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Autofocus Tip – Live View AF

Posted November 17th, 2015 by

These happy photographers are using Live View to frame up their photographs of mushrooms in Iceland. Note: This excerpt from our new book titled The Nikon Autofocus System, Mastering Focus for Sharp Images Every Time has been edited to include information on both Canon and Nikon DSLRs. Live View Overview Most newer Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras have a Live View mode that you use for capturing video and still photography. Live View in early Nikon & Canon cameras was a bit cumbersome to use. These early bugs have been worked out in newer cameras and now Live View is


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Tanzanian Safari Workshop

We’ll be photographing the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire and at private luxury tent camps throughout Northern Tanzania. All with private Land cruisers, professional wildlife guides, catered meals and excellent accommodations. Yes, it is a long ways off, but start planning now for the trip of a lifetime! We are limiting the size to 12 participants, so…

Galapagos Photo Adventure

Join us for the photo trip of a lifetime on a custom expedition yacht to one of Earth’s most treasured locations! Trip dates September 17-25, 2016

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