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Why the Nikon D6 is a sure thing

In Standard by Patrick

So the Nikon D6 is in development and you got a glimpse of it under glass at the CES this year. From what the Nikon press release is saying, it’s going to be targeted to professional photographers. This is no surprise as sports journalists have relied on the flagship bodies for years. I have got a great hunch that it’s …

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New Nikon Gear announced at CES

In General Stuff by Patrick

Nikon announced new products at this years CES show in Vegas. The announcements were not unexpected as rumors and speculation were abounding on the internet as to what would be revealed. So far, Nikon has unveiled the following: The replacement for the popular D750 full frame camera launched way back in 2014 has finally come to market. The Nikon D780. …

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Podcast #17 – Best aperture for Wildlife

In Podcasts by Patrick

What is the best f/stop to use for wildlife? Avery common question that I seem to get via email and when out shooting with fellow photographers. In this podcast episode I try to address this questions and also discuss shutter speed and ISO a bit. Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! Thanks for taking the time from …

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Nikon Z6 for Wildlife Photography?

In Standard by Patrick

Wildlife photographers depend on their gear just like any other genre of photography. One notable difference is the elements. To have the patience to wait for animals and birds for photography is not for everyone. Often, the climate is wet, cold or very hot and the gear needs to be able to function in all kinds of situations. My primary …

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Photographic Islands

In Uncategorized by Patrick

In this age of digital imaging, it can become very easy to rely on the camera to produce pleasing images. I submit this takes away from the craft of photography. Those of us old enough to remember the film days for some reason, in my humble opinion, have it a bit easier. Let me explain. In the old days, you …

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Nikon D6 Wishlist

In Standard by Patrick

With Nikon’s announcement earlier in the year that they are moving forward with development of the flagship D6, I thought that I would weigh in on my wishlist for this full frame DSLR. I have done a post and an entire podcast on the impending Nikon D6. Just click the links and you can read about that. One thing that …

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Nikon Z6 & Z7 Firmware updates

In Standard by Patrick

Nikon released a firmware update earlier this week for their mirrorless cameras the Z6 and the Z7. You an get the latest firmware here: Downloads Page. At a glance, here are the changes: • Added supported for optical VR with NIKKOR Z DX 16–50mm f/3.5–6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50–250mm f/4.5–6.3 VR Z-mount lenses. Note that attaching these lenses …

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Benefits of 1 Lightroom Catalog

In Tips and Tricks by Patrick

There are many ways of organizing your photographs and there are many digital asset management programs to choose from. The one that I prefer and utilize is Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom is often misunderstood and under utilized by many photographers in my humble opinion whom I’m sure if they give it a chance, would see the benefits of using this to …

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Photoshop for iPad – Good or Bad

In General Stuff by Patrick

Photoshop for iPad was hailed as the most important mobile application for Adobe since the release of Lightroom. In Adobe’s words PS for the iPad is “The world’s best imaging and graphic design software is at the core of just about every creative project from photo editing and compositing to digital painting, animation, and graphic design. And now you can …