Patrick Comtois Photography

Patrick Comtois Photography

A place where the world of photography is discussed and shared.

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January 20, 2022 8 min

In this episode I briefly layout why making photographic goals is a good practice to ensure success.

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What sets a photographer apart from someone who just takes pictures. I have a few thoughts on that in this latest podcast.

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Social media has both advantages and disadvantages for photographers. In this podcast we discuss each and how it might help you make a decision on whether to use social media or not.

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September 23, 2021 12 min

Whether beginner or advanced, photography is all about constant learning. Not simply learning for the sake of learning but rather learning what we think we need to be better photographers.

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September 15, 2021 14 min

Often times new photographers are very unsure of how to proceed with exposure, aperture and even white balance which can lead them to miss the moment. In this podcast we explore how you might overcome those fears and move your photography forward.

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February 4, 2020 7 min

Is instant gratification good for your photography? I discuss why it might not be the best thing and why you should put in the time and allow the journey of photography to give you the gratification you seek.

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December 7, 2019 6 min

What is the best f/stop to use for wildlife? Avery common question that I seem to get via email and when out shooting with fellow photographers. In this podcast episode I try to address this questions and also discuss shutter speed and ISO a bit.

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October 22, 2019 10 min

A chill is in the air, leaves are falling and the birds have begun their migrations to warmer climates. All this can mean only one thing, fall is upon us. With fall, comes fall color. In this podcast I offer some thoughts and tips on how to maximize your time in the beautiful fall foliage, especially at sunrise.

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September 24, 2019 8 min

What are some signs that you may have too much camera gear? Too much gear you say, that cannot be about me! Well, there may be some indications that traveling a bit lighter may be better and those closets and drawers full of photographic gear may be hampering your photography.

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July 4, 2019 7 min

In this episode I discuss why free should not be part of your business plan and how this can affect the perceptions of all photographers and often make it difficult to restore faith in photographers once the damage has been done. Nowhere in the business plan is the word free listed.

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June 5, 2019 4 min

Ever get stuck wondering which lens is the best option at a specific moment? Well, rest assured you are not alone. I think all photographers have been there at one time or another. In this episode I share some advice that was passed on to me on lens selection that really helps and is pretty much common sense.

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April 10, 2019 6 min

Backups are the one of the most important things that a photographer can have as part of their workflow. In this episode I touch briefly on how I handle my own backups.

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March 19, 2019 6 min

I have been getting a few inquiries on gear, specifically, tripods that I use, so I thought another podcast was in order to share the types I have and how I use them. Hopefully you will find this helpful.

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One thing I always try to pass on when someone trust’s me enough to ask a photography questions is “Don’t carve your camera settings in stone” just because so and so does this. Be creative and make the photograph yours with your style. I cannot emphasize that enough, YOUR STYLE

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January 9, 2019 7 min

Always fun to speculate on new gear that will enhance your photography. Nikon is rumored to be releasing the Nikon D6 sometime early this year. In this episode we talk about what the new flagship camera might have regarding its specs.

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December 20, 2018 8 min

In this episode I discuss how letting self doubt creep into your photography can really impact your photographs and self confidence

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December 8, 2018 6 min

How do you get closer to your wildlife subjects? I have a few different thoughts on how you might go about that.

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Getting started in photography does take some persistance and work. In this episode I share my journey on getting established with a bit of luck at first and then planning.

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October 14, 2018 6 min

There are many places to draw inspiration for your photography. In this episode I offer a few suggestions to help move your photography along.

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