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In praise of great glass: AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E


October 2017 issue Tech

If you use Nikon cameras and want to step up your portrait and events game, the AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED is right up your alley. It’s a superb short telephoto lens on an FX-series Nikon and a slightly longer telephoto on DX-format Nikons. Images made with this lens have crisp definition, and the autofocus is swift, sure, and nearly silent. Nikon users will be hard pressed to find a better lens for portraits or low-light photography.Nikon has a history of making fine 105mm lenses, but the... Continue Reading >

Photographer documents disabled vets’ athletic prowess


October 2017 issue News

Jim Dukes knows struggle. Working as a private explosive ordinance disposal contractor and a radiological emergency response team member, he sustained five traumatic brain injuries, the last of which was so devastating he had to learn again how to walk, read, write, and talk. He was also left without vision in one eye and hearing in one ear.“The analytical side of my brain really stopped working correctly,” Dukes says, “but the creative side started to blossom.” That’s when he... Continue Reading >

Stephen Green’s storybook photography career goes beyond baseball


July 2017 issue Profiles

High in a luxury stadium box, Cleveland’s basketball superstar LeBron James went crazy on national television, celebrating. Cleveland Indians’ Rajai Davis had just hit a three-run homer off the Chicago Cubs’ hitherto unhittable closer Aroldis Chapman. It was the eighth inning of the deciding game seven of Major League Baseball’s 2016 World Series, and it tied a game the Cubs had been leading since the first inning.Down in the photographers’ pit adjoining the Cubs’ dugout, veteran... Continue Reading >

Ask the experts: Pricing events

October 2015 issue Business

Q. I’ve been doing pretty well with my photography business, which is location family portraits. One of my clients has asked me to shoot an event, though. How do I price that?A. There’s no simple answer to this question because before you can determine any pricing, you have to know your numbers. Determining your numbers takes work, but it’s an essential part of being an entrepreneur. You can’t just price your services the same as someone else’s; prices must be based on your unique... Continue Reading >
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