Nikon Z8 Pixel Shift Shooting for Landscape Photography
Julian Baird Photography Blog
by Julian Baird
1M ago
Learn How and When to Use Pixel Shift Shooting Pixel Shift Shooting is a feature of the Nikon Z8 that was introduced in Firmware 2.0 (and it shipped with the Nikon Zf). Depending on how you configure it, Pixel Shift Shooting can generate 180-megapixel raw files with better colour reproduction and reduced noise. Sounds like a no-brainer for every shot, doesn’t it? Well, things are rarely that easy in the world of landscape photography. With Pixel Shift Shooting there’s the risk of too much subject movement during capture (yes, the landscape does move!), there’s the additional storage space requ ..read more
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How to Showcase Your Prints with Spring Back Binders
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by Julian Baird
1M ago
Give Your Prints the WOW Factor Over the years I’ve shared the various ways I display my landscape photography prints. The most impactful is the framed print, but for a larger body of work, a book or zine is also a great choice. Both options have pros and cons. While I was on Harris & Lewis earlier this year a photographer showed me his portfolio of photographs displayed in a Spring Back Binder from Fotospeed. I was blown away! I thought it was such a wonderful way to view a collection of prints. Being able to look through a collection of hand-crafted prints was amazing. But the best bit ..read more
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Photographing Scotland's Most EPIC Landscapes - The Isles of Harris and Lewis
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by Julian Baird
2M ago
A Return to the Ultimate Landscape Photography Location in the UK Back in 2018 I made my first visit to The Outer Hebrides and the Isles of Harris and Lewis. From the moment I visited my first location and stood on the beach at Luskentyre I knew this place would capture my heart (photographically speaking). I spent the next week exploring and photographing some of the most spectacular and amazing scenery I had ever seen in the UK. As soon as I left, I wanted to go back. And go back soon. However, as most you will know, life has a funny habit of getting in the way of such grand plans and it wou ..read more
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On My Bookshelf - Explore & Discover The Outer and Inner Hebrides
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by Julian Baird
4M ago
Photographing the Best Locations in the Hebrides I purchased my first fotoVUE title (Photographing the Lake District) in 2017 and ever since then I’ve been regulary adding these location guides to my bookshelf. Some of them I use on a regular basis, some every now and again, and there are some I have yet to utilise (though I will get those places one day!). When I found out that fotoVUE were publishing two new titles, Explore & Discover The Inner Hebrides and Explore & Discover The Outer Hebrides, I was very excited as it couldn’t have come at a better time. The publishing of these boo ..read more
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A Colourful Return to Dawlish Warren
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by Julian Baird
4M ago
From Grey Skies to Colourful Skies Winter on Dartmoor is often my favourite time of year for photography. Sunrise isn’t too early, and you can shoot sunset and still be home in time for dinner. The colour of the Dartmoor landscape is also particularly photogenic. This winter has been tough though. Lots of overcast damp days. I can work around most weather conditions, but there are some conditions that make photographing Dartmoor really challenging. It’s not that I haven’t had some good days on Dartmoor this winter, but they have been few and far between. Sometimes you need to take a different ..read more
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The Unpublished Collection 4
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by Julian Baird
4M ago
While I’m Away… It’s rare that I get to completely immerse myself in my landscape photography. Even more rare that I’ll be doing this for two weeks! Heaven! Well, at least I hope it will be heaven, and given that I’m photographing the Outer Hebrides I’m sure it will be. But while I’m away I thought I’d take some time to publish some photographs that have never seen the light of day. It’s not that these are poor photographs, it’s just that I never got around to publishing them anywhere. Sometimes I just go out and take photographs with no intention of writing a blog post or producing an associa ..read more
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Why Your Image Editing Workflow Needs DxO PureRAW 4
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by Julian Baird
4M ago
Making the Most of Your Raw Files in Post Processing I admit that back in 2022 when I first tried DxO PureRAW 2, I was sceptical of the claims it was making in its advertising. However, I downloaded the free trial so I could evaluate it for myself. Needless to say, I was really impressed, and I bought the software. The following year I paid for the upgrade to PureRAW 3, and now in 2024, PureRAW 4 is with us and I’m excited to see some genuinely useful new features. Who’d have thought it would be possible to get excited about a raw processing engine! I’ve only just got my hands on PureRAW 4 and ..read more
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Creating an 8K Landscape Photography Video with a Pergear CFexpress Type B Card
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by Julian Baird
4M ago
What’s the Point of 8K Video? One of the first things I did when I got my Nikon Z8 was to get a CFexpress Type B card. Not only did I want to be able to capture 8K video, but I wanted to use both card slots in the Nikon Z8 (see why here). The latter is a crucial point, because using a CFexpress type B card isn’t just for those wanting to shoot 8K video. As part of a series of videos I produced on the Nikon Z8, I created a video on my initial choice of CFexpress card. I think most of you will agree that one video on CFexpress cards is enough. So, when Pergear reached out to me to see if I creat ..read more
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Real World Review of Viltrox Pro AF 27mm for Nikon Z
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by Julian Baird
5M ago
A Pro Lens for a Budget Price Is it possible to get a pro spec lens for a budget price? It’s an interesting question and it’s also a question fraught with problems. Both the “pro” and “budget” terms are highly subjective. Ask two different photographers what features they expect in a professional lens, and you’ll get two different answers. The term “budget” has even more scope for varying definitions! However, in this case, I believe using those terms is justified. Ignoring the fact that the lens does have the word “pro” in the product name, it does have many (but not all) the professional gra ..read more
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On My Bookshelf - Atlantic Cowboy by Andrea Gjestvang
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by Julian Baird
5M ago
The Faroe Islands - A Portrait of Life I first learnt about the book Atlantic Cowboy when it was featured in Outdoor Photography magazine. At first, I thought it was a book of photographs from the Faroe Islands, but I soon found out it was so much more than that. I’ve always wanted to travel to and photograph the Faroe Islands, but I’ll be honest, I knew very little about the culture and people. This book offered me the opportunity to not only appreciate a style of photography that I might not normally look at, but it was also a chance to learn more about some of the people that live and work ..read more
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