View Post

Social Media and Photographers

In Standard by Patrick

This is not always a match made in heaven. I recently read an article over at Fstoppers entitled “Photographers Need Thicker Skin” that I found particularly interesting and all to often true. In the early years of any budding photographers aspirations to become a better photographer, it is often quite daunting to share your work. Perhaps this is due to …

View Post

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 …

View Post

Nikon Snapbridge & NEF Files

In Standard by Patrick

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!

View Post

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!

View Post

LR Texture Slider

In Standard by Patrick

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 …

View Post

Photo Contests … Are they the measure?

In Standard by Patrick

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. …

View Post

Updating Firmware

In Standard by Patrick

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 …

View Post

A time and place for flash

In Standard by Patrick

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 …

View Post

The Z6 file

In Standard by Patrick

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 …

View Post

Always Remember

In Standard by Patrick

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 …