BradLewisPhotography
Brad Lewis

Brad Lewis Photography

My interest in photography dates back to grade school. At that time my cameras were Kodak Insta-Matics. My first attempt at actually learning about photography was in Junior High School when I joined the school's camera club. My first quality camera was a 35mm Minolta Hi-Matic 11 Rangefinder camera that I bought in High School. It did not have
an interchangeable lens and was Shutter Priority but it was my official start as a hobbyist photographer.

The dream of actually owning an SLR during my high school years unfortunately only remained a dream. It was only after I was in Dental School that I purchased my first SLR, a Pentax K-1000 with a Vivitar 28-210mm lens. It was exciting to find out that I can incorporate photography in the practice of Dentistry and not only had taken dental photography courses but was also one of the photographers for the school's yearbook.

My use of photography in Dentistry was infrequent until I started using digital photography in my practice in 2006. Trying to use a 35mm film camera was difficult without the instant feedback that a DSLR gave me by reviewing the image on the back of the camera. In Dentistry, I didn't have the luxury of taking many shots hoping that, maybe a couple would come out. In the healthcare field as well as, I'm sure the forensic field, each photo has to count. The photos would be a tool to document a condition or procedure but the patient is there for the procedure itself, not for some photo shoot. Digital photography gave me the ability to take the shots that I needed to better communicate with my patients yet not keep them in my treatment room any longer than need be.

As a Dentist by profession I use my camera daily, mainly in macro photography, yet my personal photography interest range from macro to astrophotography and pretty much everything in between. I enjoy capturing the amazing things that I actually see in the world. Having a camera with me at all times allows me to photo those moments in passing that would otherwise be missed.

MY GEAR

Nikon D80
Nikon D300s
Nikon 35mm f1.8 lens
NIkon 18-55mm lens
Nikon 55-200mm lens
Nikon 60mm Micro (Macro) lens
Nikon 70-300mm lens
NIkon 12-24mm lens
Nikon 50mm f1.8 lens
Sigma 105mm Macro lens
Mead 1000mm lens
Nikon SB-600 Flash
Nikon SB-800 Flash
Vivitar 283 Flash
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