I have refined my approach to image-making by using only the Nikon 50mm F1.4G, which creates uniformity within my body of work. This reliable lens helps me capture crisp images that have a painterly feel when shooting at low apertures.
In my photo philosophy, I avoid using artificial light within my compositions. I rely on natural light, specifically overcast weather for ambient white light, or non-electronic light sources like candles and improvised torches. I keep my lighting situations rendered true to life and believable, while letting the surreal nature of my work have more freedom to deviate from the norm. If it is necessary for me to use artificial light, I will use flood lamps from the hardware store.
My Langly Alpha Pro has saved me so much hassle when traveling in inclement weather and thick woods. My bag has been through rain, snow, mud, salt water – you name it. The rugged canvas, leather, and brass hardware hold up to constant use which gives me peace of mind knowing that my gear is secure. My laptop remains safe within the cushioned compartment, and my tripod can be latched to the exterior of the bag via two tough straps.