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David Nightingale
Photographer, photography and post-production instructor, and blogger.
Photographer, photography and post-production instructor, and blogger.

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Grab a copy of my Art of Black and White Photography (worth $149.00) for only $97 + $2,000 of bonus content. Ends today!

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Just finished photographing my Sony gear prior to putting it all on eBay later this week. In the meanwhile, if any of you are interested, let me know. Here's the prices (based on roughly 60% of the current price on

SLT-A99V plus 4 x NP-FM500H batteries (£44 each) : £999.00
Sony VG-C99AM Vertical Grip for SLT-A99V: £141.00

RX1 (+ 3 generic batteries, RSS grip plate and Sony EV1MK Electronic Viewfinder): £1,099.00

Sony SAL1635Z Alpha 16-35mm F2.8 Carl Zeiss: £838.00
Sony SAL2470Z Alpha 24-70mm F2.8 Carl Zeiss: £886.00
Sony Alpha Planar T* 85mm F1.4 ZA: £660.00
Sony Alpha Sonnar T* 135mm F1.8 ZA: £735.00
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di USD (Sony fit): £659.00

HVL-F60M (flash): £215.00

It's all in excellent condition, and I'm fairly sure I have all the original packaging.

Any questions, please get in touch. Oh, and if you know of anyone else who might be interested please send them a link.
I'm selling my Sony Gear
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I'm running my assignment-based online black and white photography course in October. If you think you might be interested please take a look soon as the places are selling out fast.

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It's been a while since I posted anything here but I'm getting in touch to let you know that I've just published a new ebook for the Digital Photography School (DPS) - The Essential Guide to Black and White Photography.

Here's how DPS describe the book:

"Some of the most profound stories in history have been told with black and white photos. Isn’t it time you started creating some of your own?

The way we capture and process black and white photos might have changed over time, but the emotion, the passion and drama your black and white photos can invoke, will always be at its heart.

The Essential Guide to Black And White Photography has been created specifically to help you bring the timeless art of black and white photography to the modern science within your camera.

Together they’ll help you take remarkable black and white photos.

In this comprehensive eBook you’ll not only learn how to ‘see’ in black and white, you also learn the best gear to use, the special skills and setup needed to shoot and how to process your black and white photos to perfection – this eBook has it all covered."

Unfortunately, we haven't been able to negotiate a discount with DPS, but if you buy the ebook soon you'll also get a free bonus ebook - 10 Recipes to Amazing Black And White Photography (worth $9.99) - and the chance to win $1000 USD in their free prize draw!

To find out more about both ebooks, including the full list of contents, click the link for all the details:

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If you’re fed up of nibbling on Easter Eggs why not sign up for my black and white processing course and save yourself $90 in the process. Just for today, it’s just $9 rather than the usual price of just $99. Happy Easter!

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I've just posted my initial review of the Fujifilm XT-1. I've only been shooting with it for a few weeks, but I've very impressed.

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As many of you know we've been offering The Art of Black and White Photography course on Udemy since 2012, and now have over 3.5K subscribers and pretty much 5 star reviews across the board.

As of today we're also offering it on chromasia (powered by Fedora) and for a very limited time - between now and this Sunday - you can grab yourself a bargain and sign up for just $9.

Why so cheap? We're 99% certain the new delivery system works, and works well, but there's only so much testing we can do before we release it. We don't think there will be any problems, and if there are we'll give anyone who signs up their money back, but until we're 100% certain we're offering the course at the not-to-be-reapeated price of just $9.

If you do sign up, and run into any problems, please let us know. If you're already a subscriber on Udemy, please spread the word.

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This is a very cool image.
Finally getting my feet back under me a bit. There is nothing better to me than spending time out in the world exploring and taking photographs, but I'm finding it takes me longer and longer to dig out from the desk work that backs up while I'm gone. Throw in a family holiday and trying to sell/buy a get the picture.

Valley of Fire in Nevada holds some amazing sandstone treasures. This is a small formation found in a wash while exploring with +Tony Kuyper last month. Tony is the master at these types of tight stone abstracts (thanks for the suggestions on this by the way Tony). I have a ways to go, but I certainly understand his fascination with the colors and shapes one can find in desert stone. This array of colors existed in the rock and the light, but I have done some fairly extensive developing to increase contrast and bring them out. Tony's luminosity masks and luminosity painting techniques were critical.

It's nice to be sharing new images again. Many more to come.
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