My obsession with photography began in 2006. As a present for graduating high school, my parents gave me a small point-and-shoot camera to take with me to college. However, before moving to Boston in the fall, I took that little camera with me on a road trip through the American Southwest. That's when the seed was planted.
That little camera stayed with me for six months, before my parents gave me my first DSLR the following winter, a refurbished Nikon D50. It was a low-end camera, but it was also the perfect tool to teach me more about myself as a photographer.
For the last 11 years, I've been all over the world behind various lenses, capturing landscapes, cityscapes, travel photos, and street photos. Landscapes are my main passion, but not the only one, as the galleries in this website will show.
Even 11 years later, I'm still trying to grow as a photographer, and hopefully the evolution of content on this site will help to show that. Thank you for visiting!
Frequently asked questions:
I'm a new photographer. What advice do you have?
Experience is more important than equipment. Photography can be a very expensive hobby, and I've seen a lot of people jump in head-first before taking the right steps to make sure it's the right hobby for them. Instead of spending $1500 on a lens to make your photos a tiny bit sharper, spend that $1500 on a trip. Instead of browsing Amazon, go out and shoot.
Your equipment won't help you until you learn to compose, learn what aperture means, learn how to use a histogram, and how to react to changing conditions and light. Equipment can help you, as they are tools to get the job done, but the most important tool in getting a good photo is you. Training your photographic mind is the most important tool upgrade you can make. I am guilty of falling into this trap as well.
What equipment do you use?
The previous lecture aside, I still get asked this and some of my export procedures can strip this information off of the photos.
Right now my primary DSLR is a Nikon D7200. I am currently using a three lens kit for about 99% of my DSLR photos:
- Tokina 11-16 f/2.8
- Nikkor 16-80 f/2.8-4
- Nikkor 70-200 f/4
The 16-80 is my primary lens and I use it about 90% of the time. I do not shoot full frame, mostly for financial reasons as photography is just a hobby for me right now.
I've recently added a Fujifilm x100f for street photography and as an everyday-carry camera. This camera is portable and features a fixed lens, but also has a sensor roughly the size of the D7200 which provides good low light images when hand-held.
Previous cameras used for photos in this gallery include a Nikon D90 (primary camera from late 2008-early 2015) and a Nikon D50 (primary from late 2006-late 2008). There are also some iPhone photos in the blog.
I want a print. Do you sell them?
I am not selling prints at this time. I've tried to do prints before and it's a lot of work for something that is not a full-time job and something that was not a major source of income. I'm also not entirely sure I was doing it right, especially with respect to paper selection (and, at that point, photo quality for some of the selections).
This does not mean I will not sell prints again in the future, but at this point I am enjoying not having to deal with the residual work that doing prints created. If I do start selling prints, I will advertise it on various social media and on this site's blog.
I want a license. Do you sell them?
Yes, depending on the situation. Licensing fees vary upon intended use of the photo and other agreements already in place. Not every photo can be licensed.
If you have a specific photo you would wish to license, please e-mail me with the photo and the intended use.
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