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Since so many of us are locked away in our homes, I thought I’d put together a “master list” of the various articles and videos found on this site. Below, you’ll find a long list of categories and the posts that go with them. There are hours of video and hundreds of pages of articles at your virtual fingertips. Plus, all the posts on this site are free 🙂

(Note – all links open in a new tab AND you may find the same topic under multiple categories.)

Enjoy!!

Wildlife Photography Presentation

Have 2 1/2 hours? Want a crash course on wildlife photography? You’ll love this video!
Wildlife Photography Presentation – My Best Techniques

Sharper Images

Bird In Flight Photography – Crash Course!
Nikon Mirrorless: Performance And Action Tips
Long Lens Heat Distortion
Solving Autofocus Problems – 8 Common AF Problems And Solutions
Long Lens Tripod Technique
Understanding Nikon AF Modes (updated)
Get The Most From Nikon’s Auto AF Fine Tune System
AF Help For Tricky, Low Contrast Subjects
Lens Diffraction In Photography
The Cropping Epidemic
The “False Positive” Autofocus Trap
All About Teleconverters (TCs)
The Secret To Sharp Eyes & Better Compositions
Cropping? Better Drop Your ISO!
ISO Insurance
Burst Into The Perfect Moment

Field Techniques

Bird In Flight Photography – Crash Course!
Nikon Mirrorless: Performance And Action Tips
AF-On And Back Button Autofocus
How To Use A Polarizing Filter
Long Lens Heat Distortion
Manual Mode With Auto ISO
Lens Diffraction In Photography
Cropping Full Frame Vs Shooting A Crop Camera
Use A Teleconverter Or Crop The Image?
Comparison Test – A Crop Camera vs A 1.4x Teleconverter On Full Frame
Burst Into The Perfect Moment
Reading And Understanding Histograms In Photography
Using A Gimbal Head On A Monopod
AF Help For Tricky, Low Contrast Subjects
How To Properly Balance A Gimbal Head
Amazing High ISO – The End Of Fast Glass?
Avoid Overexposure With Blinkies
Game Changer – Shootin’ Eye Level
All About Auto ISO (Nikon Cameras)
The Cropping Epidemic
All About Your Camera’s Crop Modes
Swap Tripod Heads The Fast Way!
Finding Your Subject With A Long Lens
The “False Positive” Autofocus Trap
All About Teleconverters (TCs)
Cropping? Better Drop Your ISO!
ISO Insurance
Use It Or Lose It!

Wildlife Photography

Bird In Flight Photography – Crash Course!
Nikon Mirrorless: Performance And Action Tips
Long Lens Heat Distortion
10 Amazing Wildlife Photography Tips
Long Lens Tripod Technique
Wildlife Photography – How To Get Close
10 Tips For Photographing Local Wildlife
Photographing Birds At The Beach – 10 Easy Tips
Taking Terns
8 Awesome Accessories For Nature Photographers
AF Help For Tricky, Low Contrast Subjects
Amazing High ISO – The End Of Fast Glass?
Game Changer – Shootin’ Eye Level
The Cropping Epidemic
All About Your Camera’s Crop Modes
What’s In My Bag? Costa Rica Edition
Finding Your Subject With A Long Lens
The “False Positive” Autofocus Trap
All About Teleconverters (TCs)
The Secret To Sharp Eyes & Better Compositions
7 Quick Tips For Wildlife Photographers
Cropping? Better Drop Your ISO!
ISO Insurance

Reviews

Nikon 500 PF Review
Sony a9ii vs Nikon D5 and Z6: High ISO Shootout!
Is This The Best Monopod Head Ever?
Nikon Z6 & Z7 Firmware 3.0 Field Test
Nikon 80-400 Vs 300mm vs 70-200mm + TCs
Nikon D500 Review
Nikon 200-500 vs 300PF Review And Comparison
Nikon D850 Review
Nikon D7500 Review (with D500 and D7200 Comparison)
Nikon 180-400mm First Test And Sharpness Comparison

Misc

Do You Like Nature, Really?
Image Backup For Traveling Photographers
How To Choose Your Next Lens
My Tripods For Wildlife And Landscape Photography
8 Awesome Accessories For Nature Photographers
How To Properly Balance A Gimbal Head
Swap Tripod Heads The Fast Way!
The “Secret” To Locating The Hard-To-Find Gear You Want
How To Add Copyright Information In-Camera
RAW Vs Jpeg: Everything You Need To Know
Has Mirrorless Killed Back Button AF?

Post Processing

Got White? Try This Color Balance Trick
Sharpen And Resize Photos For The Web
Orton Effect – Add A Soft Focus Glow To Your Photos
Blue Skies Without A Polarizer
Straighten Your Horizon, No Cropping
Wildlife Photography: Enhance The Eyes
Remove Chromatic Aberrations And Color Fringing
Use Photoshop To Blur Out Backgrounds
Using The Lightroom Painter Tool

Landscape Photography

How To Photograph Star Trails
How To Use A Polarizing Filter
Getting Rid Of Lens Flare
Lens Diffraction In Photography
Can A Compass Help You Get Better Photos?
Fall Photography Basics
Waterfall Photography In Eight Easy Steps
8 Awesome Accessories For Nature Photographers

