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on May 27, 2014 in Wildlife Photography

Sharpness Only Needs to be One Place!

There is only one rule in wildlife photography. The eye has to be sharp. To repeat that, the only thing that has to be sharp is the eye. This can be a great constraint as well as a liberator in our wildlife photography. It gives us permission to bring to life to our stills, evoke emotion from motion. Building on gettin down, we take this thought further when presented with the right opportunity. We start this then by lying on the sand and getting down with the birds. Still using the same set up, D4s / 800mm mounted to the Panning Plate. Photographing this foraging White Ibis on this particular shoreline, care had to be used when placing the rig down so not to be lower than the water’s edge or you’d have a heck of a time keeping the rig steady (besides getting wet). The next thing is to think about what’s unique about this opportunity taking the common and making it uncommon? The majority of White Ibis...

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on Feb 13, 2014 in Camera Tech

Sharpness Series Advance #2 – The Vehicle

And to answer the question filling my inbox, here’s where you can buy the killer Puffin Pad Puffin Pad Pro Lens Support BTS Video Gear D4 24f/1.4AFS Lexar 64GB XQD Card Elvid FieldVision Monitor alm 11″ Action Arm Nikon ME-1 Stereo Microphone Bescor LED-180 On-Camera Light Manfrotto Justin Clamp with Flash Shoe Gitzo GT1542T Series 1...

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on Jan 22, 2014 in Camera Tech

Sharpness Series Advance #1 AF Settings

This video covers the basics of how I make the most of the computer we spend so much to have in our cameras. I’ve not posted the settings for the Df yet, but here are my settings for the D4 and D800 which will provide you some specific settings. The gear featured is this video are the Df / 58f1.4. On the production side is the D4 as main camera with the 70-180mc with Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera Mount Wireless Microphone System with Tram TR50 Lav Mic as the...

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on Jan 21, 2014 in Camera Tech

Sharpness Series Basic #3 Long Lens Technique

A big challenge for many is getting a sharp image with a long lens. Here are the basics for you to perfect your own technique that you practice, practice, practice! Gear featured in the video is Nikon Df, 200-400VR2, Gitzo 5561SGT w/ Wimberley Head. On the production side is the D4 as main camera with the 70-180mc with Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera Mount Wireless Microphone System with Tram TR50 Lav Mic as the...

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on Jan 15, 2014 in Camera Tech

Sharpness Series Basic #2 – Panning

The video pretty much says it all, it’s how I consistently come back with sharp images. The gear featured is the D4 and 80-400. When it comes to shooting the video, main camera is the Nikon V2 and 2nd camera Coolpix P7800, Mic is the Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera Mount Wireless Microphone System with Tram TR50 Lav Mic with sound goofy all my fault....

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