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

Although talented photographers can sometimes create compelling images with simple photographic equipment, I use the best cameras and lighting equipment available.

I always use professional-grade camera bodies, lenses, and flashes. In addition to my primary tools, I also own an wide array of backup equipment so I can continue working when the unthinkable happens.


My primary camera for event photography is 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 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 (x2)
  • 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 (x2)
  • 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/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 (x5)
  • Profoto B1 500 Lithium-ion Batteries (x10)
  • 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 (x2)
  • Profoto 4 x 6' RFi Softboxes (x2)
  • Profoto 3 x 4' RFi Softboxes (x2)
  • Profoto 2 x 3' RF Softboxes (x2)
  • Profoto 1 x 6' RF Softboxes (x2)
  • Profoto 1 x 4' RF Softboxes (x2)
  • Profoto 1 x 3' RF Softboxes (x2)
  • Profoto 2' OCF White Beauty Dish
  • Profoto 2' OCF Octa Softbox
  • Profoto Zoom Reflector 2 (x2)
  • Profoto 5° Honeycomb Grid for Zoom Reflector 2 (x2)
  • 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 (x4)
  • Profoto RFi Speed Ring Adapter for Softboxes (x8)
  • Photek Softlighter II Umbrella (x4)
  • Impact 7' Improved Parabolic Umbrella (x2)
  • AlienBees Silver 86” 16 Rib Parabolic Umbrella (x2)
  • AlienBees White 64” 16 Rib Parabolic Umbrella (x2)
  • Westcott 6-in-1 Reflector Kit
  • Westcott Ice Light

Studio Grip Equipment

Grip Equipment

  • Matthews Hollywood Century C Stand with Grip Arm Kit (x2)
  • Matthews Senior Double Riser Rolling Steel Stand
  • Matthews Baby Jr. Double Riser Rolling Steel Stand (x8)
  • Matthews Mini Boom Arm
  • Matthews Junior Boom Arm
  • Matthews 24 x 36 Black Flag
  • Matthews 25lb Saddle Sandbags (x8)
  • Matthews Empty Saddle Sandbags (x7)
  • Matthews Junior BOA 10 LB Sand Bag (x7)
  • Matthews Full Apple Boxes (x4)
  • Matthews Half Apple Boxes (x4)
  • Matthews Clamps, Hooks, Pins, Adapters, Arms, & Apple Boxes
  • Avenger A625B Baby Alu Stand 25 (x7)
  • Avenger A630B Mini-Max Kit Stand (x7)
  • Manfrotto 5001B 74-Inch Nano Stand (x5)
  • Gitzo GS5310GS Compact Aluminum Geared Center Column
  • Gitzo G-1348 Inter Pro Studex Mk2 Compact Performance Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • 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 2' - 4' Extension Pole
  • Wooster Brush Sherlock 4' - 8' Feet Extension Pole
  • Wooster Brush Sherlock 8' - 16' Extension Pole

Notable Accessories

  • Lexar 64GB 1066x Pro Compact Flash Memory Card (14)
  • Lexar 128GB 1066x Pro Compact Flash Memory Card (4)
  • Lexar 128GB 2000x UHS-II SDXC Memory Card
  • Sony 128GB 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