How I Got The Shot Series

Yellowstone Trip Journal (fall 2014)
How I Got The Shot – Costa Rica Squirrel Monkeys
How I Got The Shot – Storm Warning
How I Got The Shot – Pouncing Coyotes
How I Got The Shot – The Big Guy
How I Got The Shot: Sunset Dust Bath

Nikon Talk


Nikon Mirrorless: Performance And Action Tips
Nikon Mirrorless: Button and Control Setup
Understanding Nikon AF Modes (updated)
The 7 Best Nikon Tricks Ever!
Nikon D850 Unboxing And Setup
Get The Most From Nikon’s Auto AF Fine Tune System
7 More Of The Best Nikon Tricks Ever
Free Back Button AF Guide For Nikon
Nikon’s New “Recall Shooting” Feature
All About Auto ISO (Nikon Cameras)
How To Back Up Nikon Camera Settings
How To Update Nikon Firmware
Nikon D780 Menu Setup Guide

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thomas pallan

D 500 and Nikon lenses.
is it true that each Nikon lense should be matched up/mated to the camera it will be used withy and the camera/lenso combo will be remembered each time the same body and lense is used. Does it make that much of a difference in sharpness and IQ.
I live near Nikon headquarters in Farmingdale, Ny…will they do it? Wanted to get the camera and lenses cleaned and checked anyway.

Fred
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Fred

Thanks Steve that’s really nice of you to do this.

jules epstein
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jules epstein

any help with photoshop elements 19 or 20

George
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George

Thank you Steve!

Dulac
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Dulac

So smart Steve ! All these tips and items in one click ! Simply the best…

Sudhee Dharmadhukari
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Sudhee Dharmadhukari

I will be sharing these tips and trics among my photographer friend ,They are very useful

Santhana
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Santhana

Top as always Steve…

Susan Scharenberg
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Susan Scharenberg

Wow, thank you Steve, most helpful and generous! Now I can keep just one link in my personal notes instead of dozens.

Robert B. Green
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Robert B. Green

Steve, you are the best! I’ve forwarded your newsletter with the list to three photo clubs that I belong to. Bet you will see a lot of new customers for your ebooks, etc. Thanks for your willingness to share your knowledge. It’s changed my photo life.
Regards!

David Sneddon
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David Sneddon

Thank you Steve I have all your stuff and use it continually as a refresher for my ageing brain as I seem to get a little bit better technically each time I “refresh”. Just amazing generosity and organisation, cheers mate. Stay safe to you and yours, be well in these very trying times.

Eric Janzer
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Eric Janzer

Thank you Steve, for your extreme generosity in providing ALL of this information in one, easily navigated web page! I picked up a used Nikon D5200 last year around this time. By June, I plunked down some bigger bucks on a D7500 kit and then…well, I’m sure you know how that story goes. More gadgets, more lenses, more photos, and on it goes. Every step of the way I’ve been reading your reviews, buying your e-books (incredible resources!) and watching your videos. Your easily understood instructions and advice are amazing tools for those just getting into digital photography, as well… Read more »

Linda
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Linda

THANKS! for this list. I have every book you have written but this is handy to refer to in a hurry. Especially love the videos. Never cease to
get inspired by your easy to understand knowledge and handy tips. This list immediately went up on my Bookmarks Toolbar.

Donna in Tas
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Donna in Tas

‘Found you’ about a year or so ago on You Tube, love everything you do for us! I’ve gone through most parts of the Focus System book but still struggle with: Do I hold the BBF button in while releasing the shutter? I know I should know…but I can’t get my head around it!
Thanks!
PS … I’ve shared this with compilation with my fledgling photography group.

Steve
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Steve

Thanks for organizing your material. I enjoy all of your content. It’s made me a better photographer. And my nature photography gets me outdoors which is the ultimate goal.

One FYI: The two “How To Use A Polarizing Filter” links aren’t working.

Shutterbug Sue
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Shutterbug Sue

This is great, Steve, and far better than my former feeble attempt to create a comprehensive list of your wonderful digital photography advice! Stay healthy!

Raphael H Warshaw
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Raphael H Warshaw

Hi Steve,

Not sure you’re aware but BCG in the medical world stands for the Bacillus Calmette–Guérin vaccine used against TB in some countries. If you already knew that, your post is a great pun.

Best,

Ray Warshaw

Gary
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Gary

Thanks for putting this together. I easily found a review that I didn’t feel like searching for last night.

Jack
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Jack

Nice. Thanks Steve.

Tom
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Tom

Thanks, Steve! 🙂

Trish
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Trish

Would a teleconverter lens for a 150 – 600 sigma contemporary lens help me get closer results on a subject when using this lens. I use a nikon d5200 and would like to getting even closer esults when shooting at the 600 end

Tim
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Tim

Thank you. This is a great list of resources. I always enjoy your eBooks and videos and refer to them on a regular basis. Stay healthy.

Tim
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Tim

Thank you. A great list of resources. I enjoy your eBooks and videos. Stay healthy.

Suzanne
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Suzanne

What a great list! I’ll be sharing this for sure, I’ve read many of the articles, bought your AF book, great stuff!

Nico
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Nico

Thank you Steve, this is a great material ! I learn a lot with your ebooks and YouTube videos !
Take Care.
Greeting from Argentina !

Frank
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Frank

Thanks for doing this. You turned me on to back button focus a while back. Changed the way I take photos.