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How to Avoid the ‘False Positive’ Autofocus Trap and Nail Sharp Eyeballs

Have you ever been disappointed to find the eyeballs of your subject to be not as sharp as you had expected even though your camera confirmed that autofocus had locked onto them? Photographer Steve Perry of Backcountry Gallery made this 9.5-minute video explaining how he avoids this "false positive autofocus trap" when focusing in tricky situations or on tricky subjects.

Nikon 180-400mm Review: A First Test and Sharpness Comparison

So, here’s the story: Nikon announced its new 180-400mm f/4 lens, and I’ve been more than a little curious about it. However, I’m not 100% sold on it just yet, so I decided to rent one and give it a whirl for a few days and share what I’ve discovered with you.

7 Tips and Tricks for Nikon Cameras

Photographer Steve Perry's most popular video ever was his "7 Useful Camera Tricks for Nikon Shooters." Now he's back again with 7 more camera tricks that can help improve your shooting style and workflow.

This Photoshop Trick Lets You Easily Fix Color Fringing

Photoshop and Lightroom both have built-in tools for dealing with chromatic aberration (AKA color fringing), but in some cases the features don't work as well as you'd hope. In the 8-minute video tutorial above, photographer Steve Perry of Backcountry Gallery shares a quick and easy trick he uses in Photoshop to manually remove fringing from his shots.

10 Wildlife Photography Tips in 9 Minutes

If you're just getting started with wildlife photography, photographer Steve Perry of Backcountry Gallery has some tips that can help you capture better shots. The 9-minute video above has 10 rapid-fire wildlife photography tips.

Photo Mythbusters: How Much Do UV Filters Actually Protect Your Lenses?

Photographers often use UV filters for lens protection, but how much are they actually able to prevent your lens from getting damaged? Photographer Steve Perry of Backcountry Gallery recently decided to find out... by breaking a large number of filters and lenses.

In the video above, Perry cuts through the haze surrounding UV filters and shows what they actually do and don't do for your precious glass.