about my site

i am a photographer. i enjoy old tech and new tech.

my photography has captured life, environment, infrastructure, experiences, and feeling in the Cleveland Ohio area and beyond.

i started shooting with a basic nikon d40 in 2006. as i got more familiar with photography i picked up a nikon d5500. wanting to get more familiar with other medium in photography, i started exploring 35mm with a horribly maintained nikon fg-20 and developing with an enlarger. ive recently started exploring drones and my drone footage is done on a dji mini pro 3.

i use lightroom 6 for post in digital and an archaic enlarger for 35mm. im exploring capture one as an alternative to lightroom cc.

my workflow after shooting drifts into some technology babble, which is part of my background. i then use the nextcloud desktop application syncing from my laptop to my nas which is an 8TB nvme raidz2 6 wide. this zfs array has a snapshot every 2 hours over to another storage array which is a 48TB raidz2 5 wide rust drive storage array with ssd log and cache vdevs. from there i have an automation that encrypts and uploads to google drive cloud storage. previously i had an iscsi disk mounted to my laptop and had a script run an rsync to backup the iscsi disk but i found it easier to work locally and sync with the nextcloud desktop sync. this setup enabled me to easily create public shares for prints and distributing digital photos. i am probably a bit more of a data storage nerd than a photographer in some sense, but my skills compliment my joy.

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