amazing feeling to open up a magazine and see your image. The latest issue of EAA Warbirds is out with a large photo article on the Planes of Fame Airshow that took place in Chino, CA end of April beginning of May this year. The Texas Flying Legends Museum was there providing a great performance for all to witness and now you can see it in print. If you’re a member yours is on it’s way and if you’re not I would suggest getting this publication, it’s always a good read.

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