born

Idaho

current

Seattle, WA

education

B.S. Bio/Chem, College of Idaho

Ph.D. Biology, Johns Hopkins

photography exp.

15+ years

contact

davegkugler@gmail.com

Warby Parker

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We decided to have a little Sunday fun with trying out new Warby Parker glasses, i.e. Amy was looking for some new shades. They offer two awesome advantages to other makes: 1) you get an in-home trial of five pairs of your choosing; 2) for every pair purchased, one goes to someone in need. A few quick portraits and a lot of quirky smiles!

I shoot with Canon cameras. =] These photos were shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21.1MP Digital SLR. Lenses used: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L!



Thulani

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Meet Thulani! We had been planning this shoot for quite a while, but only recently were able to fit it into everyone’s schedules. Thuli is about 5-6 months old, and one of the happiest (and strongest) babies you’ll meet.

It was an incredible shoot, and a lot of fun… it also gave me a little time to try out our new 50 f1/2L lens. I have owned the lens a couple of times in the past, but had subsequently sold it, something I don’t think I will every do again. =] In any case, onto the photos below…I may have clicked off ≥650 photos and here is a sampling!

Of course, Amy couldn’t get enough of Thulani. Fortunately his parents allowed her a bit of time to say hello. =]

I shoot with Canon cameras. =] These photos were shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21.1MP Digital SLR. Lenses used: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L, and a Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L!



Hello 2013!!

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It’s been a while! since my last post, and a lot has been going on. The Holiday season was busy this year with work, travel, and writing a Ph.D. thesis. One thing I didn’t get to do as much of as I would like is photography…although I was still able to sneak in a bit. =] Here is a quick review of the highlights from the past few months.

Anderson. You may remember baby Anderson from back in September. Well, we got to do an update and awesomely-fun Holiday session in early December, at 2-1/2 months of age. Here are a few of my favorites:

Next is the random sharp-shinned hawk that dropped by outside our apartment window. It looked like he had a nice city rat lunch.

sharp shinned hawk

Then came Christmas. Amy and I took a trip to see my family this year and spent a wonderful week in Seattle. While there were frequent coffee shop visits and a bit of daily writing, we had a well-needed relaxing time hanging out with my nephew. He’s become quite the talented shutterbug himself.

Then there’s the new 50. =] I have owned and written about this lens before, but also reluctantly sold my earlier copies. Perhaps it was all the recent baby shoots where we were shooting indoors and 35mm was just a little wide (and I had no where near enough room for 85mm), but I missed the 50mm focal length dearly. Surprise, surprise, a new lens showed up right at the new year!

It’s amazing how truly thin your depth of field can be when shooting at f/1.2.

So far just a few test photos around the house, but I don’t think I will let this one go again.

I shoot with Canon cameras. =] These photos were shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21.1MP Digital SLR and a and a Canon EOS 7D 18MP Digital SLR. Lenses used: Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L and a Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II.