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Nickle and Diming

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I have never understood why camera companies will put time and effort into release what they see as the camera to end all cameras, and then two years later, release an updated version of the camera with one or two new features. Nikon is a classic example of this, although other companies do it as well. Now for full disclosure, …

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Only allowed 10 pieces of gear …

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As I was sorting through some of my gear looking for a particular item, it occurred to me, that if I only was allowed 10 pieces of gear, what would they be. For some I think this is an easy question if they shoot only one genre, but for most like me, if they have multiple interests, like wildlife, aviation …

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Creative Fun #17

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Most of the time when shooting I am utilize three modes. Manual, Aperture Priority and Shutter priority. While reading a blog post from a rather prominent photographer, he was singing the praises of a creative preset on the Nikon Z series cameras, #17 Charcoal. Needless to say I was intrigued by the photographs that he was posting showing the subtle, …

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Loving the Nikon D6

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Getting new gear is always like Christmas and the Nikon D6 is no different. What I am really enjoying about the D6 is the enhancements is the Auto-Focusing. The D6 locks on fast and it does it no matter which focusing mode I am using. I have been really hammering this body in my backyard studio, getting to know all …

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Current state of photography

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Over the past month or so, I have been reading a great many blogs and articles on how the current state of the things are changing our views and vernacular. I normally refrain from posting anything that could be considered controversial as this is not the platform for that. In reading these op-eds and articles it has given me cause …

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Ahh … Sunshine

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Everyone enjoys the sunshine. Birds and critters are no different. Lately I have noticed that the birds in our backyard studio are generally more active when the suns out. Fluttering in and out of the feeders that we have set up. This is good news for me while trying to photograph as the perches are busy. This particular sparrow normally …

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The Nikon D6

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Finally after a long wait, my camera is on its way here. The good folks at Bedford Camera were able to get it to me in record time once they received it. I am excited to get the camera set up with my settings, which are posted on my gear page. Here is a promotional video from Nikon that gives …

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Fun with composites

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One of the things that I like to do with all the aviation pictures that I shoot is to turn them into composites. Like most I’m sure, my mind wanders to the story that each plane has. What theater did is serve in? What must the airfield have looked like? These are the things going through my mind when taking …

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Essential Tools for Photographers

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In this day and age, people get far more information digitally than in the past. Mobile phones are quickly becoming as powerful as laptops and in order for potential clients to find you, there are tools that you require to help them in their discovery. Aside from the camera gear which is a given, first and foremost for a photographer …

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Rule of Photography

In Standard, Tips and Tricks by Patrick

Anyone who has taken photography classes is familiar with all the rules that are thought and have been developed over many years to try and help improve our photography. Rules of course are made to be broken and there is no magical formula for making a great image. What defines a great image? One that invokes a strong emotion in …