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Prepping for the season

In Standard by Patrick

As I sit here composing this blog post from my favorite spot in the house, looking out into the backyard watching the birds come and go along with at least four of the six species of squirrel found here in Michigan, the biology is fascinating to watch. Spring officially arrived on the 21st of March and everyone is in the …

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Podcast#11 – Gear Tripods

In Gear Review, Podcasts by Patrick

I have been getting a few inquiries on gear, specifically, tripods that I use, so I thought another podcast was in order to share the types I have and how I use them. Hipefully you will find this helpful. Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! Thanks for taking the time from your week to listen. I want …

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Setting WB in Photoshop

In Tips and Tricks by Patrick

In this tutorial I explain how using the 50% gray layer may help produce a better WB outcome that simply setting the white and the black points. It’s simple easy and very quick to to on images. You can even write and action if need be.

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Podcast#10 – Settings aren’t carved in stone

In Podcasts by Patrick

One thing I always try to pass on when someone trust’s me enough to ask a photography questions is “Don’t carve your camera settings in stone” just because so and so does this. Be creative and make the photograph yours with your style. I cannot emphasize that enough, YOUR STYLE. Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! Thanks …

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Winter feeder fun without snow

In Wildlife by Patrick

Our winter has been very up and down here in the Midwest. One day we have -30 below wind chill temps and the next it will be in the 50’s. Given that, there has not been much snow on the ground even though we are in the middle of winter. Despite the weird temps, birds still go on with there …

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Power Galore

In General Stuff by Patrick

Let’s face it! We as photographers use items that are power hungry for power. We rely on these items to make our living and even just capture those memories that are priceless that nobody sees and go up on the refrigerator. I have written about gear that helps us keep going before on my blog here “Power to go” and …

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Photography Genres

In Standard by Patrick

When first starting out in photography, you might be asking yourself, what do I want to shoot? I think as photographers, we have all been there. After a while, as you look through your pictures, you may see a pattern start to evolve on what you are focusing your lens on the most. If you are one of those lucky …

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Podcast #9 – The Rumored Nikon D6

In Podcasts by Patrick

Always fun to speculate on new gear that will enhance your photography. Nikon is rumored to be releasing the Nikon D6 sometime early this year. In this episode we talk about what the new flagship camera might have regarding its specs. Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! Thanks for taking the time from your week to listen. …

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They have returned

In Wildlife by Patrick

Winter is tough for birds. They have to scavenge for food, water and the basic necessity of shelter. Quite remarkable when one has to think about what they endure during the cold season. In my backyard studio, I try to have help them out as best I can. I have 7 feeders with various seeds and two heated bird baths …

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Possible Nikon D6 specs

In Standard by Patrick

Expected to be announced at the 2019 CES, Nikon did not show their hand for the rumored upcoming flagship DSLR. According to reputable sources, the new camera will boast a few upgrades that photographers who demand the best have been asking for. Here is a list of possible specs: 24 MP BIS CMOS Sensor 4k UHD Video @ 24,25,30,50,60 FPS …