I’m a long-time Olympus photographer, dating back to ancient times when film ruled the Earth! I switched to digital full-time when the Olympus E-10 came out and never looked back!
I specialize in concert and theater photography. I like this kind of photography because I enjoy the challenge of capturing the moment while dealing with variable lighting conditions and rapid movement.
I am a professional member of the Seattle chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP).
In my spare time, I teach several photography classes for Burien Parks & Recreation.
About My Gear
In 2013, I began working with a new breed of micro-4/3rd mirrorless cameras and have all but abandoned full size dSLRs at this point.
My goto lenses that see frequent use include: the M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO, the M.Zuiko 12mm f2.0, the M.Zuiko 45mm f1.8, the Zuiko ED 35-100mm f2.0, the Zuiko ED 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 SWD and the Leica DG Summilux 25mm f1.4 ASPH.
One of the things I love about the micro-4/3rd standard is that any of these lenses will work on either my Olympus or Panasonic camera bodies!
When I’m shooting on the move I use a BlackRapid Yeti shoulder strap that allows me to carry one or two cameras. I use quick-release Fusion Plates from FPGear to connect my cameras to my shoulder strap or tripod. These plates provide a connector for the strap and work with an Arca-Swiss style tripod head.
When it comes to storing and carrying my camera gear, I have a bit of a camera bag fetish. The two I use the most are a Tamrac Tele-Zoom pack equipped with two M.A.S large lens cases or a Safrotto CF1000 canvas camera bag.
The Tamrac bag allows me to carry two camera bodies, one with a large zoom attached, and an additional lens. I use the Safrotto bag when I want to carry just about everything. I can fit all three camera bodies I regularly use, plus four lenses, both external mics and lots of other odds and ends.
And yes, it’s much easier to write about camera gear than myself!