About Jerry

Jerry Karlovich

Hey! I’m Jerry Karlovich and I’ve been taking photographs since I was just a kid when my Mum gave me her Kodak Brownie Hawkeye box camera.  In Junior High School, I had a part time job working in a Public Relations Professional’s darkroom where he let me develop and print all my own film, and yes,  along with his. There is nothing like the aroma of Kodak D76 Developer on my clothes to impress the girls.  I later acquired a Pentax 35mm camera and Boss Man gave me a bulk film loader. I can now “Roll My Own” 35mm cassettes of Kodak Tri-X, and yes, along with his.  The Boss often would use my photos in his publications and that was exciting for me. My Senior Year of High School (yea WW Samuell H.S.) I worked at a Camera Store. While there I made a major upgrade to a CANON FTb 35mm camera.  In high school I read an article in Popular Photography about the Photogs over at National Geographic and the mountain of incredible gear they get to work with. So I wrote to the managing editor of Nat Geo and sent some of my images. They wrote back! They liked me! I could get a job there if only I could learn to speak four foreign languages in the next few months. I was flunking French. Pig Latin didn’t count. Well, I got a job with a local shopping newspaper as a photographer and dark room monkey. Hey, I was being published every week only it wasn’t Nat Geo.  “dot dot dot” Years go by….. I’m now into digital photography and my newest shutter box is a Nikon D750 along with a small fortune in glass (“glass” is photo speak for lenses). Although I will not shoot for money, I did have an editor over at Dallas Modern Luxury Magazine see my sunset image at White Rock Lake and they paid me 200 buckeroos for the image. A few years ago I won a Third Place Ribbon at the Texas State Fair with one of my Photographs. Whoohoo! It wasn’t First Prize but considering there was over 2,500 photo entries and winning a third prize ribbon is an accomplishment. Lately, I’ve started shooting Milky Way images but have to take a RV road trip to a Dark Sky Park.
Lately, I enjoy helping others fall in love with photography assisting them in learning. We had an impromptu Milky Way Class at Sunset Point in Bryce Canyon, Utah teaching others how to capture the Milky Way.

So, if you see me out at one of our State or National Parks hauling around a camera bag and tripod, stop and say hey.

I wonder how many of those Nat Geo guys are multi lingual?

Stay Calm and Take Photos.

What’s in my Bag? (but not all at once)

Nikon D750 Full Frame FX Sensor
Nikon D7000 APS-C Frame DX Sensor
Nikon S9700 Just a nice pocket size point and shoot that says Nikon so it’s cool.

Full Frame (FX) Lenses:
Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 (walking around lens)
Nikkor 20mm f/1.8
Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5
Sigma 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye 
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D (no internal focus motor)
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G (has focus motor)
Nikkor 35mm f/2.8 Manual Focus
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5 
Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Manual Focus (Great for night photography)
Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6
Nikon 2x Teleconverter

APS-C (DX) Lenses:
Nikkor 35mm f/1.8
Nikkor 12-24mm f/4
Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5
Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5
Lens Baby Spark Fun Lens
A small collection of extension tubes for doing Macro Photography

Dolica with Ball Head
Velbon Videomate 607 with Pan Head
Velbon S-400 with Pan Head
Manfrotto with Ball Head Light Weight No Model Number
Sakar cheapie, short, I bought at a Flea Market, Five Bucks but very light
Various collection of Mono Pods when I take pictures at Soccer Games
Small Table Top Tripod about 4″ tall. Just so I can say I have one.
Andoer DH-55D Panorama Adapter
KiWi Panorama Adapter

Video Cameras:
Canon Vixia HF20a with Boom Mic and Lens Shade (makes me look cool).
3 Small Action Cameras (Go Pro Wannabes) and all of the mounting accessories including a pile of memory sticks.
A Bag of various wireless mics, transmitters and receivers for making videos

Other Accessories:
3 different camera release cables
2 Intervalometers
More screw on filters than I can count
Cokin Series P (with a collection of 84mm glass graduated filters)
Cokin Series Z (with another collection of 100mm glass graduated filters)
Batteries for the above cameras along with several chargers
Plenty of Lens Cleaning Kits (every time I buy a lens it comes with a lens cleaning kit. Many I’ve never opened.)
Sensor Cleaning Swabs 

Flash and Lighting:
YN685 Speedlite with Gary Fong LS2PJD light modifier
Small collection of off brand flash units
Several Pocket Wizard Plus IV for firing flashes remotely
Metz Slave Mecalux11
Several Light Stands and Light Booms
12″ Diameter Round Light Box
A collection of Grey Test Cards with Light Reflectors on the other side.

Computer(s): (not in my bag)
Dell i7 XPS 8900, 6700K, 4.00 GHz, 24GB Installed Ram
NVIDIA GTX 960 Video Card with Three 24″ Dell Monitors (P2414H)
Windows 10/64 PRO
2 Internal 2TB Hardrives, DLINK 2x2TB External Drive NAS in RAID Configuration.
Adobe Bridge, PhotoShop CC and LightRoom CC with various plugins
AutoCAD, Chief Architect X10, Sketch-Up, Windows Office
Canon PRO-100 Photographic Printer
** I have five other computers in my office doing various things. **

Dang, I haven’t even got started yet with all the toys laying around.

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