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I believe that photographers should use the best possible tools when creating photographs for paying clients.

Although talented photographers can sometimes create compelling images with simple photographic equipment, I'm committed to the practice of always using the best cameras and lighting equipment available.

For that reason, I always use the most current professional-grade camera bodies, lenses, and flashes. In addition to my primary tools, I also own an wide array of backup equipment to insure that I can continue to do my best work when the unthinkable happens.


My primary camera for event photography is Nikon's flagship camera—the Nikon D5. The spectacular low light performance of the Nikon D5 is is particularly important when I'm photographing events in dark hotel rooms, churches, reception halls, or when I'm working outside at night.

That camera body has no equal when it comes to creating photographs in those situations. When I'm working those events, I carry two camera bodies with two different lenses mounted and alternate between them depending on the needs of the moment.

For my commercial work, I use the Nikon D850. This third camera also serves as a backup in the unlikely event both of my D5 bodies fail during an event. The Nikon D850 produces 45 megapixel files that have incredible dynamic range. Those attributes are extremely important in my commercial product photography and editorial portrait photography.

Cameras, Lenses & Flash

Nikon Camera Equipment

  • Nikon D5 Digital SLR Camera (2)
  • Nikon D850 Digital SLR Camera
  • Nikon F5 Film SLR Camera
  • Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S Lens
  • Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR AF-S Lens
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.4G AF-S Lens
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Lens (2)
  • Nikon 60mm f/2.8 ED Micro AF-S Lens
  • Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S Lens
  • Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Lens
  • Nikon 105mm f/1.4 AF-S ED Lens
  • Nikon 105mm f/2.8G Micro VR AF-S IF-ED Lens
  • Nikon SB-5000 Speedlight (5)
  • Nikon Wireless WR-A10 Adapter + WR-R10 Remote Transceiver (2)

Studio Lighting & Lighting Modifiers

Profoto Lighting Equipment

  • Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Battery-Powered Flashes (5)
  • Profoto B1 500 Lithium-ion Batteries (10)
  • Profoto Air Remote TTL-N for Nikon
  • Profoto Air Remote Transceiver
  • Profoto 5' RFi Octa Softbox
  • Profoto 4' RFi Octa Softbox
  • Profoto 4 x 6' RF Softboxes (2)
  • Profoto 4 x 6' RFi Softboxes (2)
  • Profoto 3 x 4' RFi Softboxes (2)
  • Profoto 2 x 3' RF Softboxes (2)
  • Profoto 1 x 6' RF Softboxes (2)
  • Profoto 1 x 4' RF Softboxes (2)
  • Profoto 1 x 3' RF Softboxes (2)
  • Profoto 2' OCF White Beauty Dish
  • Profoto 2' OCF Octa Softbox
  • Profoto Zoom Reflector 2 (2)
  • Profoto 5° Honeycomb Grid for Zoom Reflector 2 (2)
  • Profoto 20° Honeycomb Grid for Zoom Reflector 2
  • Profoto Grid Kit for OCF Flash Heads
  • Profoto Honeycomb Grid for D1 and B1 (5°)
  • Profoto Snoot for OCF Flash Heads
  • Profoto Speedring for OCF Flash Heads
  • Profoto Speedlight Speed Ring Adapter for Softboxes (4)
  • Profoto RFi Speed Ring Adapter for Softboxes (8)
  • Photek Softlighter II Umbrella (4)
  • Impact 7' Improved Parabolic Umbrella (2)
  • AlienBees Silver 86” 16 Rib Parabolic Umbrella (2)
  • AlienBees White 64” 16 Rib Parabolic Umbrella (2)
  • Westcott 6-in-1 Reflector Kit
  • Westcott Ice Light

Studio Grip Equipment

Grip Equipment

  • Cambo MBX-1 Camera Stand, UCB Stand Base, and 1.6M Crossbar
  • Cambo MBX-9 Adapter Mount (2)
  • Cambo SCH-U Geared Tripod Head with U-19 Adapter
  • Cambo U-45 Low Position Adapter for U-4 and UBA Crossarms
  • Cambo Mono-5 Accessory Tray
  • Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand with Grip Arm Kit (2)
  • Matthews Senior Double Riser Rolling Steel Stand
  • Matthews Baby Jr. Double Riser Rolling Steel Stand (8)
  • Matthews Mini Boom Arm
  • Matthews Junior Boom Arm
  • Matthews 24 x 36 Flag (Black)
  • Matthews 25lb Saddle Sandbags (8)
  • Matthews Empty Saddle Sandbags (7)
  • Matthews Junior BOA 10 LB Sand Bag (7)
  • Matthews Full Apple Boxes (4)
  • Matthews Half Apple Boxes (4)
  • Matthews Clamps, Hooks, Pins, Adapters, Arms, & Apple Boxes
  • Avenger A625B Baby Alu Stand 25 (7)
  • Avenger A630B Mini-Max Kit Stand (7)
  • Manfrotto 5001B 74-Inch Nano Stand (5)
  • Gitzo G-1348 Inter Pro Studex Mk2 Compact Performance Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Gitzo GS5310GS Compact Aluminum Geared Center Column
  • Gitzo GT-1542T Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod
  • Gitzo GT-5531S Series 5 6X Carbon Fiber 3-Section Systematic Tripod
  • Wooster Brush Sherlock Extension Poles (2-4 Feet, 4-8 Feet, 8-16 Feet)

