FOCUSED ON ACTION
I photograph action whether behavior, a moment, or a thrill. I enjoy portraiture photography. I love nature photography. Birds in flight are a special challenge and a thrill to capture. I shoot events and people, achieving a story told by the shots. I shoot pets. People together with their pets reveal something in both through the lens to me.
It does take a bit of a 'nerd' side to develop the digital darkroom skills needed to fulfill the vision seen through the camera. My photography background began in the black & white darkroom in high school, and was honed shooting slides for years with its 2 stop unforgiving limitations. I started employing a photojournalistic style and still do today, preferring natural settings.
Photo equipment includes:
Nikon bodies: D300s, D700
Nikon lenses: 50 mm f/1.4, 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5, 105mm f/2.8 micro, 18-200mm, 28-70mm f/2.8, 300mm f/2.8; 1.7x tele-converter
Tripod: Gitzo 3531LSV Monopod: Manfrotto 681B
Heads: Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ballhead, Wimberley Sidekick, Kirk Monopod Head MPA-2
Flash: Nikon SB-800, Better Beamer
Flash Bracket: Boomerang by ProMedia Gear
Software: Photoshop CS3, Lightroom 4, Photomatix Pro 4, Noise Ninja 2, OnOne Photosuite 6