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I live in St. Paul, Minnesota and take pictures for fun and freelance. I started out in photography trying to take pictures of my kids with a Sony point & shoot - that took me into DSLR's and I'm now trying to learn how to use how to use a Nikon D800.

I don't get out to shoot for fun as much as I would like but I'm on Flickr often to get inspiration from you all - thanks for stopping by,

Dan ツ
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Dan Anderson - View my most interesting photos on Flickriver

View my photos at bighugelabs.com
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♥ If you live close to the Twin Cities metro area and would like to network with a fun group of photog'ers while learning a thing or two, check out TCphotogroup at: www.meetup.com/tcphotogroup - they also have a Flickr group at www.flickr.com/groups/1475033@N22

♥ If you would like to photograph the diverse and beautiful landscape of Northern Minnesota, check out workshops and tours given by Grand Marais based pro, Bryan Hansel at: www.bryanhansel.com

♥ Pre-plan your photo shoot and learn the right location and time to catch those sun/moon rises and sets using The Photographer's Ephemeris at: photoephemeris.com

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Whats in my bag: I list the equipment and software I use for my own records but I'm happy to give you a review if your interested - just let me know.

CAMERAS:
Nikon D800
Nikon (DK-17M) Magnifying Eyepiece & (DK-19) Rubber Eyecup
Nikon (MB-D12) Battery Grip
Nikon (MH-25) Quick Charger & (EN-EL15) Batteries
Nikon (MC-30) Trigger Lock Remote
Nikon (MC-36A) Multi-Function Remote
Vello Snap-On LCD Screen Protector

Panasonic Lumix (DMC-FH27 converted to Infrared 720nm)

LENSES:
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 G
Nikon AF Nikkor Fisheye 16mm f/2.8 D
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 G VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G VR II
Nikon AF-S Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 G VR

Kenko - Auto Extension Tube Set DG for Nikon

100mm FILTERS:
LEE - Foundation Kit
LEE - 77mm Wide Angle Adapter Ring (WAR077)
LEE - 105mm Accessory Ring (FP105)
LEE - Big Stopper (10 stop ND)
Singh-Ray - Galen Rowell graduated ND-2 Soft
Singh-Ray - Galen Rowell graduated ND-2 Hard
Singh-Ray - Galen Rowell graduated ND-3 Soft
Singh-Ray - Galen Rowell graduated ND-3 Hard
Singh-Ray - Daryl Benson graduated ND-3 Reverse Grad
Singh-Ray - Mor-Slo 5 (5 stop ND)

SCREW-IN FILTERS:
B+W - 105mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer
B+W - 77mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer
Tiffen - 77mm ND .3 (1 stop)
Tiffen - 77mm ND .9 (3 stop)
Tiffen - 77mm ND 1.2 (4 stop)
B+W - 77mm ND 3.0 (10 stop)
Hoya - 77mm R72 720nm IR Infrared
Nikon - 77mm Clear NC Glass (lens protection)

LIGHTING:
Nikon SB-700 Speedlight Shoe Mount Flash
Nikon SB-R200 Wireless Remote Speedlight (SX-1 Attachment Ring, SY-1-62 62mm Adapter Ring, SG-3IR Replacement IR Panel, SW-11 Close-Up Adapter)
Paul C. Buff - AlienBees Studio Flashes (B800)
Paul C. Buff - Foldable Large Octabox softbox (FOB47)
Paul C. Buff - Silver High Output Beauty Dishes (22HOBD)
Paul C. Buff - Heavy Duty Light Stands (LS3900)
Paul C. Buff - CyberSync™ remote triggers (CSRB)
Paul C. Buff - Vagabond Mini Lithium portable power (VM120)
Interfit - Studio Flash (Super Cool Lite 5)
Manfrotto - swivel flash connector (026)
Lastolite - TriFlip 8:1 Reflector Kit
Interfit - 12-Inch Collapsible Reflector (Silver/White)
Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoe V2

CAMERA SUPPORT:
Really Right Stuff - TVC-33 Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod
Really Right Stuff - BH55 Ballhead with LR clamp
Really Right Stuff - D800 camera plates (BD800 & BMBD12-L)
Really Right Stuff - Lens Plate for Nikon 70-200mm/2.8 (L10)
Really Right Stuff - Mini-Clamp (B2-FABN, Black Rapid Strap attachment)
Really Right Stuff - Macro focusing rail (B150-B)
Kirk Enterprises - Low Pod Mount (PO-2PCSB)
Manfrotto - Alloy Tripod (055XPROB)
Manfrotto - Tripod Carrying Strap (MSTRAP-1)
BlackRapid - RS-7 Camera Sling Strap
BlackRapid - Tether Kit

