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on Dec 17, 2014 in Great Stuff

D810 / D750 Firmware Updates

Nikon Firmware update D810 C:1.02 / D750 C:1.01 firmware updates D810 C:1.02 *When playback zoom was applied to an image displayed in the camera monitor (image display enlarged) while the memory card access lamp was still lit immediately after capture, the image was not correctly displayed. This issue has been resolved. *When menus were displayed with the camera connected to a 4K-compatible TV via HDMI, display in both the camera monitor and on the TV was not correct. This issue has been resolved. *Noise that could sometimes be heard when Custom Setting d1: Beep was set to any option other than Off has been reduced. D750 C:1.01 *When shooting with an optional Speedlight and auto FP high-speed sync enabled with On selected for ISO sensitivity settings > Auto ISO sensitivity control in the photo shooting menu, images were sometimes over-exposed. This issue has been resolved. (Enabling auto FP high-speed sync: Select 1/200 s (Auto FP) or 1/250 s (Auto FP) for Custom Setting e1: Flash sync speed) *When menus...

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on Dec 16, 2014 in Landscape Photography

My Grand Mobile Experiment

[envira-gallery id=”37222″] My normal method of posting a blog is to use 15.4″ MacBook Retina and an Action to prep images and post using WordPress and wireless internet. In this day and age of wireless image delivery to a mobile device, I wanted to see if shooting with the Nikon V3, Nikon WMU app, iPad and PS Express (to finish images), if I could shoot, process, and post while on the plane. Why? One, because I love a challenge. Two, God forbid, but in this world of ours, I might have to do it someday really fast. Lastly, I wanted to see if I could actually do it. I don’t know why these ideas come in my head, but I do know that if I don’t follow them, at some point I’ll regret it. It was a gorgeous flight and even though I’m shooting out the plane window, I proved to myself that with just these tools I could get the story out. The hardest thing was putting in...

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on Dec 15, 2014 in Landscape Photography, Random Thoughts

As Big As Your Heart

How big of a camera do you need? How big of a lens should you have in your bag? How big should the pixel count be that you work with? These questions find there way to my inbox it seems hourly with fews of my answers pleasing those asking. This simple click from a Nikon 1 V3 is of as big a subject as they come but has big impact only because its as big as your...

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on Dec 15, 2014 in Aviation

Panning is Art

[envira-gallery id=”37202″] Panning in its most basic form, is moving the film plane in sync with a moving subject. This synchronization nullifies the movement of the subject as far as the camera is concerned so we have effectively, frozen a moving subject. This is a very old technique and for it to be effective, as far as rendering a sharp, frozen moving subject, it must be practiced on a continual basis. I’m talking about a minimum of once a week in order to make it a took in your arsenal that will serve you whenever you need it. This is basic, human, muscle memory training which is what panning boils down to in its most simplest terms. But just capturing a sharp image cannot be an in point to our photograph. Panning is a technical tool is reduced to this and what the world needs is not more technically perfect photographs, what it needs are more with passion. We must push our craft past that to panning becomes a...

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