This Photographer Owns $125,000 in Nikon Gear

John S. Payne is a professional photographer who has been running a studio since 1985. He has also spent decades collecting Nikon Gear, Amassing an Arsenal of Cameras and Lenses worth over $100,000. The Morganton, North Carolina based photographer purchased his very first Nikon Camera, Nikkormat FT-2, back in 7th grade in 1975. After purchasing more…

How to Make Cinemagraph in Photoshop

A Cinemagraph is “more than a photo, but not quite a video”. Cinemagraphs are still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs, forming a video clip. Technically, a cinemagraph is just a GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) and can give the illusion that the viewer is watching an animation. Cinemagraphs are made by taking a series of…

Beginners Tips for Night Sky and Star Photography

In this article, we will take a close look at exactly how you can take your own epic night shots of the stars (long exposure photographs). WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE JAW-DROPPING PICTURES OF STARS: To take your star pictures, you only need three things: Full-Frame Camera (for better ISO capabilities) Fish-eye Lens (for the widest…