Thursday, August 23, 2007

Move over Bacon........

D3 & D300

Nikon Swings for the Bleachers

with a new Sensor FX-CMOS & EXPEED digital image processor
and 2 new Uber-Cameras

The wait is over and Nikon has not disappointed with its entry into the full frame SLR market.

Expected to be available by Fall 2007 here are the key features:

Nikon's original FX-format CMOS image sensor with 36.0 (H) x 23.9 (V) mm image size; 12.1 effective megapixels.
Compatible with three image-sensor formats – FX format (36 x 24), 5:4 (30 x 24) and DX format (24 x 16).

Sensitivity range ISO 200 to 6400
PICTURE CONTROL at normal setting for exceptionally high quality images; can be set to ISO-equivalent 25,600.

Incorporates Nikon's original EXPEED
digital image processing concept.

Nikon's original Scene Recognition System, utilizing the 1,005-pixel RGB sensor, greatly improves autofocus, auto exposure and auto white balance performance.

New 51-point autofocus system features 15 cross-type sensors that maximize the potential of lenses with apertures as small as f/5.6.

High-speed continuous shooting at approx. 9 frames per second [FX format (36 x 24)/5:4 (30 x 24)]/approx. 11 fps [DX format (24 x 16)] *1.

Newly employed Picture Control System enables creation of desired picture with preferred tones.

Accurate focal-plane contrast AF*2 available with built-in Liveview mode.

Wireless Transmitter WT-4*3 (optional) realizes wireless connection of cameras with a PC, enabling thumbnail display of images taken with up to five of them, and downloading of images selected.

CF card double slot accepts two CF cards.

Quick response with approx. 0.12 sec. startup time and 37 ms shutter release time lag.

Viewfinder with approx. 100% frame coverage and approx. 0.7x magnification in FX format.

Feature 14 High-definition (920,000 dots), 170° viewing angle, 3-inch VGA LCD monitor with tempered glass.

Active D-Lighting optimizes tone reproduction in both shadows and highlights.


Bottom Line: Nikon has raised the bar quite high with the announcement of these new models. These features will please just about everyone in the Nikon community for now. Now that Nikon has thrown down the gauntlet we wait to see if they can put their money where their mouth is. Nikon's previous trouble with its distribution times and even Canon's latest woes with original firmware issues are still looming challenges for Nikon. If they can pull this one off they will have once again not just hit a home run, but hit it far outside the park.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Photoshop Must Haves...

Photoshop CS2 Quick Reference Guides

Here are a couple of FREE PDF guides you should have handy when you Photoshop

Adobe's Photoshop is a very advanced program. Very advanced. Even with formal schooling most of us are just scratching the surface. luckily Adobe and the internet are replete with tutorials, guides and reference materials.

Here are two references you should have handy any time you venture into the realm of Photoshop:

Photoshop Power Shortcuts is concise 20 page guide with reference to all the tools! With tips and shortcuts for using them and other Photoshop features. You can thank Daniel Brown, Julieanne Kost, & Tim Cole from the website for putting this together for us. You can also find more great reference material on their Tips & Tricks page.

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts is a simple 4 page matrix of all the various keyboard shortcuts available in Photoshop CS2. A valuable reference that will save untold amounts of time. The PDF file was created by the helpfull folks over at Visit their Quick Tips page for tons of Photoshop guides, ideas, and advice.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Best deal on an EOS 5D..... NOT!!!

EOS 5D's


They say all good things must come to an end. That must go double for unbelievable deals like the one was offering on the EOS 5D cameras. Although all day yesterday Amazon listed them for $1600 (about $800 cheaper than competitors), today they have sadly returned to $2585.

The worst part about this is I was not quick enough to order one at the $1600 price. Would they have honored it? (at least if they didn't I would get an explanation). If anyone was able to snatch up some $1600 EOS 5D's please let us hear about it! Leave some comments at the bottom of this post...

It leaves one wondering what happened at Amazon? Was it a glitch? Did they sell out? Drop a deadbeat vendor? Whatever happened it leaves a bit of a bad taste in our mouths about the trustworthiness of

This is too bad since Photography Resource Weblog uses as an advertiser on our site. We will put them on probation for now. We will keep an eye on them and of course if we find any more 5D's for $1600 we will let you know.

