Category Archives: Opinions

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Is Technology Destroying Photography?

Is technology killing photography?

Warning – you might not like what I have to say.

In this short video, I’ll share my perspective on it and why I believe many view technology as a challenge. I’ll discuss our past, our future, and what I believe is truly unfolding. I’ll also …

Also posted in Misc, Using Your Gear, Wildlife
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What’s In My Bag? Africa, 2024

It’s time for a NEW “What’s In My Bag, Africa Edition!” Video!

This is the 2024 version so you can see what I currently bring to Africa – and why! We’ll talk cameras, lenses, accessories, computers, backup, and even clothing choices! I also include some alternative ideas for cameras and …

Also posted in Nikon Gear, Photo Trips, Photoshop Tricks, Techniques, Travel Tips, Wildlife
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Exclusive: Nikkor 90th Anniversary Interview

As many of my readers know, Nikon is commemorating the 90th anniversary of its Nikkor lenses, which is a perfect time to reflect on what an astonishing journey it’s been. From the first Aero-Nikkor in 1933 to the modern lenses we use today, it’s a rich legacy of glass that’s …

Also posted in Nikon Gear
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First Week With The Z8: Don’t Buy One Until You See THIS!

I’ve had the Z8 for just over a week and there is a LOT to talk about! With the shipment date getting closer all the time, here’s what YOU need to know before your camera arrives!

In this video, I’ll talk about how the Z8 has performed over the past …

Also posted in Nikon Gear, Reviews, Tests
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Back Button AF With Mirrorless AM I CRAZY?

Once upon a time, when DSLRs roamed the land, Back Button AF was the automatic go-to for many – even most – photographers. However, with mirrorless taking over at a blistering pace, things are changing. Many are questioning the wisdom of using BBAF and, indeed, many have switched back to …

Also posted in Techniques, Using Your Gear, Wildlife
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6 Wildlife Photography Mistakes EVERYONE Makes! (OK, almost everyone!)

Are you blowing it?

Over the years, I’ve witnessed (and committed) my fair share of wildlife photography mistakes and there are six of them that I see over and over. These wildlife photography mistakes often seem minor at the time, but they can have a devastating impact on the quality …

Also posted in 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 …

Also posted in Nikon Gear, Techniques, Wildlife
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Top Ten Traits Of Great Wildlife Photographers

How many of the top ten do you have?

Over the decades, I’ve watched, learned from, and shot with countless fantastic wildlife photographers. In that time, I’ve compiled a list of the top ten traits I see from the best shooters and I want to share it with you. These …

Also posted in Techniques, Using Your Gear, Wildlife
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How To Nail The Shot: Tanzania Edition

And now for something a little different 🙂

Sometimes I think one of the best ways to get better at wildlife photography is to study how other photographers approach their shots. You know, what settings they use, why they use them, what they are thinking in the field – that …

Also posted in How I Got The Shot, Locations, Techniques, Travel Tips, Wildlife
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Why Good Photos Are The Enemy Of Great Photos

Over the years I’ve watched a familiar pattern play out time and again. I’ve witnessed it in the field watching other photographers, in my workshops, and with my online interactions. Photographers frequently give up a great shot because they already have a good shot.

Here’s what happens.

Often when a …

Also posted in How I Got The Shot, Travel Tips, Wildlife