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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 …

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Photo Contests … Are they the measure?

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I have been having a very interesting conversation with a fellow photographer about photography contests. Now, for the record, I have entered select contests myself, and I will get into the reasons why later in the post, but the crux of the conversation was a disagreement about how potentially winning a contest means you have made it as a photographer. …

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Updating Firmware

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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

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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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The Z6 file

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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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Always Remember

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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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Profoto B10

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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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Prepping for the season

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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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Photography Genres

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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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Possible Nikon D6 specs

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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 …