Tech Talk

General:

Over the years I have used camera equipment from several top manufacturers – all make great products. Today I shoot primarily with Nikon DSLRs, Nikon Lenses and the ATX-Pro series of Tokina lenses. If there was one piece of advise I would give to anyone in terms of equipment – that would be to spend the extra money on better quality lenses (faster, better sealed). I am a fan of fast prime lenses. There is something to be said for the benefits gained when shooting in darker environments and for the quality of the bokeh that some of the primes can produce when doing macro work or people portrait work. Having said all of the above, it’s the person behind the camera and what they do that will determine the end result.

Shooting Preferences:
When shooting nature scenes, people or macro work, I prefer to shoot in aperture priority with natural lighting, occasionally using reflectors for fill-in. Where and when it requires it, I will shoot in fully manual or shutter priority mode. Above and beyond shooting in these modes I will constantly check other aspects of the shot, including white balance and will dial-in exposure compensation when needed.

My camera equipment includes:

Camera Bodies:

  • Nikon D7000
  • Nikon D70s (back-up)

Lenses:

  • Nikon 18-70mm
  • Nikon 70-300 VR
  • Tokina 100mm f2.8 ATX-Pro Macro
  • Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 ATX-Pro

Flash:

  • Nikon SB600

Other Accessories:

  • Manfrotto Tripod
  • Lowepro Camera Bags