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 field? How do I know if I got it right?​​​​​​​ How do I use stacking software? How do I retouch …

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 against each other in the field. In just a few minutes, you’ll know how to always pick the right support …

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 hundreds of pages of articles at your virtual fingertips. Plus, all the posts on this site are free 🙂

(Note …

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 your mind 🙂

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

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

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 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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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 …