|March 15, 2016 - I've used Nikon cameras and lenses my entire career. Priority 1 for me is excellent image quality. 2: Equipment durability. 3: Ease in use. Nikon gear has provided this for me for more than two decades of my shooting in all conditions, including hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, floods, even dust storms.
|In 2010 I recorded a Nikon Podcast with host Mark Ellwood, contributing editor at Conde Nast Traveler, to discuss the gear I use and how it helps with my work. Click on the frame above to listen. It runs about 15 minutes. I still use a lot of the gear mentioned in the interview.
|In 2008 Nikon asked me to shoot and review the pre-release D700. It was an amazing assignment full of weather challenges, including the May 8 tornado I ran up to. The camera did great and I still shoot with it. It's one of my all-time favorite Nikon DSLRs.
|When the weather forecast and my schedule permit, I love sharing stories about how I capture my images. Nikon has featured me as speaker at PhotoPlus and Imaging USA, among other venues. In 2011, Nikon Learn & Explorer published my tips on how to photograph lightning which you can read here.
|In 2014 and 2015, Nikon used a variety of my images in a weather photography campaign throughout Europe. I also appeared in an international Nikon commercial as part of their "I AM" campaign, featured here. How I captured this shot is a great example of needing to be able to trust your gear.
Photo credits (top to bottom): Michael Corrado, Jim Reed, Katherine Bay, Michael Corrado, Robin Lorenson.