BAGS & CASES:
Think Tank - Street Walker Hard Drive Backpack
Think Tank - Retrospective 30 Shoulder Bag
Think Tank - Retrospective 20 Shoulder Bag
Think Tank - Pro Speed Belt, Lens Changer (50's and 75's)
Think Tank - Pro Speed Belt, Lighting Fast (flash holder)
Think Tank - Pixel Pocket Rocket™
Think Tank - DSLR Battery Holder 4
Think Tank - 8 AA Battery Holder
MindShift Gear - Rotation 180° Professional backpack
Pelican - Carry-On Case with Padded Dividers (1510-004-110) + Lid Organizer (1519)
Really Right Stuff - Large tripod bag (TQB-80B)
Kinesis Photo Gear - 8 Slot Filter Wallet (F008)
Kinesis Photo Gear - Large Grad Filter Pouch (F169)
Vortex Media - Large Pro SLR Storm Jacket Camera Cover
Clik Elite - Lens Wraps (S, M, L)
Domke - Shooter's Bag (722-19)

SOFTWARE (the stuff I like):
Dynamic Photo HDR - Mediachance
Photomatix - HDRsoft
LucisArt ES - Image Content Technology
Nik Software Complete Collection - Nik Software
Noiseware - Imagenomic
PhotoTools - OnOne Software
Photoshop CS6 - Adobe
Photoshop Lightroom 5 - Adobe
Portraiture - Imagenomic
Topaz Complete Plug-In Bundle - Topaz Labs

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    D Cunningham says:

    "I have to agree with what others have said about Don. He is an amazing photographer and great inspiration as well! Thank you for being my flickr contact. I love learning from You and seeing your great photography...You are very talented for sure!

    Dorothy"

    December 16th, 2011

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    Randy's Dailies says:

    "I was suprised to read that Dan "shoots images just for fun." He is one of the very best I've found in that category. It's very challenging to go pro these days, but Dan could make it work if he wanted to.

    He's also been a great flickr citizen. Despite his many views comments and prolificity, he makes time to comment on my images."

    January 5th, 2011

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    Johan Fuentes says:

    "Dam is the perfect flickr's contact.
    Thank you for your comments."

    December 11th, 2010

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    Brandon Godfrey says:

    "Dan is one of the best photographer's on flickr... Period! I have been in contact with him for over a year now, and I have seen his work go from great to world's greatest. I am not exaggerating... Take the time to look through his stream, you won't be disappointed.

    Dan, thank you for all of your kind words, and humorous comments. Here's to many more years to come. =)

    Sincerely,

    Brandon Godfrey"

    December 4th, 2010

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    Thompson Photography says:

    "If there was such a thing as "Official photographer of the Minneapolis - St. Paul area", Dan would get my vote! His takes on familiar sites are breathtakingly fresh and vivid. But he's also a great explorer and finds many interesting hidden gems in the metro arera and brings them to us beautifully.

    Another aspect of Dan is his interest in and appreciation for the work of others. He is a generous commenter; his stamp of approval is much appreciated! In all, Dan is the model of what a Flickrite should be: he shares his excellent work here and is completely unselfish in his relations with others. Thanks Dan!"

    August 25th, 2010

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    Nick Kenrick. says:

    "Dan is a monster .. a fantastic image creator monster

    always something new and breezy and innovative

    i cherish your friendship , and your boundless enthusiasm mate
    you are one of the photographers I try to compete with in creativity
    I look forward to seeing your skills take you further and further
    I just hope i can keep up :)"

    February 22nd, 2010

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    Shoeven says:

    "I've been following Dan's photostream for quite a while now and i must say that he is one of the most inspiring photographers i met on flickr. He constantly pushes his own quality level with every image he posts and keeps surprising his viewers with unique and awesome compositions. Turning something great into something very special by making use of wild angles, unique perspectives and great post processing is definately one of his strenght. I really enjoy browsing through his photos and i'm sure he will suprise us with some mind-blowing stuff in the future! Keep up the good work!

    Steven, Germany"

    February 2nd, 2010

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    kodiax2 says:

    "Dan is one of my favorite contacts on Flickr. He has a great diversity of subjects and shows no fear with post processing. His creativity is pioneering and I can always check his recent photos for a brilliantly new idea or something he brilliantly stumbles into. Keep up the stellar work, Dan!"

    September 14th, 2009

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    pink*tootoo~* says:

    "Dan isn’t just an incredibly talented photographer – he is a creative visionary who tells stories through artful interpretation.

    We live in the same area, but I am a lucky and enthusiastic tourist when I visit his stream. He breathes new life into every subject of inspiration, as though he was the first – and perhaps only – one to discover them.

    He can make your mouth water for a diner hamburger, drive with renewed appreciation of the city skyline, laugh at bits of iconic Americana, or flashback to childhood cart-wheeling and jumping with sheer uninhibited joyful energy.

    His diverse work is infused with vibrant and warm personality – sometimes thoughtful and introspective, sometimes ironic and witty – and always, as a guy who lives life with gusto and appreciation for his experiences and love for family. Icing on the cake, he’s also a really great contact!

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Dan, you make me want to go where you go, and see what you see! But short of being a stalker, I’ll just travel through the Flickr portal instead. I have a feeling you have just begun, and it’s already been a great trip."

    October 13th, 2009

Joined:
February 2008
Hometown:
Mankato, Minnesota
I am:
Male and Taken
Website:
Dan Anderson Photography