I have used professional standard Nikon equipment for well over 20 years now. Complemented with a Mamiya 7 medium format system.
Nikon D800 FX
Nikon D300 DX
Nikon Speedlight SB800
Nikkor 12-24mm F4G IF-ED DX
Nikkor 24-70mm F2.8G
Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8 G ED zvrII
Nikkor 300mm AF IF-ED F2.8D
Tokina 90mm Macro
Manfrotto Carbon Fibre Tripod 055CXPRO3 / 498RC2, 055B / 029
Fanotech Pano Head
LowePro Photo Treker and Mini Treker
Ewa Marine Underwater Housing
Adobe Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC
MacBook Pro 2.2G I7 16G, 480G Intel SSD
PC Custom Build, I7 12G, 4T Disk
Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400II - 35mm
Medium Format Scan - Imacon 949 (by Image Science)
Mamiya 7 with 43mm, 65mm, 80mm, 150mm
Mamiya 35mm Panoramica Adapter
Tamron 300mm F2.8 IF-ED MF
Minolta Autometer IVF
Nikon F90x, Nikon 801
Nikkor 24mm, 35-70mm F2.8, 80-200 F2.8
Fujica 100 with 50mm (back in the 70s)
Film - Fuji Velvia 35mm/120 (6x7), Fuji 50, Fuji 100, Kodachrome 64
I have been involved in photography since the late 1970's when I took a keen interest in my later years of high school.
In the mid 1980s I worked in the television industry for three years. During that time I achieved TVOCP certification. While not a strict photography certification, it helped me to gain a formal understanding of the funamental theory behind photography, lighting, broadcast technology, etc.
In 1990 I got serious again. I purchased an array of Nikon equipment prior to a trip to the United States on holidays. Some of the images from that trip are included in this site.
While I have had a few excellent mentors, I am largely self taught with much of my knoweledge coming from (trial and error type) experience. I have included a page of links to useful sites and to photographers I respect.
Over the last 20+ years I have been fortunate to have travelled extensively to many parts of the world (often at someone elses expense). In the last 10 years my professional occupation (in IT) has taken me to the USA many times, most parts of Asia including Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and India. Unfortunately though, only a little time has been available for photography on those trips.
My profession outside photography is as an IT Networking and Security and Cybersecurity consultant.
Cisco CCIE#1378, ISC2 CISSP, Palo Alto Networks CNSE
My business is Neon Knight Consulting - www.neon-knight.net
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