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Patrick Comtois Photography
A place where the world of photography is discussed and shared.
Aug 22, 2023
Podcast #32 - I already have the shot
Resting on the premise that you have the shot is not the best way to continue to grow and move your photography forward. In this episode, I share my thoughts about this phrase that I hear quite often from struggling photographers.
Jul 25, 2023
Checklist before shooting
In this episode I share the acronym HASTE that helps me get the best photograph I can prior to shooting.
Jul 11, 2023
3 tips to improve your photography
I share three things that can immediately help improve your photography.
Jul 6, 2023
Do you take bad photographs
Asked this question at a workshop, it gave my pause to think about this and I share my thoughts and answer in this episode.
Jun 16, 2023
Planning & Research
Thoughts on prepping for photo trips and planning ahead for having successful outings.
Jun 21, 2022
With the advent of summer upon us, I address some questions that rolled in regarding what basics to take to and airshow. Not only gear, but some other essentials that you may not have thought about taking with you.
Feb 28, 2022
DSLR vs Mirrorless
In this podcast I share my thoughts on things to consider when looking at getting a new camera.
Feb 10, 2022
How you compose your photograph can often be a daunting task when looking through the viewfinder. I share some thoughts on how I approach composition with a simple mental checklist each time I raise the camera eye.
Jan 19, 2022
Goals & Photography Success
In this episode I briefly layout why making photographic goals is a good practice to ensure success.
Nov 15, 2021
Don’t just be a photographer
What sets a photographer apart from someone who just takes pictures. I have a few thoughts on that in this latest podcast.
Oct 13, 2021
Photography Genres - Where do you fit in?
Oct 4, 2021
Is social media good or bad for photographers
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.
Sep 24, 2021
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.
Sep 16, 2021
Fear of the unknown
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.
Feb 3, 2020
Instant gratification for photography
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.
Dec 6, 2019
Best aperture for wildlife
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.
Oct 23, 2019
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.
Sep 25, 2019
Too much gear
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.
Jul 5, 2019
Free is not a business plan
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.
Jun 6, 2019
Which lens do I use
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.
Apr 11, 2019
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.
Mar 20, 2019
Gear - Tripods
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.
Feb 20, 2019
Camera settings - Don't carve them in stone
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
Jan 8, 2019
The rumored Nikon D6
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.
Dec 19, 2018
Self Doubt in Photography
In this episode I discuss how letting self doubt creep into your photography can really impact your photographs and self confidence