Category Archives: Photo Trips

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Nikon D850 Review

It’s finally here!

The long awaited Nikon D850 review is finally finished! It took me 11 states, two countries, eight weeks, and 16,000 images to get it done, but here it is! This is a true field test loaded with real world examples, advice, and tons of tips for getting the most from all the new features. 

Yes, it’s a bit of a long review, but I didn’t want to …

Also posted in Nikon Gear, Opinions, Reviews
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Costa Rica Wildlife Photography Workshop

The Adventure Of A Lifetime!

Update – the first week sold out in a matter of hours, and now the second week is sold out as well. Due to overwhelming demand, we talked with the resort and have added an additional four weeks – two in July and two in Aug/Sept (current date availability listed after the itinerary below)  These are already filling fast however, so book sooner rather than later. Workshop dates are below. 

I’m …

Also posted in Misc
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Get The Most From Nikon’s Auto AF Fine Tune System

Do you have a Nikon camera that features Auto AF Fine Tune? If so, then this video is just what you need to get the most from it!

When Auto AF Fine Tune first came it, it was pretty exciting – In fact, I think we all had visions of never going through a tedious lens calibration process ever again. However, the reality is, it didn’t seem to work all that …

Also posted in Nikon Gear, Techniques, Using Your Gear
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Reading And Understanding Histograms In Photography

Want to know one of the secrets to perfect exposure? 
 
One word: Histograms
 
Sure, it sounds a little intimidating at first, like something your high school math teacher would force on your tired brain first thing Monday morning, but I promise, it’s way easier than it sounds. Plus, once you learn how to read a histogram, you’ll be able to tell at a glance if you have a …
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Yellowstone Trip Journal (fall 2014)

Note: This was originally a three part post on the old website, however, I have combined those posts and below I present the trip in its entirety. 

Pre-Pre-Intro

OK, so I was searching for something on my computer the other day and came across my trip journal from my fall 2013 Yellowstone trip! I had completely forgotten that I had written this, so I’ve decided to place it here on

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Polar Bear Trip 2012

We’re BACK!

Grant (my 11-year-old son) and I just came back from our Polar Bear trip to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada!

As some of you may recall, I won this trip from the 2011 World Wildlife Fund Photo Contest. My shot, “Mesa Arch Sunrise” took the grand prize in the landscape category and launched us on this amazing adventure.

So, before we begin, I really want to thank everyone who voted …

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Death Valley Spring 2012

Day 1

Alright, first off welcome to our little trip. Grant and I decided to head out to Death Valley for his Spring Break this year. We flew into Vegas yesterday with the idea of checking out a couple of the local hotspots just outside town (photographic hot spots, just so we’re clear) – tomorrow it’s off to Death Valley.

We woke up to clear skies – never a good …