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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!

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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

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 …

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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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Can’t Say Enough …

In General Stuff by Patrick

Recently had an issue with a new piece of gear. No fault of B&H photo at all. This issue was the manufacturer and yet, like the true professionals they are, they replaced the damaged item and got it to me the next day. I only write this post, not only to sing the praises of B&H photo, but because in …

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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 …

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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 …