We also have to wonder in light of any 5D price drop, if rumors of an imminent replacement to the EOS 5D might carry some weight.

Currently the best deals we are aware of for the EOS 5D came from last December. Dell lets you sign up for a monthly online newsletter, this newsletter has special pricing and coupons. Last December with the newsletter only pricing, and the coupon, on top of Dell's Christmas 20% off electronics, lucky customers were coming away with $1899 EOS 5D's

More info and product details on the Canon EOS 5D

Again if anyone ordered one, or has had trouble with please leave comments below.

Best Deal on a EOS 5D


This is a smoking deal on a fantastic camera. Normally this would seem too good to be true but since it is through I would not hesitate to pick one of these baby's up.

Other trustworthy sites that also offer good pricing (though not the $1600 Amazon is offering)


KEH Camera

B&H Photo



More info and product details on the Canon EOS 5D

Monday, July 16, 2007

Will Sony turn Pro?

Sony set to announce expansion of Alpha DSLR Line
Full Frame Professional and Midrange model expected

Will a Sony Alpha line be able to rise like a phoenix from the ashes of Konica-Minolta...
When Konica Minolta corporation sold off its camera division to Sony last year it was a bittersweet announcement. The loss of both Minolta and Konica was a bit of a blow to long time camera buffs. Both companies had a rich history of innovative cameras and world class in-house optics. Both companies had also struggled to keep pace with innovations and marketing since the beginning of the autofocus era in late 1980's.


Konica dropped out of the SLR business with the advent of autofocus and focused on a fantastic selection of rangefinder cameras, finishing up with the Hexar RF, an innovative rangefinder that put Leica's flagship M system on notice. The Konica RF took Leica M lenses (as well as its own excellent Hexanon lenses) and had features Leica had neglected to give the M for 20 years. Dante Stella tells the Konica RF story on his website "Hexar RF: The final Frontier?". Sadly it looks like the Hexar RF died with Konica, but who knows, Sony is a chip & sensor powerhouse who supplies all the major digital camera makers, if the new Leica M8 Digital is a success who knows what we may see from Sony.

Minolta was a autofocus innovator and brought to market the first autofocus SLR beating competitors Nikon and Canon by several months. Although Minolta had quite a bit of success with its Maxxum AF line it choose never to develop a professional model, however it did create one for Leica, the R system, modeled after a pre-af Minolta camera chassis. With the advent of digital Minolta made a conscious decision to make the transition and to develop a semi-professional digital SLR. The Minolta 5D & 7D was the result, innovative cameras to bring Minolta strongly into the new century. Unfortunately after releasing the 7D it did not look like Minolta would follow soon with a Pro model capable of the robustness and features found in the models from Canon and Nikon. It looked like Minolta was going to repeat the same path it had with autofocus relegating it to a bottom feeder in the SLR world.

Hello Sony....
Est. 1958
In march 2006 Sony Inc. purchased the camera division of the floundering Konica-Minolta Corp. Sony had never made an SLR camera but they had power and money, not to mention momentum that Konica-Minolta sorely lacked. Sony quickly announced they would re-design the Minolta 7D and rename it the Sony Alpha. The same name Minolta used in Japan for its Maxxum cameras.

The Sony Alpha A100 is an updated Minolta MaxxumD with full use of all previous Minolta Maxxum and Rokkor lenses. It is still not robust or feature laden enough to be considered a Professional camera but it is superior to most entry level DSLR's and has a foundation of lenses that are certainly professional quality.

The big question for the moment is where will Sony take things from here?
2 new Alpha models are expected to be released within the next 12 months. As well as several new pro lenses. Speculation has been that Sony will be releasing a full frame sensor Professional Alpha camera. This is big news if it turns out to be true. Hopefully Sony will be able to accomplish what has eluded Konica, Minolta, and many others for a long time....

Friday, July 13, 2007

Free Pop-Photo Subscription currently offering FREE
Popular Photography Subscriptions

Here is the link:

This is not a scam (no money is involved) but you do need to provide some personal information, which they will no doubt share with marketers likely resulting in increased spam and junk mail. I use a yahoo e-mail account I set up just to give out to potential sources of spam and have not noticed a significant increase.

