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 is displayed at www.dailydisneyphoto.com. My images will also appear 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.
If you are interested in purchasing any of the images displayed on the site, please email me for pricing. You can contact me by clicking the “Contact” link on the top of the page.
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 6d– Canon entry level Full Frame DSLR. It does not have that may bells and whistles, but it gets the job done. As a primarily landscape shooter the 6d has plenty of focus points and fast autofocus. Some cool features that I find very useful are the flash sync and being able to set a minimum shutter speed. Without a doubt worth the money to upgrade from my T2i.
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 F4 IS– What attracted me to this lens was the IQ and size. It is just as sharp as its big brother (70-200L 2.8 IS) but weighs a fraction. I don’t use this lens very often but when I do I know the images will come out great.
Canon 50mm 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 6D and it makes capturing images in dark rides such as Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean and Buzz Lightyear much easier.
Canon 430EXii– 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!