I started photography when I was in high school. I was one of three photographers that supported the school publications including the annual schoolbook. I used a Rolleiflex twin lens reflex camera. It was a medium format camera that shot 120 roll film. I also used a Zenit single lens reflex camera. That one shot 35mm film.

Since then, I have been fortunate to have my photography published in newspapers, travel books and magazines. My photography has also been used by numerous artists for album covers, watercolour and oil paintings. A number of recording studios have also used my photography for their marketing materials and for their websites.

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Bodies

I love shooting with my Leica M10 Rangerfinder. It is the newest addition to my camera gear. I use but one lens with this camera, a Summicron F2.0 35mm.

I also shoot with a Leica D-lux Typ 109.

I have been a Nikon shooter for decades and I currently have three bodies.

The Nikon D800:

The Nikon D750 (most used):

The Nikon D600:


Lenses

I am usually working with one of the four following lenses from Nikon. Two of the Trinity lenses from Nikon: the 14-24mm f2.8 and the 24-70mm f2.8.

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I also spend a lot of time shooting with the 50mm F1.4 prime. Fast and sharp — even on the D800. If I need to shoot long, which I don’t do very often, then I grab my 70-300mm F4.5 -5.6 VR telephoto. This is a lens that even Thom Hogan recommends. For the money, it is a pretty decent telephoto.

nikon 50plus

I also have a few other lenses including the 24-120mm F4, 35mm F1.8, 28mm F1.8 and 24mm F2.8.

Processing

Most of my post-processing work is done in Lightroom. I have a number of presets from VSCO and the full suite of plugins from Nik. Every once in a while I jump out to Photoshop. Both products are now running from Adobe’s Creative Cloud service.

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Accessories

Tripods come from Manfretto, ballheads from Really Right Stuff, camera straps from BlackRapid, memory cards from Sandisk and camera bags from Think Tank Photo

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