About the Artist

I love photography because it allows me to share a unique moment that has never been before, and will never be again. I love to be able to capture small details of our amazing existence on earth – details otherwise lost in the shadows cast by the distractions of every day life. Bringing that detail out of the darkness and into the light, so that everyone can share in the unique beauty of that moment forever brings such joy to me.

Although we’re constantly surrounded by negativity in our daily lives, my photography reminds me that the world is beautiful, magical, miraculous and that there is always hope in tomorrow. If I can remind someone of that optimism, of that joy, then I feel like I’ve done something wonderful.

 

My Gear
Although I am fortunate and have a good camera, I believe that the photographer makes the photograph, not the gear. If I enjoy a good meal, I don’t believe I would be just as good at cooking it if I had the same kind of stove the cook used! Likewise, having a certain camera, lens or the many goodies that go with photography doesn’t make a photographer good at photography. The best camera is the one you have. These are words of encouragement to anyone who would like to be a photographer but feels like they lack the money or gear to do so. You can absolutely do it – all you need is passion; the rest will fall into place.

Camera:
Nikon D7100 24.1MP DX DSLR

Lenses I own or have shot with:

Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G Ed VR AF-S DX (“kit lens”)
Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF-S

Tripod:
Mefoto A2350Q2K GlobeTrotter Travel Tripod

Other stuff I use:
FotoTech FTML-L3 Wireless Shutter Release Remote
Eyelead Sensor Gel Stick
Universal SLR Built-in Pop-up Flash Diffuser
PLR Optics 67MM +1 +2 +4 +10 Close-Up Macro Filter Set
PLR Optics 67MM High Resolution 3-piece Filter Set (UV, Fluorescent, Polarizer)