D-Town TV (it’s not just for Nikon shooters anymore)


When I was in The Netherlands last week, I can’t tell you how people I ran into that watch on one of our podcasts, but one guy I met told me although he sees me each week on Photoshop User TV, he said he doesn’t watch me on D-Town TV (the weekly show for DSLR users) because he’s a Canon shooter.

I let him know that D-Town TV isn’t just a Nikon-only this season, and that we not only include Canon gear, but we’ve changed the focus of the show from one that covers which button does what, to more of a general show about digital photography, and how to “get the shot.” I told him we that now we have lots of location shoots, and guest photographers, along with some inspiration in each show, and he told he didn’t realize that the show had changed, and that he’d check it out again (and I’m hoping you will, too).

I haven’t been talking about D-Town TV that much lately, and last night Matt asked me if I had seen the last couple of episodes. I had to admit that I hadn’t yet (the key word there is “yet”), so this morning I got a chance watch the last three episodes, and I’ve included a brief summary and direct links to the episodes below. Hope you’ll check them out.


Episode 33 Summary (seen above)

  • Matt starts off with a few tips for doing macro photography
  • Scott Bourne is back with his final segment on shutter speeds when shooting video with your DSLR
  • Larry Becker has a creative tip for making the Hoodman Loupe easier to use in his latest Cheap Shots segment
  • Scott and Matt show off the Kelly Moore Bag, a camera bag for women.Kelly is also this week’s photographer to check out!

Here’s the link to watch Episode 33 (it’s free!)


Episode 32 Summary (seen above)

  • Scott kicks things off from the sidelines of an NBA game with an example of why “fast glass” is so important.
  • Rick Sammon drops by the studio to share a number of tips for photographing people.
  • Matt goes on location to give five tips for using a reflector outdoors.
  • Does your 70-200 lens hood fall off too easily? Scott has the perfect replacement for you.
  • Check out the amazing work of sports photographer Dave Black!

Here’s the link to watch Episode 32 (it’s free!)


Episode 31 Summary (seen above)

  • Matt kicks the show off with a tip on setting your autofocus to avoid shutter misfires
  • Scott Bourne is back again to show us the Z-Finder from Zacuto, which makes seeing your viewfinder easier when shooting HD-DSLR video.
  • Scott has a tip for making sure your off-camera speedlite fires every time by using Pocket Wizards.
  • Matt has a tip for incrementally increasing your ISO to make sure you get a sharp shot in low light when you don’t have a tripod.
  • Cheap Shots with Larry Becker is back with an affordable and portable posing stool
    This week’s photographer is the world’s top selling microstock photographer, Yuri Arcurs

Here’s the link to watch Episode 31 (it’s free ya know?).

  1. I have a lot of people ask me for advice on camera equipment and how to shoot. The first thing I tell them is join NAPP, watch anything with the name Kelby in it and by all means go back and watch all episodes of Dtowntv.

    1. Hey Ken,
      Before today, I told them the same thing as you except the Dtowntv. I guess Like Randy, I will go back and watch some back videos and ammend my speach to my students.

  2. Change the name from D-Town to something generic. Digital Shootout? Shooterville? Digital Theater? World of SLR? Obviously I don’t know what the title should be. Digital Shooter? (still trying)

  3. You guys should at least give the folks at B&H a heads up when you are going to review a specific product to let them get a few extra. Going to have to wait a while my Mamiya rubber lens hoods mentioned in episode #32. GREAT SERIES! thanks for all the info!

    1. Just a heads up on that lens hood – they come in other mm sizes, so you can get them for other lenses as well. But we haven’t used any others and therefore don’t know if they vignette or not.

      And, you’re right! Looks like both B&H and Adorama are sold out! Maybe check around at smaller camera stores? There’s a list of Mamiya dealers on the Mamiya website – http://www.mamiya.com/purchase-info-where-to-buy.html

  4. As a Nikon shooter, I really liked the format of the first season and was a little leery of what had changed this season. But, change is good and this was a good change! The shotmaking tips have been very helpful. Viewing Matt’s “5 uses for a reflector” last week was probably my best use of 5 minutes in a long, long time. Keep up the great work!

  5. Hey Scott,

    I don’t how you guys find the time to put this information out as often as you do, but whatever your secret..please keep at it.

    Fantastic show that has something for everyone.

    Best wishes to you and Matt, and all the guys come to think of it,

  6. Great to hear D-Town is not Nikon centric. I’m checking out my first episode right now.
    Thanks for letting us know.

    P.S. Is it coincidence that you used kind of goofy shots of Matt for both images above or are you guys in some kind of rivalry? :D Funny stuff.

  7. Photographers wear black and shoot with black cameras so that they won’t stand out. TV production is the complete oppsite premise! OOh I forgot – it’s FREE.

  8. I absolutely love the DTownTV videos! I’ve learn so many great tips that can make a good shot into a great shot. The last episode had some really nice tips on macros; some of which I would have never thought of trying. Keep them coming and thanks for making them FREE; can’t get much better than!

    Heck I wear black too; I love the slimming effect but at my size I don’t think I’m fooling anyone. ha ha

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