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on Jul 6, 2015 in Random Thoughts

Creativity in the Lost & Found?

Had an interesting comment come my way that had me thinking. “I just don’t see how you guys keep coming up with new photographs. I struggle to just take one.” I was talking with a photographer who had hit the creative wall and was seeking some kind of words to break it down. This post is for him but I thought I’d share it with all. We’ve all been there, I sure have been, putting that camera to the eye was just simply no joy. How do you get past that wall? On the fun side of feeling in the mood, I simply hit the shutter release of my camera and let ‘er rip! Seriously, put the camera into CH and hold down that shutter release and listen to that beautiful sound! Yep, sounds down right silly if not stupid. But you would be surprised how that sound triggers something in your mind and that wall now has a hole in it, just big enough to get the process...

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on Jul 2, 2015 in Random Thoughts

New 600mm, 500mm & More!

Well, the 800mm isn’t going to be alone anymore. Nikon has introduced the new 600 FL and 500FL today, carrying on the new level of quality the 800mm brought to big glass. The first thing you should know is, these lenses are LIGHTER than those they replace. For example the 600mm is THREE POUNDS lighter than the last version of the 600mm. There some other sweet advances as well and once I have these in my hands and shoot them, I’ll let you know. The other lens to be introduced is a 16-80f/2.8-4 DX lens. That’s a sweet addition to line. If you want more info right now, click the links and I’ll have more once they are in...

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on Jun 12, 2015 in Random Thoughts

LensCoat GoPro BodyBag

I’ve been waiting for this for a long time and so glad LensCoat came out with them. Clean, simple and very effective, their new GoPro BodyBag as you can see protect our GoPros! Whether it’s the 3+ in or out of its case, these protect those fragile elements. Simply...

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on Jun 11, 2015 in Random Thoughts

LensCoat LensSack

Out good friends at LensCoat are at it again, more great stuff and this time, it’s the LensSack. It’s a great upgrade on the ol bean bag. There are a couple of sizes, above is the large one holding steady the 800f5.6 / D4s. Besides being made like a rock, these sacks can travel empty and then filled on location. The big bag takes a 20lbs bag of bird seed and the smaller one, a 2lbs bag of beans. These are a great addition to the vehicle...

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