Category Archives: Techniques

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Nikon Z6iii: The Story Behind The Photos (and a goldmine of field techniques

In my last video, we covered a complete first-look review of the new Nikon Z6iii for wildlife and bird photography. In this video, we’ll examine how I leveraged the Z6iii in the field to help me get the shots for the review video and a ton of wildlife field …

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11 Pro Secrets To Supercharge Your Wildlife Photography

Psst -wanna know a secret for better wildlife and bird photos? How about 11 of ’em?

So, this video is a little different. I’ve been sharing reels on Instagram and decided to create a long-form video featuring the best ones to date.

I understand that not everyone is active on …

Also posted in 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 …

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Nikon Z8 & Z9 Game Changing AF Update: Cycle AF Areas

You gotta try the new GAME CHANGING AF option in the Nikon Z8 and Z9! 

This new feature was introduced with Nikon Z8 firmware 2.0 and Nikon Z9 firmware 5.0 and it’s completely overhauled how I work with AF areas! 

I’ll show you what it is, why you want it …

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Nikon Z8 & Z9: BEST Bird-In-Flight AF Settings

Looking for the best bird-in-flight (BIF) autofocus settings for your Nikon Z8 or Z9? Don’t worry, you know I got your back!

In this video, we’ll cover all the best AF settings for your Z8 or Z9. We’ll look at relevant menu settings, I’ll show you how to get the …

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Wildlife Photography Power Move: The Magic of Proper Camera Height

The techniques in this video revolutionized my wildlife photography!

Seriously.

Every now and then, we encounter a technique that catapults our photography to the next level and changes how we shoot forever. Learning the truth about the relationship between camera height and the subject’s eye level will forever change how you think …

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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 …

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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 …

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Pro Secrets For AMAZING RESULTS with Nikon VR, Sony Steady Shot, and Canon IS!

Quick – do you know the answer to these questions?

Can you use VR / Stabilization with a tripod or monopod?

Can you use VR / Stabilization at every shutter speed?

Which VR modes should you use for static subjects? Panning? Action?

These are, by far, my top three VR …

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3 Secrets To Creating Wildlife Photos With Depth And Dimension

Have you ever felt like your photos were a little, well, flat? Are you looking for ways to add depth and dimension and give them more of a 3D feel?

In this video, I’ll share the three primary methods I use to help create depth and dimension in my own …

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