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Save / Load Settings

In Tips and Tricks by Patrick

Regardless of the camera model you shoot, the bodies give you a tremendous amount of flexibility when it comes to customizing your menus. This is a wonderful thing as each photographer has his or her own style and operate a little differently. As and example, one common preference that I prefer is to shift the focus from the shutter to …

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Is AI replacing getting it right in camera

In Standard by Patrick

This is one topic that has been on my mind ever since the inception of post-editing suites like Topaz Labs, Luminar and Photolemur have began to incorporate this type of technology into their proprietary photo editing suites. Is this causing photographers to rely less on the tried and true techniques of handholding, panning, knowing exposure and shutter speeds, knowing that …

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Selling Nikon Z6

In Standard by Patrick

I am selling my Nikon Z6 body. Low shutter count at 2929 actuations. Included will be the following in the shipment: EN-EL15b Rechargeable Lithium-Ion BatteryNikon MH-25A Battery ChargerNikon UC-E24 USB CableHDMI/USB Cable ClipNikon BS-1 Hot Shoe CoverNikon AN-DC19 Camera StrapNikon BF-N1 Body CapNikon DK-29 Rubber Eyecup All shipped the original box. Interested parties can email me for questions. Price includes …

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Nikon releases Z6II and Z7II

In Uncategorized by Patrick

Nikon released the fourth and fifth cameras in their Z series. The Nikon Z6II and Z7II is the evolution of the original mirror less Z6 and Z7. It joins the entry level consumer camera the Nikon Z50. Rather than list all the specs, you can go here to find out about the new releases and to compare the entire mirror …

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Creatures big and small

In Wildlife by Patrick

Walking through the woods is by far one of my favorite things to do, especially in the fall. Looking for the color changes is of course the main objective, but if you just stop, look and listen you will be amazed at what might show up and what you will see. While walking, taking care to watch our steps, this …

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Fall Color Tips

In Tips and Tricks by Patrick

Crispness is in the air and leaves are starting to fall and change colors here in the Midwest signals fall is here. One question that I get quite a bit is how can I really show fall color in my photographs? Great question and I would like to offer up these tips from my experience with fall color. First off …

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Fun with Shorebirds

In Wildlife by Patrick

Walking on the beach or just along a secluded waterway, one thing that you will always find are shorebirds. These unique species rely on the water for their every need. Whether it be feeding, raising their young or mating, shorebirds offer a great photographic opportunity. This juvenile sanderling paused long enough to allow me to get a shot or two …

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Nature gives back

In Uncategorized by Patrick

Lets face it, the current state of things in the world often can make one wonder where they can turn to lose themselves from all the chaos at times. For me, this means getting out into nature. Simple, free and easy to do. I quite often will grab my camera and just go somewhere for hours to shoot whatever catches …

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Gear Review: The Nikkor Z 14-30mm S

In Gear Review by Patrick

This lens really surprised me for more than one reason. First a little background on how I came to have this lens in my tool kit. I like shooting landscapes when I travel to different places and in addition to that, sometimes to capture everything in one click, even if it is not a landscape, you need a wide angle …

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Big Sable Point

In Landscapes by Patrick

The coastlines of large bodies of water are amazing natural wonders. One such body of water is Lake Michigan in my home state. With almost 1700 miles of coastline, it is one of the largest fresh water bodies in the world. Dotting it coastline are lighthouses. Some are operational to this day, while others are simply historical relics of a …