The Photography Resource Weblog has no affiliation with, other than following the procedures to get a free subscription ourselves. We started getting our subscription shortly after filling out our forms. As always when providing personal information over the internet it may be wise to avoid specifics and complete accuracy.

After creating an account and filling out the marketing information forms you will be issued a 1 year subscription to Popular Photography. Other free magazines will be offered to you as well depending upon your answers provided th the survey forms. We choose to receive Flying and Sound & Vision magazine for free as well.

Several on-line magazines were also offered, but although they look interesting we choose to decline all e-mail subscriptions.

If anyone feels like is not what they seem or have difficulty redeeming the free subscription offer please leave some feedback on this post.

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Canon's DPP Updated to 3.0.2

Digital Photo Professional (DPP)

Free Software to unleash
the RAW power of the EOS Digital SLR

Canon Inc. has just released the latest update to their free RAW processing and workflow software DPP. Version 3.0.2 replaces and includes a major update for Windows Vista and a couple of minor fixes for Mac and non-Vista users.

I generally shoot in RAW format, and I rely heavily on the DPP program. With the release of Version 3 Canon has given its customers a fantastic tool for free. I can often achieve fantastic results processing my RAW images in DPP and never have to adjust them in PhotoShop.

The ability to shoot RAW images is a feature of higher
end cameras and allows for you to have all the raw sensor data from the digital camera without the camera making any automated image enhancements like it would to make a .Jpg image.

This RAW file really is raw data, think of it like a film negative, and must be processed in conversion
software and made into a .Jpg or .tiff file.

This conversion software allows me to make decisions on brightness, tone, contrast, color temperature,
color saturation, and grain sharpness. By allowing me to make these decisions I can fine tune my pictures, often far better than the logic built into the camera.

Canon in addition to providing the RAW software DPP provides a detailed 106
page user manual, and goes one better providing intensive online tutorials that are easy to understand with video examples by world class photographers and Canon reps.

Unfortunately Canon's Digital Photo Professional will only work with RAW files generated by its EOS line of Digital SLR's. For those with RAW files generated by Canon p&s cameras like the G6 or other manufactures RAW files they will sadly not work with DPP.

Canon's DPP software can be downloaded here:
Digital Photo Professional 3.0.2

The DPP manual (106 pages) is here:
support page

Visit the Online learning center for DPP tutorials and video lessons:
P Canon's Digital Photo Professional

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

The best SLR never-made...

The Nikon D3
coming soon....

Another day has gone by and Nikon has not yet made an official announcement regarding their latest flagship professional digital camera the long anticipated D3. Nikon has reportedly come close to releasing the camera at least twice, but has pulled it back for "re-tuning minor items" or perhaps a major overhaul.

The latest word is we can expect an official announcement sometime during summer 2007. A re-tuning might be a good sign that Nikon wants to do things right with this camera, especially considering the trouble Canon is in with some who feel they released the EOS 1D Mark III with autofocus issues. ( The latest report on 1D Mark III AF issues)

The current Nikon D3 is expected to be of modular design very similar to the F and F2 system cameras that made Nikon famous and beloved by pros. The Nikon partnership/merger with Sinar that was talked about in 2006 seems to have gone nowhere since it was announced although it is possible Nikon is holding back on releasing any big news until the D3 is ready.

When that will occur is anyones guess, however current predictions suggest a big announcement to coincide with Nikon's celebration of 90 years of making camera equipment on July 25th.

As for those of us anxiously awaiting news of the mythical Nikon D3 we can track the announcements, leaks and outright rumors reguarding the history of the D3 on the Photography Bay Blog, A History of the Nikon D3

Current hinted at specks for the Nikon D3...
  • Modular body (interchangeable finder, back, and storage modules); the body is the host camera brains and control system, power source, lens mount, mirror box, shutter, and support system while everything else gets added on:
  • 10-12mp APS High Speed Back (10 fps DX crop, 12 fps HS crop)
  • 24mm FF Low Speed Back (3 fps FF, 5 fps DX crop)
  • 12mp Black and White Back
  • Prism finder with real time displays (e.g. histograms)
  • Card storage module (2x CompactFlash or 2x SecureDigital)
  • Drive storage module (40, 80, 120GB hard drive)
  • Wireless module (1x CompactFlash for backup, WiFi)

Monday, June 25, 2007

Canon launches world’s fastest digital camera

Canon's New Flagship Camera


It may have a funny name but the Canon EOS 1D Mark III is designed to kick ass and take names... er photos! The latest offering in Canon's professional EOS 1 series, the D (for Digital) Mark III is the third version to be offered, and by all accounts is a serious upgrade from the earlier versions. The New 1D Mark III is a complete redesign and sports a larger 1.3x image sensor than the 1D Mark I & II (1.6x) making it closer in size to Canon's full frame EOS 1Ds Mark II.

