I am a Pastor, Author, and Photographer. Husband of one, father of three (and don't get the two confused!)
Photography has become one of my great passions, and I strive to use my gifts to not only share the beauty of the world but also to help others. I write articles, do equipment reviews, and network with other photographers and professionals in other fields to help them develop their own skills. My photography business is called "Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott", chosen because I want my work to tell stories and share the wonders around us.
Photographers see things that most people miss, and the magic of photography is when you actually are able to catch those fleeting moments of beauty in nature, people, or ordinary objects. My work can be seen in a variety of places:
Personal Website | Facebook Fan Page | 500px Gallery | Google+ | Twitter
Order Fine Art prints | iStock | Getty Collection
I also have a YouTube Channel where I do gear reviews and share photography tips.
I embrace many aspects of photography. I do portraiture and event photography (including business events, religious events, and weddings) professionally. I sell art prints both directly and through places like Fine Art America . I license my work privately (where it has been used for advertising and corporate work for Canon, Alien Skin Software, and travel agencies but also through agencies like iStock and Getty Images. My work has been published in PhotoPlus Magazine, ProPhoto Magazine, Photography Week, Masterclass Photography, Popular Science, PhotoNews Magazine, and the Globe and Mail along with regional magazines in Canada, the US, Great Britain, Australia, and Germany. features at various photography websites and blogs. My work has been used in Canon promotions/advertising, Alien Skin Software advertising, Resort Marketing, and by Tamron of Canada.
I am also a freelance writer with PhotoNews, Alien Skin Software, and Henry's Photography of Canada along with being a regular contributor to Canon Rumors.com and the Digitial Photography School. I have written for or been published in a wide variety of publications around the world.
I enjoy just about every aspect and style of photography. Check out my website for galleries and equipment reviews. Thanks for coming and looking at my photostream, and...Enjoy! Feel free to contact me directly about licensing any of my work.
I have strategic partnerships with:
Amplis Foto in Canada. Use coupon code AMPLIS52016DA to get 5% off anything and everything there (coupon is stackable with other coupons and offers).
Alien Skin Software Entering Code: "dustinabbott" will get you 10% off everything in the store.
B&H Photo in the United States. B&H has great prices and a cash back program.
I have to put together a kit of gear that is balanced between relative affordability and quality. I have included links to buying gear so that you can do more research for yourself:
Canon EOS 6D (x2)
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Body
Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS
EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens (Silver)
EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens (Black)
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens
Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC USD
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens
Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (USA and World)
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Canon
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens
Canon Extender EF 1.4X III
Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 1.4x AF Teleconverter
I also use some vintage glass adapted to my bodies:
SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5
Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5
SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4
SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8
Zeiss Planar T* 1.7/50mm
Helios 44-2 58mm f/2
Image SMC 135mm f/2.8
Super Takumar 150mm f/4
Metz mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital Flash for Canon Cameras x2
I invite you to come check out my website at www.dustinabbott.net. I've written extensive reviews on most of this equipment that might help you in making those buying decisions.
Thanks for stopping by!
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"I finally found the time to write my testimonial for You. You absolutely deserve it. I really like every single picture You have posted so far. You never posted insignificant pictures. You have a great care of the details and Your pictures are always clean, sharp, correctly lighted and detailed. Finally I love the way You process the images; Your style is easily recognizable and You are a really good photographer."
December 9th, 2011
Stephen Champness says:
"Dustin's Photographic skills are outstanding. An amazing Photostream with so many different styles of Photography professionally taken with immaculate processing. What I really love about Dustin's Photostream is the attention to detail, I am no expert in Photography but he always seems to capture the right mood for the Photo he has taken and in turn has inspired me to think about my shots and try to become a better Photographer myself. Dustin's other great quality is the time he takes in visiting other people's Photostream's (including my own) offering advice and encouragement. Dustin is definitely someone to follow on Flickr, a nice guy with a stunning Photostream."
November 20th, 2011
"Dustin is a unique photographer who brings passion and creativity to every shot. His style is recognizable quickly and always brings a smile to one's face. His modesty is one of his best qualities as he always offers up advice and thoughtful questions. He is a must follow on Flickr and someone you should consider strongly for your photographic needs."
September 9th, 2011
"Dustin has a great photostream with a lot of variety. He has great talent photography beautiful and vibrant sunsets, as well an affinity for nature photography."
July 10th, 2011
- Dustin Abbott
- October 2010
- Scottsdale, AZ
- Pembroke, ON , Canada
- I am:
- Male and Taken