Brainard Photography


I'm a hobby photographer in Arizona with a passion for abstract and macro photgraphy. I started out in 2008 shooting landscapes, then began moving toward portraits and playing with off camera flash. Lately, though, I've been gravitating much more toward close up, macro and abstract. I enjoy simple shapes, contrasting elements and gritty textures. I resist the temptation to point my camera at flowers as much as possible.

Photography doesn't feed my family, so I work as a software developer at Faithlife, producers of Logos Bible Software. I also write the code for Pocket Poser Pro and the Pocket Poser Lite, the free lite version. There is very little in this world that I love more than writing code and talking to other passionate developers. My days are spent writing and poring through C# and Objective-C, while at night on my own, it's all JVM! Java, Groovy, Kotlin...

When I say ‘in this world’, I'm of course referring to material things. Nothing is more important to me than God and my family. I have a wonderful wife who I've been married to for 13 years and two of the craziest girls I get to call my daughters!

My Gear

  • Canon 6D
  • 100mm f/2.8L Macro
  • 24-70mm f/2.8L
  • 24-105mm f/4L
  • MT-24ex Macro Flash
  • Vaungaurd Alta Pro 263AT tripod
  • Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head
  • Manfrotto 496 Compact Ball Head