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Wild Lights

In Standard by Patrick

Imagine 1.5 billion lights illuminating the night. Lights strung everywhere and in different colors and shapes. Each year our local zoo hosts this fundraiser called “Wild Lights” so named because it is at the zoo and many of the light displays are in the shape of various animals. It is always held in winter and this year with the unusual …

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Things I wish Instagram had

In Standard by Patrick

I love Instagram and use it daily for posting and inspiration. It is the only social media platform for photographers out there. I know there are other that let you post your pics, but Twitter was late to the game and they count it against your already low 140 characters, Facebook allows pics as well but only recently started getting …

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Nikon D500 vs D7200

In Gear Review by Patrick

For most photographers who don’t earn a living making images, amateurs and hobbyists, the Nikon D500 is a perfect camera for their needs. Now that the Nikon D500 has been revealed, lets take a look at what it is replacing. Lets take a look at the specifications of each camera body. Specifications So right away the first thing you see …

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Nikon D5 vs D4s

In Gear Review by Patrick

So CES is over and Nikon’s big announcement of the D5 is all over the place, I thought that maybe this would be a good time to review the the Nikon D5 vs Nikon D4s. The biggest changes have been t he new and improved autofocus tracking system with a 153 points, better focusing in low light and its expanded …

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Gear questions after Christmas

In General Stuff by Patrick

I often get emails asking about camera gear as I am sure many photographers do. Many times I do the the best I can in answering them, but often I am not sure what they are looking for or the question is very general. Greetings Patrick, I really like your blog and I was wondering if you could help me. …

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Creativity to inspire

In Video by Patrick

This is a great BTS look at four different Nikon Ambassadors doing what they do best with the new Nikon D5. It really does inspire one to push their photography to new heights.

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Nikon announces new camera and more

In General Stuff by Patrick

Nikon announced new items to their line up at CES today. Highlighted were the Nikon D5, D500 cameras, there entry into the action camera Market with the 360-Degree KeyMission 360. Here is a link to the D5 page and brochure. Also her is a link to a comparison page for the current D4s and the upcoming D5. Other things they …

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Monitor Calibration

In Gear Review by Patrick

This is one of the most important things photographers can do and yet it is often the most confusing. It is a real common question that I get asked and I am sure other photographers do as well. Well simply put, calibration = consistency and the ability to replicate what you see on one device to another. Many of the …

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Where’s the photographers Christmas List

In Standard by Patrick

I have been getting a ton of emails this holiday season asking me where my Photographers Holiday wish list post is. Fair question as I have done this for the past five years. Inevitably there are those that email and thank me for the recommendations and then I have those individuals who write in to tell me they are never …

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Arsenal of Democracy

In Aviation by Patrick

This is a very poignant tribute to those who offered all so we can have what we do today. Hopefully this video will inspire you to pay tribute to those men and women of the greatest generation.