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Natural Exposures Invitational Photo Tours is your connection to life-changing experiences through photography, travel, wildlife, nature, and conservation. Traveling with Dan and Tanya is uniquely different. Dan’s forty-plus years as a professional photographer provide learning opportunities few other photo instructors can provide. Tanya’s hospitality and logistic skills were honed under her family’s Tundra Buggy Tours.  Combining their talents under the umbrella of Natural Exposures provides a unique opportunity for you to become a better photographer while enjoying the life-changing experiences travel and photo tours can provide. The world is waiting, and time is short. Let’s create memories you’ll never forget and the pictures to prove it.

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Daniel J. Cox has photographed for National Geographic magazine

Daniel’s work is featured in many well regarded publications including National Geographic.

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  • "It's one of the best trips we've taken with superb guides! "Even though I'm a point and shoot photographer, I felt very much a part of the program. Dan was there to answer questions…

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  • Diane Rauschenfels says:

    We loved having Proctor Area Educational Foundation from the Fun draising evening as we saw Daniel J. Cox PHS 1978 famous speaker. As we saw beautiful animals and great information! Thanks!!!

    1 week ago on Updated Firmware Ver 1.1 for Olympus 150-400mm (3 comments)
  • Luis Mesa says:

    Dr Dom, you can with the adaptor. Check B&H. They have been selling that combination for years. The bigger sensor both in size and megapixels allows for cropping and you can almost get to the reach of the Olympus. Why the extra dollars for a lens that has been selling…

    2 weeks ago on OM Systems Comes Alive with OM-1 Mark ll (15 comments)
  • DrDom says:

    Luis, agree in part, but I don't think you can put the Sigma (or any third party) on the R5 and if you could you still don't get the reach - roughly 900mm equivalent with 19-20 MP. Z8 + Nikon 160-600 maybe another option, but actually more expensive... No options…

    2 weeks ago on OM Systems Comes Alive with OM-1 Mark ll (15 comments)
  • Luis Mesa says:

    Daniel, The physical aspects cannot be done by firmware updates, but considering that the main electronics of the camera, like sensor size, megapixels, and most of the menu, with the exception of the ND filter, I think most of the upgrades could have been done by updating the firmware. The…

    3 weeks ago on OM Systems Comes Alive with OM-1 Mark ll (15 comments)
  • Lucas says:

    I just discovered some interesting data from the site https://www.photonstophotos.net If you compare the dynamic range of the Panny G9-II with the OMD M1 mark I and mark II, then you can see that the G9 II is a bit better than the OMD M1-I, but strangely the OMD M1-II…

    3 weeks ago on OM Systems Comes Alive with OM-1 Mark ll (15 comments)
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    New Firmware Coming With the recent announcement of the OM-1, Mark ll came a flood of frustration from original OM-1 owners. The angst was inspired by no mention of any firmware update for OM-1. People were not happy. Most photographers felt the new camera was not much more than a…

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    I’m excited to announce there’s life in the labs of OM Systems. This last week, OM Systems introduced three new products – the OM-1 Mark ll, a 150-600mm f5-6.3 super zoom, and a revised super wide 9-18 F/4-5.6. My two cents here in this blog post are nothing more than…

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  • Updated Firmware Ver 1.1 for Olympus 150-400mm

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    I have no idea how I missed this. OM Digital Solutions has released Updated Firmware Ver 1.1 for Olympus 150-400mm lens. It was announced on November 14th, 2023. The website states simply, “Improved Lens Stability.” I’m not sure what that means, but so far, it seems like it’s doing a…

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