Technology and equipment are important,
Vision is supreme,
Passion the reason...
My equipment: Nikon D3x (24MP), Nikon D3 (12MP), Nikon D300 modified for Astrophotography, Nikon D2X (12MP) modified to take infrared shots, Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n (14MP), Nikon D100 (6MP) modified to take infrared shots, Nikkors (28mm 1.4, 50mm 1.4, 105 2.5, Micro 105 2.8 VR, 10.5 Fisheye, Zoom 14-24 AFS f/2.8, Zoom 18-200mm VRII, Zoom 24-70 AFS f/2.8, Micro Zoom 70-180, 70-200 f/2.8 VR, 80-400 VR), Sigma 12-24mm, Sigma 300-800mm, Canon 500D, Gitzo 2228 tripod, RRS Ballhead BH-55, RRS Focusing Rails, RRS L brackets, Wimberly Sidekick, Nikon SB800x2, Nikon SB900, Epson R2400, Epson 3880, Leitz Wetzlar (Ortholux) microscope for photomicrography.
medical, abstract, macro, microscopic, landscape, studio still life, IR (infrared), travel, whatever catches my eye.