Equipment

I have used professional standard Nikon equipment for well over 20 years now. Complemented with a Mamiya 7 medium format system.

 

Current Equipment

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

Nikkor TC14EII

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)

 

Former Equipment

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

 

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Photographic Background

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.

 

Professional Background

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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