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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?

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. …

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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 …

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Podcast #13 – Which Lens do I use

In Podcasts by Patrick

Ever get stuck wondering which lens is the best option at a specific moment? Well, rest assured you are not alone. I think all photographers have been there at one time or another. In this episode I share some advice that was passed on to me on lens selection that really helps and is pretty much common sense. Greetings and …

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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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Nikon Mirrorless Experience

In Gear Review by Patrick

OK, I admit it! I was one of those photographers that was very skeptical about the whole mirrorless camera phenomenon. I have always had the big DSLR cameras and I thought to myself there is no way that a mirrorless can compete with the rigors of wildlife photography or the pounding a pro-grade DSLR needs to go through depending on …

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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 …