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The New Kid

For many years, I loved shooting with Nikons 70-300 lens for the F-mount. This was one of my favorite travel and walk around lens and produced some of my favorite images. I had the original 70-300 and then upgraded to the VR version...

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Spring Sale Event

I am currently doing some spring cleaning for my prints and thought, what better time to have a sale. All prints are 25% off for signature event just use the code SPRING2024 to obtain the discount. If there is a certain size...

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The Business Side of Things

Venturing into photography for the love of photography is one thing, but transitioning into making it a business, full or part time, is a completely different endeavor all together as I am finding out. I have always been told by other who have seen...

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Tips for shooting in the snow

With winter upon us, I thought it would be nice to offer some tips for shooting in the snow that have helped my my photography . These may seem basic, but they are practical and are tried and true, So without further delay,...

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Photography is not about likes

I have to chuckle when I am among other photographers and I hear them talking about likes, and followers. It is as if their photography depends on this and they become hyper-focused on how many views a particular photo received. This then seems...

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Memory card mess up

I want to share an incident that happened to me regarding my memory cards, specifically XQD versus CFexpress. Now, full disclosure, this was all my fault. Not the card or the camera, but all me. Here is what happened. While on...

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The social side of photography

Finding a genre in photography that excites you I believe is what can keep you going. The excitement of trying to better photographs that already have or capturing something new is all part of the passion for me.. On aspect I really enjoy...

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Nikon Z8 for Airshows

I was very excited to try the Nikon Z8 for an upcoming airshow that I have been looking forward to for sometime. Having many of the same characteristics of the Nikon Z9, I was eager to put it through its paces. Here is...

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Photographers and thick skin

As creatives, photographers put themselves and their work out there often knowing full well that criticsim will surely come from some who don't like the product. There are those who can constructively review your work and provide insights and for those individuals, I value...

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Nikon’s Z9 Auto Capture

I have been very eager to use Nikon's new auto capture feature on the brilliant Z9. Finally had a chance this weekend with the most challenging of subjects, hummingbirds. This new feature takes remote photography to the most basic form, simply set and...

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Desicion Time on Z 180-600 Lens

The Nikon Z ecosystem keeps improving and bringing out new lenses that compliment the Z series bodies. The most recent is the Nikon Z 180-600 f/5.6-6.3 super telephoto. This looks like a spectacular lens and based on all the videos out there and...

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Product innovation or profit booster

Back on April 25th, I did a post on the then rumored NikonZ8. Well, it is no longer a rumor as specs continue to roll out on this camera. That got me thinking about how camera manufacturers roll out products, not just Nikon,...

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Practice your skills

As photographers we all know the importance of practicing our basics. Proper hand-holding, panning and getting things right in the camera. Part of practicing our skillset IMHO should also occur in the digital darkroom with apps such as Lightroom, Photoshop, Capture One or...

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The rumored Nikon Z8

The mirrorless revolution is in full swing. Nikon is getting ever closer to announcing the release of the Niko Z8. As of this post there has not been an official release date, but there have been many updates from reputable sites about leaked...

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Essential Gear: Not what you think

Photographers have many thing they probably consider essential gear, but I have found this one to be very valuable and unlike most gear purchases, this one is relatively inexpensive. It gives me piece of mind and is no larger than a quarter. So...

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Light Shaping Tool

At some point, as photographers, we are going to want to sell off old gear that we no longer use or have upgraded. Certainly lighting this for postings can be challenging. Product photographers know this and have all kinds of methods for enhancing what...

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Daylight Savings Time

Don’t forget to adjust the setting in the menu of the camera and turn on the Daylight Savings Time setting. The internal clock on the cameras are not always the most accurate, so best to check the actual time anyway. None the less, its...

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Essential Winter Gear

Winter photography is one of the most gratifying for me. One of the challenges in the winter is warmth, especially in the hands. Cold really does not bother me that much, but at times, as temps dip, keeping the digits warm can be challenging. A...

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