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Updating Firmware

In Standard by Patrick

Many cameras have the proprietary software that runs the cameras functions. Each manufacturer has their own and it is called firmware. Why is it important to have the latest version? That is a great question. The camera works without the latest version, so why bother to upgrade? The firmware is what allows the manufacturer to add new features and functions …

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A time and place for flash

In Standard by Patrick

One of the secrets to getting good bird images, and wildlife in general, is knowing when to apply flash. A really respected photographer once told me “Just because you have the tools, doesn’t mean you always need to apply them”. Very true and something, like most things in photography, need to be learned and practiced. One of my favorite places …

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Podcast #13 – Which Lens do I use

In Podcasts by Patrick

Ever get stuck wondering which lens is the best option at a specific moment? Well, rest assured you are not alone. I think all photographers have been there at one time or another. In this episode I share some advice that was passed on to me on lens selection that really helps and is pretty much common sense. Greetings and …

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The Z6 file

In Standard by Patrick

The Z6 files are really amazing. Now, like any camera, the files are only as good as the techinque used to capture them. Proper handhold or long lens technique still applies no matter what camera you are shooting with. For a complete review of the Nikon Z6, check out this post I did a while back. By the way, if …

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Nikon Mirrorless Experience

In Gear Review by Patrick

OK, I admit it! I was one of those photographers that was very skeptical about the whole mirrorless camera phenomenon. I have always had the big DSLR cameras and I thought to myself there is no way that a mirrorless can compete with the rigors of wildlife photography or the pounding a pro-grade DSLR needs to go through depending on …

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Always Remember

In Standard by Patrick

Words cannot express the sincere gratitude and thanks to our men and women serving the great country, nor can words express the sorrow of the loss. What we are able to enjoy and do is in part because of our military’s sacrifice and this is not forgotten nor taken for granted. May God bless our service men and women at …

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I said no pictures ….

In Wildlife by Patrick

Critters are great and and knowing biology helps when photographing them. This squirrel folding its arms as if to say “You cannot be serious about taking my picture again, can you?” helps to tell the story and bring a somewhat human quality to her. Great fun to shoot when the birds are not feeding or cooperating.

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Portable Blind

In Gear Review by Patrick

With most wildlife, they don’t allow you to get real close and this makes long glass an essential piece of a wildlife photographers gear. In addition to long glass, often camouflage helps to break up your silhouette further assisting in getting closer to the subject. I was asked to trial the Tragopan V Plus photographers blind. Not one to gain …

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Profoto B10

In Standard by Patrick

Ok, emails coming in on whether or not I am considering buying the new Profoto B10 OCF light. Rather than trying to respond to all of them, here is a post. I personally am not going going to buy the new Profoto B10 flash at this time. For me, the gear that I buy has to solve a problem in …

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Podcast #12 – Backups

In Podcasts by Patrick

Backups are the one of the most important things that a photographer can have as part of their workflow. In this episode I touch briefly on how I handle my own backups. Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! Thanks for taking the time from your week to listen. I want to thank your for reTweeting and/or sharing …