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Benefits of 1 Lightroom Catalog

In Tips and Tricksby Patrick

There are many ways of organizing your photographs and there are many digital asset management programs to choose from. The one that I prefer and utilize is Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom is often misunderstood and under utilized by many photographers in my humble opinion whom I’m sure if they give it a chance, would see the benefits of using this to …

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Photoshop for iPad – Good or Bad

In General Stuffby Patrick

Photoshop for iPad was hailed as the most important mobile application for Adobe since the release of Lightroom. In Adobe’s words PS for the iPad is “The world’s best imaging and graphic design software is at the core of just about every creative project from photo editing and compositing to digital painting, animation, and graphic design. And now you can …

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Raid Technology rocks

In Gear Reviewby Patrick

It has been five years since I purchased my NAS from ioSafe. At the time, still relatively new tech but it intrigued my with its possibilities. I was in the midst of streamlining my workflow and I new this had to play a part. I am so glad that I took the time to include this piece of gear into …

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Podcast #16 – Fall Color Tips

In Podcastsby Patrick

A chill is in the air, leaves are falling and the birds have begun their migrations to warmer climates. All this can mean only one thing, fall is upon us. With fall, comes fall color. In this podcast I offer some thoughts and tips on how to maximize your time in the beautiful fall foliage, especially at sunrise. Greetings and …

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The Pinch

In Tips and Tricksby Patrick

I am asked a lot what I do when I have bald skies. Not a cloud in sight, which really sucks, but does happen. So what to do photographically to add interest to the photograph? Enter, the “pinch”. This is a technique that I was taught from a well known photographer at a workshop and I thought I would pass …

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Nikon Z6 / Z7 Battery Pack

In Gear Reviewby Patrick

Nikon just released their battery pack for the Mirror-less Z6 and Z7 cameras. This is a nice accessory especially if you utilize these cameras for video recording or time-lapse photography. Dedicated to the Nikon Z 7 and Z 6, the MB-N10 Multi-Power Battery Pack offers extended battery life when working with these mirrorless cameras. It accepts two additional EN-EL15b lithium-ion …

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Nikon Z50 is here

In Gear Reviewby Patrick

Sporting an especially sleek design, the Nikon Z 50 is a DX-format mirrorless digital camera revolving around the versatile Z Mount. Capable in both stills and video realms, the Z 50 features a 20.9MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 6 image processor, which enables fast performance, reliable autofocus with eye detection, and notable low-light performance. Yes the Z6/Z7 lenses work on …

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Social Media and Photographers

In Standardby Patrick

This is not always a match made in heaven. I recently read an article over at Fstoppers entitled “Photographers Need Thicker Skin” that I found particularly interesting and all to often true. In the early years of any budding photographers aspirations to become a better photographer, it is often quite daunting to share your work. Perhaps this is due to …

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Podcast #15 – Too much gear

In Podcastsby Patrick

What are some signs that you may have too much camera gear? Too much gear you say, that cannot be about me! Well, there may be some indications that traveling a bit lighter may be better and those closets and drawers full of photographic gear may be hampering your photography. Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! Thanks …

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Eye Contact – Subtle but important

In Wildlifeby Patrick

As photographers, we are taught that the eyes on the subject have to be sharp. No argument here as that can make or break a portrait whether shooting people or wildlife. Having the eye contact with the subject helps connect the viewer to the subject. This got me thinking while shooting in my backyard the other day. What type of …