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To fill or not to fill

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Without light, photography does not exist. Photography’s meaning in its very simplest origin means drawing with light. Whether you use a monolight, strobe, speedlight or natural light, you must have light to capture an image. When photographing wildlife, what do you do? Do you use natural light or add your own flash fill? Both valid options that depends on you …

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Renewing old friends

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The title of this post may be a little misleading for the simple fact I am not referring to people but rather camera gear. I don’t make it a point to have a lot of gear, only the gear that I need to get the job done. Early on in my career while shooting wildlife, I did not have the …

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Nikon releases Z6II and Z7II

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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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Nature gives back

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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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Photographic Islands

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In this age of digital imaging, it can become very easy to rely on the camera to produce pleasing images. I submit this takes away from the craft of photography. Those of us old enough to remember the film days for some reason, in my humble opinion, have it a bit easier. Let me explain. In the old days, you …

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Stocking Stuffers

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After my initial post for my annual Holiday ideas for the photographer, I was asked about less expensive items. Let’s face it, we have not picked a cheap hobby or profession, but we still all enjoy cost savings. So that has led to this post on stocking stuffers. Sensei Metal Filter holders Rocket Blaster Dust Bulb Really Right Stuff Multi …

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Nikon Z7 Sensor cleaning

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I am seeing more information, and getting questions in my in-basket about the Nikon Z7 sensor and cleaning it. I am going to be up front and honest and tell you that I don’t own the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera. I have friends that did buy one and they are perplexed on how to clean the sensor as well. Sensor …