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Is VR Destroying Your Battery Life – And Are You Wearing It Out?

Have you ever wondered if using Nikon’s Vibration Reduction was hurting your battery life – and by how much? This is of special concern for the Nikon Z series cameras since, when you have VR turned on, it runs anytime the viewfinder or rear LCD is active, so it’s critical to know! …

Posted in Nikon Gear, Reviews, Tests
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3 Secrets To Creating Wildlife Photos With Depth And Dimension

Have you ever felt like your photos were a little, well, flat? Are you looking for ways to add depth and dimension and give them more of a 3D feel?

In this video, I’ll share the three primary methods I use to help create depth and dimension in my own …

Posted in Techniques, Wildlife
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5 Amazing Tips For Better Face And Eye Detection!

While subject detection (or face/eye detection) in our modern mirrorless cameras is often jaw-droppingly good, learning a few techniques for getting the most from it can take it to the next level.

In this video, I’ll share five techniques you can use the next time you’re out that will instantly …

Posted in Nikon Gear, Sony Gear, Techniques, Using Your Gear, Wildlife
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Why I Photograph Wildlife + My Best Photos Of 2022

This video is a little different.

I thought I’d share my best images of 2022 in a year-end review video, but I wanted to take it a step further. So, I decided to answer a question I get from time to time: Why do you photograph wildlife?

In the video …

Posted in Using Your Gear, Wildlife
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The (Secret) ISO Technique Every Wildlife Shooter Should Know

At one time or another, every wildlife photographer will face a low-light scene with ISOs that are through the roof.

Wanna know how the pros handle it?

In this video, I’ll share some techniques I use in that situation to help get lower ISO shots of my targets. Check it …

Posted in Nikon Gear, Sony Gear, Techniques, Using Your Gear, Wildlife
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Sharpness Showdown! Nikon 600mm TC Vs. Nikon 800 PF, Sony 600 GM, and Nikon 600 F/4 E!

Ever since I did my first look review of the new Nikon 600 TC lens, I’ve had people asking how it compares in sharpness to other glass – namely the outgoing 600 F/4E, the 800 PF, and the Sony 600 GM. So, I did a quick video with my focus …

Posted in Nikon Gear, Reviews, Tests
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New Nikon 600mm TC – First Look Field Review!

Nikon just released their new 600mm F/4 TC VR S series lens, exclusively for the Nikon Z mount! I was fortunate enough to spend some time with the lens prior to today’s announcement and I can’t wait to share what I’ve discovered!

Nikon invited me to take one of their …

Posted in Nikon Gear, Reviews, Wildlife
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Nail The Shot: Giraffe Silhouette

I’ve just added a new video to the Nail The Shot series! This time we’ll talk about a giraffe silhouette I captured at sunset and discuss the logistics and settings that went into creating it.

Also, this is in the new, single-image format we tried a few weeks ago. Thank …

Posted in Nail The Shot (NTS), Sony Gear, Techniques, Using Your Gear, Wildlife
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Nikon Z9: Features That Really Crank Up The Keeper Rate!

One question I’m constantly asked is, “How are you using your Z9 in the field for wildlife work?”

This video answers that question. 🙂

I was originally going to do “just another Z9 review,” but the truth is I think at this point a video that talks about how the …

Posted in Nikon Gear, Opinions, Techniques, Wildlife
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Fall Photography Basics

(Note, this was published a few years back, but I decided to update it for the upcoming fall season)

So, ready to photograph some fall color are ya? Not so sure where to start? Well, take a gander at the 10 tips below and you’ll be well on your way …

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