I am an award-winning photography enthusiast. My wife and I live near Fort Worth, Texas with our two rescued English Mastiffs. We both volunteer with an English Mastiff Rescue organization.
After my wife bought our first digital SLR in 2005 I became inspired to improve my photographic skills. I have taken many online photography courses, and I have attended several photography workshops. The workshops were a blast! I learned a lot, and I was further inspired.
In my bag: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 20D; Canon EF 17-40 mm f/4 L USM; Canon EF 24-105 mm f/4 L IS USM, Canon EF 100 mm f/2.8 USM macro; Canon EF 70-200 mm f/2.8 L IS USM; 2X teleconverter; 25 mm extension tube; Cokin filter holder with polarizer, ND4, ND8, two graduated ND filters; Manfrotto tripod with Really Right Stuff head; Canon Speedlite 430EX II.
On my desk: Lightroom 4; Photoshop CS6; Topaz Labs Adjust, Denoise & Simplify; Photomatix, and the Nik Software suite.