Alan Pelletier Photography

Landscape and Travel Photography

First Photo Blog

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Welcome to my blog/photo website.  My name is Alan Pelletier a photographer residing in the State of Connecticut.  Photography is a serious passion that I started in college and have continued throughout the last 25 years.  My photographs mostly include images that I have captured during my travels both here in the northeast as well as other locations in the USA and some recent oversea trips.  I enjoy taking mostly landscape photos capturing the light as it reveals beautiful scenery especially those at sunrise or sunset.  I enjoy taking photos of our beautiful National and State Parks, scenes along our coastlines and beaches, some street and night photos, as well as seasonal photos from local scenes here in Connecticut.  I hope to post more blogs about my travel and photography and that you follow along.  The image in this post is of York Harbor in York Maine taken this September.

What’s in my camera bag?

I currently shoot with a Nikon D750 DSLR, which I recently purchased last fall.  This serves as my primary body.  It’s normally fitted with an MB-D16 battery grip to take photos in portrait view, as well as, provide an extra battery for extended photo taking.  To mount my camera on a tripod I use an L-bracket from Really Right Stuff (RRS) and I would highly recommend using an L-bracket for mounting your camera on a tripod in either landscape or portrait view.  My tripod is a Manfrotto 055CXPRO4 carbon tripod equipped with an RRS B-40 ball head.  I also use a Sirui carbon monopole with an RRS MH-01 LR head that I use on long hikes, sports photography, or birding as it is light and portable.  

As for lenses, I have Nikon and Tamron lenses, including the Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8,  Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8, and Tamron  15-30mm f2.8 VC lenses that are my primary lenses in my camera bag.  In the bag is a Sigma 105MM f2.8 macro lens as well.  My primary camera bag is the medium Tenba shootout bag that provides sufficient room for my battery charger, SB-900, filters, and other assorted items.  This bag is comfortable and convenient to travel with and fits in the overhead storage bins on airlines.  I also have a Tenba roller camera bag that is useful in urban settings.  

While not in my bag, as it’s a bit big, but I take on local outings is my Tamron SP 150-600mm ATX DI G2 f5/6.3 telephoto lens for extended reach in wildlife and sports photography.  Other lenses that I use include two (2) prime Nikon lens, the 35mm f2.0 and 50mm f1.4.  I usually carry an assortment of filters, including circular polarizing, neutral density, split neutral density and a 77 mm variable neutral density filters.  Lastly, for flash photography, I have both the SB-600 and SB-900 Nikon speedlites.