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Vintage Film For Looks is Now Only $69

October 21, 2011 - By 

Yep, if you have ever thought about ever getting my Vintage film for Looks, now is the time. It’s now only $69 down from it’s original price of $99. What’s more, you can now get ALL 17 of the guru presets from Red Giant for only $499. This includes Vintage Film For Looks and tons of other hand made presets, templates, looks, and training from industry-leading designers with decades of experience.

We are talking about really REAL designers here. Not just a nerd with a blog like me. Great artists like Harry Frank, Stu Maschwitz and Nando Costa have Packs that are included in the Guru Bundle.

What is Nick Campbell’s Vintage Film For Looks?
Red Giant asked me to create a set of looks for their Magic Bullet Looks, Quick looks and Photo looks. I have been creating different color corrected looks for photos, video and iphone apps for years, than they thought it may be a good idea to share all of those looks with you with a full set of presets that you could use in your projects. So, I did. Now, I use it all the time. Here are a few videos of it in action.

Every Filter From Vintage Film For Looks

Color Correcting 3D Renders

How to Color Correct Your Footage Using Vintage Film for Looks

Recent Video I Made Using Vintage Film For Looks

Learn more about Vintage Film For Looks

Learn More About The Guru Suite


Where is Nikon’s answer to the Canon 7D?

September 25, 2009 - By 

I came across this wonderful short over at Prolost that was shot with the new Canon 7D. It got me wondering, Where is Nikon’s version of a camera that shoots 1080P? Full frame and a mic input would be nice too.

They are starting to try out video with the new D5000 and the D90, but those don’t shoot 1080P and have very limited video and audio capabilities (11 kHz, Mono? come on!). Seems like Canon realized that video on a DSLR isn’t just a gimmick. When will Nikon do the same?


ShakeItPhoto Version 1.1 Update

July 16, 2009 - By 

I’m really excited to announce that the new ShakeItPhoto V1.1 was just approved and is for sale at the Apple Store. The new version allows you to process existing photos in your camera roll though the application. Also, You can shoot as fast as you need with the new multi-threading technology. No waiting and shaking if you don’t want to. iPod Touch users can also now use ShakeItPhoto. Of course, the cropping issue on the 3GS was fixed as well as some other small wiggles and bumps.

Please upgrade if you have the original or for darn sakes, if you haven’t bought it yet, please do at the Apple App Store. I would love to hear your feedback on the new verson. Please leave a comment at the iTunes store for the new version and drop me some words or your ShakeItPhotos in the comments as well.

ShakeItPhoto Sites
Photo Shake Down

ShakeItPhoto Facebook Fan Page

Flickr Best Of ShakeItPhoto Page

The camera poster in the video is out of print, but you can get a poster from Rod Hunting and other great artists at the Post Family Shop.

Close Up Bulbs

Multiple Shot


How I Became a Photographer. My Interview With Michael from PetaPixel

June 18, 2009 - By 

Can’t see the video? Go to

In this interview. Michael Zhang from asks me about my journey into photography and how I got started with my first photoblog.

Other questions include…

  • Could you tell me a little about yourself and your background in photography?
  • When did you first become interested in visual arts?
  • Why did you pick the name greyscalegorilla?
  • In what ways has your photoblog changed your life?
  • What was your first camera?
  • What equipment do you use?
  • Why Nikon instead of Canon?
  • If you had to pick only one body and one lens, what combination would you choose and why?
  • Can you describe your workflow? (from camera to web)
  • What is one thing you’ve learned that has had the biggest positive impact on your photography?
  • What would you most like the opportunity to photograph?
  • What is the question you’re asked most regarding photography?
  • Who are your favorite photographers?
  • If you could choose one photographer to be interviewed by PetaPixel, who would it be and why?

Want to read instead? Here is the full transcribed interview over at PetaPixel.


Upcoming Photoshop Workflow Video Suggestions Help

June 2, 2009 - By 

Hi everybody! I was wondering if you could help me out with some suggestions for an upcoming Video Tutorial. I am writing up an outline for my first “full length” tutorial package tentatively called “Photoshop Workflow for Digital Photographers.” I was wondering if you could post your feedback on what YOU would like to see in a full tutorial about image processing in Photoshop. Please Please Please leave a comment with any feedback or suggestions about what I should include in the series. Also, what are your thoughts about having a paid-for product on the site? I will continue to post free tutorials for sure. I just wanted to be able to put time into longer-form, project based training as well. Any feedback is highly appreciated. Thanks!


