Category Archives: Using Your Gear

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5 Amazing Tips For Better Face And Eye Detection!

While subject detection (or face/eye detection) in our modern mirrorless cameras is often jaw-droppingly good, learning a few techniques for getting the most from it can take it to the next level.

In this video, I’ll share five techniques you can use the next time you’re out that will instantly …

Also posted in Nikon Gear, Sony Gear, Techniques, Wildlife
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Why I Photograph Wildlife + My Best Photos Of 2022

This video is a little different.

I thought I’d share my best images of 2022 in a year-end review video, but I wanted to take it a step further. So, I decided to answer a question I get from time to time: Why do you photograph wildlife?

In the video …

Also posted in Wildlife
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The (Secret) ISO Technique Every Wildlife Shooter Should Know

At one time or another, every wildlife photographer will face a low-light scene with ISOs that are through the roof.

Wanna know how the pros handle it?

In this video, I’ll share some techniques I use in that situation to help get lower ISO shots of my targets. Check it …

Also posted in Nikon Gear, Sony Gear, Techniques, Wildlife
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Nail The Shot: Giraffe Silhouette

I’ve just added a new video to the Nail The Shot series! This time we’ll talk about a giraffe silhouette I captured at sunset and discuss the logistics and settings that went into creating it.

Also, this is in the new, single-image format we tried a few weeks ago. Thank …

Also posted in Nail The Shot (NTS), Sony Gear, Techniques, Wildlife
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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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The Ultimate Nikon Z9 Setup And Usage Guide For Wildlife Photography

My Nikon Z9 setup and shooting guide for wildlife photography is finally finished! This has to be my most requested book of all time!

If you’re ready for the BEST Z9 Setup for wildlife photography – and the best way to use the Z9 in the field – then you’re …

Also posted in Nikon Gear, Wildlife
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Nail The Shot: Dancing Reddish Egret

OK, I’m going to try something new today.

In the past, I’ve published “Nail The Shot” videos with eight photos and covered the field techniques for each. I really like this kind of video because it demonstrates the practical application rather than just theory. However, I think the old format …

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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 Opinions, Techniques, Wildlife
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Sony A1 AF Setup Guide

I’ve had tons of people asking for my Sony a1 wildlife photography setup – and it’s finally here!

In this video, I’ll show you, step-by-step, how I set the Sony A1 AF menus and talk about how I leverage each adjustment in the field. In addition, I’ll also share my …

Also posted in Sony Gear, Techniques, Wildlife
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Sony A1 Review For Wildlife Photographers

If you’re a wildlife photographer thinking about adding a Sony A1 to your bag, this video is jam-packed with everything you need to know! I’ve spent the last FIVE MONTHS shooting the a1 in the United States, Costa Rica, and Botswana, Africa. I’ve photographed an incredible variety of wildlife under …

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