A Bit About Me
Birds by KSW is the culmination of a passion for nature that was instilled in me by my dad. Growing up, we spent a lot of time outdoors and he'd always point out animal tracks, bird calls and other signs of wildlife. That appreciation for the world around us is something that I want to pass along to my daughters. And bird photography is the perfect way to do that.
Having studied art history and worked in technology, I love the challenge and potential that every photography outing presents. The waiting, timing, framing—and just plain luck—that culminates in capturing a truly unique moment in nature is exhilarating. And whether I got the shot I wanted or not, I always learn something for next time.
I’m constantly inspired by the work of other bird and nature photographers and am grateful to be part of such a welcoming and supportive the community. I’m looking forward to sharing more of my work and experiences here, so I can help grow it just a little bit more.
My passion for birding was sparked by a 'squeaky wheel' sound that turned out to be an Anna's Hummingbird. I was instantly dazzled by the beauty (and undeniable cuteness) of these little creatures. Several thousands of frames later, I'm still amazed by how much they've inspired and taught me.
My Love of Bird Photography Has Taken
Me to Some Incredible Places
It’s important to have goals ;)
Here are some of my favorite destinations so far:
Bosque del Apache, NM
Santee Lake, CA
Lake Hope, Ohio
Cape Coral, Florida
The Upper Peninsula, Michigan
Here’s my current equipment set up. Feel free to get in touch with any questions.
Canon EOS R6
Canon EOS R5
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM T
Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM Lens
Canon 100mm f/2.8
Monopod & Tripod
Gitzo GM4562 Series 4 Monopod
Really Right Stuff Monopod Head
Gitzo GT3533LS Systematic Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod Accessories
Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base
Gura Gear Kiboko 2.0 30L Backpack (fits the 600mm as a carry-on)
Naturescapes Skimmer Ground Pod
Black Rapids Camera strap