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Bob B.


Vacaville, CA

Member since:

October 14, 2011


My favorite subjects to shoot...

I am definitely *not* a portrait/wedding/studio/product guy. I can do it, but it just doesn't bring me any joy! I love the outdoors, landscape, wildlife thing. Did I mention I also love to teach? If we cross paths on a field trip and you have a question, fire away!

My equipment includes...

I am a Nikon guy. Latest entry is a D3s (which I LOVE!). I also still carry a D300 as a back-up and for times (with lots of light) when I can use a telephoto and wide-angle cued up together. My D70 mostly collects dust these days buy I vow to get it converted to IR someday! I carry what some call the "holy trinity", 14-24mm, 24-70mm and[masked]mm VRII all f/2.8. Also have the TC-20E III teleconverter, the 105mm Macro, a 10.5mm Fisheye and a 50mm f/1.4 and 85m f/1.8. All normally sits atop a Manfrotto 055CXPRO4 tripod and Manfrotto 410 Junior geared pan/tilt head. I edit in LR4 (still on the fence between straight upgrade and the "creative cloud") and CS6.

Places I would like to go with the group to take photographs...

Probably too many to list. Yosemite after a good snow, waterfalls of the sierra's during the spring run-off, wetlands in the spring, 395 in the fall. Not all day trips, but great destinations!

My photographic style could be described as...

Still evolving. Perhaps a bit over technical and still growing on the creative side. Hey, it takes time to overcome Math degrees and 20 years of military time!

I consider myself to be a beginner, intermediate, serious amateur, pro...

I would say pretty serious amateur. Update for 2014: I was fortunate enough to spend 5 months in photography school (Rocky Mountain School of Photography) summer of 2012. I still don't use photography to make a living, but now I am probably a *more* serious amateur!


I am a semi-retired, overly-technical, frequently creatively challenged, outdoor/landscape/wi­­ldlife photographer. I love to travel (although I don't really care for airplanes or airports!), I always try to improve my work and love to help others.

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