My tow vehicle is a 2001 Toyota Landcruiser V8. One of the reasons I chose the travel trailer I did was so that I could keep this gem of an SUV. It’s rated to tow 6500 lbs. and my travel trailer is less than 4000 lbs. fully loaded so I’ve got it covered and then some. Aside from my past Honda Fit that I loved, this is the second favorite vehicle I’ve owned. Bear in mind I’m not a car aficionado so I focus on things like: are the seats comfy, is it fun to drive, is it functional (ie. do the seats fold down), is it reliable, does the A/C blow cold air, do I like how it looks, do I like how I look in it? The answer: Yes to all!
When it comes to my photography, I’m a true gear head. I love it all and enjoy it all. I tend to get bored quickly so I will vary the type of photography I do between portrait, nature and macro work. Sure, I could do what I do with one camera body and a couple great lenses like the 24-70 and 70-200, but this is my passion in life and I drool a little when I open my camera bag and think about what I might play with that day. If you have any questions about the following list, let me know!
1. Camera Bodies: Canon 5D Mark II (x2)
Canon 20mm 2.8
Canon 50mm 1.4
Canon 24-70mm 2.8L
Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS
Sigma 105mm 2.8 macro
Canon 100-400mm 4.5-5.6L IS
3. Speedlites: Canon 580EXII (x2); Yongnuo 568EX
4. Yongnuo Radio Triggers YN622C (x4)
5. Light stands (x1)
6. Manfrotto tripod 190XPROB w/ 322RC2 trigger ball head
7. Yongnuo battery packs (x2)
8. Sekonic Light meter L-358
9. 40″ Reflective Umbrella Softboxes (x1)
10. Misc: LEE filter kit and Big Stopper; Cotton Carrier; Giant reflector; Lots of memory cards and Eneloop rechargeable batteries; Camera bags.
I spend a lot of time at the computer editing images, creating digital art, and writing. It’s vital that I have both a great monitor and a powerful computer. My plan is to rig one corner of my dinette sitting area to function as an office so I can continue to do my work while on the road. My computer monitor, ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch Professional Graphics Monitor, is on an oscillating lever arm so that I can view it from different angles depending on where I am. My computer was built for me to handle the tremendous memory needed for some of the programs I use. More on the details of my computer will be posted later.