Who are you, and where in New Jersey are you from?
What are the three best spots for photography in New Jersey, and why?
I haven’t been to a lot of the amazing spots that I’ve seen people go to, but for me the three spots that stand out in my memory are as follows:
1. Mt. Tammany…
…because of the variety of stuff to see and do, like hike through woods, wade in waterfalls, admire the diverse wildlife and look under logs for little critters (ok that last one might just be me) and not to mention the view from the summit is pretty amazing.
2. Buttermilk Falls
At full flow, the falls are absolutely gorgeous. and even when not in full flow, it’s still a sight to see.
3. Jersey City
There’s always something new and different every time I go back to my alma mater city. If you’re into urban and street photography, you’ll find endless amounts of it there. Street art in downtown jersey city is amazing… there’s also the beautiful waterfront where you have a great view of the NYC skyline.
What's your camera setup?
What's your dream piece of gear? Think big!
Hmmm… I always seem to have a different dream piece at any given time, but it always seems to come back to either of these 2 lenses:
FE 600 mm F4 GM OSS, although I can’t really fathom spending 13K on a lens, but that’s why it’s a dream right?
Haha… this is a little more reasonable: FE 200–600 mm F5.6–6.3 G OSS.
What's one bucket list photo of New Jersey you haven't gotten yet?
A decent milky way shot down the shore… I’ve shot some astro photography of the stars at Barnegat Light before, but haven’t caught the Milky Way the way I would like.
One tip for aspiring photographers?
It may sound cliché, but shoot, shoot and shoot some more. Different angles, points of view, lighting, etc… Experiment with settings and get comfortable with shooting… Even if it looks dumb, just go shoot… A few days, weeks or even years from now, you’ll find out that you can still learn something from those ‘dumb’ shots.