Camera Gear

While I have shot Pentax and Canon, and taught photography to users of all camera brands, I am now a Nikon user and will likely stay that way for the foreseeable future. It’s expensive to change brands, especially when you have so much wrapped up in camera gear.

I get asked frequently what camera(s) I use, so I wanted to share those with you. Free free to ask opinions, and even suggestions. I tend to be opinionated, but also realistic with people when offering advice. Specifically, I really want to make a suggestion that works for you and helping you creating the images you want to without spending more than you need in the long term.

Camera Bodies

  • Nikon D810
  • Nikon D500
  • Nikon D300 (Backup)
  • Nikon D7000 (Backup)
  • Mama RB67 Pro S (MF Film)
  • Graphic View 4×5 (LF Film)


  • Nikon AF-S 14-24 f2.8
  • Nikon AF-S 24-70 f2.8
  • Nikon AF-S 70-200 f2.8 VRII
  • Nikon AF-S 200-500 f5.6 VR
  • Nikon AF-S 50 f1.4
  • Nikon AF-D 85 f1.8
  • Nikon Micro 105 f2.8 VR
  • Nikon AF 80-200 f2.8 (Backup)
  • Nikon AI-S 50 f1.4 (MF Backup)

Lights and stuff

  • Nikon SB-80DX Speedlight
  • Nikon SB-800 Speedlight (3x)
  • Interfit 200w/s monolights
  • Godox SL100D LED Video Light
  • A range of light stands and background stands
  • Manfrotto 3001BPro Tripod
  • Promaster SystemPro 3 tripod
  • Vangaurd Monopod
  • ThinkTank Backlight 26L backpack
  • Tamrac 614 Shoulder Bag
  • Tamrac Adventure 9 (or similar, it’s old)

You will notice that I am not shooing any mirrorless right now. Well, I will get around to it. I would love to get my hands on a Z9, but right now I need to save pennies and make images with what I have. Once I start actually making some income with my photography, I will be more inclined to upgrade. Until then, the gear I have is amazing. My collection of glass is exactly what I need right now. Sure, I would love a nice 600mm f4 prime, but I don’t have the $4500 to buy a used one. Feel free to click on the image and buy one for me if you’d like…

Also, it’s honestly not the camera gear that takes the photo. It is the person using it.