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Gear Review: F-Stop Tilopa Backpack 50L

In Camera Bag, Gear Review by Patrick

Backpacks are something that photographers can collect a lot of. Always searching for the perfect one to carry or precious gear from point A to point B. I have a number of bags for various purposes depending on the assignment of adventure. The F-Stop Tilopa 50L Backpack is the newest addition. I needed a backpack that would carry two of …

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To fill or not to fill

In Uncategorized by Patrick

Without light, photography does not exist. Photography’s meaning in its very simplest origin means drawing with light. Whether you use a monolight, strobe, speedlight or natural light, you must have light to capture an image. When photographing wildlife, what do you do? Do you use natural light or add your own flash fill? Both valid options that depends on you …

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Gear Review: Nikkor MC 105mm f/2.8 S

In Gear Review by Patrick

A macro lens has been on my radar for a long time.  I have never owned one but have rented and tried them.  My primary use is for portraits and close detail work on projects.  This is where the macro lens really shines.  Nikon has just released a new mirrorless version of its original 105mm Macro released back in 2006.  …

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Renewing old friends

In Uncategorized by Patrick

The title of this post may be a little misleading for the simple fact I am not referring to people but rather camera gear. I don’t make it a point to have a lot of gear, only the gear that I need to get the job done. Early on in my career while shooting wildlife, I did not have the …

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Verizon Indy Car Series 2021

In Automotive by Patrick

Recently I had the privilege of being invited to watch the Verizon Indy Car Series race a road coarse in Dertoit Michigan on beautiful Belle Isle. Truly amazing athletes riding around this course at high speed inches from a wall is really exciting and quite the adrenaline rush. As a photographer, it can be a challenge to capture the speed …

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Better or Worse Upgrade

In General Stuff, Standard by Patrick

Nikon released a new remote transmitter for there flash system that has not gotten any fan fare.  The replaced  the WR-R10 with the WR-R11.  This one I questioned a bit as I pondered the differences, or lack thereof.  I use the WR-R10 and the WR-A10 and reviewed them here.  I rely on them and paired with the Nikon SB-5000, it …

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Are DSLR cameras still worth it

In General Stuff by Patrick

Both Canon USA and Nikon have announced that they are working on professional mirrorless bodies.  I am unsure about Canon, but Nikon has plans on continuing to discontinue more DSLR lenses.  Is this a sign of things to come and the end of the DSLR as we know it?  This has been coming for some time and I have discussed …

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Cottage Getaway

In Travel by Patrick

This Limestone farm dwelling was brought from Chedworth, Gloucestershire in the Cotswold Hills of southwestern England. Built approximately 1620, the construction of this house coincided with the first waves of English immigration in the colonies of the New World. Limestone was abundant in England and many English homes were made from this natural resource. In England, cottages like this one …

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Questions rolling in F or FTZ

In Camera Bag by Patrick

With the advancement of mirrorless over the past few years, a great many photographers have been asking the question, should I go mirrorless completely or hybrid with DSLR given my current investment in F-mount lenses.  Great question!  One that I can only answer for myself at this point but do have t his to offer.  To those just getting into …

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Panning technique and NX Studio

In Standard, Tips and Tricks by Patrick

One essential skill for a photographer that captures moving objects is panning.  Panning is simply keeping the film plane in sync on the subject while it is moving so to the camera it nullifies any movement.  This is a skill that needs to be practiced so when called upon, it is second nature.    So, how can you tell if …