Making sense of Lightroom flag filters and how to show just non-rejected photos

I have to say that Lightroom’s Flag filter UI has got to be one of the poorest UI designs in the history of UI designs…but I digress…

For a long while, I could not figure out how to display only the photos that have not been rejected. I was sure you could, but I never took the time to figure it out. Well, after some research I found that it’s really simple once you understand how the Flag section of the filters work. As is often the case, none of the information was presented in a way that I liked, so I decided to put my own spin on the subject and wrote this post. Enjoy. Read more

Wildlife shooting with the Nikon P900 (and D750)

I had trip planned to Lake Arrowhead, CA. and wanted something fun to play with. I decided on the Nikon Coolpix P900. Ever since its announcement last year, I’ve been more than a little intrigued by this bad boy with its effective 2000mm focal length zoom. My hesitation up til now stemmed from the fact that I normally shoot with a D750 and was concerned that it just wouldn’t measure up and I’d regret the purchase.

I did my homework and read and watched a ton of reviews. Most said it was a fun camera and just went on and on about how far it could zoom. Many reviews stated that it wasn’t good for wildlife and birds, but that just seemed counter intuitive for something with such an incredible zoom range. I needed to find out for myself and took the plunge. It didn’t take long to find out its limitations…and strengths. Read more

My girl

Nothing much to do today, so I went back and re-processed some photos and what better subject than my girl.

Nikon D7200/D750 owner can’t click the buy D500 button…so far

The coverage of the new Nikon D500 has got me with a super bad case of camera lust. My D750 has done a great job of fending this feeling off for the past year, but it was inevitable that it wouldn’t last, right? My backup body is a D7200 and has really seen little use aside from a one-day outing at an air show paired with my Tamron 150-600mm. The D500’s low-light performance, continuous shutter speed, huge memory cache, touch-sensitive tilting screen, pro controls, etc. have all been enticing me to get one. I’ve actually had it in my shopping cart twice now, only to be removed after further consideration. It’s not solely a money issue. I can easily afford it and with the recent sale of my Nikon 14mm 2.8 and likely sale of my D7200–it’s a financial no-brainer. So why the hesitation? Read more