Me on the patio next to my shed on a warm summer day.As you have probably surmised, my name is Stephen Walker. I am a father, husband, veteran, amateur photographer, and IT guy. I am lucky to be married to a wonderful, patient woman.

Over the course of my life (58 years and counting) I have had the opportunity to visit numerous countries ranging from Russia to Haiti to Japan. I spent time living in Spain, Germany an Italy, and my favorite city thus far is Venice.

I am an American, a capitalist, and a believer in God. I have no patience for stupid or rude people. I believe our nation is in trouble and unless we abandon the political fringes and move back to the center, we, and the world, are going to suffer.

I am a Nikon shooter and while I am an amateur, I do like my gear.

Cameras

  • Nikon D5
  • Nikon D850
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max

Prime Lenses

  • Nikon 35mm
  • Nikon 50mm
  • Nikon 60mm macro
  • Nikon 85mm
  • Nikon 105mm macro

Telephoto Lenses

  • Nikon 14-24mm
  • Nikon 24-70mm
  • Nikon 70-200 VR2
  • Nikon 200-500mm
  • Nikon 18-300mm

Pods and Heads

  • Manfrotto 55CX Pro4
  • Manfrotto Q6 Head
  • Sirui K20X Ball Head
  • Three Legged Thing Trent monopod
  • Platypod Max
  • DJI OSMO 4

Accessories

  • Nikon 2x adapter
  • Nikon SB-5000 Flash
  • Nikon MB-D18 Grip
  • Nikon WR-R10
  • Nikon GPS
  • Kenko Tokina extension tubes
  • Rugged cabinet
  • Lowepro Backpacks
    • Pro Trekker 450
    • Pro Trekker
  • Peak Design Messenger

In the early days I was a complete Microsoft fan. There are lots of reasons for this, but in 2012 my focus shifted to Apple. I now have a mixture with a heavy emphasis on Apple.

Devices

  • Apple 5k iMac 27″ (late 2015)
  • 16″ MacBook Pro (late 2019)
  • Microsoft Surface Book 2 (primarily for testing)
  • Apple iPad Pro 12.9″ (2nd Generation)

Software

Not all the software, just key pieces of my creative workflow.

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Office 365 Business
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Slack
  • GitHub Desktop
  • Suitcase Fusion
  • ClickUp (SaaS)
  • Infinity (replacing ClickUp)
  • Dropbox
  • SnagIt
  • Authy
  • Poedit
  • Browsers
    • Edge Chromium
    • Firefox
    • Chrome
    • Safari
    • IE11 (testing only)
  • Transmit
  • Tweetbot
  • ColorSlurp
  • Image Optim

Accessories

  • Apple Trackpad 2
  • Apple Bluetooth Keyboard
  • CalDigit T4 12TB RAID
  • Wacom Intuos Tablet
  • Blue Yeti Microphone
  • Logitech Craft Keyboard
  • Logitech MX 3
  • Dell 28″ 4k Monitor
  • Apple Home Pod
  • 2 Epson all in one printers

Outdoor cooking is one of my favorite pastimes when I am not out and about with my camera.

  • Traeger Timberline 1300
  • Big Green Egg
  • Audioengine B2 Speaker