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Removing Noise Options

In General Stuff by Patrick

Most of the digital cameras today operate at lower ISO settings and produce very little noise in the photo in perfect conditions. There are circumstances that noise will be inherent in the picture, no matter what you do like higher ISO settings, low light just to mention a couple. What do you do when you have noise that you want …

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Nickle and Diming

In Standard by Patrick

I have never understood why camera companies will put time and effort into release what they see as the camera to end all cameras, and then two years later, release an updated version of the camera with one or two new features. Nikon is a classic example of this, although other companies do it as well. Now for full disclosure, …

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Only allowed 10 pieces of gear …

In Standard by Patrick

As I was sorting through some of my gear looking for a particular item, it occurred to me, that if I only was allowed 10 pieces of gear, what would they be. For some I think this is an easy question if they shoot only one genre, but for most like me, if they have multiple interests, like wildlife, aviation …

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Travel Tripods

In Gear Review by Patrick

There have been a ton of articles written about travel tripods by photographers and I just wanted to add my experience in looking for a good travel tripod to the information highway. About a year ago, August of 2019 to be exact, I was preparing from a road trip to do some hiking in the UP of Michigan. I knew …

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Creative Fun #17

In Standard by Patrick

Most of the time when shooting I am utilize three modes. Manual, Aperture Priority and Shutter priority. While reading a blog post from a rather prominent photographer, he was singing the praises of a creative preset on the Nikon Z series cameras, #17 Charcoal. Needless to say I was intrigued by the photographs that he was posting showing the subtle, …

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Loving the Nikon D6

In Standard by Patrick

Getting new gear is always like Christmas and the Nikon D6 is no different. What I am really enjoying about the D6 is the enhancements is the Auto-Focusing. The D6 locks on fast and it does it no matter which focusing mode I am using. I have been really hammering this body in my backyard studio, getting to know all …

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Quiet is good

In Standard by Patrick

As someone who loves photographing wildlife, any advantage that I can gain while respectfully getting within distance of my subject without compromising the subject or the photographer is a good thing. Shooting with the Nikon D6, one feature that I have come to like is the quiet shutter release mode. According to Nikon you can take pictures more quietly than …

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Current state of photography

In Standard by Patrick

Over the past month or so, I have been reading a great many blogs and articles on how the current state of the things are changing our views and vernacular. I normally refrain from posting anything that could be considered controversial as this is not the platform for that. In reading these op-eds and articles it has given me cause …

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Ahh … Sunshine

In Standard by Patrick

Everyone enjoys the sunshine. Birds and critters are no different. Lately I have noticed that the birds in our backyard studio are generally more active when the suns out. Fluttering in and out of the feeders that we have set up. This is good news for me while trying to photograph as the perches are busy. This particular sparrow normally …

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Nikon D6 -Initial Impression

In Gear Review by Patrick

Having waited for this camera since it was announced in 2019 and then having my pre-order put on hold for five month secondary to COVID-19, unboxing this and getting hands on was a relief. I owned the Nikon D5 prior and have shot Nikon camera my entire career. Many are probably wondering what this camera does differently compared to its …