The New 1D Mark III sports some prety impressive stats-
  • 10.1 Megapixels with Dual Digic 3 Image Processors
  • 10 fps continuous shooting up to 100 shots in L .jpeg
  • ISO sensitivity from 50-6400
  • Bright 3 inch LCD display
  • 63 zone metering
  • 45 point Auto Focus Sensor
  • Live View histogram
  • Pro Self Cleaning System
With stats like these this camera is the new king of speed and Canon claims it has the best image sensor it has ever put in a camera! It is the first SLR to incorporate Canon's latest Digic 3 image processor and it has 2 Digic 3 processors for added speed. For sports and action shooters there is no other camera from any manufacturer even close to the capabilities of the 1D Mark III.

Currently the 1D Mark III is available now in shops, but back ordered in most. currently has them for sale through our Blog-Shop.

If like us you are still confused here is the current line of SLR's from Canon. Essentially the lower the number assigned the more features the camera has, with the Mark I, II & III indicating progressive newer models.

EOS (Electro Optical System) is the designation given to all Canon autofocus SLR's

The Current Canon EOS lineup

1 D Mark III
(1.3x sensor Replaces Mark I &II models)
1 Ds Mark II
(Full Frame, Replaced 1Ds)
5 D
(Full Frame, first of its generation)
30 D
(1.6x sensor, replaced 10D, 20D, D30, D60)
400D Rebel XTi
( 1.6x sensor, Replaced 300D Rebel, 350D Rebel XT)

Hi-res versions of these and other images can be downloaded from

Check it out...
Canon's 63 page white paper. Full of technical specs, behind the scenes details and design notes, fully intended to make you decide you really can't live without this camera.

EOS-1D Mk III Whitepaper

From the Canon Press Release:

Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 22 February, 2007: Professional sports and wildlife photography demands speed, power and endurance. Canon’s new flagship digital camera ticks all the right boxes and shatters some records along the way.

Designed from the ground up, the EOS-1D Mark III takes over from the EOS‑1D Mark II N as the fastest digital camera on the market. When it comes to the split-second action of a match-winning goal or a wild animal in flight, this 10.1 Megapixel camera is quick enough to capture ten full size photos every second. Those extra shots can mean the difference between a great image and a missed opportunity. And with the power to shoot up to 110 images without pause, the chances of getting the perfect shot are even greater.

Dual “DIGIC III” image processors drive the camera’s pack-leading performance. Canon’s purpose-built chips work fast enough to process over 100 Megabytes of data per second.

Speed and image quality are just parts of the equation. Canon has spent the last 20 years working with photographers to refine the ultimate tool for the professional in the field. The camera’s tough, magnesium alloy body is protected against dust and moisture – crucial for photographers on assignment in desert areas or extreme weather conditions. The EOS Integrated Cleaning System keeps dust off the image sensor, reducing maintenance time. The 3.0” TFT LCD makes it easier for photographers to check images, and with Live View mode they can use it to compose shots too.

The EOS-1D Mark III is a digital SLR camera compatible with the EOS system of Canon EF lenses, Speedlite flash units and accessories.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Some assembly required....

Build your own camera

from Omblog:

"Assist-On in Japan makes and sells this kit, and to be honest I could see a *lot* of expansion for this when it gets in the hands of experienced modelers. I can see someone adapting some of those old Canon lenses for the pre-AE and AF models - the ones you had to focus and adjust by hand - and even adapting an SLR to it. I predict that one day, someone'll do just that, and even enter it into an IPMS contest and actually *win*.

Yeah, I know I've said film is dead, but even in this day of matches and butane lighters we still train our Scouts how to rub two sticks together to start a fire, right?"

The homepage for the kit can be found here: Assist-On it's in Japanese. It retails for about $15.00 USD, but that's without the shipping charges.

