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Gear Review: Nikon WR-R10 & WR-A10

In Gear Review by Patrick

Light is everything to photography. Without it, there is no picture. Whether natural or manufactured with strobes or speed lights, it is essential for our ability to produce pictures. I am slow to the party for this piece of gear but excited none the less to finally have wireless control of my Nikon speed light SB-5000. Now I have used …

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Using Gesture in your photos

In Aviation by Patrick

One of the things that I try to take advantage of in my photos when it applies is gesture. Gesture helps bring life to an otherwise still photo and can help lead the eye through the frame. When I find this most helpful is when doing my aviation photography. When aerobatic performers are in the air, they will quite often …

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Venerable War Heros

In Aviation by Patrick

You arrive early to get along the flight line fence. Stake out your spot and begin getting to know your neighbors for the next 6-8 hours. There for the same reasons I am and that is the love of aviation photography both old and new. I personally have a soft spot for the warbirds. Especially the ones that are veterans …

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Barnstorming Days

In Aviation by Patrick

The golden days of aviation are so romantic to me. Open cockpits, biplanes and feeling the wind on your face giving you the feeling that you are heaven bound just cannot be beat! Many of these gorgeous aircraft are still flying today thanks to efforts of passionate individuals with a love of aviation. This super Stearman is just one of …

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Happy Memorial Day

In Standard by Patrick

This title seems a bit contradictory to me. It is the usual custom to wish someone a happy Memorial Day, but at the same time, I can’t help but ponder what we are remembering and it is anything but happy. From a very young age my father taught me the respect for the men and women in the military, the …

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5 Essential Lightroom keyboard shortcuts

In Tips and Tricks by Patrick

Keyboard shortcuts make the workflow go faster for sure. Here are 5 of my favorites that I use all the time. Be sure to check this video and others out on my YouTube channel. I have posted the complete set of shortcuts for Mac and Windows in a PDF.

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Creating custom presets in Lightroom

In Video by Patrick

Presets are a great way to get custom looks for your photos with just one click. You can create as many as you wish in Adobe Lightroom and it will really speed up your workflow. In this video I take you through how to create a new custom preset.

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Lightroom Tutorial Series – Hiding Modules

In Tips and Tricks by Patrick

Lightroom modules are great for getting things done in your workflow. What if you don’t use them all? There is a way to hide them, in fact there are two ways to hide them. In this video installment I show you how to do just that. More videos like this with hidden gems can be found on my YouTube page.

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Adobe CC Price Increase

In General Stuff by Patrick

Nobody likes to pay more for anything in this day and age. I received the following announcement from Adobe regarding a price increase today. I had heard rumors that Adobe might be increasing their creative cloud subscription for some time and today it was made official. Honestly, I was not all that surprised and I think the cost increase will …

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Lightroom Series

In Tips and Tricks by Patrick

Adobe Lightroom is a such a versatile digital asset management tool. It is the program that I rely on for my organization and post-processing. One great thing about this program is, there are so many hidden gems built in that are not commonly known or used everyday. I wanted to share them with you in video tutorials. You can also …