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Use It Or Lose It!

“I’m an idiot,” I said to my wife as I examined the missed shot on the LCD panel. To my surprise, she did not appear as shocked at this revelation as I had imagined. I decided she must not have heard me the first time, so I repeated it at a higher volume.

With just a touch of exasperation, she sighed, “What happened dear?”

I showed her this little gem …

Posted in Photo Trips, Travel Tips, Using Your Gear, Wildlife
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Nikon Z6 & Z7 Firmware 3.0 Field Test

Yes, I know I’m a little late to the party with this test. However, rather than just installing the new Z6 / Z7 firmware, testing it for an hour, and giving you a “report” like most YouTube videos, I wanted to be a little more thorough. 

I have been using the Z7 heavily – both at home and in the field – since the 3.0 firmware update and really putting …

Posted in Nikon Gear, Opinions, Techniques, Tests, Using Your Gear, Wildlife
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Goodbye, No Shot, D6 Dilemma, It’s You

So, after what may be the briefest podcast series in history – and quite a bit of deliberation – I’m ending it. Unfortunately, every time I send out a new podcast, I get a swarm of e-mail from people who tell me they can’t stand the podcast format. 

Since it’s kind of depressing to know that you’re about to get a bunch of negative mail just before you send out a new …

Posted in Podcasts
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Using The Lightroom Painter Tool

Say…ever notice that little spray can on Lightroom’s toolbar? Ever wonder what it does?

It saves you a TON of time – that’s what it does! In this video, I’ll show you what the Painter tool is, how it works, and how to use it. Once you see it in action, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it!

(Note – this is for the desktop version of Lightroom

Posted in Lightroom Tips
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New Lightroom Course: The Library Module (Plus File Handling & Importing)

My New Lightroom Course Is Here!

Over the years, I’ve had constant requests to produce a video series covering post-processing – so I’m finally doing it!

For the past 4 1/2 months, I’ve been working on the first of my Lightroom Video Workshop Series and it’s finally done! 

And I think it’ll blow your mind 🙂

The first course is all about the Library Module, File Handling, and Importing. It includes 30 regular

Posted in Misc, Techniques, Travel Tips
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Nikon D780 Menu Setup Guide

In this video, I grab my new Nikon D780 and take you step by step through how I set up the menus. I show you all the settings I change (and recommend) as well as discussing why I don’t change others. Plus, I’ll also talk about WHY I set things the way I do and how these menu settings can impact your photography in the field. Also, please note that …

Posted in Nikon Gear, Techniques, Using Your Gear, Wildlife
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Africa – Botswana Photo Safari

Thanks for your interest in our Botswana safari, however, we are currently sold out. If you would like to join the waitlist we can notify you if a spot becomes available. Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page to be added to that list. 

Africa – it’s on everyone’s bucket list. And you know what? It should be!

There’s frankly no place on the planet that …

Posted in Workshop
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VR Shutter Speeds, BBAF Tip, Adobe Or sRGB? and Tripod vs Monopod

In this episode we continue our conversation from Episode 3 about VR use – this time discussing which shutter speeds work best and which ones to avoid.

From there, it’s off to the Q&A section where we tackle a common technique question with Back Button AF, decide if you should set your camera to sRGB or Adobe RGB, and finally talk about when to use a tripod vs a monopod. …

Posted in Nikon Gear, Opinions, Podcasts, Techniques, Using Your Gear, Wildlife
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Cropping? Better Drop Your ISO!

Let’s face it – sometimes we need to crop. However, when you’re faced with a photo in the viewfinder that’s gonna need an appointment with the crop tool, you gotta be careful. Noise is a tricky thing and it’s especially hard on images where cropping is required.

In this video, we’ll take a look at why your personal maximum ISO for your camera may be too high if the image …

Posted in Techniques, Using Your Gear, Wildlife
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Keep Shootin’, Mirrorless Future, Box Talk, VR And Tripods

In this episode, we’ll talk about the importance of knowing when to stop shooting and when to keep going. From there, we’ll talk about when it’s time to upgrade to mirrorless, if you should keep your boxes (yeah, it’s weird), and if you should use VR / Stabilization when using a tripod.

Lots of great stuff this time, so grab a warm drink, your favorite earbuds, and take a listen. …

Posted in Nikon Gear, Opinions, Podcasts, Techniques, Using Your Gear, Wildlife