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ABOUT

“I have never approached photography or cinematography as a job. I am a very visual person and when something moves me, I try and capture that moment with the same passion and enthusiasm I felt at that moment and try to pass that on the best way I can.”
~ Chad Dennis            

I am a contemporary portrait shooter commissioned for editorial, commercial and personal work. I also like to shoot promotional videos and commercials. I live in Atlantic Beach, Florida even though I was raised in Iowa. I’m self-taught through blood, sweat and tears and years on various productions. At 25 I owned a racquetball club that had 21 employees and over 1000 members. At 28, I sold that business. I love creating and the process behind it. I get lost in a beautiful shot just like everyone else. It’s ok to be different, try new things, push the limits. It’s in chasing those limits that greatness happens. I won’t settle for less than greatness. I love solving problems with my clients. I love chocolate milk, even though I’m a grown man. People, faces and stories are what really drive my imagery.

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MY EQUIPMENT

Camera

  • 2 Canon 5DmkIII’s
  • Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 (L Series)
  • Canon 50mm f/1.2 (L Series)
  • Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 (L Series)
  • Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens
  • Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro (L Series)
  • Canon 7D
  • Canon 55-200 f/4-5.6
  • Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
  • Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8
  • Sigma 30mm f/1.4
  • Multiple Variable ND Filters and Polarizers

Audio

  • Sony UWP-V1 Wireless Lavalier Microphone Package
  • Sony UWP-V2 Wireless Handheld Microphone Package
  • Sennheiser EW112-p G3 Camera Mount Wireless Microphone System
  • Audio-Technica – AT-897 – Boom Microphone Kit
  • Zoom H4n Handy Mobile 4-Track Recorder
  • Rode VideoMic Camera Mounted Shotgun Microphone

Lighting

  • 3 Impact VC-500LR Digital Monolights with several Light Modifiers ranging from 7″ umbrellas to small softboxes and beauty dishes
  • ARRI Softbank IV Plus 5 Light Kit: Includes – 2-150W Fresnels, 1- 300W Fresnel, 1- 650W Fresnel, 1- ARRILITE 750 Plus Focusing Flood, High Output HPL Lamp (750 Plus), Chimera Video Pro Plus 1 Bank, Barndoors, Filter Frames, Scrims, Stands, Bulbs, Accessory Pack
  • 2 Impact Turtle Base C-Stand Kit – 10.75′
  • Impact – 5-in-1 Collapsable Circular Reflector Disc – 42″
  • LEE Filters Quick Location Pack – 24 Sheets (12 x 12″)
  • Westcott – uLite 3 Light Lighting Kit: Includes – 1100 Total Watts, 3 – uLite Fixtures, Bulbs, 2 – 20″ Softboxes
  • Canon Speedlite 320EX
  • 2 Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT

Support

  • Kessler Stealth Slider (40.5″)
  • Manfrotto 504HD Head w/546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System
  • Manfrotto – 055CXPRO4 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs (Black)
  • Manfrotto – 055 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release
  • Manfrotto – 701HDV Pro Fluid Video Mini Head
  • Zacuto – Striker Gorilla Handheld Shotgun Mount
  • Oben 4-Section Aluminum Monopod

Action Cameras

  • 2 Drift Innovation HD170’s with mounting system and underwater housings
  • 2 Canon HF S100 High Definition Camcorders
  • Go-Pro Hero +3

Backdrops

  • Impact – Background Support System – 12′ Wide
  • Seamless Background Paper
    • (107″ x 12yds, #1 Super White)
    • (107″ x 12yds, #1 Thunder Grey)
    • (107″ x 12yds, #1 Black)