Friday, May 16, 2008

Welcome to my Digital Field Guide Companion

Welcome to my initial foray into the world of blogging. I have written 5 books for Wiley Publishing's Digital Field Guide series and I often get emails asking for specific information on some of the images in the books and for additional tips and tricks for specific cameras. I decided to start this blog as a way of connecting with my readers and to help share any experience or insights that I may have.

In this blog I'll be sharing some little known tricks, tips, and settings for different cameras. I'll also be sharing some of my image settings such as the Optimize image settings for the Nikon D40/x, D50, D60, D70/s, D80 and D200, also I'll be posting some of my custom Picture Control settings for the D300 and D3.

I'll also create some tutorials for various post-processing techniques and I'll even take you inside of some of my shoots offering valuable insight on what steps it takes to make an image from start to finish, beginning with the set-up and lighting on into post-processing.

From camera settings to lighting to post-processing I hope to include a lot more information to help you get the best images that you can.


Christopher of Definitive Images said...

I am awaiting the custom picture control settings. I am making a jump from d200, which I am still finding hard to part with, into the d700. Just a few days in but the picture control settings seem like a really cool feature. They will only carry over into Jpeg or if processing in CaptureNX 2 right?

J. Dennis Thomas said...


I'm going to post some Custom Picture Controls as soon as I find a good way to host the files.