  • Dell Precision 7740 Mobile Workstation
  • 17.3" UltraSharp™ UHD 3840x2160 Panel Display w/ Camera & Microphone
  • Intel Core Processor i9-9880H, 8 Core, 16MB Cache, 2.30GHz up to 4.80GHz Turbo, 45W, vPro
  • 64GB, 2x32GB, DDR4 2666MHz Non-ECC Memory
  • M.2 512GB PCIe NVMe Class 40 Solid State Drive [OS]
  • 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe Class 40 Solid State Drive
  • Qualcomm QCA61x4A 802.11ac Dual Band, 2x2, Wifi + Bluetooth 4.2
  • 6 Cell 97 Whr Long Life Cycle Lithium Ion Polymer Battery 3 Year Warranty
  • 3 Year ProSupport Plus with Next Business Day Onsite Service
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Eizo ColorEdge CG277 27" Monitor
  • Eizo ColorEdge CG2420BK 24" Monitor (x2)
  • Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910
  • Logitech Spotlight Presentation Remote
  • Logitech R800 Laser Presentation Remote
  • Logitech MX Master 3 Wireless Laser Mouse Black
  • Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED Wireless RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with GL Tactile Switch Black
  • Wow!Pad LFR48 11.5" x 12.5" Graphite Gaming Pad
  • Motorola MB8600 DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem, 6 Gbps Max Speed
  • NETGEAR 8-Port 10G Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch XS508M
  • NETGEAR Nighthawk AX12 12-Stream WiFi 6 Router RAX120 AX6000 Wireless 6Gps Speed
  • NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 Smart WiFi Router R9000 AD7200 Wireless 7200 Mbps Speed [Access Point]
  • NETGEAR WiFi Mesh Range Extender EX7700 [Access Point]
  • OWC Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock, 2x Thunderbolt 3 Ports, 3x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A Ports, DisplayPort 1.2 Port, 10 Gigabit RJ45 Ethernet Port
  • Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 Four-Bay USB 3.0 Hub
  • Lexar Professional Workflow CFR1 CF Card Reader LRWCFR1 (x4)
  • Lexar Professional Workflow XR1 XQD Card Reader LRWXR1
  • Lexar Professional Workflow SR1 SD Card Reader LRWSR1
  • Anker 10 Port 60W Data Hub with 7 USB 3.0 Ports and 3 PowerIQ Charging Ports (x2)
  • Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface
  • Audio-Technica AT4040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • RODE PSA 1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm
  • Sennheiser HD 6 Mix DJ Headphones
  • Beats Studio3 Wireless Over‑Ear Headphones Matte Black
  • Apple iPad mini Wi‑Fi 256GB Space Gray
  • Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch Wi-Fi 512GB Space Gray (Gen 3)
  • TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter/Receiver, Wireless 3.5mm Audio Adapter to SONOS Amp
  • Buffalo MediaStation Portable BDXL Blu-Ray Writer BRXL-PT6U2VB
  • Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1500 Color Duplex Document Scanner
  • HP LaserJet Pro M281fdw All in One Wireless Color Laser Printer
  • APC UPS 1500VA Smart-UPS Battery Backup 120V Uninterruptible Power Supply SMC1500C Black (x2)
  • APC UPS 1000VA Smart-UPS Battery Backup 120V Uninterruptible Power Supply SMC1000C Black for Cable Modem & Router
  • CyberPower SL700U Standby UPS System, 700VA/370W Slim Profile for Switch


  • 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® Core i7 4960X Six-core 3.6GHz/4.0GHz Turbo 15MB L3 Cache w/ HyperThreading
  • 32GB Corsair® Vengeance DDR3-1866 1.5V (8x4GB) Memory
  • NVIDIA® Quadro 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
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Logitech G915 TKL Tenkeyless LIGHTSPEED Wireless RGB Mechanical Gaming Carbon Tactile Keyboard
  • Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse
  • Das Keyboard 4 Professional Cherry MX Brown Mechanical Keyboard Soft Tactile
  • NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Wi-Fi USB Adapter A7000-10000S

Secondary Mobile

  • 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


  • QNAP TVS-872XT 128TB [16TB Seagate Exos Enterprise 7200 RPM ST16000NM001G] RAID 10 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 NAS with Intel i5-8400T 6-Core 1.7 GHz, 16GB RAM, and 10GbE 05/2020 (x2)
  • QNAP TVS-872XT 32TB [4TB WD Se Datacenter 7200 RPM WD4000F9YZ] RAID 0 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 NAS with Intel i5-8400T 6-Core 1.7 GHz, 16GB RAM, and 10GbE 07/2020 (x2)
  • QNAP TS-EC880 Pro 8-Bay NAS with Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 3.4GHz Processor, 2GB RAM, 3x USB 3.0 and 4x 10/100/1000 11/2014
  • QNAP TS-870 8-Bay NAS with Intel Celeron G1620 2.7GHz Processor, 2GB RAM 07/2014
  • Western Digital 10TB Elements USB 3.0 External Offsite Backup 07/2019 (x2)
  • Western Digital 14TB Elements USB 3.0 External Offsite Backup 05/2020 (x2)
  • Seagate 8TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Offsite Backup 05/2018
  • Seagate 4TB External Hard Drives for Offsite Backup 04/2013 (x3)

Notable Software

  • Adobe Lightroom Classic CC
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Microsoft 365
  • Photo Mechanic 6
  • Eizo ColorNavigator 7
  • Photodex ProShow Producer 7
  • Pixellu SmartAlbums 2.3.11
  • Google Chrome
  • FileZilla
  • OBS Studio
  • Malwarebytes Premium
  • Nuance Dragon Professional 15
  • CompanionLink Synchronize