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Capturing Moments A Split Second at a Time

My story starts like many others, becoming enamored with photography in high school after watching my first print appear under the red light. In short, I never looked back and defiantly didn’t know what the future would hold for me as a photographer. I believe our style and the subjects we photograph are formed by our environment and life experiences. I grew up and live in Iowa, the heart of the Midwest. I’ve had the privilege to travel the country to National Parks and explore our great nation. Yet, each time I find joy in returning home to photograph the rural landscape of the Midwest.

Photography is more than a passion, it's life. It captures moments a split second at a time. Allows us to relive the best and worse moments of life. More than not it brings people joy. The joy of reliving those moments around the Christmas tree or a once in a life time adventure. For me, it is the joy my images bring to others. Helping others find that forgotten memory. Comments like “ Your image of the barn reminded me of the one we had growing up. I milked so many cows in that barn during the harshest of winters.” It wasn’t their barn I photographed, yet it helped them relive a moment of time.

I am currently using the Nikon Z6II with the 16-30mm f/4S ,24-70mm f/4S and finally my favorite lens the 70-200mm f/2.8S. My switch to miriorrless has been an adventure. I had my Z6II for a year and never really picked it up because I didn’t want give it a chance. Fast forward a year later, I purchased the 70-200mm f/2.8. The GAME CHANGER! I use to be a Tamron fan boy, wouldn’t use any other brand. The purchase of the 70-200mm f/2.8 S was mind blowing! It ’s hands down the BEST lens I have picked held in my hands. It’s light, SHARP and down right amazing all around. Let's say there are no more Tamron lenses in my kit. Nikon’s mirrorless system does everything and more I could ever want in a camera system. If you're on the fence about switching to mirrorless. My advice, just do it. You won’t regret it.

How and why did I finally make the switch to mirrorless? Paul's Photo. I called up Mark and said “Hey, I need to make the switch to mirrorless. I want the 17-28mm f/2.8 and 24-75 f/2.8.” Mark replied, I would go with the 14-30mm f/4 and keep your 24-70mm f/4S. You can’t go wrong. I didn’t go wrong! I live in Iowa and there are two camera stores within a two drive from me. They can’t deliver the service and knowledge Paul’s Photo does. Paul’s is my go to because I can TRUST their knowledge and know I won’t be lead a stray an won’t regret a purchase!

As a photo educator and speaker. I can tell you Paul’s Photo will inspire you to be a the best photographer you can be and to never stop learning. Each time I pick up the camera I have four goals as a photo educator. To be authentic as a photographer and inspire you to create and share your images with the world.