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Aviation lens choices

In Aviation by Patrick

Aviation photoghraphy is becoming more popular and with that increase in popularity, questions about which lens is the best to use have been hitting my inbox. Aviation show season is winding down as of this post in November, but planning for 2023 can never start to early. There are a few variables that may dictate what lens you purchase. Those …

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Nikon Z6II and Z7II get some love

In Standard by Patrick

The Nikon Z6II and Z7II also got some love from Nikon getting their own firmware updates. Not as extensive as the recent 3.0 release for the Nikon Z9, but nonetheless, worth the update. You can download it here:

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Nikon Z9 firware update

In General Stuff by Patrick

As if this was possible, Nikon has released a firmware update v3.0 for the Nikon Z9. Amazing new featured for video and updates to the AF system that was already amazing. THe innovation keeps on coming. You can get the update here:

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Loving Fall

In Landscapes by Patrick

There is nothing I like better than fall and walking in the woods. I look forward to this season each and every year. The crispness in the air, the colors and all the critters running about to store food for the impending winter just gets me excited. As a photographer, this bring many opportunities. This year, there conditions were not …

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Passing along ethics

In Wildlife by Patrick

The ethics of photography are, in my humble opinion, the same as the ethics of life, and all revolve around respect.  It was drilled into me by numerous well respected photographers that no photograph is worth sacrificing the welfare of the subject.   Perhaps you have heard this as well but recently it seems that people seeking the money shot do …

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When is social media too much

In Standard by Patrick

This is a question the I have been grappling with for some time now.  For photographers, social media can be a crucial marketing tool as well as a potential vital stream of income.  Recently I asked myself, at which point is social media to much?  It is very labor intensive to have vital content, content that your followers or viewing …

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Patience is the key

In Wildlife by Patrick

One thing that is a necessity in wildlife and birding photography is patience. It can be frustrating at times when you hear or see birds that you want to photograph in the distance and they don’t come in to your feeders or watering stations. Such is the case with this Northern Flicker. I have seen his tell tale what rump …

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A Kiss of light

In Tips and Tricks by Patrick

That makes all the difference. In the pictures below, the left frame is with no flash. The light was very flat on this day and without flash the subject looks flat with dark shadows, and does not separate from the background very well. The picture on the right is with flash added. Notice how the subject has definition with the …

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Sundown on the Tarmac

In Uncategorized by Patrick

Aviation statics are and art form in and of themselves. It is one that I am still trying to perfect each time I am out there with any aircraft. Such was the case with this particular military aircraft. This FA/18 is part of the Naval Adversary Unit painted to resemble a Russian SU-57 Felon. This unit is one of four …

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Hungry Woodpecker

In Wildlife by Patrick

Always entertaining, woodpeckers love to dominate feeders and this guy was no different. He chased away the goldfinches to get to the seeds. Kind of fun watching him throw away the ones he did not like.