Notable Accessories

Photography Equipment Logos

  • Lexar 32 GB 1000x Pro Compact Flash Memory Card (2)
  • Lexar 64 GB 1066x Pro Compact Flash Memory Card (13)
  • Lexar 128 GB 1066x Pro Compact Flash Memory Card (4)
  • Lexar 128 GB 2000x UHS-II SDXC Memory Card
  • Sony 128 GB XQD G Series Memory Card
  • B+W 58mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter
  • B+W 62mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter
  • B+W 82mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter
  • B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer (MRC) Multi-Resistant Coating Glass Filter
  • B+W 77mm SC 103 Solid Neutral Density 0.9 Filter (3 Stop)
  • Really Right Stuff Modular L-Plate Set for Nikon D850 Bodies
  • Really Right Stuff BD5-L L-Plate for Nikon D4 & D5 Bodies (2)
  • Really Right Stuff B150-B Macro Focusing Rail
  • Really Right Stuff B91-B Flash Bracket
  • Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ball Head
  • Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head
  • Really Right Stuff CB-28 28-inch Camera Bar
  • Really Right Stuff FAS Clamp Fore-Aft Sliding Clamp (2)
  • Really Right Stuff Hi-Capacity Monopod Head with B2 AS II (MH-01-LR)
  • Really Right Stuff LCF-10 Foot for Nikon VR/VR-II 70-200mm/f2.8
  • Really Right Stuff LCF-14 Foot for for Nikon 200-400mm and Nikon 300mm
  • Really Right Stuff MPR-192 Rail
  • Really Right Stuff PCL-1 Panning Clamp w/ PCL-DVTL Dovetail Adapter (2)
  • Really Right Stuff QD Strap Swivel D Loop (3)
  • Think Tank Production Manager 40 (2)
  • Think Tank Airport International Rolling Camera Bag
  • Think Tank Airport Security™ V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag
  • Think Tank Artificial Intelligence 15 V3.0
  • Think Tank Urban Disguise 60
  • MindShift Gear Filter Nest Storage Case
  • X-Rite ColorChecker Passport
  • X-Rite ColorChecker Classic Card
  • Pelican 0945 CF Memory Card Case (2)

Computer Hardware & Software

Primary Computer Equipment

Primary System

  • MAINGEAR SHIFT Liquid Cooled Windows-Based Tower Computer
  • AcoustiPack Ultimate Sound Dampening Asus® P9X79-E WS Motherboard 6G, USB 3.0, PCI-E 3.0
  • Intel® CoreT i7 4960X Six-core 3.6GHz/4.0GHz Turbo 15MB L3 Cache w/ HyperThreading
  • 32GB Corsair® VengeanceT DDR3-1866 1.5V (8x4GB) Memory
  • NVIDIA® QuadroT K4000 2GB GDDR5 Video Card
  • 850 Watt Corsair® AX850 80+ Gold Certified Modular Power Supply ROHS
  • 1TB Samsung® 840 EVO SSD Hard Drive (2)
  • 250GB Intel® 510 Series SSD SATA 6G
  • 120GB Intel® 510 Series SSD SATA 6G
  • Eizo ColorEdge CG277 27" Monitor
  • Dell UltraSharp U3011 30" Monitor (secondary display)
  • Microsoft Windows 10

Computer Equipment Manufacturers

Notebook Computer

  • Apple 15" MacBook Pro Notebook Computer w/ Retina Display
  • 2.7GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Processor
  • 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
  • 512GB Flash Storage
  • BootCamp w/ Microsoft Windows 10


NAS Storage Servers

  • QNAP TS-EC880 32TB Pro NAS Server [RAID6]
  • QNAP TS-870 32TB Turbo NAS Server [RAID6]
  • QNAP TS-869 16TB Pro Turbo NAS Server [RAID5]
  • QNAP TS-809 16TB Pro Turbo NAS Server [RAID5]
  • Seagate Expansion 3.0 USB 4TB Desktop External Hard Drives for Offsite Backup (3)

Notable Software

  • Adobe Lightroom Classic CC
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe InDesign CC
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Photo Mechanic 5
  • Eizo ColorNavigator 6
  • ProShow Producer
  • Pixellu SmartAlbums
  • Google Chrome