About Laurie Excell

Laurie spent the first 25 years of her career in photographic sales helping pros and hobbyists alike decide which photographic equipment best suited their needs. All the while, she was an avid photographer. In 2000 she left sales to become a full-time professional wildlife and nature photographer. She has been published in Outdoor Photographer, Outdoor Photography (UK), Photoshop User, and Layers magazines. You will also find her photography on Audubon calendars, as well as postcards, calendars, and posters for the National Park Service.

Nikon D800

Kudos to Nikon for bringing in such an incredible camera at an affordable price!

PG-02 Full Gimbal Head

When the folks at Really Right Stuff put their mind to a new product, they don’t just do it halfway. And their new PG-02 Full Gimbal Head is no exception! I decided to order one for myself after seeing it in use on a field trip to Florida.

Nikon J1

Nikon has entered the mirrorless camera market with a strong start by introducing their new Nikon 1 system, which includes the J1 and V1 cameras.

Graslon Insight Dome Flash Diffuser

With the bigger-is-better mantra when it comes to light, getting that big light source from a small flash provides a challenge that Graslon, Inc. has tackled head on and done a fine job in the process.

Porter Case PCi

I chose the PCi Deluxe Camera Divider Case with CART, as it looked like it would carry everything I needed, while providing protection when the bag was taken out of my control, and the wheels would take the stress off my back.

NIKKOR AF-S 85MM F/1.4G

Nikon’s legendary 85mm f/1.4 lens has undergone a complete update. Designed as the ultimate portrait lens, the 85mm f/1.4G is that and more.

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