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on Sep 1, 2014 in Landscape Photography

The Grand Stand and Heavenly Night

Hi everyone! We’re now in Vegas for Photoshop World after spending a little family time in Death Valley. While it was 115 degrees during the day, the nights which is why we were there were a pleasant 80 degrees. Along with Sharon, Brent and Jake, we were spending time with my best friend Russell Brown again chasing stars. As you can see, we found them. This is a simple click, Df, 16Fish, IS03200, 8sec f2.8. Why the Df? I still think it’s the best high ISO machine out there. If you see me this week at Photoshop World, please come up and say...

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on Aug 6, 2014 in Gear Head Wed

GearHead Wednesday 14 – 28

Got a gear question you want/need answered? I want to help and answer it. Send your gear questions to me at Gear Questions and I’ll do my best every Wednesday (accept there will not be one next Wed) to answer as many questions as I can. Keep in mind the answers are just my $.02 worth and you have to take what works for you and your photography and embrace it and ignore the rest. So here’s this weeks questions …. OK Moose You’re heading off to photograph Grizzly Bears for the 100th time, what gear are you taking and why? Al Al, even as I write this I’m not 100% sure of everything I’m taking. I’ve photographed them so many times with so much different gear, I’m still pondering. For example, I’ve had as my prime long lens for the trip the: 300f2.8, 400f2.8, 200-400, 600f4 and last year for the first time, the 800f5.6AFS. This trip, I’m taking (I’m 99% sure) the following: Bodies: D4s (primary) D810...

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on Jul 16, 2014 in Aviation

An Evening Flight in a Cub

Take a really fun plane, Cub, an amazing pilot; Warren Pietsch and a crazy photographer; me who is willing to hang his D4s / 16Fish OUTSIDE the plane and you’ve got a really cool...

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on Jun 11, 2014 in Gear Head Wed

GearHead Wednesday 14 – 22

Got a gear question you want/need answered? I want to help and answer it. Send your gear questions to me at Gear Questions and I’ll do my best every Wednesday to answer as many questions as I can. Questions are really light this week, you run out of them? Keep in mind the answers are just my $.02 worth and you have to take what works for you and your photography and embrace it and ignore the rest. So here’s this weeks questions …. Moose man! I need advice on just one lens, 85mm Nikon. I don’t have the budget for the f1.4 version but I do have the funds for the f1.8. My question is, what am I giving up buying the f1.8? Thanks for your time! Paul Paul, this has been a common question of late. I have been trying to get my hands on both the f1.4 and f1.8 for a side by side but have only got my hands on the f1.8. There is no...

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on May 1, 2014 in Aviation

Planes of Fame this Weekend!

This weekend is the killer airshow at Chino Airport put on by Planes of Fame celebrating the Mighty Eigth (B-17s and P-47s!). This will be our second time at this show and we’re really lookin forward to it. We have a bunch of editorial work to get done, so we’ll be hopping! In getting ready, I thought I’d share some of the thoughts, techniques and gear I’ll have along for the weekend of work and fun. Let’s start with some thoughts and techniques to capturing the image. Here are two posts that go into that in greater detail 10 Tips – Putting Action into Your Stills Ten Tips to Better Aviation And here’s the gear I’ll have with me to make it all hopefully happen: D4s Df 200-400VR2 80-400VR3 24-70AFS 18-35AFS 58f1.4AFS 24f1.4AFS 16Fish Hero3+ GoPro Hero3 Lexar 128GB 1000x CF Lexar 128GB SD Think Tank Airport Vulture Strap Sun Sniper Strap Mountain Smith sling bag Lots of business cards! You might be wondering why I have both the...

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