My name is John Caughlan and my wife Missy and I reside in St. Cloud, Minnesota. I have been taking pictures of the North Shore since 2002. In the beginning I used an old Pentax 35mm film camera. During this time I learned about lighting, composition, and developing an "eye" for an image. In 2004 I purchased my first digital camera, a Nikon D100, and since then I have added some new cameras and lenses to my camera bag (which now weighs over 50 pounds). I love the outdoors and enjoy camping and photographing Minnesota's dramatic beauty. I also enjoy portrait photography and have photographed over 50 weddings. I have also published two coffee table books on the North Shore.
My goals include to challenge my photogrphy skills and to continually seek out new subject matter. I have learned over the years that it is not about how many images you take, but how well you capture an image.
- Nikon D3s digital camera- Nikon D3 digital camera- Nikon Nikkor 14-24 mm lens- Nikon Nikkor 50 mm 1:4G lens
- - Nikon Nikkor 24-70 mm lens
Nik- Nikon Nikkor 70-200 mm VRII lens
on D- Nikon Nikkor 300 mm VRII lens
3s- Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Epson Stylus 2400 Printer
& D3 digital cameras
LINKSHere are some great resources for camping, the North Shore, and photography: