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Podcast #17 – Best aperture for Wildlife

In Podcastsby Patrick

What is the best f/stop to use for wildlife? Avery common question that I seem to get via email and when out shooting with fellow photographers. In this podcast episode I try to address this questions and also discuss shutter speed and ISO a bit. Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! Thanks for taking the time from …

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Nikon Z6 for Wildlife Photography?

In Standardby Patrick

Wildlife photographers depend on their gear just like any other genre of photography. One notable difference is the elements. To have the patience to wait for animals and birds for photography is not for everyone. Often, the climate is wet, cold or very hot and the gear needs to be able to function in all kinds of situations. My primary …

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Photographic Islands

In Uncategorizedby Patrick

In this age of digital imaging, it can become very easy to rely on the camera to produce pleasing images. I submit this takes away from the craft of photography. Those of us old enough to remember the film days for some reason, in my humble opinion, have it a bit easier. Let me explain. In the old days, you …

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Nikon D6 Wishlist

In Standardby Patrick

With Nikon’s announcement earlier in the year that they are moving forward with development of the flagship D6, I thought that I would weigh in on my wishlist for this full frame DSLR. I have done a post and an entire podcast on the impending Nikon D6. Just click the links and you can read about that. One thing that …

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Nikon Z6 & Z7 Firmware updates

In Standardby Patrick

Nikon released a firmware update earlier this week for their mirrorless cameras the Z6 and the Z7. You an get the latest firmware here: Downloads Page. At a glance, here are the changes: • Added supported for optical VR with NIKKOR Z DX 16–50mm f/3.5–6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50–250mm f/4.5–6.3 VR Z-mount lenses. Note that attaching these lenses …

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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 …