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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 …

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The Nikon Museum

In Standard by Patrick

Museums are a great place to not only view history, but to photograph history. What I enjoy aside from the history, is the challenge of the photograph. Usually the lighting is harsh fluorescent, sodium vapor or incandescent. Sure the advanced cameras can handle the lighting as most can compensate in the menu by setting the appropriate lighting scenario, but even …

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Lexars New XQD Card

In Standard by Patrick

Earlier this week Lexar, and industry leader in memory cards, announced its newest member to the lineup. The Professional 2933x 128 GB XQD 2.0 Card. This card is aimed at high end photographers who need and desire speed for both writing stills and video in a hurry. Here are the specs: Lexar Professional 2933x XQD 2.0 card is the fastest …

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Lightroom Returning to Old Import

In Standard by Patrick

If you’re one of those unhappy photographers about the redesigned Lightroom Import tool that appeared in the latest update, there’s some great news for you today. Adobe has heard your cries, and in typical Adobe form, listened to their customers and now the company says that it will restore the previous import experience. The screens are vastly different and the …

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Kids are fun to watch

In Wildlife by Patrick

One of the best things about my Backyard Studio is that it is established and the birds are now comfortable building their nests and raising families. It has taken several years, but many species are now calling my backyard home and come back each year to raise the kids. This makes being a wildlife photographer so rewarding knowing that you …

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No ND Filter – No Problem

In Tips and Tricks by Patrick

Water has always fascinated me. It moves where it wills and often has a life all its own. I love the photographs that show that silky smooth water moving among rocks, rivers and falls. Recently I read about a technique that would allow you to get this look without a neutral density filter, any time of day and even handheld. …