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I came by my love for photography honestly, for our family’s favorite pastime when I was growing up was to spend the evening watching my father’s slides of some event, place, or family history. He had thousands upon thousands of slides, and we would often watch them for hours. I got serious about photography in 2009, when I bought my wife a new camera that I just couldn’t seem to keep my hands off of! I began to get opportunities, and I started to buy equipment, entering the field of DSLRs in 2010. I currently use two of Canon’s 6D Full Frame bodies along with the compact mirrorless EOS M. I use a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Ashperical for ultra-wide/landscape work, the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 VC USD and Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 VC USD fast standard zooms, a Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS, Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS, Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, Canon EF 135mm f/2L primes, and a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS telephoto. I have the EOS-M mount 22mm f/2 and 18-55mm STM lenses. I also enjoy using a variety of old M42 lenses (mostly Asahi Takumars and Russian Helios) adapted to my DSLRs. If you want to read more about my gear and why I chose my kit, take a look a the “My Gear” page:
I do portrait work with both fixed lights and Canon/Metz Speedlites, although I am primarily a natural light shooter. I have a variety of diffusers, reflectors, umbrellas, and backdrops that I use in portrait work.
Photography has enabled me to appreciate the beauty of the world so much more. Photographers see things that most people miss, and the magic of photography is when you actually are able to catch those fleeting moments of beauty in nature, people, or ordinary objects. I also do portraiture, weddings and event photography professionally on the side. Recently I have begun to enter the world of selling art prints of some of my more creative work and have become a Getty Images artist. I have had the good fortune to be able to combine my loves of writing and photography as a professional lens reviewer and photography writer as well. My work has been published in such publications as PhotoPlus, Photo News, Popular Science, and Photography Week magazines as well as the Globe and Mail newspaper. I have been featured as a guest on several photography blogs. I write as a free-lance blogger for PhotoNewsFlash and have also written for Henry’s Photography Blog and Alien Skin Software. My work has also been used in advertising by Canon, Discovery Resort Marketing, Tamron, and software manufacturer Alien Skin Exposure along with promoting the Canon 6D in Popular Science and American Photo. My lens reviews have been featured by Tamron of Canada, Denmark, and France. I enjoy just about every aspect and style of photography. You will find many links to more ways to both view and purchase my work. If you are interested in licensing my work or hiring me to do portrait or event work, please use the contact page for scheduling. Thank you for stopping by!