I began back in the summer of 2005, when I purchased my first camera. It was a Nikon Coolpix 5900, I still believe that some of my best pictures were taken with this camera. While in high school I took the photography class that was offered. It was here the I began to learn the basics and technical side of taking pictures. I am glade I started with such a simple camera because I was able to think more of what I was taking a picture of then how to take the picture. This even extends through today. I do not use manual mode too much because I want to think more of my subject than the settings and I do not want to miss a shot because I had the wrong setting.

After a year or so I became more interested in photography as a hobby. I read everything I could find online and studied pictures. I spent a few months researching cameras to upgrade to. I settled on a Nikon D50. I was able to find a used one through Craig’s List for a fair price. I’ve added on lenses since. I still use my father’s old Konica film camera time to time.

When I started out I avoided taking pictures of people and now I can barely take a picture without having someone in it. People just add a new level to the image. I have also began working with multiple off-camera flashes. I try to make light a very important part of my images. I either take advantage of the available light or I create my own. Light is my life.

I usually have my friends model or friends of friends’. I am always looking for anyone that would like to shoot. If you are interested please send me a message and we can set something up. I offer TFCD. Besides shooting to pass time I have shot a wedding, head-shots, and senior portraits. People are often surprised when they find out that I am not a photography major but rather a Theatre Design and Production: BFA. I enjoy photography too much to make it a career.

I have had work featured through Visit Beloit, Pleasant Street Coffee House, Beloit Public Library, and Beloit Art Walk 2009.

My current equipment:

-Nikon D50

-Sigma 28-70mm 2.8-4f
-Tamron 17-50mm 2.8f
-Nikon 70-210mm 4-5.6f
-Nikon 50mm 1.8f

-Vivitar 285 flash (2x)
-Vivitar 273 flash
-Achiever 260AF flash
-Gadget Infinity flash trigger (4x)




  • Age: 30
  • Joined: July 2007
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