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Joe Z.


Vista, CA

Member since:

August 21, 2011


What area of town do you live?

I live between Melrose and Santa Fe on Dorsey Way. The Bobier Elementry School is next to my drive. The view from my home has a spectacular view of the South direction of town and the East for sunrise.

Favorite locations/places to shoot photos?

At the moment, I am using group shoots and studio for models in situations that include props and lighting from beauty dishes and natural outdoors.

What type of camera and related equipment do you use?

I have had Nikons all my life. The current camera is a D3s. I am really amazed at how special it is. The lighting is generic Calumet 750 and Alien Bee 800 Watt. The track in my studio ceiling has cabablity of holding four lights in movement with extention rails that lower from the ceiling on tracks. The rest of the package includes 85mm, 50mm, 24-70mm[masked]mm Nikon lens's. There is a lot of support equipment with that. A very nice Epson 24 inch wide carriage printer and a Seal Heat Press for the wide carriage prints that I am really happy with from eBay. It was purchased at $900.00 and new has had a cost of $4,500.00

Who are some of your favorite photographers?

The photo's of Arny Freytag and J. Stephen Hicks. Also Julia Margaret Cameron [masked]).

Digital or film?



I have a huge interest in investigating better photographic techniques. I go for a few months and then need to add some technique to my craft. At the moment, I am really interested in producing a better per shot direction of my models.

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