On The Water

I am known to have some crazy ideas from time to time. I mean, I have five kids, a dog, cat, four goats, and a flock of chickens. And most of those were my ideas.

It’s no different when I am behind the camera. I will climb, crawl, and do whatever it takes to get the shot when I have an idea in my head. So I need gear that can keep up with me and my off-the-wall plans.

Like when I wanted to take a photo of my daughter floating on our pond. From in the pond.

Say what you will, but I think that having the perfect perspective and the perfect light for this kind of vision makes all the difference. Which is why you can watch me floating right alongside her on my own animal float (watch the video to see which one I chose!) and had my trusty Profoto A1X right there in the action. Small, lightweight, and powerful, this was the only light I needed to get the results I was after.

The Best Camera for a Beginner Photographer

As a professional photographer, there is one question I am asked more than any other. And it has nothing to do with my pricing or my availability or how I approach a scene as an artist.

Instead, the question I am asked more than any other is this: “What camera should I buy?”

Now, some photographers might get a little prickly about this question. Because many of us are businesspeople as well as artists. Should we really be educating our potential competition?! 

And we can feel a little offended. Because we know that it isn’t the camera that takes a great photo, it’s the person behind the camera. 

But here’s the thing. I am pretty confident in my artistry and am confident enough to give my gear the credit it’s due. I have curated an amazing line-up of cameras and lenses over the years and they allow me to capture the scenes in front of me just as I want to remember them.

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