Category Archives: Misc

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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 place, no need to tighten the locking knob. However, this compact unit is only a fraction of the size of …

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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 product’s availability (and no, I don’t).

However, there is a simple little trick for finding hard-to-get gear. In fact, I …

Also posted in Nikon Gear, Opinions
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2020 Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Workshops

The 2020 Costa Rica Workshops Are Sold Out!

Get On The Waitlist ASAP!

WOW – All of the workshops (6 weeks / 60 people) sold out in less than 36 hours! If you still want in, we highly recommend jumping on our waitlist (form at the bottom of this page). While all the spots are currently spoken for, we are still waiting on deposits and we always have a few that fall through every year (as

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 accessory you see in the video on a regular basis and I honestly don’t know what I’d do without them!…

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 were the most interested in.

Most of the topics below are self-explaintory, however, I want to explain the Field Techniques book …

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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 LensAlign. On to the article 🙂

Lately, I’ve been producing quite a few videos featuring sample shots from various …

Also posted in Techniques, Tests
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Thank You Ohio House Of Representatives!

WOW! I got a real surprise in my mail last month!

I see a large envelope from my state representative, Barbara Sears. Not sure what’s inside (or what I do LOL) so I open it up to find this special recognition from the Ohio House Of Representatives! Yes, I was VERY surprised! So a big public HEARTFELT THANK YOU to Barbara Sears and the Ohio House Of Representatives! This is …