Here's the update for Me 2.0.  I'm evolving; I guess we're all evolving, in one way or another.  My evolution, as a photographer, anyway, is moving towards more technical aspects of photography, using light more effectively, and being more deliberate in my work.  A year ago, I said that I was primarily a nature & wildlife photographer who was doing more work with people.  I don't think I can accurately say that anymore; after a quick review of my images, I have very little in the way of nature and wildlife in the last year, and lots and lots of work with people.

 

Photographing pikas at 14,000ftMe, ready for the arctic conditions at 14,000ft

As I was learning about the technical aspects of photography and using light, I took a studio workshop, just for fun, and wound up enjoying it a lot more than I was expecting.  I learned more about lighting and photographing people (and I'm still learning).  Now that I have a little more experience with lighting, I'm trying to do some different things - I'm taking folks to remote locations, trying to combine genres of nature photography with lighting and working with people.  I'm still learning, but I'm having a lot of fun doing it.

I'm motivated by 2 things - I want to have fun, and I want to learn.  And the more I learn, the better able I am able to capture any photographic visions.  I often say, I don't have an artistic bone in my body, I'm just a guy who likes foxes.  Despite that, I enjoy what I'm doing.  I try to NOT do what everyone else is doing, so you'll see me combining genres or trying some different things from time to time.  If there's a crowd, I'm heading in the other direction.

I'm a Sony guy - I've used Sony cameras exclusively since 2006, starting with the a100.  I'm now using E-mount cameras withe native E-mount glass and a variety of adapted lenses.

My current gear list is evolving:

Cameras

  • Sony A7RII
  • Sony A7II
  • Sony A6300

Lenses

  • Zeiss Batis 85mm 1.8
  • Sony Zeiss 55mm 1.8
  • Sigma 24mm 1.4
  • Sony 70-200mm 4
  • Sigma 120-300 2.8
  • Canon 600mm IS 4

Lighting

  • Godox AD600/AD200/V860II
  • MagMod Light Modifiers

 

Thanks for checking out my work.

 

A few years ago, I did a brief write up in Outdoor PhotographerI've also had some article published in various other online blogs and web sites (none of which I am able to locate - well, that was a few years ago . . .)

Me and my son, Chris. He's in college now, so that should give you an idea of how old this image is.