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In Praise of an Old Workhorse

May 21, 2017 - The Nikon D800 camera was introduced in February of 2012. I bought mine in October of that same year. Since then, I have...
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The Importance of Manually Setting White Balance

September 07, 2016 - When I take people out hiking and photographing in the woods, one of the first thing I tell them is to take their camera...
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One Camera, One Lens and One Focal Length for 500 Miles

May 26, 2016 - Oftentimes you'll hear photographers stressing over what gear to bring on a big trip or photography outing. There are a...
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Seven Reasons Why I Prefer My Nikon DSLRs to Mirrorless

April 13, 2016 - With all the fanboy bluster being posted these days about photographers ditching their DSLRs for mirrorless, I thought I...
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Seeing In 35 Millimeters

September 11, 2015 - The other day I was out hiking at Wood Rill, shooting with my Camino camera gear, the D800 and the 35mm f/1.8G Nikon len...
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My Camino Camera Strap Solution

September 03, 2015 - One of the more significant equipment questions for walking the Camino was what to use for a camera strap. This may not...
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Trying out my new "Goldilocks" 35mm f/1.8 lens

August 31, 2015 - In the interest of reducing the weight of my Camino pack, I have decided to take one lens, the 35mm f/1.8 G Nikon lens....
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Bringing My Nikon D800 On A 500-Mile Walk

August 22, 2015 - In one month, I embark on the 500-mile Camino de Santiago. I will walk the Camino Frances, which begins in the French Ba...
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A Photographic Composition Challenge

March 21, 2015 - One of the things I enjoy about photographing in the Big Woods is the compositional challenge it presents. With so much...
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Doubling Down on Nikon DSLRs

January 09, 2015 - What am I doing buying this hulking, behemoth Nikon DSLR at a time when others are downsizing into mirrorless cameras an...
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A Beautiful Cacophony

December 17, 2014 - The other day I was out hiking on the frozen creek bottom at the Wolsfeld Woods Scientific and Natural Area when I came...
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Why I Don't Upgrade With Each New Camera Model

October 09, 2014 - The two charts from the good folks over at DxO Mark that open this blog post provide the exact reason why I don't upgrad...
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This Is Why I Kept My Nikon D700

September 27, 2014 - The Nikon D700 shoots at a rate of eight frames per second when using the battery pack and AA batteries. That eight fram...
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Why I'm Not Interested In Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

September 20, 2014 - The reason I got into mirrorless cameras in the first place was to reduce the weight of my hiking camera kit, plain and...
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Will I Be Selling All My Nikon DSLR Gear?

September 01, 2014 - It seems everywhere I turn these days I hear photographers pronounce that they are getting rid of all their DSLR gear an...
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Lessons on Mobile Photography

August 12, 2014 - We've just returned from three weeks of traveling in Scandinavia. During that time I made over three thousand photograph...
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My Decision Is Made...I'm Taking The Lumix GH3!

April 25, 2014 - The decision of which camera to take trekking this summer has been made. The Panasonic Lumix GH3 has won out. Weight, si...
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A Chance Encounter With A Micro Four Thirds Convert

March 15, 2014 - Thursday night, Priscilla and I were returning to our car from an event at the Walker Art Center when we happened across...
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Mirrorless Cameras Demystified

August 10, 2013 - There is tons of buzz about mirrorless cameras in the photography world at the moment. Right now the major competitors i...
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Event photography at the Flint Hills Children's Festival

June 04, 2013 - This past weekend I stepped in as one of the event photographers at the Flint Hills Children's Festival in downtown St....
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Wildlife photography when you don't have a 600mm lens

May 20, 2013 - I don't do a lot of wildlife photography. Let me rephrase that, I do little to no wildlife photography. One of the thing...
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Enough with the grand pronouncements!

May 13, 2013 - First it was Scott Bourne's big announcement about dumping all his Canon gear for the micro four thirds system. Now Trey...
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Youth Sunday

April 15, 2013 - Yesterday was Youth Sunday at our church, Westminster Presbyterian Church of Minneapolis. This is absolutely one of my f...
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What to do with a lens that you're just not using

April 13, 2013 - I purchased the much heralded Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens a few years ago and have yet to really get comfortable with it. I...
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