Nikon discontinuing the Nikon 1 system resulted in a surprising number of readers contacting me via email. They wanted to know what was going to happen with my photography blog. I explained that the objective of my blog remains unchanged.
NOTE: Click on images to enlarge.
That stated objective is “to help readers get the most out of the photography gear that they already own”. While I never intentionally set out to be a “Nikon 1 champion” many folks likely have me pigeon-holed as “that Nikon 1 guy”. Some readers may not realize that I’ve shot with Nikon full frame and cropped sensor DSLRs in the past.
As I’ve mentioned in a number of previous articles over the past few years, the choice of photography gear that each of us makes is an intensely personal decision based on our own unique needs. At the end of the day, cameras and lenses are simply the tools we use to bring the visual creations we see in our minds into reality.
Many of us spend far too much time fretting about camera gear and the small, technical enhancements that newer generations of cameras and lenses may offer. Instead, we could be spending a lot more time out with a camera in our hands revelling in the act of creating images and honing our photographic skills.
So, in keeping with the stated objective of my photography blog, I’ll keep on shooting with the Nikon 1 camera gear that I already own – and likely will do so for many years to come. Gear reviews will be minimal at best, especially since there will not be any new Nikon 1 gear to assess.
In the near future I do have some plans to do a brief overview on an external hard drive storage unit that I’ve been using, and hopefully will be doing a piece on the new Nikon Coolpix P1000 bridge camera, assuming that I can get a review sample of the camera from Nikon Canada.
Some major photography projects for the balance of 2018 include eBooks featuring New Zealand photography as well as an eBook on bird photography. I will keep you posted as these projects are completed and available.
I’m also working on finishing up a business-oriented eBook that deals with effective leadership communications. This eBook is based on my experiences as an executive coach. While this eBook has nothing to do with photography, it will be sold through this website.
Hopefully the work that I do here will transcend the camera gear that I happen to use and this photography blog will continue to be of benefit to readers regardless of the equipment they use.
I’ll continue to publish articles featuring photographs of various subject matter including landscapes, flowers and gardens, birds and wildlife, architecture, automobiles, aircraft, and examples of close-up photography. I’ll also continue to share my experiences working with images in post. If any of these future articles help to inspire you to pick up your camera and go out creating, then I’ll consider the article a success.
From time to time you can expect me to publish the occasional philosophical piece as my spirit moves me.
All photographs were captured hand-held in available light using Nikon 1 gear as noted in the article. All images were produced from RAW files using my standard process of DxO PhotoLab, CS6 and the Nik Collection.
Word of mouth is the best form of advertising. If you like our website please let your friends and associates know about our work. Linking to this site or to specific articles is allowed with proper acknowledgement. Reproducing articles or any of the images contained in them on another website is a Copyright infringement.
My intent is to keep this photography blog advertising free. If you enjoyed this article and/or my website and would like to support my work you can purchase an eBook, or make a modest $10 donation through PayPal, both are most appreciated. You can use the Donate button below. Larger donations can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org through PayPal.
As a reminder to our Canadian readers, you can get a special 5% discount when ordering Tamron or Rokinon lenses and other products directly from the Amplis Store.
Article and all images are Copyright 2018 Thomas Stirr. All rights reserved. No use, duplication or adaptation of any kind is allowed without written consent. If you see this article reproduced anywhere else it is an unauthorized and illegal use. Posting comments on offending web sites and calling out individuals who steal intellectual property is always appreciated!