As mentoned in an earlier posting (free lens hoods)

For some photographic arts and crafts try these:

The Domokon Cardboard SLR

The Dirkon Paper Camera

Lomo Sharan DIY Paper Pinhole Camera

Wherever you go....There you are....

GeoTag your digital photos with Sony's New
GPS Image tracker
Mini GPS and Software

Sony’s GPS-CS1KA GPS Image tracker is compatible with any digital camera. Record the time, date and location to each shot you take. You can use with any of camera since now Picture Motion Browser software is included in GPS-CS1KA. Once the images and data are on your PC, the supplied image tracker software synchronizes the photos with latitude, longitude and time reading from the GPS-CS1KA unit. Activate the Picture Motion Browser software are your photos will pop up next to push pins on Google maps by the actual location where you shot the picture.

From the Sony Press Release:

Sony Electronics today announced a GPS device that puts your pictures on the map.

Using time and location recordings from Sony’s GPS-CS1 GPS device and the time stamp from a Sony digital still camera or camcorder, photo buffs can plot their digital images to a map and pinpoint exactly where they’ve been.

The 12-channel GPS unit is 3-½ inches long, weighs two ounces, and is sold with a carabineer to easily attach to a backpack or a belt loop.

“Whether you’re traveling to the Seven Wonders of the World, or just wondering where to buy your next house, our new GPS device can track your journey,” said David Johns, product manager for digital camera accessories at Sony Electronics. “Adding a geographic context to your digital images helps organize and make use of your photos in entirely new ways.”

To arrange your pictures geographically, import the logged data from the GPS device, using the supplied USB cable, and then download the digital images to a computer. The supplied GPS Image Tracker software synchronizes the images on your digital camera with the latitude, longitude and time readings from the GPS-CS1 device.

Once synchronized, your photos can become virtual push pins on an online map by activating the Picture Motion Browser software bundled with the latest Sony cameras and camcorders released after July. You can easily add new photos and coordinates to the mapping web site, courtesy of Google Maps, and showcase years of globe-trotting.

The GPS-CS1 GPS device will be available for about $150 at retail stores


Amazon currently has it on sale here:
Sony GPSCS1KA GPS Unit Kit,
$103.41 with free shipping

For the Photographer who has everything...

Destined to become the next "Must Have" Digital Camera Accessory

Without further ado we present the Rakuten Ear Wax Camera w/Cleaner. Although a huge hit at the 2007 PMA show it is still unclear when it will be available outside Japan. It was hinted that versions for Canon, Nikon, and Sony SLR's would be available in the summer with the Leica and Pentax versions available by fall, there just not sure of which year.

Currently the model that is selling in Japan has been hugely successful and is nearly sold out. It is common in Japan for the camera stores to make their own modifications to products to fit customers equipment, so making it adaptable to your specific camera out of the box is not as important in Japan.

The Rakuten Ear Wax Camera w/Cleaner has a camera lens w/light at one end and a viewer at the other end — allowing users to see built-up ear wax. It’s powered by a single 9V battery and is made from anti-bacterial ASB resin/glass/stainless steel. Available now from Rakuten at the price of $87.

Sunday, June 3, 2007


New Nikon Ads easy on the eyes...

While we are not so sure about the Nikon ad with the soldier using his camera to target his gun (see: Combat for Cameras) , we can not help but appreciate the new Nikon USA ad campaign Nikon-orgaphy....Featureing Supermodels....

Below a French Nikon Ad (from explaining the difference between 2-million and 3-million megapixels...

Cameras for Combat....

Do you want your gear to outlive you?

There are quite a few folks from Combat Photogs to Hunters to just the Accident Prone who have found ingenious ways to protect and adapt their cameras to their environment. Camera Armor is makes Body Armor for your DSLR.

The ad states " Your camera is most likely to be damaged when it is being used. Camera Armor is the only full time protection for your camera. We shield while you shoot. Camera Armor is always on your camera protecting from scratches, dirt and drops, while leaving you in full control of the creative process. All controls are accessible and you can take great pictures with the peace of mind that our protection brings."

Alright it may look a bit odd, but with the price of todays high end DSLR's this may be a smart investment when you head into an environment prone to shock and impacts.

