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 | Order Fine Art prints | iStock | Getty Collection
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, Photography Week, Popular Science, and the Globe and Mail along with 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.
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 AMPLIS52014 to get 5% off anything and everything there (coupon is stackable with other coupons and offers).
Alien Skin Software Entering Code: DAB1402 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 M w/ 22mm f/2 STM and 18-55mm STM
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC USD
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS 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 55mm f/1.8
Helios 44-2 58mm f/2
Helios 44-4 58mm f/2
Image SMC 135mm f/2.8
Super Takumar 150mm f/4
Canon 430EX II Speedlite TTL Shoe-Mount Flash
Canon 580 EXII (No longer made)
Metz Mecablitz 52 AF-1 TTL Touchscreen Shoe Mount Flash for Canon DSLRs
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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- Flickr Foto Fame (Gallery of Outstanding Photos) 2,441 photos, 1,748 members
- Friends of the National Zoo 3,414 photos, 223 members
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- Your Canon & your Helios 44-2 2,014 photos, 259 members
- Globe and Mail Reader Submissions 55,281 photos, 5,396 members
- Creative Family Portraits ( Post 1, Award 1 Other in the Pool)! 2,178 photos, 275 members
- Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR Lenses 3,980 photos, 368 members
- Takumar! 29,137 photos, 2,368 members
- M42 117,476 photos, 7,073 members
- Alien Skin Software 13,879 photos, 1,904 members
- Photo News Gallery 47,810 photos, 2,273 members
- Outdoor Photographer Magazine (Unofficial) 240,339 photos, 7,950 members
- PhotoPlus Magazine 89,406 photos, 3,736 members
- National Geographic | World Wide 324,642 photos, 13,182 members
- Petawawa 168 photos, 12 members
- Toronto Zoo 11,429 photos, 756 members
"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."
9th December, 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."
20th November, 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."
9th September, 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."
10th July, 2011
- Dustin Abbott
- October 2010
- Scottsdale, AZ
- Pembroke, ON , Canada
- I am:
- Male and Taken