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, ProPhoto Magazine, Photography Week, Popular Science, PhotoNews Magazine, and the Globe and Mail along with regional magazines in Canada, the US, Great Britain, 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.
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 70D
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
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Zoom Lens for Canon
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 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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- Fotodiox Pro WonderPana Group 560 photos, 76 members
- TRP - Photoblography! 12,040 photos, 912 members
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- Sigma 150-600 Contemporary 3,317 photos, 321 members
- Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art 15,529 photos, 1,429 members
- Dustin Abbott's Review Central 61 photos, 17 members
- Fotodiox Pro 4,831 photos, 665 members
- Canon EOS 70D - Official Group 198,591 photos, 7,033 members
- Black & White Master Photos - P 1 A 1 71,528 photos, 6,162 members
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- Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD 1,115 photos, 235 members
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM 54,121 photos, 5,470 members
- Flickr's Chosen Few ( F.C.F. ) 12,991 photos, 3,722 members
- Samyang (Rokinon) 135/2 344 photos, 94 members
- Zeiss Planar 1,7/50 3,640 photos, 722 members
- Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM 7,950 photos, 439 members
- Samyang Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC 651 photos, 147 members
- Makro-Planar 50mm ZF, ZF.2, ZE 6,246 photos, 636 members
- Renfrew County, Ontario 643 photos, 51 members
- OFFICIAL Carl Zeiss Lenses Group 24,216 photos, 14,721 members
- ZEISS ZA, ZM, ZK, ZS, ZE and ZF Lenses - Official Tag Required 23,579 photos, 3,409 members
- ZEISS Otus 1.4/85 - Superlens 836 photos, 226 members
- Helios 44-2 58/2 3,615 photos, 514 members
- Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art 9,497 photos, 1,878 members
- Jessica Drossin's Textures 3,760 photos, 809 members
- Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS sample photos 4,201 photos, 774 members
- Samyang Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 MFT NEX FUJI CANON 713 photos, 127 members
- samyang rokinon bower walimex 12mm f/2 ncs cs 1,246 photos, 186 members
- Rokinon/Samyang 14mm F/2.8 ED-IF UMC 931 photos, 222 members
- Canon 16-35 f4L IS 3,255 photos, 360 members
- Tamron 28-300 Di VC PZD 438 photos, 34 members
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- The Landscape and Fine Art Photography Group 1,914 photos, 103 members
- Zeiss 135mm f/2 APO-Sonnar. Images 2,905 photos, 535 members
- Earth's Natural Beauty 11,306 photos, 329 members
- Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD - Full Frame / Vollformat 2,278 photos, 196 members
- Omega Park 1,476 photos, 105 members
- Tamron 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD 28,265 photos, 2,191 members
- When Pictures Talk - Gallery Of Excellence!! 58 photos, 16 members
- Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Macro F004 7,843 photos, 748 members
- Israel landscape 11,030 photos, 901 members
- Canon EF 35mm f2 IS USM 5,580 photos, 1,223 members
- Samyang 14mm F/2.8 27,713 photos, 3,669 members
- TLP - Travel Light Photography 261,678 photos, 6,457 members
- Canon EOS M, M2 & M3 Series - Mirrorless 42,105 photos, 3,098 members
- Tamron SP 70-200 f/2.8 DI VC USD 10,357 photos, 1,189 members
- Popular Photography Magazine 395,083 photos, 9,720 members
- Flickr Foto Fame (Gallery of Outstanding Photos) 2,459 photos, 1,812 members
- Friends of the National Zoo 4,088 photos, 274 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."
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