The Everyday Backpack by Peak Design

The Everyday Backpack by Peak Design

Last Notice to supporting the Everyday Backpack as there is only about 52 hours left before this Kickstarter is over the most funded camera bag yet.   Become a backer of this project and pick a reward. You will essentially be pre-ordering one of Peak Designs new bags. You’ll get a special backer discount, and you’ll receive your stuff before it is available in stores. Want to buy more than one? Check out All Rewards & Add-ons.   You can go check it out…

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Nikon updates Entry level Camera to D3400

Nikon updates Entry level Camera to D3400

Nikon released its newest entry-level DX-format (APS-C) model, the Nikon D3400 is an incremental update of its predecessor, the D3300. Upgrades  include built-in Bluetooth connectivity, as well as more shots per charge — 1,200 versus 700 in the D3300; and a higher standard max ISO of 25,600. The Bluetooth connectivity allows wireless transfers of images to compatible phones and tablets (but does not do remote control of the camera) through Nikon SnapBridge software. Resolution is unchanged from the D3300 at 24.2…

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Everyday Back Pack by Peak Design

Everyday Back Pack by Peak Design

Last Christmas I received from my kids a couple of items from Peak Design –  the do it all accessory Field Pouch, the Capture Pro Clip and the Capture Lens. These items are very useful and used them in June 2016 on my Photography trip to Iceland. The 3 simple items made hiking, lens changes and carrying the cameras a breeze, and having access to my cameras a breeze as well. Their products are amazing and very good build quality.  …

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would you try Back button focus?

would you try Back button focus?

About two years ago I was introduced to the Idea to try Back button focus with my cameras. When I first read about it, my first thought was, how would that make anything better. But I decided to give it a try, both my Nikon Cameras supported it so I reconfigured both of them with little effort and reconfiguring bot of them forced me to try it. What back button focus does is it uses the AF-On button as your…

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enhance your images for free?

enhance your images for free?

A while back I posted a notice that Google had opted to make their Photography images by Google Nik software suite for free. That was great but when I installed the suite the first thing dawned on me, what does each component of the suite do. I recently come across this article that touches on some filters that the suite has. This is a quick short article that explains 5 of the best filters this part of the photo suite…

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What is the difference in camera memory cards?

What is the difference in camera memory cards?

About Six months ago after much research, I decided to purchase a quadcopter drone. It is a DJI Phantom 3 Pro drone. This model came with everything ready to go. It even came with a 16 GB memory card for the camera and video part of it. I am planning on taking my drone with me to Iceland in June so I decided to stock up on memory cards for the trip. Well in trying to choose the right memory…

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Google Nik Software now free

Google Nik Software now free

On the 24th of March, Google has made their graphic editing software, their Nik Collection now for free. The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities — from filter applications that improve color correction to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images. Go to the Google Nik Collection site to…

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My Trip planned to Iceland

My Trip planned to Iceland

Thought I would send out an update about a trip I have been planning. I have pretty much finalized all the details of my trip I am taking to Iceland. In December, I purchased at that time, the latest DJI Phantom 3 Pro  drone. I wanted to add that to my list of tools for taking photos on my trip to Iceland. So since the beginning of January, I have been out mastering my flying skills with this drone. Earlier…

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