Nature photography provides endless opportunity to learn about the variety of life on this planet. It gets me outside and moving
around. I enjoy sharing the details and beauty of what I find through my photos.
I bought my first single lens reflex (SLR) camera in 1998. In 2003 I made the switch to digital.
Digital photography opened up for me, as it did for others, more possibilities to explore fauna and flora, especially the small things.
Magnifying small critters 10 or 20 times their actual sizes on a computer monitor and spending hours learning about them is almost as fun as finding the critters
in the first place.
My photos have been taken with various Canon EOS cameras over the years. Currently my main camera
is a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. These days I mostly use the following lenses: the Canon MP-E 65mm
macro and 100mm macro lenses, the Venus Laowa 100mm F/2.8 2X Ultra Macro lens, and the Canon 24-105mm zoom. I've also
used Canon's 180mm macro, 500mm, and 100-400mm lenses. I currently use the
MT-26EX-RT Macro Twin Lite flash, and sometimes Speedlite 600EX-RT flashes. I have an assortment of tripods,
but for macro photography I mostly use my elbows.
I spend the rest of my time working as a database and applications programmer for the
University of California Berkeley Natural History Museums.