Hello, and welcome to my website. My name is Darren Neupert. I am part adventurer and part wanderer with a passion for photography. I call the Pacific Northwest my home but enjoy travelling to wherever my camera takes me. Some of my most memorable road trips have taken me literally thousands of miles as I drive from the Pacific Northwest to places like Moab, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Antelope Canyon in Page, AZ, and all points in between. I shoot mostly landscapes but do enjoy wildlife and architectural work. On rare occasion, I have been known to haunt The Pike Place Market in Seattle for some candid street photography.
I picked up my first camera. the Sony Alpha 100, in 2006. I will confess, I wasn't all that interested in photography at the time. I had purchased the camera to take along with me on business trips to Florida, Arizona, etc. For the most part, and aside from basic snapshots, the camera sat on a shelf for years. That is, until one day I brought it with me on a family outing to the Skagit Valley tulip fields. That did it for me. I was hooked and the rest is history.
I quickly realized the limitations of the Sony a100 and upgraded to my very first Nikon - the D5100. Lenses were next and my oh my was that a learning curve. Today, I shoot with a Nikon D800 and full compliment of lenses that best accommodate my style.
What's in Darren's bag?
Main Camera and Lenses
Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8
Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8
Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
Tripod: Manfrotto 055CX PRO 3
Bag: LowePro Vertex AW 200
Other neat stuff
GigaPan Epic Pro
Formatt-Hitech Firecrest 77mm IRND 4.8 filter
Black Rapid Sport camera sling
GoPro Hero 4 Black + accessories
FLW Magenta filter for shooting cityscapes at night!
Epic pile of filters, cleaning equipment, and external drives for use in the field