My photography took a serious turn in 1998 when I bought my first single lens reflex (SLR) camera.
My original work was with slide film; in 2003 I made the change
to digital. I use photography as a means to learn about different
organisms, spend time outdoors, and see and share with others the beauty of
My photos have been taken with various Canon EOS cameras over the years. Currently my main camera
is a Canon EOS 5D Mark III. I use the following Canon lenses: MP-E 65mm
macro; 100mm macro; 180mm macro; 500mm; 100-400mm zoom; and 15-85mm zoom. I use the
MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite, 430EX, and 550EX flashes. I have an assortment of tripods,
but for macro photography mostly use my elbows.
I spend the rest of my time working as a database and applications programmer for the
UC Berkeley Natural History Museums.