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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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Photo Recovery Software

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You hope you never have to use a tool like this, but inevitably, memory cards go bad or become corrupt for any number of reasons. Recently, a photographer that I admire and respect posted a blog entry that dealt with this very topic. This got me thinking. I personally have had very good success with memory cards never having a …

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Nikon Z9 Firmware update

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Nikon released the updated firmware for their flagship mirrorless system the Z9. Plenty of good updates including better AF detection if the original was not good enough. You can get yours here: Firmmware Update

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A Day with History

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Military history is a passion of mine and when I had the opportunity to walk through actual history, I jumped at the chance. The piece of history that I am referring to is the the USS Yorktown Essex class Aircraft carrier. Known as the Fighting Lady, this carrier was first commissioned in 1937 and was named after the battle of …

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Product Studio BTS

In Standard, Tips and Tricks by Patrick

I have had a few questions as of late roll in about how I do my product shots for selling used gear and what not. Nothing real fancy, probably even overkill to a point, but it produces a nice evenly lit product shot on seamless white.  Let me explain what I have going on here with the iPhone shot.  I …

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Nikon firmware update for Z9 Z6II and Z7II

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Massive long awaited firmware updates for the Nikon Z9, the Nikon Z6II and the Z7II. Nikon created a webpage just for these updates which indicates the significance of the update as they usually don’t have a dedicated site for updates. You can find it here: Firmware 2.0 The firmware is going to drop on April 20th.

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Re-work of Lightroom Catalog

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I have done numerous posts on how I manage my images using a combination of Adobe Lightroom and Photomechanic. Lightroom Migration – Part 1 Lightroom Migration – Part 2 Benefits of one Lightroom Catalog Way back in 2016 when Scott Kelby introduced me to his SLIM system for managing images I have been using a variation of that with pretty …

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Do you need Fine tuning for Mirrorless

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When I first heard this I thought this is odd. Mostly because the beauty of mirrorless is that focus is always taken right off of the sensor and no AF-fine tuning is needed. My mirrorless cameras work fine with the F-mount lenses and I have not had any issues to date with focusing. In the old DSLR days, if you …

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NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S

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Nikon just announced their latest mirror-less telephoto lens that has been rumored to be in the works for some time according to their timeline.   The NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S is going to be upwards of $14,000 once available to the public.  Boasting some impressive optical performance, the price tag is on par with it’s competitors Canon and …

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It has arrived!

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Over the last few months I have written blog posts about the Nikon Z9, the release of the Nikon Z9 and my finally taking the plunge to order the Nikon Z9 to replace the more than capable Nikon D6.  This was not a decision that I arrived at lightly as you can read in the previous post, but the writing …