This guest post on landscape photography of Scotland is by Steve Robinson (Facebook | Flickr | Google+):
I have lived in the West coast of Scotland for most of my adult life and got seriously into landscape photography when I bought a D700 camera a good few years ago now. I have since switched this out to a D800 camera which I am finding a pleasure to use for landscape and portraiture situations.
My take on landscape photography is a little different to the norm, (I think anyway). I try to avoid visiting cliched locations, e.g. certain mountain ranges, certain beaches, piers, etc that I feel have been done to death...but I do not always manage it. You can generally tell without looking on the internet as a photographer, where has been done to death. Anywhere that tourists frequent is a good starting point...I call it the danger zone.
Ernest Wright spent some time working with Homeboy Industries, a gang rehabilitation charity in Los Angeles, to create this series of portraits of former gang members seeking out a new life free of crime:
→ Rare Nikon 13mm f/5.6 lens listed on eBay for AU $50,000 (approximately US $45,000).
→ New book: Mastering the Nikon D610.
→ New Nikon books in German language:
→ Nikon D5200 DSLR camera equipped with a FSA-L2 field scope adapter and the EDG VR Fieldscope 20-60×85 for a total of 2,625mm focal length.
→ Watch this Nikon D800E camera in a remote controlled buggy gets attacked by a pride of 8 lions and the resulting images (by Chris McLennan).
Refurbished Nikon D600 DSLR camera is currently listed with a new low price of $1,299.99 with free shipping and one year warranty (via Cameta Camera). The deal is available only trough this buy.com/rakuten.com link (the same camera is listed for $1,399.95 at Cameta Camera). For a list of all refurbished Nikon products, visit this dedicated page.
Update: the Nikon 58mm f/1.4g lens is now in stock:
It's official - the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* Otus 1,4/55 ZF.2 lens ($3990) is currently the best lens available for Nikon F mount according to DxOMark:
Prayer flags adorn all high points in the region, with the prayers said to be released into the air as the wind blows. Dingboche, 4300m with Island Peak, 6200m at the end of the valley.
Hi, I'm Jason Freeman (www.gowildimages.com), a graphic designer based in Melbourne, Australia with a passion for photography and the very great outdoors. I purchased a Nikon D600 this year, and gave it its first workout on the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek, Nepal. Here's a few tips for aspiring Nepal photo-trekkers (click on image for larger view):
Mt Everest pokes out between the West Ridge (L) and Nuptse (R). This is the view from Kala Pattar, a rocky outcrop at 5500m. Afternoon is the best time, with sun on the face. Sunrise can be disappointing, with the sun rising behind the trio.