About Me

My primary photography interests involve wildlife, landscape, macro, and live music.  As a Louisiana native my early photography centered around the state’s plentiful local insects and flora.  That evolved from near macro to 1:1 to 5:1 and beyond utilizing focus stacking.  Since moving north to Bellingham, WA I’ve increasingly focused on the abundant local birds, inspiring landscapes, and excellent music scene.

When shooting macro I enjoy showing beyond what we see with the naked eye.  Utilizing custom built and specialized equipment along with focus stacking software allows photography at magnifications beyond the previous limits of regular cameras.  Showing the details of individual pollen grains or the scales of a butterfly wing opens up a world that most rarely see.  No insects are harmed to obtain shots and I try to avoid disturbing any living subjects.

With larger wildlife I try to capture the magnificence of each animal and convey a sense of emotion.  As with insects, I always try to avoid disturbing the subject.  With landscapes I enjoy shooting panoramic views and long exposures of waterfalls, streams, and lakes.  I primarily focus on the varied wildlife and landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and enjoy occasional photo trips to Alaska and the Mountain West.

My Equipment

Bodies
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 7D Mark II
Canon 7D
Canon EOS M

Lenses
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS
Canon EF-M 22mm f/2
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Art
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5X Macro
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II
Canon 1.4x III Teleconverter

Filters
Lee 4×4 Big Stopper
Lee 4x4 Little Stopper
Lee 4×4 CPL
Lee 4×4 0.3, 0.6, 0.9 hard GND
Singh-Ray Daryl Benson 4×6 0.9 RGND
Lee 4×4 holder/kit

Lighting
Canon 420EX
Canon 580EX II
Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite
Better Beamer flash extender

Support Staff
Giottos MT9170 tripod
Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 tripod
Gitzo GT3541LS tripod
Manfrotto 679B monopod
Acratech GP ball head
Jobu Junior 3 gimbal head
Jobu Pro 2 gimbal head
Manfrotto 234 RC tilt head
Gura Gear Sabi Super Sack
Cognisys StackShot and custom base
iOptron SkyTracker V2

Bags/Cases
F-stop Tilopa BC
Lowepro Lens Trekker 600 AW II
Lowepro Pro Messenger 180 AW
Lowepro Toploader Pro AW 75
Lowepro S&F Deluxe Technical Belt, Vest, and various S&F bags
Pelican Case 1514
Pelican Case 1614
The Vest Guy Alaskan Photo Vest

Software
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Lightroom CC
Zerene Stacker
Helicon Focus
Reikan Focal

Misc
Nikon CFI Plan 10x/0.25 objective (mounted on 200-300mm for macro stacking)
Kenko extension tube set
Generic (Adorama/eBay) 4-way macro rails
Various (mostly RRS and Hejnar) arca plates and clamps
Velmex Unislide A25 customized macro rail