My Gear

It's common to get questions about my camera gear.  It's important to know that while what camera you use can have some impact on certain aspects of an image, you do not need expensive gear to get good photos.  Good photos come from technique, composition, and practice.  A well-composed and in-focus image from a $100 used camera will look better than a poorly composed and out-of-focus image from a $5000 camera every time.  My point is: don't get hung up on what's being used, but rather, how it is being used.

Current Camera Gear:

Fujifilm X-H2 and Fujifilm Lenses

iPhone 12

Other Cameras Used:

Fujifilm X-H1 and Fujifilm Lenses

Fujifilm X-T2 and Fujifilm Lenses

Canon 40D and Canon Lenses

Canon 20D and Canon Lenses

Canon 10D and Canon Lenses

Wista Large Format View Camera

Canon, Nikon, and Olympus Film Cameras


Lowepro Backpacks and Bags


Manfrotto tripods and ball heads

Why I use Fujifilm Cameras

I've used several cameras and many brands over the years.  They have all performed well and taken good photographs.  I used Canon film and digital cameras for many years and never thought that I'd switch.  As they say, however, never say never.

Several years ago, I drifted away from photography.  I wasn't too motivated to shoot, and I wasn't enjoying editing my photographs.  I guess you could say I was in a very "blah" sort of zone.

Then my very good friend, Jack Graham, an incredible photographer and workshop leader, who had been shooting with Nikon for years told me he had switched to Fujifilm cameras.  My interest was piqued.  I had never looked at Fujifilm cameras, but when I used to shoot film cameras, both 35mm and large format, I LOVED Fujifilm films, such as Velvia and Acros.  I rarely shot with non-Fuji films.  Jack mentioned the digital film reproduction built into their cameras was amazing, and their lenses were sharp and snappy.  I had to give it a try.

Jack let me borrow a recently released X-T2, and I was hooked.  Although I usually shot RAW before shooting with Fuji X cameras, the JPEG film reproduction of their traditional films was amazing!  It became a challenge for me - similar to shooting with the slide film of old - to nail the exposure to the strengths of the "film" instead of shooting for RAW and editing in post-production.

I sold my Canon gear and purchased the Fujifilm X-T2,  and I have been in love ever since.  I still shoot RAW and JPEG, depending on the situation.  I've used the aforementioned X-T2 as well as the X-H1, and currently use the X-H2, which produces stunning 40-megapixel, high-resolution images.

I'm not trying to sell you on Fujifilm...shoot what you want.  All of the major (and most minor) camera brands out there can create incredible images, but Fujifilm captured my photographic soul.  I hope your camera does the same for you.


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