A few questions to John M Dabbs
How did you start with photography?
I began with a point and shoot camera made by Kodak, that was similar to the Polaroid One-Step. I progressed from there to a Fuji 35mm point and shoot that I loved and used for many years. My passion for capturing the beauty around me has stuck with me through the years. I moved on to Minolta and now wield a Nikon Digital camera.
What’s in my backpack?
I keep my go-to camera body with an accessory handle/battery pack to facilitate portrait mode shots. My go-to lens is a 50mm with a wide-angle adapter. I also take a variable 30-60mm on most shoots. Pen, paper, model releases, extra batteries, and sim cards. I also keep a snack and some lozenges for me. Business cards and a copy of my current assignment are also on hand for verification.
What’s your favorite gear?
My favorite would be my Nikon D7000 and 50mm lens. I also have a monopod that I use which doubles as a hiking staff – very handy.
How much emphasis do you put on post-production?
Post-production processing is very limited in my shoots. I mostly use editorial photos wich only require cropping in most instances. I like my photos to appear as I see them through the lens. I only put them through Photoshop or PortraitPro when I’m doing portraits or other stylish photos of people.
If you could photograph anyone/anywhere in the world, who/where would you photograph and why?
Photographing the Queen of England, or the current monarch of the United Kingdom would rise to the top of my list. I’ve always enjoyed the pageantry associated with the royal family, and the rich history of Buckingham Palace.
What is your favourite way to de-stress?
I love to get out of my daily grind and explore. Adventure keeps the spirit alive as we live and experience new people, places, and things. I love getting out and meeting people and having adventures.
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