I really do not know exactly why this is important, however I get a lot of requests to know what equipment I use. It's not the gear that composes the image, it's the six inches behind that gear. Sprinkled with a lot of heart and passion.
I have decided to list my equipment here so I can link to it the next time a request is made concerning my gear.
As of 2004 I went completely digital. I still owned an extensive list of film cameras, however the digital revolution was upon me. I recently donated all of my film cameras to my best friend, who still shoots a lot of film.
As you will see below I have a fully equipped studio and can take that studio almost anywhere.
I am a registered Nikon Professional
I am also the only Canson Infinity Certified Printer in Las Vegas and the entire State of Nevada
I have recently downsized a lot of my gear in order to be more mobile. However! When I look at the list below I scratch my head a bit...
Just a BTW... Nobody pays me to refer you to the gear I use. This is something I'll never do. I use what works for me. Fail me? I'll switch to something else that works in a heartbeat. My brand loyalty starts with dependability and ends with customer service after the sale. If this fails anywhere along the way, especially with service after the sale? I'm gone!
My biggest goal when making any purchase is to research it well, buy it once at fair prices, and use it for ever. Do I buy the cheapest thing? Usually no. I search out value, and service after the sale.
Nikon Z 6 II
Nikon D-850 Standard Light
Nikon D-850 Converted to 590nm Infrared
Panasonic GH 4 Converted to Full Spectrum
DJI Mavic Air 2
iPhone 13 pro max
iPhone 14 pro max
Nikon 14-24 f/2.8
Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 (x2)
Nikon Z 40mm f/2
Nikon 50mm f/1.4
Nikon 105mm Micro f/2.8
Nikon TC17E 1.7x
Nikon 300mm PF f/4
Nikon 500mm PF f/5.6
Sigma 135mm f/1.8
Panasonic/Lieca 12-35mm f2.8
Nikon 1.7 Extender
Nikon FTZ II
Nikon Mb M11
Godox AD 200 Pro x 3
Godox AD 400 Pro
Honda Pure Sine Wave Generator (x2)
Nikon SB 800 (x2)
Nikon SB 700
Digital Darkroom - Hardware:
iMac 27" i9
Mac mini i7
BenQ SW270C RGB Monitor
(4) Thunderbolt 1Tb portable SSD drives
(3) OWC Mini Stax STX Tb external drives
iPad pro 12.9" M2 256 gig
2TB SSD WiFi drive for the iPad pro
Canon Pro 1000
Canon Pro 4100
I Stock the entire line of Canson Infinity Photo Papers
My complete stock of Photo Papers numbers over 60 different styles
Digital Darkroom Software:
Over 3000 Photoshop brushes and actions (I create more all the time)
About a 2000 Textures (I also make new textures all the time)
About every Photoshop Plugin known to man
Tripods and Bags:
Slik Grand Pro CF4 - My heaviest and steadiest tripod.
Slik CF 834 My go to daily use tripod
Slik CF 734
Vangard elite 4 Carbon Fiber Tripod
Vangard abeo 243 CT Carbon Fiber Tripod
Benro B3 Tripod Heads (x3) I really like this head!
Manfroto 498 RC2 Tripod Head (I've had this one for years, But I like the Benro B3 better)
Promaster GH11 Gimbal Head I only use this head for my 500mm lens.
iOptron Sky Guider Pro Tracker
Think Tank Airporter 4 Rolling Bag
Lowepro Lens Trekker 600 AW II Bag
Lowepro 350 AW DLSR Video Fast Pack (x3) This bag is no longer made so I bought extras
REI Black Diamond Adjustable Carbon Fiber Walking Sticks - I LOVE THESE!
Ford F 350 4 door 4x4 pick-up
Arctic Fox 29L 32' Travel Trailer (my mobile operations unit)
Honda Rubicon 500cc 4x4 four wheeler
Honda Foreman 450cc 4x4 four wheeler