I was in contact with cameras since an early age, with my dad using a Canon E1 film camera in the 1980s. I got my first film camera at about 8 years old, can’t remember the brand but it used 120 film. Then I got handed down one of the E1 cameras from my dad, and at some point I also had one of the disk film cameras and later on a Ricoh manual 35 mm.
Then while attending TCU I took 2 photography courses with professor Dick Lane, who had studied under the famous Jerry Uelsmann, and fell in love with blending B&W images in the dark room, this time it was a Nikon N50 and N90. After graduating from college the digital photo age started and for some reason I felt disappointed as darkroom turned digital. I sold the cameras and used point and shoots for quite a while mostly for family photos.
About 7 years ago I moved to a Caribbean Island and began scuba diving regularly again, something I picked up in college and fell in love with. It was diving that brought me back to photography, first with underwater then to night photography and on to landscapes. I learned (well still learning) about Lightroom and Photoshop and just recently took my first dedicated photography trip with a guided group tour to Iceland, it was amazing!
I stuck with Nikon, for no other reason than familiarity with the brand and it being one of the top quality manufacturers. For 2 years I’ve been shooting a d750, and my lenses at this time include a 50mm, 16-35 mm, 28-300 mm, 105 macro and a 15 mm fisheye. Plus the camera housing with twin strobes for underwater photography. If I were to upgrade it would probably be getting a d810 body for mostly landscapes. The D5 is amazing but overkill for my skills and usage at this point.
Thank you for visiting, and hope you enjoy my images!