And here's an obvious benefit that is often overlooked – when it comes to testing gear, you're always available to be your own subject. Your subject won't likely get bored or annoyed if things don't go according to plan (especially if the photographer takes an unusually long period of time getting familiar with the new gear).
Need a profile photo for your website? Or business card? Create the image that you're most happy with. Don't rely on someone else's vision to perfectly represent who you are as an artist.
In case it's not overwhelmingly obvious, I don't usually like to smile in my self-portraits. I like the "intense" look and can usually pull it off fairly well. The funny thing is that I'm really very friendly, approachable and – dare I say it – possibly even a goof ball. But taking my own self-portrait allows me to be whoever I want to be (even if only in pictures). However, I found out the "intense" look isn't very good for online dating profiles. Smiling picture, check.
Self-portraits can also be inspiring. After taking a self-portrait one day, I thought it might look interesting as a magazine cover. So after a little bit of Photoshop work, I created something fun that I really enjoyed. That image led me to create several more tongue-in-cheek magazine covers in the series.
After flipping through the fake magazine covers found on my Facebook page, a client asked me to create one for him. So not only had I honed specific photography and Photoshop skills while creating the personal project (which snowballed from a single self-portrait), but doing so led to business I would not have had otherwise.
I'm not saying that there's never an appropriate time for a cell phone snapshot. But as photographers, we should take pride in the images we post for people to see. Instead of just capturing where we were at a moment in time, we should take the opportunity to hone our craft through self-portraiture so that we're even better prepared for tackling all of the photographic challenges that we might otherwise be ill-prepared for.
If you're reading this, you've obviously made a relatively serious investment in (and commitment to) photography. Get the most out of that investment by creating images of yourself that you can enjoy sharing as much as creating.
Units with the FCC logo on the back and with a serial number M2U192000 or lower are affected and correctable.
Units sold by PocketWizard’s authorized distributor in the USA after February 15th, 2014, or have serial number M2U194000 and higher, already have corrective safety features and warnings installed. Identifying features are “www.pwpatents.com” on the serial number sticker, and a yellow warning label.
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These are fast cards. The SD cards are rated at "Upto 80MB/s Read, Upto 40MB/s Write" and the microSD cards are rated at "Up to 70MB/s Read/20MB/s Write". The Samsung 64GB SDXC cards have been working very well for me.
Additional updates Applicable to AW1
Additional updates Applicable to J1, J2 & V1
Additional updates Applicable to J3
Additional updates Applicable to V2
Additional updates Applicable to S1
Nikon 1 AW1 Firmware A:1.10 / B:1.10 - Windows | Macintosh
Nikon 1 J1 Firmware A:1.40 / B:1.40 - Windows | Macintosh
Nikon 1 J2 Firmware A:1.20 / B:1.20 - Windows | Macintosh
Nikon 1 J3 Firmware A:1.20 / B:1.20 - Windows | Macintosh
Nikon 1 V1 Firmware A:1.40 / B:1.40 - Windows | Macintosh
Nikon 1 V2 Firmware A:1.20 / B:1.20 - Windows | Macintosh
Nikon 1 S1 Firmware A:1.20 / B:1.20 - Windows | Macintosh
AF-S NIKKOR 400mm F/2.8E FL ED VR Primary Features
AF-S TELECONVERTER TC-14E III Primary Features
Function that has been added:
Functions that have been renamed:
IMPORTANT NOTE: To enable support for these functions, Communication Unit UT-1 firmware must be updated to Ver. 2.0 or later, and the Wireless Transmitter Utility must be updated to Ver. 1.5.0 or later. When camera firmware is updated, network profiles specified with earlier firmware versions cannot be used. Network profiles must be created again.
Click here for the D800/D800E manual addendum reflecting changes made with this firmware update.
Nikon D800 Firmware A: 1.10 / B:1.10 - Windows | Macintosh
Nikon D800E Firmware A: 1.10 / B:1.10 - Windows | Macintosh
Communication Unit UT-1
Updates included with this version
The following functions have been added or renamed when the UT-1 is used with the D800 / D800E (firmware 1.10).
Function that has been added:
Functions that have been renamed:
While we’ve done everything internally to operate in as lean a fashion as possible, the new pricing reflects our best additional effort to offset the cost increases listed above as we continue to provide the high quality products and services that we are known for.
Which sizes are increasing in price?
We are happy about the fact that we were able to limit price increases to only half of our current Fracture sizes. New pricing will be applied to the following sizes:
Prices will NOT increase for the following sizes:
You mean the world to us and we mean that. Without customers like you, we simply wouldn’t exist. We wanted to give you an opportunity to place any orders now before May 16th and enjoy our current pricing. Upload your latest photos and Spring time memories and we will get to work printing them for you!
|PocketWizard Plus X||$10.00|
|PocketWizard Plus III (Black, Colors)||$15.00|
|PocketWizard MiniTT1 C||$25.00|
|PocketWizard MiniTT1 N||$25.00|
|PocketWizard FlexTT5 C||$25.00|
|PocketWizard FlexTT5 N||$25.00|
|PocketWizard Plus X – 2 Pack||$20.00|
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