Category Archives: Misc

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Video Workshop – Focus Shift Shooting (Nikon)

Have you ever wanted to try Nikon’s Focus Shift Shooting and just weren’t sure where to start?  

Have you ever wondered… 

What is Focus Shift Shooting? How do I use it? How do I set the menu? How do I set the camera? How do I know what to do in the …

Also posted in Lightroom Tips, Nikon Gear, Photoshop Tricks, Techniques, Using Your Gear, Workshop
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Tripod, Monopod, Or Handheld – Which Is Best?

Have you ever found yourself wondering if you should use a tripod, monopod, or just go handheld?

In this video, we’ll look at a quick, easy way to determine the best support solution for any given wildlife scenario. We’ll talk about the four major considerations and how to weigh them …

Also posted in Techniques, Using Your Gear, Wildlife
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The BCG College Of Photo Education :)

Since so many of us are locked away in our homes, I thought I’d put together a “master list” of the various articles and videos found on this site. Below, you’ll find a long list of categories and the posts that go with them. There are hours of video and …

Also posted in Astrophotography, How I Got The Shot, Landscapes, Lightroom Tips, Locations, Nikon Gear, Opinions, Photo Trips, Photoshop Tricks, Reviews, Sony Gear, Techniques, Tests, Travel 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

Also posted in Techniques, Travel Tips
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Is This The Best Monopod Head Ever?

As you know, I’m a bit of a tripod / monopod junkie. So, I’m excited to share my review of the new Wimberley MonoGimbal head.

This new lightweight head allows you to balance your rig just like a regular gimbal head – point up or down and everything stays in …

Also posted in Reviews, Techniques, Using Your Gear, Wildlife Tagged , |
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The “Secret” To Locating The Hard-To-Find Gear You Want

So, I talk to a LOT of people who are excited about Nikon’s new products (although this post applies to any manufacturer) but there’s often an issue with availability.

In fact, I get e-mails and comments on a regular basis from people asking if I know anything about a particular …

Also posted in Nikon Gear, Opinions
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2021 Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Workshops

PLEASE NOTE – Extra Workshop Requirements / Fees Due To COVID

1. In order to attend our Costa Rica workshops, you must be fully vaccinated at the time of the workshop. 

2. The US requires a negative COVID PCR test for re-entry into the country. These can be done right …

Also posted in Photo Trips
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8 Awesome Accessories For Nature Photographers

One question I see drift through my e-mail box on a regular basis is about accessories – specifically, the ones I like and use when I’m out in the field. So I decided to put a video together and show you eight of my favorites. I use each and every …

Also posted in Using Your Gear Tagged , |
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Reader Poll – I Need Your Advice

The survey is now closed – thank you!

So, I need your advice.

I’m looking for my next project or two and I have a ton of ideas. However, it would really help if I had a better idea of what kind of gear you shoot and what topics you …

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Lens Sharpness Testing

NOTE: I’ve had a few comments / e-mails asking if this is how I AF fine tune my lenses. I wanted to mention before you start the article that this testing technique is NOT for that purpose. This is simply for sharpness testing between optics, not for AF fine tuning. For AF fine tuning, I use …

Also posted in Techniques, Tests