Camera Bag Full of Gear – All of my Best Nikon Cameras and Lenses

May 21, 2009 - By 

We have all seen it, but now it’s my turn. Watch me do that thing where people pull all of their gear out of their camera bag. People always ask what gear I use. Here is a easy way to show you not only all my lenses and accessories, but also talk about some quick tips and how I use each piece of gear.

My Gear
Nikon D700: My photos taken with the D700.
Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8f Review
Nikkor 85mm D 1.4: Review
Nikkor 50mm 1.4f Review
Nikkor 20mm f2.8
Nikkor 300mm 4.5
Nikkor 55mm Macro
Ray Ring Flash: Review
Nikon SB-600 Flash
Nikon MB-D10 Multi Power Battery Pack
Lacie Rugged Hard Drive
Lowepro Flipside 400 AW
Nikon MC-36 Multi-Function Remote Cord
Gorilla Pod
Flip Mino HD

In the Buying Mood?
Like something you see? Check out more of my gear and recommend products and gear over at my Gorilla Goods – Amazon Store. Yeah, I get a small cut of anything you purchase, but if you’re gonna buy it anyway, help me support my growing bandwidth bills will ya?


Canon Vs Nikon: D700 Vs EOS 5D Mark II

December 29, 2008 - By 

Listed below are some articles comparing the low-light champ (and my favorite camera) Nikon D700 vs the new, long-named, Canon EOS 5D Mark II. The nikon definetly holds it’s own on picture quality and ISO performance. The Canon fights back with incredible resolution and the ability to shoot beautiful HD video. However, the black dot problem disappointed those who were hoping for a Knock out punch, Nikon Killer from Canon.

Here is some more hot Nikon on Canon action.

Post your favorite D700 vs 5D Mark II articles and your favorite camera in the Comments.


HD Video From The Canon EOS 5D MKII

November 24, 2008 - By 

Canon EOS5DmkII, One night in Beijing. from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

I would love to get my hands on one of these and REALLY test it. I’m particularly interested in the low-light capability and the compression rate of the file format. This video looks pretty good, but it’s hard to judge the details when it’s compressed for web. Does anyone have one on order?


Ray Ring Flash and Nikon 85mm 1.4

November 20, 2008 - By 

I just bought two new toys. The Ray Ring Flash and the Nikon 85mm 1.4 D Lens. I will have full reviews up soon. Many photographers are wondering if the Ray Ring Flash is worth it. So far, I think it is. I have a pretty big shoot with it tonight though, so I will have some “real world” pics to show soon. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Just posted my Ray Ring Flash Review.


How To Shoot Time-lapse Photography

October 23, 2008 - By 

Now THIS is visual learning. Check out this great simple tutorial on how to shoot your own time-lapse photography. Nikon users with newer cameras (D700, D300), keep in mind that your camera has the intervalometer built in.

I love how much information is delivered through these types of videos. It may be my short attention span, or my visual attraction to shiny objects, but this video is way more entertaining and informative than this written time-lapse guide from photojojo. Both cover almost identical information, but video is just easier to watch. What do you think? Video or Reading?


Nikon Announces the New AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Lens

September 22, 2008 - By 

This long awaited 50mm f1.4 from nikon finally features a rounded aperture diaphragm. Unlike my older 50mm 1.4, this new diaphragm shape should have the ability to stop the lens down without ruining the beautiful background bokeh it has when it’s wide open.


Dear Apple, Let Us Use Nikon D700 Raw Files With Aperture!

September 9, 2008 - By 

As many of you know, the D700 RAW files aren’t recognized by our favorite photo manager and editor, Aperture. I found this article on how to convert your D700 NEF files into an application agnostic DNG file using the Adobe DNG converter. You can then bring those files into Aperture and do your photo editing thing. It’s a simple work around, but come on, Apple! Can you update Aperture so we can all just use our D700 files directly with your product without having to go through Adobe?

With Lightroom being your obvious competitor, why would you let Adobe beat you to the RAW-recognizing gate by over a month? Why would you force us to use Adobe products to convert our files into usable images? Your market of customers buy new cameras and expect them to work immediately.

Please update soon.