Hello, my name is Nick Barese, and I am a middle school Phys Ed and Health teacher who got into photography as a hobby. This hobby quickly turned into a lot more. I spent countless hours learning technique, post processing and gear selection. I have done nearly all types of photography, but landscape is by far my favorite. Some of my work can be found in the 2016 version of The Unofficial Guide: The Color Companion to Walt Disney World. People say a picture says a thousand words. I hope when people view mine on this site they feel that way.
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Outside of photography and teaching, I have a wonderful family (my wife is an Engineer and we had a baby boy in 2013). We love to travel; mostly Southern Maine and the Disney Parks (where we are annual pass-holders). Mostly keep busy chasing around our little boy.
Gear List: Canon 5d mk iv– Canon's jack of all trades Full Frame DSLR. It has all the features a photographer needs to get the job done. As a primarily landscape shooter the 5d has plenty of focus points and fast auto-focus. Some cool features that I find very useful are the duel pixel auto focus, touch screen and being able to set a minimum shutter speed. Without a doubt worth the money to upgrade from my 6d.
Canon 16-35L F4 IS – Sharp from corner to corner and image stabilization. Every landscape shooter needs to have an UWA in the bag and I highly recommend this lens.
Canon 24-70L F4 IS– This is my workhorse. Great IQ in a fairly small package. A large majority of the images featured on this site were taken with this lens.
Canon 70-200L F2.8 IS ii– This is probably Canon's best lens. From portrait to landscape work, I know the images I shoot with this will come out great.
Sigma Art 35 1.4– This prime is fantastic for shooting indoors without a flash. For Disney fans, this lens is great for dark ride photography. Combine the 1.4 aperture with the high ISO capability of the Canon 5d and it makes capturing images in dark rides such as Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean and Buzz Lightyear much easier.
Sigma 15mm 2.8 Fisheye- My newest and most fun lens. It does not get used all that often but can offer a unique look on subjects that are photographed often.
Canon 600 RT ii– Very powerful and very useful when the situation calls for a flash. Can be used outdoors in sunlight as a flash fill for portraits or indoors at Disney character meals. Also really came in handy when photographing my newborn.
Think Tank Streetwalker– I have purchased 4 camera bags (to date). This bag is by far the best. Think Tank products are designed by photographers and it really shows. I currently have all equipment listed above in this bag. I can easily carry this for hours with no issues. The weight distribution is fantastic!