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Podcast #15 – Too much gear

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What are some signs that you may have too much camera gear? Too much gear you say, that cannot be about me! Well, there may be some indications that traveling a bit lighter may be better and those closets and drawers full of photographic gear may be hampering your photography. Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! Thanks …

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Eye Contact – Subtle but important

In Wildlife by Patrick

As photographers, we are taught that the eyes on the subject have to be sharp. No argument here as that can make or break a portrait whether shooting people or wildlife. Having the eye contact with the subject helps connect the viewer to the subject. This got me thinking while shooting in my backyard the other day. What type of …

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It’s official! Nikon D6 is coming

In Standard by Patrick

A press release from Tokyo Japan and the Nikon Corporation confirmed that there will definitely be a Nikon D6 coming soon. I have speculated a number of times on my blog about the rumored, now official, Nikon D6 and even did a podcast on the subject. In addition to the camera, Nikon announced development of a 120-300mm f/2.8 lens. This …

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Gear Review: MeFoto S-Series Travel Tripod

In Gear Review by Patrick

Tripods are the foundation for fantastic photographs so you don’t want to cut corners with these babies. I have the big beefy RRS TVC-34 Versa and this I used for the Nikon D5 for landscapes and wildlife along with the long lens combinations. Enter the problem. When traveling light with my Nikon Z6 system, the RRS TV-34 is too much …

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Nikon Snapbridge & NEF Files

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Nikon updated their SnapBridge app allowing it to be compatible with NEF files straight out of the camera. If you own a Nikon camera with Wi-Fi connectivity or Bluetooth, you have all you need to take advantage of the is really cool app. Here’s the best part….. It’s free!

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Congrats to Nikon Z6

In Standard by Patrick

Being named the best new camera in today’s day and age with all the options available is pretty amazing accomplishment. The Nikon Z6 received just such and honor from the Expert Imaging and Sound (EISA) awards. I love my Z6!

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Love the Platypod

In Aviation by Patrick

Having a sturdy foundation for our precious camera gear is essential. When you find one that allows you to go places that you cannot take a conventional tripod and give you differnet vantage points is really invaluable. I have had the Platypod Max for some time and use it with my DLSR Nikon D5. With my recent addition of the …

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Corsair Crazy at Thunder over Michigan

In Aviation by Patrick

The Thunder Over Michigan Airshow concluded this weekend and it went off without a hitch! The weather cooperated and the performers did an awesome job of displaying the aircraft. They had everything from modern jets to warbirds who are usually the star of the show. This year the goal was to set a record with the number of corsairs flying …

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Podcast #14 – Free is not a business plan

In Podcasts by Patrick

In this episode I discuss why free should not be part of your business plan and how this can affect the perceptions of all photographers and often make it difficult to restore faith in photographers once the damage has been done. Nowhere in the business plan is the word free listed. Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! …

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LR Texture Slider

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Adobe Lightroom is an amazing digital asset management program that keeps adding features to enhance the digital darkroom and post production phase of my workflow. The latest addition is the texture slider. The new non-destructive Texture slider (available as both a global as well as a local adjustment) in Lightroom Classic, can be used to decrease or increase the appearance …