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Sharpness Series Part Two: Settings in camera

In Tips and Tricks by Patrick

Sharp shots are usually pretty essential in photography. Of course there are times when you want a creative blur or effect, but the majority of the time, sharpness is king. Tripods are the best to ensure a tack sharp image, but what if you cannot use one or don’t have one. There are things that you can do at the …

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Sharpness Series Part One: Proper Handholding

In Tips and Tricks by Patrick

One of the most common questions that I find coming into my inbox is the question of “How do you get consistently sharp images? A very valid question and one that I asked as well at some point as I become more serious about the craft of photography. The first step in the process, irregardless of whether you shoot a …

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Best Photography blogs

In General Stuff by Patrick

So in keeping with my previous post of “Where do you get inspiration from“, I thought that I could continue that with a post that lists some of the best photography blogs, not ranked in any particular order. Now, depending on the genre of photography you are interested in, your list ma differ, but these are some where I find …

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Where do you gain inspiration from

In General Stuff by Patrick

Inspiration can come from many different things and at any time. I am often asked where I draw my inspiration from and I wanted to share with you where I get my inspiration. I am somewhat of a daydreamer and my inspirations come from all over the place, so when I am asked that question it forces me to think …

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Wild Lights

In Standard by Patrick

Imagine 1.5 billion lights illuminating the night. Lights strung everywhere and in different colors and shapes. Each year our local zoo hosts this fundraiser called “Wild Lights” so named because it is at the zoo and many of the light displays are in the shape of various animals. It is always held in winter and this year with the unusual …

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Things I wish Instagram had

In Standard by Patrick

I love Instagram and use it daily for posting and inspiration. It is the only social media platform for photographers out there. I know there are other that let you post your pics, but Twitter was late to the game and they count it against your already low 140 characters, Facebook allows pics as well but only recently started getting …

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Nikon D500 vs D7200

In Gear Review by Patrick

For most photographers who don’t earn a living making images, amateurs and hobbyists, the Nikon D500 is a perfect camera for their needs. Now that the Nikon D500 has been revealed, lets take a look at what it is replacing. Lets take a look at the specifications of each camera body. Specifications So right away the first thing you see …

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Nikon D5 vs D4s

In Gear Review by Patrick

So CES is over and Nikon’s big announcement of the D5 is all over the place, I thought that maybe this would be a good time to review the the Nikon D5 vs Nikon D4s. The biggest changes have been t he new and improved autofocus tracking system with a 153 points, better focusing in low light and its expanded …

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Gear questions after Christmas

In General Stuff by Patrick

I often get emails asking about camera gear as I am sure many photographers do. Many times I do the the best I can in answering them, but often I am not sure what they are looking for or the question is very general. Greetings Patrick, I really like your blog and I was wondering if you could help me. …

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Creativity to inspire

In Video by Patrick

This is a great BTS look at four different Nikon Ambassadors doing what they do best with the new Nikon D5. It really does inspire one to push their photography to new heights.