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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. …

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They need a voice!

In Wildlife by Patrick

Whenever I hear or read something about wildlife species that threatens there well being, I tend to get a bit worked up. I like to keep my posts about photography, but this affects wildlife photographers as well as our entire ecosystem. Gray wolves have been protected under the Endangered Species Act since its inception in 1973. Now the government administration …

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Gear Review: TVC-24L: Versa series 2

In Gear Review by Patrick

To really take your photography to the next level, a stable base is a must. With all the options out there, it can be difficult to choose the right photo platform to fit your needs. In my quest for a new tripod, I sat down an listed the qualities that I wanted in one because I knew this was going …

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Fall Color is coming

In Standard by Patrick

I am fortunate and blessed to live in an area of the country that has four seasons. One of my favorite is fall and the unbelievable show that it puts on each and every year. Depending on the weather, some of the color displays are vibrant and last quite a while, while others are fleeting obeying the whims of Mother …

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Setting the white &black points in Lightroom CC

In Tips and Tricks by Patrick

If you have ever wondered how to set the white and black points in Adobe Lightroom CC, it is really very simple and here is how to do it. For those of you who wish to do this in Photoshop, you can use the levels command which is the correct way to do it in Photoshop. I use these sliders …

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Apple iPhone 6s

In General Stuff by Patrick

Every 2 years, right on cue, Apple unveils there new product lineup. The huge event, so secretive, often is upstaged by the leaks all over the internet about the product lineup and specs so the drama of the keynote is often a formality. Despite the predictability of the product releases, Apple’s innovation, specifically with the iPhone, is still eagerly anticipated. …