I am an IT guy, automotive & space geek, cyclist, explorer, adventurer, traveler, & motorcycle enthusiast. Currently living in the city of Durham in the beautiful state of North Carolina, where vast natural beauty spreads from the mountains to the sea.
My foray into photography began a few years back, when I bought a well used Nikon D90 from Craigslist on a whim to simply find an avenue for some after work relaxation. My love for this hobby grew exponentially ever since.
Now I am routinely engaging in my surroundings with my gear enjoying the process of attempting to technically evolve, while looking to unveil and share those seemingly ordinary, yet very much extraordinarily magic, prosaic sights that we encounter each day.
I hope you enjoy looking through the variety of the portfolio, and my personal take on those subjects I have had the chance to witness.
Current Gear List
I am frequently asked about what photography gear I use to capture the images found on this site. For ease of reference, the kit I currently shoot with is listed below.
(note: u1 - Wildlife, u2 - Portrait)
(note: u1 - Wildlife/BIF, u2 - Landscape, u3 - Portrait)
- Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S
- Nikkor Z 20mm f/1.8 S
- Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S
- Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
- Nikon Z Teleconverter TC-2.0x
Tripods and Mounts:
- Sirui AM-204V Monopod
- Sirui T-25SK T-0S Series Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod (x2)
- Sirui A1205 Carbon Fiber Tripod w/ Y-11 Ball Head
- Vanguard veo 2 bp-120 aluminum ball head
- Vanguard gh-300t pistol grip ball head
- Magnus gh-m1 gimbal head
Bags and Storage:
- Tenba DNA 11 Slim Messenger Bag
- Cotton CCS G3 2 Camera Harness
- Wandrd PRVKE 31L w/ Essential Cube
- Think Tank Streetwalker V2.0 Pro
- Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 20
- OverBoard Pro-Light Waterproof Backpack 30L
- Lowepro Flipside Trek BP 350 AW Backpack
- Adobe Lightroom Classic - Mac
- Adobe Lightroom - Android
- Topaz Labs Sharpen AI - Mac
- Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI - Mac
- Helicon Focus Premium - Mac
- Sony 64GB G Series XQD Memory Cards
- SanDisk 128GB Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC Memory Cards
- Bolt VM-160 LED Macro Ring Light
- Lens Ball Pro
- Beer Bottle Cap
- Nikon MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord
- Cotton G3 Harness for 2 Cameras
- Various Peak Design Straps