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on Jan 2, 2018 in Field Reports

Gloves 2018

A real common question this time of year is “What gloves do you use? Back in the day, I would haunt every outdoor store I ventured by and gleaned the glove display trying to find the glove that kept my hands warm and permited me to shoot. Then our sons got into xcross skiing and I found the Swix gloves and fell in love. From past experience, I bought 3 pairs of gloves for different temps. Though this year I had to replace none of my gloves, I went looking to answer the question, “What gloves this year?”. I’ve got to tell you, I was pretty disappointed in what I found. It’s like gloves and glove technology took a back seat in design. Gloves A (Swik Universal XC Ski Glove) & B (Swik Icon Universal Insulated Glove) are the style I wear the majority of the time. This first pair (A ) is when it’s just starting to get cold. This next pair Swik Icon Universal Insulated glove(B )...

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on Dec 28, 2017 in Field Reports

Superior Sound – Zoom H6

Audio is everything in video production and the best is the Zoom H6. The is our principle recording for our major productions. The simplicity of the Zoom H6 along with its versatility when combined with its audio recording quality (and its low) price make it the secret in video recording. I would have loved to record this video with the Zoom but I would have been tied up in cables trying to make it work. Watch the video, you’ll understand. And get the Zoom H6! Here’s a list of all the devices in the video H6 Handy Recorder with Interchangeable Microphone System Sennheiser G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic ME-W1 Wireless Microphone Set H1 Ultra-Portable Digital Audio Recorder (Black) Olympus LS-P2 Linear PCM Digital Recorder Tascam DR-10L Digital Audio Recorder with Lavalier Mic (Black) Zoom H6 Specs (click on Spec...

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on Dec 13, 2017 in Field Reports

Yes, D850 Detail Wins the Day!

I’ve been coming to witness the magic of Bosque del Apache for nearly thirty years. A major part of that magic is what we affectionately call “The Blastoff.” That’s when the thousands upon thousands of Snow Geese explode off the field or water and in mass fly overhead. It’s just absolutely one of the magnificent spectacles of the wild world. I’ve photographed it many times but the 24×30 prints have fallen short of bringing this wonder to life. This issue for me is the detail in each individual goose lacking, not clearly defined. That shortfall is now a thing of the past. The D850 / 18-35AFS captured that detail clearly bringing home for me the memory that has long been locked in my heart. So for me, there’s no doubt that yes, the D850 detail wins the...

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on Dec 1, 2017 in Field Reports

SnapBridge Major Update

Nikon has done a major update to their SnapBridge app. Once connected to your camera, you’ll find it a solid tool you’ll want to have. One of the major issues before was simply getting your smartphone to connect to the camera (only works with certain bodies). That has been vastly improved, once you make everything happy. What I had to do was make sure on the iPhone in the Bluetooth, the D850 was no longer in the menu (Forget this device). Then I had to delete the SnapBridge app (even though I had just updated it) from my device. Turn off the iPhone, turn it back on and then download the app again. With that accomplished, the D850 & iPhone couldn’t have connected faster! Reconnecting once both devices were turned off and back on was quick and simple as well. I hope more folks will check this out and put this tool to use, could be a real problem solver for...

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on Nov 28, 2017 in Field Reports

Business in a Box

It’s no secret I’m a huge Epson fan, we’ve had their printers in our office for over twenty years. At a recent business dinner, an interesting phrase was used that really struck me, “business in a box.” The Epson P600 is a marvelous printer in every way. It’s at a great price, uses so little ink and can work with roll paper. And for all the right reasons, it’s incredibly popular. It’s so popular in fact, many photographers buy one and think that once they have P600 printer they are now a business, instantly! The printer is that good and its prints that brilliant, but the quality of the photograph is only as good as what goes into it. The P600 or any other printer can’t make a bad photograph, great. What a printer like the P600 can do is give you a great platform to learn how to be a better photographer and printer at a very affordable price. Then, once you have the images to support a...

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