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Developing Skills

In this case product photography. A few days ago I posted about my great grand father’s watch Here. The pictures are nothing to write home about as I screwed up the lighting.

I thought that I would share the little studio I built for taking pictures of small stuff and some of my previous efforts.

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How Nikon Designs

Cameras and everything else.  Nikon has historically been known for it’s design excellence for good reason.  The company has a good record for producing the kinds of products that have done well. What’s interesting is that unlike so many companies Nikon hasn’t tried to diversify our of it’s strength in optical products. They are, though very good at what they do.

http://www.nikon.com/about/feelnikon/theater/corporate_activities/design.htm

http://www.nikon.com/about/feelnikon/theater/corporate_activities/technology.htm

http://www.nikon.com/about/feelnikon/theater/corporate_activities/meister.htm

H/T Solidsmack

Designing a Nikon Camera: Video Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Industrial Design at Nikon

Nikon has been designing great products for a long time. I’ve posted about lenses before.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/how-nikon-makes-lenses/

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/how-nikon-made-lenses/

 

Of course exploring new markets is important as well.

 

Nikon is marketing its cameras directly to cosplayers with Cosgenic cosplay photo tip series

Nikon has managed to keep ahead in design, engineering and marketing and as such has thrived by developing markets.  In the lon run this has paid off in high level of company strength.