View Post

XQD Update

In Standard by Patrick

In my previous post “Are XQD Cards Obsolete“, I was wondering the direction the industry is going. Some DSLR cameras that utilize this technology were becoming limited once Lexar decided to close up shop. A current search on B&H Photo only shows 2 vendor choices Sony and Delkin. Delkin is relatively new to the XQD arena, so we will have …

View Post

Are XQD cards obsolete?

In Standard by Patrick

Without our precious memory cards, our visual storytelling is non-existent. We all rely on this miracles of photography to keep our images safe and bring them to life on our desktops, laptops or tablets. If you are like you me, XQD cards are the lifes blood of the camera. These roughly 1 inch x 1.5 inche cards hold all our …

View Post

Quick Tutorials

In Standard by Patrick

Greetings all! I have been posting video tutorials on my you tube channel as well as on my web site for both Lightroom and Photoshop. They are quick easy videos usually under 5 minutes on tips and techniques that I have learned over the years from others or have discovered that help me post-process quicker. I hope these tips and …

View Post

Nikon Z7 Sensor cleaning

In Standard, Uncategorized by Patrick

I am seeing more information, and getting questions in my in-basket about the Nikon Z7 sensor and cleaning it. I am going to be up front and honest and tell you that I don’t own the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera. I have friends that did buy one and they are perplexed on how to clean the sensor as well. Sensor …

View Post

Did industry trends come true in 2018

In Standard by Patrick

Although 2018 is still a few months away from ending officially, I wanted to revisit some industry predictions to see if they were right. Technology moves at an incredibly fast rate and every year hold the promise of ground braking advancements. Photography is no different. So lets take a look at few: DSLR Cameras will become a niche’ market This …

View Post

Photography Magazines – Favorites?

In Standard by Patrick

There is a ton of information out there on photography. Online, books, videos and magazines. Two of my favorite magazines are for programs almost every photographer is familiar with, Photoshop and Lightroom. Photoshop user magazine has great content. It has tips and tricks for navigation in Photoshop, a makeover section that takes photos and transforms them from start to finish …

View Post

Not Likely with Canon & Nikon

In Standard by Patrick

Currently, with all the buzz in photography about mirrorless and lens mounts, it was interesting to hear about the “L. mount alliance” between Leica, Panasonic and Sigma. The trio decided to come together to form an “L Mount Alliance”, standardizing their cameras and lenses on Leica’s L mount Personally I think this is a good thing. This should allow consumers …

View Post

Measure of success

In Standard by Patrick

Success is something that is defined differently for many folks. In photography, success for some can be just getting a sharp image your first time out, or perhaps if you are more experienced, it might be selling a print or having one of your images published. Personally, success for me is when I look at my images from the past …

View Post

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 …

View Post

What’s holding your photography back

In Standard by Patrick

This is a topic that I recently read on another blog and it really got me to thinking about my own photography and what might be holding me back both consciously and unconsciously. As I evaluated in my mind what mental hurdles do I have to overcome to progress forward, here is what I think are common obstacles that at …