Then there's that upcoming photo cruise from Montreal to Boston, a fall foliage workshop in New England, and a wildlife safari to Africa next year.
"My wife is such a gem. I can't believe she puts up with this for a few months every year when I'm gone," Gale laughs. "But people I teach are so appreciative and excited that it makes it all worthwhile."
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DON GALE's Gearbox
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro with Tamron lenses: 11-18mm, 18-200mm, 200-500mm, 90mm, 180mm
Lee System with various neutral density grads and polarizers, bellows lens hood
Manfrotto Neotek: "This tripod has phenomenal leg adjustments; the most versatile field tripod ever"
HP 8750 inkjet printer: "I get black and whites from this inkjet better than anything I ever got in the darkroom"
Epson Stylus Pro 4000: "The best thing out there for large-format images; I especially like the matte finish fine art paper"
Apple PowerMac G5 and PowerBook G4 HP Pavilion laptop zd 8000
Adobe Photoshop, iView MediaPro2nik Efex!: "Includes an awesome B&W conversion filter and dynamic skin softener"