My name is Dennis Ramos and I’m a Fine Art Photographer. Many years ago, I started dabbling in photography with my very first bought SLR camera Minolta X-9 from a catalog in Brooklyn, New York.
As a young guy who just migrated from the Philippines, it was one of the greatest gears I’ve ever owned! Soon enough the catalog company kept pitching-in flashes, tripod, bags, etc. which I excitedly bought for few dollars monthly payment! All these photography gadgets didn’t go to waste as I’ve learned a ton from basic camera settings to compositions.
For a few years, I was shooting everything and everywhere until I sold my SLR film camera and gear. As life happens, career and family become a priority but my love for photography still lingered.
Fast forward to 2008, after many point-and-shoot cameras, I bought my first digital SLR Nikon D60 and my passion got re-ignited once again! I experimented with off-camera artificial lights both studios and on-location using a Nikon SB-600 and fell in love with portraiture.
After trying out different areas in photography, I slowly evolved into doing black and white architectural and seascape photography under fine arts using long exposure and minimal composition.
The gear you will find inside my bag is a Nikon D610 as my main camera and Nikon D300S as a backup. Lately, I’ve included a film camera Nikon F4 for some experimentation on B&W film.
For most of my shooting in landscape, I use a wide lens and I find the Tokina 17-35mm f/4 overall image quality comparable to its expensive counterpart. Along with this wide lens, I use the Formatt-Hitech’s FireCrest IRND 16-Stop filter for a more neutral color image (no color cast) on my long exposure shots. This camera, lens, and filter combination won’t be able to perform its function without a sturdy tripod. The Manfrotto MK190XPRO3 190 kit is my workhorse tripod on which I do all my photography work.
The gear you will find inside my Tamrac Apache 6 camera bag or Tamrac 5586 Expedition 6 Backpack:
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
Tokina 17-35mm f/4
Tokina 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8
Formatt-Hitech Firecrest ND 4.8 Filter circular and Formatt-Hitech ND 2.0 4×4
Viltrox JY-710 2.4GHZ Wireless Remote Shutter
Hoodman CH32 Compact HoodLoupe Optical Viewfinder