Bokeh for Beginners

Featuring Jody Doel, Kristina Kroot, Lindsay Silverman & Paul Van Allen  Bokeh comes from the Japanese word boke (ボケ), which means “blur” or “haze”, or boke-aji, the “blur quality.” Bokeh is pronounced BOH-Kə or BOH-kay. Visit any photography website or forum and you’ll find plenty of folks debating the pleasing bokeh that their favorite fast lenses allow. […]

Nikon Stars – Jerry Riley

Jerry Riley specialises in Conceptual Architecture, Travel and Street photography. Find more of Jerry’s work at and on Instagram, and reach him on email at How long have you been shooting and when did you go pro? I have been in the photography business since 1979, working in various sectors. I owned a […]

The DX and FX Formats

Featuring Diane Berkenfeld In digital SLR cameras, the camera’s format refers to the size of its image sensor. Nikon makes a DX-format sensor and an FX-format sensor. The DX-format is the smaller sensor at 24x16mm; the larger FX-format sensor measures 36x24mm which is approximately the same size as 35mm film. Different NIKKOR lenses are designed […]

Nikon Stars – Michelle Mugambi

Michelle Mugambi specialises in Portraiture, Event and Product photography. Find Michelle on Facebook and Instagram. You can reach her on email at, or call her at +254 724 359 172. How long have you been shooting and when did you go pro? I have been shooting since 2008, but went pro in November 2015 What body/bodies do you […]

Nikon Stars – Shazaad Kasmani

Shazaad Kasmani specialises in Wildlife and Underwater photography and Wildlife filmmaking. Find Shazaad on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube. You can reach him on email at or call him at +254 735 353 589. How long have you been shooting? I started photography purely as a hobby. At first it was a great way for me to preserve my memories of […]

Nikon Stars – Rajvir Soin

Rajvir Soin specialises in Wedding, Portrait and Fashion photography. Find more of Rajvir’s work on his website and on Facebook and  Instagram. You can reach him on email at, or call him at +254 738 883 830. How long have you been shooting? I’ve been shooting for seven years now. When did you go pro? Four years ago! Been a great journey! […]