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Shooting the Milky Way in Indiana

I have been trying for some time to get everything to come together to capture the Milky Way, but have had no success. I figured I would attempt it again in June on a western trip to Telluride and Moab areas… I have seen a lot of shots of the Milky Way from Utah, and more specifically, the Moab and Arches National Park area. Ok, I might actually have a…
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Black Rapid RS-2 Sport Strap

I have had my Black Rapid RS-2 Sport strap for quite a while now, and I can honestly say that it is the best camera strap I have ever owned. It is a great fit and very secure, I never worry about my D800 falling off. It combines an over the shoulder, with an under arm strap to make sure it is going to stay where you want it. If…
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A Guide to Shooting in Low Light

I get asked a lot on Instagram and Twitter, How I get good shots at an indoor Horse Show? The problem that 90% of those people encounter is that the arenas have terrible light, possibly a mix of multiple types, but definitely it’s low light. Brett over at Photzy has a free guide explaining it. Here’s an excerpt from Brett… ““How do I deal with shooting in Low-Light situations?” If…
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A Guide to Shooting Macro

I grabbed this guide on shooting macro yesterday from Dan Eitreim and I highly recommend it for the price he’s offering. Dan’s email excerpt… “All week long you’ve been working your tail off. You’ve been fighting the traffic, putting up with bosses that really don’t know what they’re doing, stressing about the bills, and so on. I’m sure you get my meaning. You are looking forward to the weekend so…
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“What Camera Do You Use?”

I get asked a lot… “What camera do you use?” Most of the time I am being asked because the person asking has tried to shoot horse shows at indoor arenas and the shots don’t turn out. I use a Nikon D800… but firstly, it’s not so much the camera that gets the shot, it’s settings and lenses along with the camera body that allows you to get a shot…
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