Current DLSR's supported include; Canon 5D, Canon 30D, Canon 400D/Rebel XTI, Nikon D70 and D70S, Nikon D80, Nikon D200, Sony Alpha A100, Nikon D40, and Canon 1Ds, Mark II.

Currently on sale for $14 to $34 at

After you have your body armor now you need to make your gear a little less conspicuous. For the DIY inclined airbrushing your gear not only is simple but also looks quite cool and serious. Here is a tutorial on camera camouflage that will completely transform your gear A REAL camoflage camera/lens cover

Finally for those of us who don't want a permanent camera camo solution, neoprene lens covers and camera skins are available. LensCoat makes a complete line for Canon Nikon & Sigma telephoto lenses, offering protection from bumps, jars and nicks, with a camouflage-pattern fabric cover. Lens Covers also provide a thermal barrier, protecting your hands from cold lenses in lower temperatures. They are easy to install and remove, leaving no residue on the lens. And LensCoat lens covers are waterproof!

All this should provide the maximum protection to photographers in the harshest conditions, like Weddings!

Saturday, June 2, 2007

The f Stops here....

In search of the origin of the f-stop

For some time I have wondered how it is that we have come to call the aperture of a lens the f-stop. I have run into a myriad of various explanations but none have been completely satisfying or seemed entirely plausible.

I had assumed that it came from a scientific or mathematical expression, and indeed I believe I have found that formula.

Where f is the focal length, and D is the diameter of the entrance pupil. By convention, "f/#" is treated as a single symbol, and specific values of f/# are written by replacing the number sign with the value. For example, if the focal length is 16 times the pupil diameter, the f-number is f/16, or N = 16. The greater the f-number, the less light per unit area reaches the image plane.

The literal interpretation of the f/N notation for f-number N is as an arithmetic expression for the effective aperture diameter (input pupil diameter), the focal length divided by the f-number: D = f / N.

Apparently Optical Engineers Sutton and Dawson defined the f-stop in 1867, and was adopted by lens manufactures soon afterward. Although apparently the f expression was unanimously adopted by lens makers the numbering scale was not. By 1901 there were at least 5 separate numerical scales used to denote the f-stop.

By 1920, the term f-number appeared in books both as F number and f/number. In modern publications, the forms f-number and f number are more common, though the earlier forms, as well as F-number are still found in a few books; not uncommonly, the initial lower-case f in f-number or f/number is set as the hooked italic f as in f/#. Notations for f-numbers were also quite variable in the early part of the twentieth century. They were sometimes written with a capital F, sometimes with a dot (period) instead of a slash, and sometimes set as a vertical fraction.

Although by the 1940’s most of the world had settled with the current f-stop scale we use today it wasn’t until 1961 that the ASA created the f-stop as an official standard. PH2.12-1961 American Standard General-Purpose Photographic Exposure Meters (Photoelectric Type) specifies that "The symbol for relative apertures shall be f/ or f : followed by the effective f-number." Note that they show the hooked italic f not only in the symbol, but also in the term f-number, which today is more commonly set in an ordinary non-italic face.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Update: Oldest & most expensive camera of all time...

Original Daguerreotype

VIENNA (AFP) - An 1839 daguerreotype camera, ancestor of modern photography, was sold at auction in Vienna Saturday for nearly 600,000 euros making it the world's oldest and most expensive commercial photographic apparatus.

An anonymous buyer paid 588,613 euros (792,000 dollars), bidding by Internet, said the Westlicht auction house.

Yahoo News Storry...

Original Post:
Oldest & most expensive camera of all time

Look out Barbie...

Super Airbrush Post-Processing Tutorial

Dan Chips aka: Munzo at POTN Forums has put together a fine tutorial on airbrushing portraits in Photoshop. It is easy to follow and reproduce and has become one of the most popular tutorials to come out of the POTN website.

"Hello everyone! I thought I would put this tutorial together, as it seems every time I post an image that I have processed in this way, everyone wants to know how I did it. Rather than explain every time, I thought I would give something back to the community and submit my own tutorial. I hope some of you out there find it useful." Dan Chips.

You can find the original posting here, along with 30+ pages of ongoing discussion about refinements and modifications to the original technique Dan offered. Well worth the read.
Mizuno's Super Airbrush PP Tutorial!

Also fellow POTN member David Pastern has compiled a PDF for easy reference or printing.