I'll be the first to admit I don't have a lot of gear. No huge set up here, nothing flashy (pun intended), no studio gear, no lights, umbrellas, boxes. Just the basics, but they do the job. Here's the gear:

And that's it! Nothing fancy, not a lot of gear. You can't see anything clearly in that crummy picture, I know. Know why?  I had to take it with my cell phone, which is probably going on 6 years old. Had to take it with my cell phone because, yep, my camera is in the picture!  Kind of like when you go to a hair salon, you don't want to pick the stylist with the best hair (that means she didn't do it). Or something.

Since you can't see anything in that photo, here's the list:

  • Nikon D300 (DSLR)
  • Nikkor 18-200 mm 1:3.5-5.6 AF5 lens. I think this was a kit lens that came with the D300.
  • Nikkor 60 mm 1:2.8 AF Micro lens
  • Tokina 11-16 mm F2.8 lens
  • Nikon Speedlight SB-600
  • Lowepro bag
  • and . .. I love my Zing drawstring lens pouches (you can kind of make them out up there with the purple and blue trim).

Well, you ask, where do you do your editing (photo and writing) and writing work? What's your set up for that?

Here ya go:

OK, that's a crummy picture too and I have no excuse this time. Just is. I have an HP laptop and a Dell monitor.  Ta-da!  That's the set up.  I do really like my laptop stand though.  Metal with holes all over it for air circulation and a shelf. Brand is Allsop. Oh, and I do really like my dining room table too.  My plan is to actually eat at it in the spring and fall when I can move my office stuff back upstairs (too hot up there in the summer, too cold up there in the winter, hence dining room table covered with detritus).  I think my son will appreciate having a place to eat in the fall and spring. He let me use his black office chair that you see up there, so I guess I owe him one.  And the blue plastic stool is actually a garagey-type, painting, handyman stool that I have there to prop my feet up so my back doesn't hurt while I'm working. And that's where I work.  Well, ok, sometimes I write and edit from my sofa and bed, just by way of full disclosure.