Moose Podcast #274 – “Will Owning the Best Body Make You the Best Photographer?”

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Red-shafted Flicker captured by Z 9 / 800f5.6

This episode of the Moose Podcast #274 – “Will Owning the Best Body Make You The Best Photographer?”, Click bate brought out my curiosity. I had this title hit my feed and I deleted it knowing it was just click bate. Then later I went back to read just the comments to see where photogs were taking it. I was surprised!

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Howdy and welcome to the Moose Podcast! Thanks for taking the time to drop in from your week to listen! Thank you folks for listening and continually rising the Moose Podcast in the ratings … thank you ever so much! Please be so kind and continue to Tweet and/or share on the Moose Podcast on Facebook! I’d be grateful for your continuation in doing that. Want to hear about a particular topic, send in the suggestion … send them to Moose Podcast. THANKS! (sorry, emails sent to this address will get no direct response).

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Lessons from Likes

I really didn’t even think of it, an email hit the inbox asking if I was curious about my top nine Instagram Posts for 2021. The thought hadn’t even crossed my mind so I went and clicked on the invitation and man, was I truly surprised at the results! The #1 was taken on a whim, taking advantage of a lull in the action of making lemonade from lemons. Who knew a 747 would be so popular? The next surprise was the photo of my dad’s B-29 crew from WWII. I don’t know who took the photo, I can’t take credit for it but very grateful it was seen and liked by so many. Then there are the last five, all big game mammals, who’d thunk it? What’s my takeaway from this?
To be honest with you, for the last couple of days, I’ve been asking myself, what does this say? I looked at our business trend for 2021 and there is no real correlation. I looked at my own personal shooting preferences and a biggie for me, birds, is not even represented here. I do love aviation and big game and that made me wonder what percentage of my IG posts are these two and found it’s a huge percentage over birds. Explaining though your reactions to my photos still has me very much stumped. I’m very grateful for your continuing support and dropping by and giving me your feedback. We can learn a lot from our own photography, it’s the best teacher in most cases. Now, to understand what I’m to learn here and put that into my future photographs, lessons from likes.

Z 9 Firmware Update 1.10

The Z 9

Nikon dropped Z 9 Firmware Update today. Firmware 1.10 contains at least:

• Increased the burst length for dual-format (NEF/RAW + JPEG or JPEG + JPEG) pictures taken at 20 fps in continuous high-speed release mode.
“C” firmware version 1.00:
– NEF/RAW (high-efficiency★) + JPEG basic (large): Approx. 3 seconds *
– JPEG Slot 1 – JPEG Slot 2 (Slot 1: JPEG fine (large); Slot 2: JPEG basic (small)): Approx. 3 seconds *
“C” firmware version 1.10:
– NEF/RAW (high-efficiency★) + JPEG basic (large): Approx. 8 seconds *
– JPEG Slot 1 – JPEG Slot 2 (Slot 1: JPEG fine (large); Slot 2: JPEG basic (small)): Approx. 8 seconds *

* The length of the burst that can be taken before the frame advance rate drops. Figures are reference values obtained via in-house measurements performed using a NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens and a ProGrade Digital COBALT 1700R 325GB CFexpress memory card. Burst length will drop in some circumstances, including if:
– Backup is selected for Role played by card in Slot 2 or
– ON is selected for Auto distortion control.
• Options highlighted in the Filtered playback criteria list in the PLAYBACK MENU can now also be selected and deselected by pressing the multi selector right.
• Fixed an issue that prevented optional SB-5000 flash units synchronizing with the shutter when all the following conditions were met:
– A shutter speed faster than the flash sync speed was selected with 1/200 s (Auto FP) or 1/250 s (Auto FP) chosen for Custom Setting e1 Flash sync speed in the CUSTOM SETTINGS MENU.
– The SB-5000 was controlled via radio AWL using an optional WR-R10 or WR-R11a wireless remote controller mounted on the camera.
– The flash unit was not mounted on the camera accessory shoe.

Z 9 Settings & Trivia

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I just posted my latest settings for the Z 9. There is a possibility that with tomorrow’s firmware update, I’ll be reposting them but that goes with the territory. Here’s one note on the settings that might have you befuddled. Many love to see through the EVF the changes they are making visually when they change exposure, white balance, and the like. If you are using my settings be alerted that you need to change Custom Setting d8 to the opposite of what I have set and to turn off d9 to see your effect on the photo in the EVF / LCD. If you are shooting a rock or stamp or something not doing much, I would highly recommend no shooting at 20fps! I’ve always thought I had a really light touch when firing off a camera but the Z 9 is so darn fast, even my finger rips off a couple of frames when I don’t need them. This is especially true of those photos of my toes. You know the ones, when your camera is on a strap on your side and you accidentally hit the shutter release. I was pushing a plane into position the other day on the ramp and did this only to find over 100 frames of my feet in the snow. On the flip side, when I want all those frames to capture the slightest of change in action, I love them 100 frames. mtc

Moose Podcast #273 – “Jasin Boland, Hollywood Photographer – a Conversation”

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just some of Jasin Boland movie photographs / clients

This episode of the Moose Podcast #273 – “Jasin Boland, Hollywood Photographer – a Conversation “, Jasin Boland is the most wanted still photographer in Hollywood. Mad Max, The Matrix, James Bond, The Mummy are just some of his shoots over the decades. This conversation covers this, the Z9 and so much more!

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Howdy and welcome to the Moose Podcast! Thanks for taking the time to drop in from your week to listen! Thank you folks for listening and continually rising the Moose Podcast in the ratings … thank you ever so much! Please be so kind and continue to Tweet and/or share on the Moose Podcast on Facebook! I’d be grateful for your continuation in doing that. Want to hear about a particular topic, send in the suggestion … send them to Moose Podcast. THANKS! (sorry, emails sent to this address will get no direct response).

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Yellowstone Safari Fall Spectacular ’22

Bison bull captured by D5 / 180-400VR

The air has got that something special, a nip, excitement, anticipation, nervousness about it. The critters are on the move, predators on the hunt as they work towards building their fat reserves. Their pelts are already filled out as they explore the landscape looking for that next meal. Some like the Bison, Elk, and Pronghorn are in full rut challenging each other. Bighorn Sheep are coming down from their summer range and moving towards the lower, winter range where there will be less snow. The trees are in their fall splendor and the thermals show their might in the chilled air as their steam heads for the heavens. Yellowstone in fall is a magical place and I want to share it with you for your camera to capture. Come, join me!

I’ll be taking just FOUR shooters with me as we explore the entire park (one road might be closed already) 17-21 Oct, 2022. The price is $2250 which includes transportation once you land in Bozeman, MT the entire week and back to Bozeman. It also includes guide, instruction and entertainment. It does not include food or lodging. If you’d like to join us for a fantastic time in a gorgeous locale, give Sharon a call 406. 240. 3503!

Note: We’re also going back in November for Yellowstone Wolves which is a totally different and grand experience!

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