Category Archives: Nikon Gear

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Nikon Mirrorless: Button & Control Setup

In my last video, I asked if anyone was interested in my button and control setup for the Z cameras. I wasn’t 100% sure if that was something anyone would really care about…

Wow, was I wrong! Tons of requests flew in!

So, here it is. In this video, I’ll share my control and button setup for the Z cameras. We’ll look at both function buttons, the joystick (Z6/7), the …

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Nikon Mirrorless Performance And Action Tips

Do you have a Nikon Z6, Z7, or Z50? Wish you could get a little better action performance when you’re in the field? Looking for a way to crank up your keeper rate?

Well, now’s your chance!

In this video, I’ll reveal my top tips and tricks for getting the most from the Nikon’s Z series mirrorless cameras. Tons of tips and techniques that’ll help you get better results for …

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

(Note …

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RAW Vs Jpeg: Everything You Need To Know

At one time or another, we all face the dilemma โ€“ RAW or Jpeg? Have you ever found yourself wondering if youโ€™re shooting the best format for your work? Do you really know the advantages and disadvantages of each format?

In the video below, Iโ€™ll explain everything you need to know. ๐Ÿ™‚

Weโ€™ll look at why so many people canโ€™t see a difference between the two formats (and why they’re …

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Nikon Z6 & Z7 Firmware 3.0 Field Test

Yes, I know Iโ€™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 โ€œreportโ€ like most YouTube videos, I wanted to be a little more thorough.ย 

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

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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 …

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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. …

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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. …

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How To Add Copyright Information In-Camera

Do you have your camera set to automatically add copyright information to your images? If not, why not? Digital theft is at an all time high and adding copyright data to your images can add another layer of protection in the event of a dispute.

However, it’s important to know the correct way to add the information to give yourself maximum protection – and most people do it wrong. In …

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Shadows, Used Gear, Aspect Ratios, and Z cameras

Yup – I’m doing podcasts now!

In this first episode, I’ll share a secret I use for better shadow pulling, plus we have our first Q&A session! This episode’s questions will tackle my feelings on used gear, how aspect ratios work, and what I currently think of the Nikon Z cameras for wildlife photography (brace yourself).

Also, I’d love to hear your feedback in the comment section below ๐Ÿ˜€

Please

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