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P900 Review with Sabi Sabi

Nikon Coolpix P900 review The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a fun and easy to use everyday camera, especially for beginners who want to capture great photographic images. With a wide range of settings, the camera can be used for any type of photography, as It allows for a greater wide angle and extreme zoom. Let’s look at the main features of the camera Zoom The P900 has the largest zoom in its class with an 83x Optical zoom lens (24mm-2000mm equivalent in 35mm format) and a great image stabilization system for zooming. This really allows you to get up close to the object that you are shooting.                                 This tree squirrel image was taken at roughly 30 to 35 meters away. With such a small subject it can be difficult to focus at that distance but all thanks to the extreme zoom and spot metering focus of the P900, it is easy to do! Image quality An impressive 16.1 megapixel sensor ensures not only sharp image quality, but also ensures rich full colours.                     These hippo and oxpecker […]
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Nikon in South Africa is excited to announce a new Nikon School and Nikon Professional Support model.

Pretoria, South Africa 16 February 2016 – Nikon in South Africa is excited to announce a new Nikon School and Nikon Professional Support model. This model will introduce Nikon trainers that have practical knowledge and field experience, to inspire and equip photographers of all levels. Camera training, workshops and excursions will be designed to offer informative, genre specific and practical knowledge to inspire and promote a successful and sustainable photographic industry. “The motivation of this new structure is to engage more fully with our aspiring and professional photographers, and to promote a creative environment for the Nikon photographic community. We believe that once you purchase a Nikon product, you become part of the Nikon family. With the inclusion of trainers who are actively engaged in the photographic industry, we will be able to offer functional skills, the knowledge to master techniques, advance creativity and offer practical knowledge of how to get the most out of your equipment. We are not in the business of just selling products but strive to promote photography,” said Stefan van der Walt, CEO for Nikon in South Africa. Nikon Professional Services in South Africa aims to provide valuable assistance and support to all Nikon professional […]
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Picture Perfect Pets with Emma O’Brien

Don’t you just love it when your pets make those cute faces and wish you could take that perfect shot? Emma O’Brien has given us a few tips so that we can make sure all our pet shots look as good as hers… “When you’re photographing animals, especially dogs, it’s best to get down to the same level as them so they can look directly into the camera, it makes for a more striking portrait.  The best way to get an animal’s attention so that they look at you, is to make high pitched squeaky noises – you can cheat by using an app on your phone for this – it works like a charm! Food is also is a great way to get an animal to look at you (I’ve found it also works for small children too!). I like to have someone to help me when I’m photographing animals because it’s very difficult to position and get them to sit still and take a photo, so always have a helper.”
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Bryan Peterson – Creatively Correct

If ever there was a workshop on developing your vision with the promise of recording one compelling composition after another… this would be it! Within the first 10 minutes of this workshop, you’ll learn the difference between a correct exposure and a creatively correct exposure; within 30 minutes you’ll have a firm grasp on the relationship between f/stops, shutter speeds and ISO. That’s the magic of Bryan’s unique teaching style, which has helped turn the confusing and intimidating world of exposure into total control for thousands of students. Based in part on Bryan’s bestseller, Understanding Exposure, this workshop will boost your level of expertise. Do you know which ONE aperture to use and when you should use it to get the greatest contrast and sharpness in your exposure? Do you know which two apertures guarantee your background will remain as an out of focus tone? Do you know which ONE aperture when combined with the ‘right’ lens will give you an area of sharpness from three feet to infinity? For shooting landscape and immediate foreground interests, Bryan will demonstrate the use of ‘creatively correct’ aperture with several posing considerations that cover producing the right kind of bokeh, macro shots and […]
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Nature’s Best Photography Africa – ENTRIES OPEN

Calling all wildlife photographers and enthusiasts. The Premier African Annual Nature photographic competition is open! For more information and how to enter, click here:http://www.naturesbestphotographyafrica.com/ Your images can be entered in the specified categories and  you may enter as many images as you like in each category. Images must be: – 8-bit jpg files in Adobe RGB (1998) colour profile – sized to 1920 pixels on the longest axis at 72dpi – must not exceed 600Kb in file size. Images must not contain any frames or watermarks.  
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Internationally acclaimed instructor and award winning photographer – Bryan Peterson is in South Africa

