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on Sep 20, 2017 in Field Reports

D850 Pixel Pipping

Long ago, I took a class taught by the CIA on high-resolution photography. We’re talking Tri-X film days. The goal of the class was to take a photo of a government building and be able to enlarge that photograph to see the stars on the American Flag. Fast forward to digital I have often tried to do that same thing but have always fallen short. Might have come close but as they say, close only counts in hand grenades and atom bombs. Well, those days might just be over. Out on The Palouse shooting yesterday with the D850 / 80-400VRII at 400mm. Shooting this really cool scene when Sharon said, “There are numbers on those doors.” I previewed the image on the LCD and then zoomed in as I had many times already with the D850. Above you can see the arrow and below is that number. Now that’s just darn...

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on Sep 19, 2017 in Landscape Photography

The Long Landscape

The Palouse continues to be a spectacular tapestry providing amazing patterns and textures at every turn! There are said to be over 3k square miles of this rolling hills and I plan on seeing as much of it as I can. Now the challenge is how to bring what I’m seeing and feeling back in my photographs to share with you! As I mentioned in my Podcast51, the Long landscape is just one way I plan on doing this. It’s in principle really simple using the D850 & 80-400VRII as the cornerstone. It all starts by seeing the pattern, texture, alure of the Palouse with your imagination. Next is to pull out the tools which include camera gear, proper long lens technique and Digital Darkroom knowledge to frame up that photograph in the viewfinder. Now, why is digital darkroom in this equation? Because some finishing is required to bring out some drama in the clouds and you need to know that before you go click to help with the...

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on Sep 18, 2017 in Field Reports

KelbyOne Cleaning Class Supplies

My new class on Camera Gear Care has just been released over at KelbyOne. I’ve been FLOODED with emails asking where to get the supplies. It’s the same list you’ll find just a month ago here on the Blog. Here ya go again :-) “Pink Juice” = LensClens Eclispe Sensor Cleaner Visible Dust Sensor Loupe Visible Dust 1.x (FX Sensor) Swabs Visible Dust 1.5 (DX Sensor)...

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on Sep 14, 2017 in WRP Ed Zone

Camera Gear & Sensor Care

My new class on Camera Gear Care has just been released over at KelbyOne. The class in incredibly thorough covering a whole lot more than how to clean a lens or sensor, which are covered. What I have in my travel cleaning kit, tips on working in hot and cold places and so much more is covered. I hope it helps you get the most out of your gear and extend its life in service of your...

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