Your Camera is a Passport

Your camera isn’t a tool for making pictures — it’s a passport. It’s a vehicle to meet new people, visit new places, and see with new eyes. Photography is an invitation to participate in this world. More than the images I’ve made, I’m thankful for the people I’ve met, the friendships I’ve made, and the experiences I’ve had with a camera in my hand.

The lead image here is an image made with  pre-production model of the Nikon Z 7 full-frame mirrorless camera.

This past week, I was extremely humbled to be included in the launch of the Nikon Z series of full-frame mirrorless cameras in NYC. The launch event included nearly every single Ambassador for Nikon USA, as well as those from Canada. The amount of talent in this group is enough to leave me in awe. To be honest, it's hard to believe that I'm a part of this rarified group.

This is all to say: I would have never dreamed that photography could give me the gifts and experiences that it has. At one point, I was just a fan with a camera who went to a show.

To all the photographers out there dreaming of something more, I would say this. More is possible than you even dare let yourself imagine. Share your passion.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon D850:
I use two Nikon D850 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all DSLR with amazing AF, fast response, and no shortage of resolution.
nikon-24-70mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 24-70mm f/2.8:
For most gigs, the 24-70mm is my go-to lens. Exceptional image quality at wide apertures and super-functional range.
Nikon-70-200-squareNikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR:
A perfect pair to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, I can basically shoot any job with the midrange and this lens. Superb image quality.
nikon-14-24mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 14-24mm f/2.8:
Ultra-wide perspective, ridiculously sharp even wide open at f/2.8. I love using this lens up-close and personal, where it excels.
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