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Podcast #22 – Photography Genres: Where do you fit in?

In Podcasts by Patrick

Photography genres have exploded with the age of digital. It used to be that fit into about 5 or 6 categories but now creatives have developed all kinds of lanes for their creative outlets that may not have even existed many years ago in the early days of photography. Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! Thanks for …

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Nikon Z9

In General Stuff, Standard by Patrick

The rumored Nikon Z9 camera is supposedly going to be announced in October of 2021. The wait will be long according to Nikon Rumors secondary to part shortages and labor issues. It has been common knowledge that the Nikon Z9 was being used at the Olympics and all the EXIF data was removed so as not to draw questions. Here …

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Podcast #21 – Is social media good or bad for photographers

In Podcasts by Patrick

Social media has both advantages and disadvantages. In our podcast this week I chat about both of these and hope that it helps you make an informed decision for your photography. Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! Thanks for taking the time from your week to listen. I want to thank your for reTweeting and/or sharing on …

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Nikon slowly discontinuing DX lenses

In General Stuff by Patrick

It appears as if Nikon is slowly phasing out their DX cropped sensor cameras and lenses. Check any reputable site for Nikon like NikonRumors and you will see that for DX sensor bodies there are only about six lenses that they have not discontinued or archived. Here is the list to date: AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX …

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Amazing adaptations

In Wildlife by Patrick

It never ceases to amaze me that critters, birds and mammals alike, adapt so well to their environments and the changing season. From the biggest to the smallest these changes can be nothing short of amazing. Here is a simple example. This American Goldfinch is brilliant yellow in the summer months. As the seasons change, the yellow become more muted …

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Podcast #20 – Constant Learning

In Podcasts by Patrick

It may sound like I am talking in circles, but learning is not about simply learning. It is the learning what we need to become better photographers and forgetting all the rest. Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! Thanks for taking the time from your week to listen. I want to thank your for reTweeting and/or sharing …

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First day of fall

In General Stuff, Standard by Patrick

Leaves are turning and the temps are falling. Sure signs of the autumnal equinox. Much like the trees getting ready for the upcoming change, so are the birds. They are busy feeding, prepping their winter homes and changing their appearance to become less noticeable to predators. Take for example this American Goldfinch. Beautifully adorned in bright yellow during the summer …

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Podcast #19 – Fear of the Unknown

In Podcasts by Patrick

Often times new photographers are very unsure of how to proceed with exposure, aperture and even white balance which can lead them to miss the moment. In this podcast we explore how you might overcome those fears and move your photography forward. Greetings and welcome to another episode of my podcast! Thanks for taking the time from your week to …

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USS Edson Museum

In Travel by Patrick

While taking a historical boat cruise on the Saginaw River to learn a bit more about the region that I grew up in, we discovered another museum, of the floating kind, that can be a trip for another day.  The USS Edson, now decommissioned, is moored on the Saginaw River for visitors to see what life was like  on a …

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Can Lightroom help with panning

In Aviation, Tips and Tricks by Patrick

Panning is an essential tool that every photographer needs to practice in order to have it become muscle memory. This is especially true for those photographers in the wildlife and aviation genres. There are many ways to practice panning to become proficient at it, but how do you know when your panning is good or needs work Aside from the …