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Get Ready to Photograph the Lunar Eclipse

Blood Moon Visible Sunday, May 15th

The 2019 total lunar “blood moon” eclipse

This weekend, get ready for a total lunar eclipse! The eclipse takes place the night of May 15th and ends early in the morning on May 16th. Most readers in North America will be able to see a total or partial eclipse.

Check to see where and when you can view the 2022 Blood Moon

Tips for photographing a lunar eclipse

If you want to photograph the total lunar eclipse, you’ll want to be prepared. Read my article How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse for all the tricks you’ll need to capture this celestial event, including lenses and camera settings.

The Image Doctors #136

Nikon Z9 firmware 2.0 announced

Today, Nikon announced firmware update 2.0 for the flagship Z9 mirrorless camera. We’ll unpack what’s been announced, what we like, and what improvements we’d still like to see in the Nikon Z9. The new firmware will be available on April 20th, and has lots of major improvements for both still and video capture.

Nikon Z9 Firmware 2.0 details (Nikon USA)

Nikon Z9 Open Chat with Jason Odell

Nikon Z9 camera
Join me online to learn about my experience with the Nikon Z9.

Your Nikon Z9 Questions Answered

Want your Nikon Z9 questions answered? Join me online Friday, March 18th where I’ll answer your questions about the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera.

When: Friday, March 18th 10am US Mountain Time (Noon Eastern)
Where: Zoom meeting

Watch Nikon Z9 Open Chat (replay)

Check out my complete guide to Nikon Z9 settings for bird and wildlife photography: Bird Photography with the Nikon Z9

Nikon Z9 eBook Released

The complete settings guide to bird and wildlife photography with the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera

American coot © Jason P. Odell
Discover the secrets to bird photography using the Nikon Z9 camera.

I’m pleased to announce the official release of my newest PDF eBook, Bird Photography with the Nikon Z9. This comprehensive guide has all of the settings and customizations I use for bird and wildlife photography with the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera. But this book is more than just a list of settings. I will walk you through not just which settings I recommend, but why I recommend them.

Bird Photography with the Nikon Z9 offers an in-depth look at the inner workings of the Nikon Z9 autofocus system, with detailed descriptions of all of its customizations. You’ll also learn how to optimize the buttons and controls on the Nikon Z9 for bird and wildlife photography, plus everyday settings. I’ve included sample configurations for both regular (shutter) and back button focusing setups, too. You’ll get shooting settings for exposure, frame rate, and metering for all types of bird photography scenarios, including birds in flight.

Beyond the camera settings, you’ll also get my tips and tricks for capturing dynamic bird photos with the Nikon Z9, and ways to improve your photography.

  • Includes a custom Nikon Z9 camera settings file, Adobe Lightroom develop presets, and a structured keyword list of over 10,000 bird species
  • View the table of contents here
  • Bird Photography with the Nikon Z9 is available now via digital download

The Image Doctors #132

We’re back, and this week we’re discussing photography locations in our home state of Colorado. Colorado is a beautiful place to photograph, but there’s some challenges associated with living above 5000′ elevation. We’ll offer some places we love to photograph, plus some locations that we generally avoid due to crowds and other pitfalls.

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