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A large Public Domain photo repository with high resolution free photos and vectors. All copyright free stock photos and royalty free photos, and CC0 Photos. 21500 free and public domain photos, images, clipart, pics and vectors and counting. To view/download a photo in high resolution, please click on the image.

Canon 5d Mark IV: What it should have been

07/26/2017
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This video will look at the specs of the Canon 5d Mark IV and compares to the Nikon D750 and the Nikon 710 as well as the Sony ARII. I will look at the good features as well as three or four features that it lacks and I think should be in the Camera especially at the high $3300 price tag, which is more expensive than its Nikon or Sony Counterparts. Overall, its a solid camera but slightly disappointing in terms of DR and technology specs.

Why are DSRL sales falling? Is it the Mirror-less revolution?

07/25/2017
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For the past several years, DSRL sales have dropped of. The are about 65% of where they were 4 years ago. You might think this is because of the Mirror-less revolution and people are jumping ship from DSRL cameras to mirror-less cameras. However, that is not the case. Canon and Nikon still dominate the Amazon top sellers list for digital cameras. The reason sales are lagging so much is because the lower end of the DSRL marketing is being eaten alive by smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy 6 which sports a 16 MP Camera and 4k video. With smartphone Cameras getting so good, hobbyists are holding off or just not buying new Cameras. Agree/Disagree?

Canon 6d Mark II and Nikon 7500: Why we as customers should not be fanboys and offer critical and objective reviews

07/24/2017
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This video talks about why fanboyism is bad for customers about cameras and why objective reviews and criticism is completely necessary in order for us as consumer to get our money worth when we buy a camera. I will be using the Canon 6d Mark II and the Nikon d7500 as examples as cameras that just don't deliver for the money. We should not be comparing 2017 cameras to cameras of yesteryear but should benchmark them to the technology that is available today. Crappy DR performance and lack of 4k video(which smartphones have) in a $2000 camera should not be acceptable in 2017.

Canon 6D Mark II Review and thoughts

07/24/2017
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Important links and info:

1. Cannon 6d Mark II -- Canon 6d Mark II at Amazon.

2. Dynamic Range over ISO Comparison -- Important Comparison of performance. This one has a Nikon and Sony Performance.

Overall I can't recommend this photo for people looking to buy their first full frame camera. For a lightweight full-frame, I recommend the Sony Mirror-less Cameras and I also recommend the Nikon d750. If this camera had 4k video, I might recommend it, but it doesn't.

Long Distance Biking and Photography

07/22/2017
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Important information and Links for this video:

Canon Powershot: Canon Powershot

Nikon Coolpix: Nikon Coolpix.

I would actually buy a used road bike off craigslist rather than drop $1,000 on one and for tires, you'll want something like these:

Bike Tires. - I would get the tires from your local bike store instead of buying online.

Minnesota Travel and Photography: Voyageurs National Park

07/22/2017
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Important Links and info for Voyageurs National Park:

Voyageurs National Park Homepage -- The NPS official site for Voyageurs National Park.

Voyageurs National Park Album -- Photo of Voyageurs National Park.

Arrowhead Lodge and resort -- Lodging at Arrowhead(reserve now).

Chocolate Moose Restaurant -- Delicious food

Minnesota Travel and Photography: Great River Bluffs

07/20/2017
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A small guide on the overlooks and bluffs in Great River Bluffs State Park and where to take the best photos. This park features several bluffs with different views of the valley and the Mississippi River.

Link: Minnesota DNR site for great river bluffs

Link: Photo Album of Great River Bluffs

Image licensing Guide and resources and information on creative commons licensing

07/19/2017
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Here are some links to pertinent information regarding different types of licenses:

1. Free Art License - I didn't go over this license, but its a copyleft license.The Free Art License grants the right to freely copy, distribute, and transform creative works without infringing the author’s rights.

2. Different Creative Commons Licenses. -- Different CC licenses.

3. Creative Commons Zero License. -- Creative commons zero license.

4. Library of Congress

Remember most photography produced under the government under government work hours and pay are public domain and cannot be copyrighted although exceptions may apply.

5. Model Release Information.

Equipment, location, and Setup for Astrophotography plus a small tutorial of how to find and remove spots in lightroom

07/19/2017
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The start of this video is about how to find and remove spots in lightroom but the bulk of this video is focused on the equipment, location, and other things necessary for shooting good astrophotography.

Lenses:

1. Rokinon 24mm 1.4.

2. Rokinon 14mm 2.8.

Basics of Astrophotography Editing: Bringing out the Milky Way

07/15/2017
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This is how to do some basic editing to bring out the Galactic Core in a Night Sky Photo of the Milky Way.