I started my blog in the summer of 2013 after I was given an old Nikon D200 by a friend. He had seen my photography improve over the course of a year during the Capture Clark County contest, and wanted to see how having a DSLR would change things vs. the Nikon Coolpix P500 I had been using. I had been skeptical at first, but after a few months I ended up purchasing the camera from him outright! I write my blog to share my experiences with equipment, and to document the places I have been. I enjoy sharing my discoveries and experiences with others and hope they find it useful as well.
Photography has been a passion of mine since shortly before my daughter was born 10 years ago. I first picked up a camera as a way to document the important moments in our lives to safe guard those memories.
I have come a long ways since that first 2MP point & shoot a decade ago. I strive to be a lifelong learner, always working to improve my technique and skill. While capturing the spectacular landscapes and waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest is my passion, I constantly try to challenge myself with other areas of photography like architecture, abstract, and portraits.
When it comes to my gear, I am a big value hunter. It does not take the most expensive, top of the line equipment, to capture incredible images. Much of my equipment comes to me used or refurbished, and is heavily researched before purchasing. I value functionality and quality in my equipment, every lens and accessory has a specific purpose in my kit. A versatile and sturdy tripod is essential for any landscape photographer. When it comes to my tripod, weight and size matter greatly while I am on the trail.