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on Oct 18, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

Blinkies are Your Best Friend!

Your DSLR has the ability to teach you about light if you let it. Your Highlight Warnings or what I call affectionately, Blinkies, show you visibly in your photograph where you might have a possible exposure range issue. If you have blinkies in your photograph, it’s not the end of the world. In fact, if you have blinkies, you might not have any problems! You have to remember that the mind’s eye goes to light and bright first. If the blinkies are truly lost detail but if they pull your eye to the subject, there is no issue. But if they pull the eye away from the subject, then you might have to do something. Either case, this is a great tool to understand and use this powerful tool to your storytelling advantage. And to learn more about moving the eye around the frame with light, be sure to check out this class on...

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on Oct 6, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

Group Flash – 1 Button Settings!

Working with Nikon’s Wireless flash system really rocks in my book! Coming from the days of the BC-7 (that took a flash bulb), this system is simple and incredibly efficient. With the SB-5000 at the core, using the WR-R10, you can work wirelessly with the SB-5000 with the D5, D850, D500 and D7500. The one issue I have with this system can be quickly and easily dealt with. Rather than having to access the Menu or push a bunch of buttons a bunch of time, you can do it all with one button. Here’s a simple 2min video how to achieve this ease. Keep in mind that the WR-R10 must be plugged into the camera to do the following programming (starting with the D850 in the video): The bottom photo was shot with the D7500 and a boat load of SB-5000s as you can see in this BTS D7500 video. The top photo was taken in a new KelbyOne Class we just taped on the Nikon Wireless System (out...

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on Oct 3, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

rGPS is Pretty Darn Cool!

About a month ago, rGPS reached out to me to give me their product a try. To say I was really skeptical is an understatement but to be fair, I loaded it and gave it a try. The concept is really simple, crowdsource photo location finder to aid you when in that locale to find a place to shoot landscapes. With a click, if the locale sounds interesting you have a map guiding you to that locale. After checking it out for a month, trying some of the locales, I’m impressed enough to pass rGPS along to you. You can get it for FREE and then if you like it, go Pro. When you find yourself shooting in a new place and need suggestion where to go, you’ll find rGPS pretty darn...

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on Sep 7, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

D850 Ship Day!

Ya, this is simply a gorgeous camera! I am really enjoying shooting with it and the images it’s producing. It’s not your father’s D800! Later today a special Podcast will be posted that will cover much more than I can here in writing. I can honestly say that this is the first megapixel camera I really like to shoot! Here’s some more trivia that might help you get started with your new D850. mtc D850 Instruction Manual PDF D850...

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on Sep 1, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

The Nikkor 8-15 Fisheye Zoom – a vid overview

The Nikkor 8-15Fish … one helluva lens! I’ve been shooting with it for a month now and have come to appreciate the quality this unique and specialized lens brings to my camera bag. Now shooting this video was a challenge with the Black Bear and the crowd it brought, but I share with you thoughts on the lens, care for it and shooting with it. Check ‘er...

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on Aug 31, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

D850 … You Ready?

Pre-orders of the new Nikon D850 are record breaking I’m told by retailers. That’s darn cool, I know I’ve added to that list by two. The B&H site is reporting they will start shipping next week. There is nothing worse than to get a new camera body and not be able to play (you know what I mean) with it from the get go. So now’s the time to figure out your game plan so when that new D850 arrives, you’re ready for it. Here are a couple of the things I’m doing to be ready. First, I watched the Nikon D850 Panel discussions to hear what my peers found and see what they did with the D850 in the limited time they had to shoot with it. From that, the creative thought process began thinking up what I want to photograph first to put the D850 through its paces. It’s key to me to see if a new tool solves problems in our photography business and with all...

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