Photo of Brian J Zwit
Brian's interest in photography began 35 years ago when, using a film SLR borrowed from his
father to work on the high school yearbook, he
discovered that it provided a powerful means for expressing his
vision of the world.
Over the years, his
love of the outdoors and photography as well as an aptitude for computer technology have morphed into a passion-some might say obsession-for capturing the elegance and majesty of the unique landscapes, wildlife, and flora of the United States.
The pursuit of nature takes Brian
all over the country but he
favors the west, northwest, and northeast.
love of hiking and backpacking takes him far beyond populated areas, into settings which few people visit.
For more information about Brian
and to see his
photographs, go to www.brianjzwit.com.
uses Nikon cameras and lenses, Gitzo tripods, and Really Right Stuff ballheads almost exclusively.
favorite camera is the full-frame Nikon D700 and his
favorite lens is his
Nikkor600mm VR f/4.
recently acquired a Panasonic LumixDMC-GH1 micro four-thirds camera and is finding it difficult to put it down because it is over three pounds lighter than the D700 and takes amazing HD video.
The occasional use of Zero Image pinhole, Holga, and Lomographic cameras provide Brian
with an expanded array of ways to express himself and a respite from complicated cameras, heavy lenses, and the need for batteries.
digital workflow using a Mac Pro quad-core desktop computer, with most of his
images being lightly edited using Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and various plug-ins.
When working toward some artistic or technical effect, Brian
also works in Bracketeer, PTGUI Pro, Hugin, and Photomatix Pro.
work on multi-media content and web pages incorporates: Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, Apple Keynote, and BoinxFotoMagico.
Brian has college degrees in chemical engineering, law, and photography.