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on Nov 30, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

Epson Metallic … Who Knew?

You can tell it’s winter in the office, I’m printing like a madman (thanks for all the gallery print orders!). So much so, a complete Epson 700ml ink set just arrived last week for the P7000! I seem to do a lot of printing experimenting in the winter, perhaps it’s the long, dark nights and I’m so excited about the latest paper I’m testing. Epson’s Metallic Glossy paper for aviation is freakin off the charts! It has, out of the printer the look of a metal print but a roll of 24″x100′ Epson Metallic paper is less than a single metal print. Then you have your Epson Metallic mounted by the folks at TruLife Acrylic and light it and it simply JUMPS off the wall! No, this is not a new paper, just new to my printing paper locker. And no, I won’t use this paper on my wildlife or landscape images, it’s very specific to just the aviation. While Legacy Platine is still my favorite paper, for aviation...

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on Nov 16, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

Impact Quikbox Micro Softbox

I acquired my QuickBox a couple of weeks ago when they went on sale for the silly price of $29.95. I’ve now acquired a couple of these marvelous little light modifiers. They fold to such a small size, they easily fit in the flap of any Think Tank. And with their double baffle and light surface size, they greatly enlarge the light surface of the SB-5000. The sale is still going on so I wanted to get the word out about them while you can still buy them so cheaply. I hope to get a field review posted...

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on Nov 14, 2017 in Moose's Camera Bag

The Camera Cleaning Kit

Besides yourself and your family, the next important thing to take care of is your camera gear! I’m always amazed at how 1: photographers have no supplies to take care of their gear or 2: they have the supplies but never taken them out of their wrapper. The fear, downright paranoia paralyzes most and I just hate when that happens. I feel even worse for that camera gear, it deserves all the love we can give it. My new class on Camera Gear Care has posted over at KelbyOne. It goes EVERYTHING I do to give my gear all the love it needs to continually perform perfectly over and over again. And if you want just sensor cleaning info/refresher, you can find an abbreviated course on my YouTube channel. Cleaning Kit Supplies “Pink Juice” = LensClens (for everything BUT the sensor) Eclispe Sensor Cleaner Visible Dust Sensor Loupe Visible Dust 1.x (FX Sensor) Swabs Visible Dust 1.5 (DX Sensor) Swabs Power House Case (to hold it...

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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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