I’m asked very often about how I run my business: What I shoot with, what cameras I recommend, lenses, framing resources, back country equipment, art show supplies and website advice.  There’s lots of great choices out there in photo gear and almost any modern camera/lens is capable of producing fine images.  No amount of equipment will ever substitute for creative vision.  That being said, I do believe in buying high quality products, and making them last a long time.  The gear I’ve included here has served me well over the years.

Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase.  I recommend these products and companies because they have been useful to me, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something.


Camera Gear
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Full Frame DSLR Camera

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 Digital SLR Camera

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

Canon EF 1.4X III Telephoto Extender for Canon Super Telephoto Lenses

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM II Super Telephoto Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras

Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens

LensCoat LC6002M4 Canon 600 f/4 IS II Lens Cover (Realtree Max4 HD)


Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite Flash (Black)

Better Beamer Flash Extender



Graduated ND Filters Singh-Ray

B+W 77mm XS-Pro Kaesemann Circular Polarizer with Multi-Resistant Nano Coating

B&W B+W 77mm 10 Stop ND Neutral Density

More ND Options



Sirui R4203 R Series Tripod Legs 3 Section 59.1in Height Carbon – Sirui R-4203

Tripod Heads – Really Right Stuff BH55


Other cameras I like right now

Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera

Sony DSC-RX100M III Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera


Camera Bags

Gura Gear Bataflae 32L Backpack, Black

Tamrac 5586 Expedition 6x Photo/Laptop Backpack (Black)

Tamrac 5586 Expedition 6x Photo/Laptop Backpack (Black)

Kelly Moore Mimi Camera Bag – Lavender

Kelly Moore Libby Black Fashionable Camera Bag


Printing and Framing Resources

Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Color Inkjet Printer (CA61201-VM)

Bradley Photographic Print Services

Matcutter.com – Bing does a great job. Perfect cuts and reliable work every time.

Lamiframe – Fast and reliable service.


Darco Printing & Paper is the local source for our note card paper.


Art show resources

Pro Panels

Wooly Pocket – For our Open Studios patrons, this is the planter just out our back door.


Education and Workshops

Bradley Photographic Workshops

Frans Lanting Workshops

Lynda.com – a great site for learning basic camera functions and essential software.
Here are some tutorials to check out:

Canon Tutorials

LightRoom Tutorials

Photoshop Tutorials

Creative Live

KB Covers


Software / Website Resources

Adobe – We use the entire suite of Adobe products in our business.

Lightroom – Image file organization, editing, exporting

Photoshop – Fine tuning images

InDesign – Note cards, brochures, all printed materials

Illustrator – All non-photo graphics and several others as needed

Helicon Focus

Bluehost – They host our WordPress website. Great 24/7 support. Super easy setup.

Story – This is the theme we are currently using on our website

Sell Media – This is the plugin we are currently using to manage our online collections

Lisa Zaretsky – My website designer (and wife). She specializes in photography driven web and print design. We collaborate on many projects for local environmental non-profits she works with.



Lens Work Magazine

Sierra Club Calendar


Organizations I Support

Elkhorn Slough Foundation

Land Trust of Santa Cruz County

Watsonville Wetlands Watch

Pacific Crest Trail Association

Seekonk Land Trust