Photography

I keep my online photographs on Flickr. It didn't make sense to duplicate them here. Here's a link. There are also some very old family photos that I've restored.

History

I've only been doing photography since about 2000. It was about the time that high quality digital cameras were being produced. I decided on Nikon, but the professional bodies were too expensvie. When the D100 came out, I took the plunge. As you can see from my equipment listing below, I've upgraded to a full frame pro body. It's starting to get old, but It's all I need.

I mainly do landscape photography as I'm out in the hills in forests on a regular basis. Latley, I've been getting into cityscapes. I've also dabbled in product and portrait photography.

Equipment

Photographers always seem to be interested in what equipment other photogrphers use. Maybe it's only the professional ones. I list mine just in case.

Not all the equipment in this list is used on all jobs. I generally use a small kit for jobs that require long distance traveling. Some of the equipment is only used in my studio.

Camera Bodies and Lenses

  • Nikon D3 Body
  • Nikon D2X Body
  • Nikkor 12-24mm DX
  • Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8
  • Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8
  • Nikkor 50mm f/1.4
  • Nikkor 85mm f/1.4
  • Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 micro
  • Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8
  • Nikkor TC-17E II Teleconverter

Filters and Accessories

  • Canon 77mm 500D Closeup Lens
  • Nikon 77mm L37c
  • Nikon 77mm Circular Polar II
  • Singh-Ray 77mm Vari ND
  • Singh-Ray 77mm Gold & Blue Polarizer
  • Singh-Ray 84 x 120mm 2 stop Grad ND
  • Singh-Ray 84 x 120mm 3 stop Grad ND
  • Nikon MC-30 Remote Cable Release
  • Nikon SC-17 Flash Synchro Cable

Tripods and Ball Heads

  • Gitzo G1348 carbon fiber tripod
  • Arca Swiss B1 ball head
  • Really Right Stuff quick release clamp and L brackets

Exposure,White Balance, and Color

  • Sekonic L-758DR Light Meter
  • Sekonic Calibration Target/Gray Card
  • Eye-one Display 2 Color Calibration System
  • Expodisc 77mm

Lighting, Triggering, and Power

  • Elinchrom Ranger RX Speed AS (x2)
  • Elinchrom Ranger RX Speed space battery
  • Elinchrom Ranger 12' Header Cable
  • Elinchrom Ranger S Head (x3)
  • Lowel Tungsten VIP Pro-Light (x2)
  • Lowel Four Way Barn Doors for VIP Pro-Light (x2)
  • Lowel Dichroic Filter (x2)
  • Nikon SB-800 Speedlight (x2)
  • Nikon R1C1 macro lighting kit
  • Pocket Wizard Plus II (x4)
  • Quantum Turbo 2x2

Light Control & Shaping

  • Elinchrom Rotalux Softbox Deep Octa 100cm
  • Elinchrom Rotalux Softbox Octa 175cm
  • Elinchrom Complete Honeycomb grids 12°, 20°, and 30°
  • Elinchrom Barndoor Set Pro 21
  • Elinchrom Standard Reflector 50° 21cm (x2)
  • Elinchrom Accesory Holder 21cm and assorted gells
  • Chimera Super Pro Plus 9" x 36"
  • Chimera Super Pro Plus 24" x 32"
  • Chimera Super Pro Plus 36" x 48"
  • Photech 18" x 27" Digital Lighthouse
  • Westcott 1032 42" 6 in 1 reflector kit
  • Westcott 1037 52" 6 in 1 reflector kit
  • Westcott 2001 43" White Umbrellas (x2)
  • Westcott 2002 43" Silver Umbrellas (x2)
  • Photogenic 60" Eclipse Umbrella with white satin interior (x2)

Stands, Booms, Grip & Accessories

  • Avenger A700 16.3' Junior Boom Light Stand
  • Avenger E700 Baby drop down pin
  • Avenger D390 Universal Flextension Kit
  • Bogen 3350 4' Mini Kit Light Stand (x2)
  • Bogen 3363 13' Master Light Stand
  • Bogen 3373 6' Retractable Five Section Light Stand (x2)
  • Photoflex Pro Duty Back Drop Support Kit
  • Westcott 5881 Muslin Background 10' x 24' Smokey Grey
  • Bogen Super Clamp (x3)
  • Bogen Nano Clamp
  • Visual Departures Larger Jelly Roll Carrying Case

Processing Tools & Software

  • Wacom Intuos Pro medium tablet
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Epson 2200 printer