My Gear

What I am about to state is clearly an understatement. Photography can be an expensive endeavor. This applies to the hobbies or the professional photographer. To verify this just ask my wife.

I start with the above statement because camera equipment, lenses, software, lights, filters, training, and pre-sets add up. For me, I am fortunate to own a variety of photography equipment. And… the good news is you don’t need loads of camera equipment to be able to produce excellent results. As a matter of fact, shhhhhh, I don’t own photoshop. I is true, you can create stunning photographic images without photoshop.

And some of my first lenses were bought on Ebay.

My Cameras:

Nikon D600 – This camera captures 24 mega pixel images. Unfortunately, the camera has been discontinued and replaced by the Nikon D610. With the upgrade Nikon solved the dust and oil issue that was happening on the sensor. I love my D600, had the sensor replaced for free, and shoot outstanding portrait and outdoor images. See for yourself at my gallery.

Nikon 90 – This was my first digital camera. I love it and it still captures fantastic images. The camera is a workhorse. It shoots at 12.5 mega pixels. I would recommend picking up a used body as an addition to your equipment.

My Lenses

Nikon 24-85mm 3.5 – This is my walk around lens and came with the Nikon D600 package when I purchased it two years ago. The lens is decent.

Nikon 50mm 1.8 portrait – I love this lens. So inexpensive and captures outstanding portraits. With this lens I have produced exceptional indoor and outdoor portraits and been paid for my efforts.

Nikon 85mm 1.8 portrait – Recently added this lens to my collection. I love it as well as the 50mm. If you are outdoor or in studio this lens is a must have for the money. You can upgrade to the Nikon 85mm 1.4 for a significant price increase.

Tamron 18-270mm 3.5/6.3 DX – A good lens. I use it with my Nikon D90 when shooting with that camera. This a DX lens and will not work well with FX (full frame) cameras.

Tokina 16-28mm 2.8 – Love this lens. So sharp and leaving your image with outstanding color. If you are are shooting indoor, such as Cathederals, or outdoor landscapes this lens should be considered as an addition to your equipment. It retails for a whole lot less then the Nikon 12-24mm wide angle.

My Light

Speedlight SB-700 – What can I say… outstanding and shoots from a hotshot or wireless from my Nikon D600. I use this light mainly in interior real estate shots and on occasion I have use it in outdoor portrait photography as well.

My Software

LightRoom 5.7

Photomatix 5.0

Perfect Photo Suite 8.0


My Pre-sets & Plug-ins

Serge Ramelli Landcape Pre-Sets for LightRoom – When you are ready to move your photography to the next level I recommend Serge Ramelli’s tutorial and pre-sets. He is an awesome professional photographer living in Paris France. Serge’s tutorial helped me jump a level in my own photography.

Topaz Adjust

Topaz De-Noise

Topaz ReMask

Topaz Restyle

Topaz Star Effect



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