It started in the late Nineteen Hundred and Sixties with a Kodak 126 Instamatic, moving to a Kodak 110 for its convenient size, then to the compact 35mm Olympus OM-1 and OM4 in the ‘70s & ‘80s. The 1990's were a time to move into a digital darkroom with the Canon RC-250, Photoshop 2.0, and the Nikon LS-2000. In 2003 the Canon 10D was a natural progression from 35mm & scanner to the age of 35mm quality digital. From there the move was to full frame environmentally sealed Canon 1-series bodies, allowing for virtually unlimited use around the spray of the oceans and the sand of the deserts. The latest body incarnations provide the fastest of focus, accuracy of tracking, and highest of image quality.

My go-to lenses are the 24-105mm and 70-300mm DO. The 15mm fisheye & 17-40mm at the wide end and 100-400mm at the long end come in handy pending expected photographic opportunities.

Rarely used are strobe & tri/mono-pod. I prefer natural lighting over artificial, but do carry a strobe and extender for the very rare case I would want to add fill light to deep dark shadows. As I work myself to the prime view for an image, I prefer to hand hold for optimal positioning as the scene changes. A steady hand and image stabilization are essential in my workflow.

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