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Where’s the photographers Christmas List

In Standard by Patrick

I have been getting a ton of emails this holiday season asking me where my Photographers Holiday wish list post is. Fair question as I have done this for the past five years. Inevitably there are those that email and thank me for the recommendations and then I have those individuals who write in to tell me they are never …

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Arsenal of Democracy

In Aviation by Patrick

This is a very poignant tribute to those who offered all so we can have what we do today. Hopefully this video will inspire you to pay tribute to those men and women of the greatest generation.

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Should I stay or go

In Wildlife by Patrick

Just 10 days ago we had 5 inches of new white fluff on the ground. Today the thermostat is going to hit fifty four which means the snow is long gone. For our Canadian Geese population, although a hearty winter bird, they often fly to slightly milder climates where food and water are more easily accessible. With our crazy weather …

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Holidays About Town

In Standard by Patrick

Like most towns and cities, each one has there own traditions. Where I grew up, one event that everyone looked forward to was the huge light fest at the Water Treatment plant. Each year it seems the plant would add more and more lights to the display. It became so popular that the city permanently added parking spots with a …

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Nikon Releases Firmware Updates

In General Stuff by Patrick

Nikon has released firmware updates for its flagship full frame DSLR, the Nikon D4s along with the NIkon D750. So you are saying, that’s great Patrick but what is it and why should I care about an update? Valid questions! Inside your camera is a microprocessor (small computer), that uses software stored on non-removable flash memory inside your camera. This …

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Finally Snow!

In Wildlife by Patrick

Living her in the Midwest, especially in Michigan, we are no stranger to snow. Many people complain about the snow, but I for one welcome it for one reasons, photographically. Winter for me means that I can put away the softboxes and speed lights that I use to flash fill my wildlife subject because the blanket of snow is one …

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Wish list for the Nikon D5

In General Stuff by Patrick

As the holidays quickly approach, thoughts turn to wish lists and for photographers, this seems never ending. With the advent of the recent rumors regarding the release of the Nikon D5, I thought I would compile my wish list for the camera. The reported specs are impressive as you would expect for what will be there next generation flagship FX …

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Hi-res images on Instagram

In Tips and Tricks by Patrick

Social media is a huge part of our digital age and almost everyone that I know is on some form of it, be ti Goolge+, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or the countless others that are available. I utilize all of the above, but I think my favorite is Instagram. Mostly because it is simple, and I like simple, clean and displays …

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Gear Review: RRS BH-55 Ballhead

In Gear Review by Patrick

A good quality ball head is a must for taking tack sharp photos. With many different options on the market how to go about choosing the right one. Everyone has opinions on this and has to answer that questions based on their own photography needs and goals. For me it was and easy decision to choose the Really Right Stuff …

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A Flame With Color

In Standard by Patrick

It is no secret that fall is one of my favorite times of year. The magical color displays put on each year by trees standing as sentinels awaiting the palette of fall. I did not have to go very far this year to capture some of my favorite shots. Just few miles from home, in the big city is a …