A date not to be missed! Be a part of something extraordinary! We are proud to host internationally acclaimed instructor and award winning photographer – Bryan Peterson in South Africa next month.  If you need to master your photography skills, be it composition, lens choice, colour sense, understanding light, creative exposure or creating stunning images out of simple things, this workshop is for you.  Learn the art of seeing a picture, creating a story, making photos with impact, irrespective of what you love to shoot, be it People, Commercial, Landscapes or Fashion. This workshop will help you hone your photography skills and help you boost your craft. Bryan has been a successful commercial photographer for over 35 years, has received several photographic awards and is best known as the photographer/writer of nine best-selling books. Find out more about Bryan Peterson at http://www.bryanfpeterson.com/ JHB – 27 FEB : WORKSHOP CPT – 28 FEB : PHOTOWALK More information coming soon!
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A happy Ambassador

Johan Pretorius is loving the Nikon D750 and has decided to share his thoughts and amazing images with us: “I have been using the Nikon D750 in my studio for the last 6 weeks and I am so surprised as this was the first camera that I have been using in over 25 years that was not the top end pro body and I have to say that it is winner. I got it as a back up camera and started testing it and yet have to let go of it. The image quality is first class and I have made some prints 1.5 meters big and all I can say in “Wow” I am in love with camera and well done to the engineers of Nikon for producing yet another big winner. Trust me you will love this camera. As a working pro I cannot see that there is one job that this little monster can’t handle.” Below are a few shots that he took with the D750
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New From Nikon: D5 | D500 | KeyMission 360 | SB-5000

THE NIKON D5 New Nikon D5 brings sheer imaging power to the hands of photographers and outperforms the odds The most powerful camera in Nikon history blazes in with a phenomenal new autofocus system, highest standards of expanded ISO sensitivity, turbocharged workflow, and exceptional durability, for superlative flexibility to shoot both stills and 4K movies. Pretoria – South Africa, 06 January 2016 – The next-generation flagship model that expands photographic possibilities for professional photographers, the Nikon D5, is announced by Nikon in South Africa. today. This latest Nikon-FX format DSLR camera is developed with advanced specifications that include significantly improved moving subject acquisition capabilities, and compelling image quality at high sensitivities to enable excellent response to a wide variety of scenes and subjects. D5 Primary Features 1. Swift response, astounding tracking • New AF system that demonstrates excellent response to moving subjects and tracking performance, even under a variety of circumstances: Pivotal moments happen in the blink of an eye, and photographers are constantly on their toes to capture the action regardless of the lighting conditions. These needs are addressed with a complete overhaul of the D5’s AF system with an adoption of the Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module. The […]
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New Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8 DX, 500mm FX and NIKKOR 600mm FX Lenses

BRILLIANT PHOTOGRAPHY EVERYDAY: THE NEW NIKKOR 16-80mm F2.8 DX Lens The latest high-performance lens from Nikon combines both quality and versatility for DX-format users. DX-format photography ascends to new heights with the new NIKKOR 16-80mm DX Lens, the world’s lightest 16-80mm DX-format lens with impressive optics features to enrich the photography experience. This marks the first NIKKOR DX-format lens to employ various class-leading NIKKOR technology usually found in super telephoto lenses, including Nano Crystal Coat. The delightfully compact NIKKOR 16-80mm DX Lens is a 5x normal zoom lens with f/2.8 aperture at the maximum wide-angle position, bringing together the best of functionality and compact packaging for street and travel photography aficionados. The fluorine-coated NIKKOR 16-80mm DX Lens, a first in the range, is designed for DX-format users who desire speed, accuracy and superior image quality. A combination of three superior optical elements, the Nano Crystal Coat, aspherical lens, and Extra-low Dispersion (ED) lens elements, work in tandem for refined image quality with minimised ghosting and chromatic aberration. With a built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) providing an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops faster, and the first adoption of an electromagnetic aperture mechanism for resolute auto-exposure control in a DX-format […]
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