Category Archives: Wildlife

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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, Opinions, Using Your Gear
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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, Opinions, Photo Trips, Photoshop Tricks, Techniques, Travel Tips
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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 …

Also posted in Nikon Gear, Techniques, Using Your Gear
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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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Make ISO 12,800 Look Like ISO 400: A Lightroom Denoise Master Class

A Master Class On Lightroom Denoise!

This video is a master class on Lightroom Denoise! If you want to see my techniques for making ISO 12,800 look like ISO 400, you’re gonna love this! It’s the BEST way to fix a noisy photo! 

In fact, I think the advanced techniques

Also posted in Lightroom Tips
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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 …

Also posted in Techniques, Using Your Gear
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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 Opinions, Techniques, Using Your Gear
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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 …

Also posted in Nikon Gear, Sony Gear, Techniques, Using Your Gear
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Shutter Speeds For TACK SHARP Bird-In Flight Photos!

Are you tired of blurry bird-in-flight photos?

Wanna know the #1 reason for them?

It’s picking the wrong shutter speed!

Over the years, I’ve troubleshot hundreds, maybe thousands, of other photographers’ images, and when it comes to bird-in-flight work, there’s no question about it: shutter speed is the biggest problem …

Also posted in Using Your Gear