Category Archives: Techniques

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Shoot Razor Sharp Images From Your Car!

A car makes a fantastic blind and often allows you to approach wildlife at a much closer range than you can ever dream of on foot.

However, the excitement many photographers feel when they capture an amazing image is quickly replaced by disappointment when closely examining their photos. Too often, …

Also posted in Using Your Gear, Wildlife
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Exposure Compensation Made Easy!

Exposure compensation – I don’t think there’s another exposure control that causes more confusion. In fact, I think most people are in for a surprise or two when they watch this one!

In this video, we’ll explore every aspect of exposure compensation and knock confusion to the curb. We’ll discuss what …

Also posted in Landscapes, Using Your Gear, Wildlife
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Game Changer: Keep Multiple Animals Sharp At The Same Time

Have you ever run into a situation where you had multiple animals in the frame and just couldn’t find a way to keep them all sharp at the same time – even when you stopped down?

This is actually a really common problem for close and mid-range shots of small …

Also posted in Photoshop Tricks, Wildlife
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8 Secrets For Sharper Wildlife Photos

Do you want sharper wildlife photos? Are you tired of deleting otherwise amazing shots because of sharpness issues? Then take a look at this quick ten minute video where I’ll share eight different field-tested (and time-tested) methods for consistently securing tack-sharp wildlife images!

As always, your comments and shares are …

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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 …

Also posted in Lightroom Tips, Misc, Nikon Gear, Photoshop Tricks, Using Your Gear, Workshop
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Fall Photography Basics

(Note, this was published a few years back, but I decided to update it for the upcoming fall season)

So, ready to photograph some fall color are ya? Not so sure where to start? Well, take a gander at the 10 tips below and you’ll be well on your way …

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Spot Metering Crash Course

Wanna get the most out of your spot meter? Did you know that most people think they’re using it correctly but they really aren’t? YIKES – could that be you???

In this video, we’ll go over what spot metering is, where the camera spot meters in the viewfinder, how the …

Also posted in Nikon Gear, Using Your Gear, Wildlife
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5 Metering & Exposure Tips Every Nikon User Needs To Know

Want to get more from your Nikon metering system? In this video, I’ll show you five quick tips that every Nikon user really needs to know. I take advantage of these tips and tricks all the time in the field – and surprisingly, most people I encounter seldom know any …

Also posted in Nikon Gear, Using Your Gear
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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 …

Also posted in Misc, Using Your Gear, Wildlife
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How I Got The Shot: Flying Lambs

4:00 AM, Badlands National Park.

The world is peaceful and silent, save for my iPhone alarm jolting us out of bed. Time to head out and see if my wife and I can track down some adorable bighorn lambs. We’d spotted them in the same place a couple days in …

Also posted in How I Got The Shot, Nikon Gear, Opinions, Photo Trips, Using Your Gear, Wildlife