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Essential Winter Gear

In General Stuff by Patrick

Winter photography is one of the most gratifying for me. One of the challenges in the winter is warmth, especially in the hands. Cold really does not bother me that much, but at times, as temps dip, keeping the digits warm can be challenging. A recent blog post find from Moose Peterson turned me onto the IFEART Hand Warmers. These …

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AI versus Photography

In General Stuff by Patrick

AI (artificial intelligence) is here to stay and can do remarkable things with digital photographs and art, but does it replace photography.  Let me explain.  AI cannot physically hold the camera, AI cannot focus, AI cannot depress the shutter, AI cannot set ISO, shutter speed or aperture, AI cannot compose at time of capture.  All of these thing are basic …

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Nikon Z9 Recall

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Nikon has issued a ‘Technical Service Advisory’ for its high-end Z9 full-frame mirrorless camera, due to select units having issues with the lens release button. According to Nikon, the lens release button, ‘does not function as it should and does not allow for rotation and removal of a lens or mount adapter from the camera [when pressed.]’ Nikon says ‘parts …

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New site launched

In General Stuff by Patrick

I am pleased to announce that after many years of consideration and coaxing from family, friends and fellow photographers, I have launced a fine art website with some of my favorite works. I have decided to offer landscapes and abstracts shots that are coming soon. I want to thank everyone for the encouragement and kind words throughout this process. My …

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Nikon Z9 firware update

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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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Is Vero the new Instagram

In General Stuff by Patrick

So I am a bit late to the party with this one.  Vero has been around since 2015 and is a response to changes in social media that has been going more commercial arguably ruining the experience for a great many.  Many apps have tried to unseat Instagram (remember Google Plus) and have faded into oblivion.   Vero is different as …

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What’s up with Instagram

In General Stuff by Patrick

Back in 2012 when Facebook bought Instagram, there was a lot of worry that Instagram would suffer, especially for photographers. Instagram was the place to share your photos, build a community of followers and to find great inspiration on locations you might visit. As the years have progressed, I have noticed more and more videos “Reels” as they are called, …

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The forever wish list

In General Stuff by Patrick

I don’t know a photographer that doesn’t like new gear.  Camera bodies, lenses, accessories you name it.  Nikon just announced the development, which usually means in layman’ terms, that a production version is already being tested and has been built, of the the NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S Lens.  This is the ultimate in super-telephoto.   According to Nikon: The …

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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 …