Photo Lesson Overview on

CGIPix is an observation that Nikon, Canon and the rest no longer make cameras,
they make computers that you can attach a lens to.
Here is a basic overview of what it takes to create good, better or best pictures, you decide how much effort you want to put into your pictures.

The basics of photography, all on one page:

Professional Camera Bodies

These are the cameras that cost 3,000.00 and more. In "normal" shooting conditions, these cameras will only do slightly better than prosumer or amatuer camers, but the results are far better than what other cameras will do in demanding conditions. Normal conditions would be a good sunny day, great lighting on the subject, subject is static or not moving too quickly and the ability to get reasonably close to the subject. Once things go "bad", then a professional camera is needed. If you're indoors, and need high ISO, the subject is moving quickly, lighting is marginal or you need to get off 8 or more frames per second, then you will need a profesisonal DSLR.

Nikon ProfessionalDSLR's

Nikon D3x
Nikon D3s
Nikon D3
Nikon D700s
The Nikon D700s is the lowest end of professional camera, or the highest end of prosumer camera, depending on your needs.

Here are some samples from the Photo Galleries:

Here are the guidelines for using any pictures from this site:

If the image is stated as being a COPYRIGHTED IMAGE, then it cannot be used. A link MUST be placed from the page that the picture is used, either to Home Page, Thumbnail Page or to the photo's Gallery Page.
The link can be a text link at the bottom of the page, or the picture can be a link.
There is a limit of 10 (Ten) photos that may be used from this website on another single website. After 10 (Ten) photos, permission must be obtained to use additional photos.
Keep the name of the picture as it was originally named, without changing it.
The images on this site are all sized at 400 x 600, that is the size limit for using them on any other website.
The Desktop Backgrounds are for personal use only, and are not meant to be put on a website, unless they are resized at 400 x 600.
You can use the images for commercial, personal, professional or any type of website.
If it's a commercial website, remember that you don't have a model release, so if it's a picture with someone in it, and they are prominently featured, you can't use it without a model release. When it's a picture of scenery or anything where the people are not identifiable, then you can use it freely.
The "MODELS" pictures are all PREMIUM images. They cannot be used without permission.
It's not a requirement, but send me an e-mail if you use a photo.