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So what about me?... I am an arts-oriented photographer and teacher living in Japan. I love the beauty of the universe and do my best to capture it's essence here. As well as nature photography, I do portraiture and weddings. I find the same sources of beauty whatever I am.

As for my equipment, I'm currently using a range of digital cameras;

Canon G9 (with wide adapter and teleconverter)
Panasonic Lumix TZ7
Panasonic Lumix LX5 (with wide adapter)
Fujifilm F200 EXR (occassionally)
Nikon D3100
Nikon D300
Nikon D5100

My lenses-


24mm f/2.8 AF-D Nikkor
28mm f/2.8 AF-D Nikkor
35mm f/1.8 AF-S DX Nikkor
50mm f/1.4 AF-D Nikkor
50mm f/1.4 AF HSM Sigma
90mm f/2.8 Di AF Tamron
105mm f/2.4 MF Nikkor


12-24mm f/4 DX Tokina
17-50mm f/2.8 Di II DX Tamron
17-55mm f/2.8 AF-S DX Nikkor
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR DX Nikkor
18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR AF-S Nikkor
35-70mm f/2.8 AF-D Nikkor
70-300mm f/4-5.6 VR II Nikkor
80-200mm f/2.8 AF Nikon

Why so many lenses? Well, many of them are from my film days and as they weren't wide enough to be so useful on DX, I got new ones (generally the DX or VR models). Though I sold on or gave away some others, the ones I have left still give me an interesting (if not so useful) alternative and I am thinking of going FX at some point...

Despite admittedly being a bit of a gear head, I make a rule of only ever bringing 2 or 3 with me on an outing; the most used combination for me right now being-

1) A widish zoom 18-105mm VR, or 17-50mm f/2.8 Tamron (the latter much lighter than my pro-level 17-55mm, which I reserve for events and pretty much as good, except for the slower AF).

2) Something nice and bright 35mm f/1.8 DX Nikkor or 50mm f/1.4 Sigma, or perhaps just my 24mm f/2.8 Nikkor for it's useful 35mm equivalent.

3) Plus one of the 90mm f/2.8 Tamron, 70-300mm VR, or 80-200mm f/2.8 Nikkor; all depending on how far I'm carrying them.and what I'm likely to see!

NOTE- If you would like to use my images here on a personal blog, please feel free to do so. Please note though that the 'Creative Commons' licencing only applies to non-commercial use. If you would like to use something at a higher resolution, please contact me. You can also access high resolution downloads or prints on my Smug-Mug account at any time-


My Works- The Starfire Network

My Tumblr photoblog, 'Now and Zen'.

PBase... for a larger selection of photos.

Perfect Futures... my blog

You Tube Films/ Video-Blogging... (including podcasts about my photography).

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    chief battle says:

    "He is Best photography man ..
    Really I Love he's Photo .. In he's photo
    Some Idea , Big Awesome, and he's Great man
    That's true :)

    GoOD LucK Man ^^""

    June 4th, 2007

Gideon Davidson
March 2006
Nagareyama, Japan
I am:
Male and Taken
Photographer, Teacher, Blogger (not neccessarily in that order!)
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