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Raid Technology rocks

In Gear Review by Patrick

It has been five years since I purchased my NAS from ioSafe. At the time, still relatively new tech but it intrigued my with its possibilities. I was in the midst of streamlining my workflow and I new this had to play a part. I am so glad that I took the time to include this piece of gear into …

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Podcast #16 – Fall Color Tips

In Podcasts by Patrick

A chill is in the air, leaves are falling and the birds have begun their migrations to warmer climates. All this can mean only one thing, fall is upon us. With fall, comes fall color. In this podcast I offer some thoughts and tips on how to maximize your time in the beautiful fall foliage, especially at sunrise. Greetings and …

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The Pinch

In Tips and Tricks by Patrick

I am asked a lot what I do when I have bald skies. Not a cloud in sight, which really sucks, but does happen. So what to do photographically to add interest to the photograph? Enter, the “pinch”. This is a technique that I was taught from a well known photographer at a workshop and I thought I would pass …

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Nikon Z6 / Z7 Battery Pack

In Gear Review by Patrick

Nikon just released their battery pack for the Mirror-less Z6 and Z7 cameras. This is a nice accessory especially if you utilize these cameras for video recording or time-lapse photography. Dedicated to the Nikon Z 7 and Z 6, the MB-N10 Multi-Power Battery Pack offers extended battery life when working with these mirrorless cameras. It accepts two additional EN-EL15b lithium-ion …

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Nikon Z50 is here

In Gear Review by Patrick

Sporting an especially sleek design, the Nikon Z 50 is a DX-format mirrorless digital camera revolving around the versatile Z Mount. Capable in both stills and video realms, the Z 50 features a 20.9MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 6 image processor, which enables fast performance, reliable autofocus with eye detection, and notable low-light performance. Yes the Z6/Z7 lenses work on …

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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 …

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Podcast #15 – Too much gear

In Podcasts by Patrick

What are some signs that you may have too much camera gear? Too much gear you say, that cannot be about me! Well, there may be some indications that traveling a bit lighter may be better and those closets and drawers full of photographic gear may be hampering your photography. Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! Thanks …

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Eye Contact – Subtle but important

In Wildlife by Patrick

As photographers, we are taught that the eyes on the subject have to be sharp. No argument here as that can make or break a portrait whether shooting people or wildlife. Having the eye contact with the subject helps connect the viewer to the subject. This got me thinking while shooting in my backyard the other day. What type of …

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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 …

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Gear Review: MeFoto S-Series Travel Tripod

In Gear Review by Patrick

Tripods are the foundation for fantastic photographs so you don’t want to cut corners with these babies. I have the big beefy RRS TVC-34 Versa and this I used for the Nikon D5 for landscapes and wildlife along with the long lens combinations. Enter the problem. When traveling light with my Nikon Z6 system, the RRS TV-34 is too much …