"You don't take a photograph, you make it. " ~ Ansel Adams
A Few Words About Me
My name is Derek Quessenberry and I am a professional software engineer and an aspiring photographer.
I grew up in southwestern Missouri near the city of Springfield, and received my formal education at Missouri State University. I studied computer science, business, and economics. Shortly after graduating, I began my career as a software engineer at the Boeing Company in Saint Louis, Missouri. After six years of service, I decided to move to San Francisco, California for the tech scene and my love for the beautiful Bay Area. I now work at Monster Worldwide as front-end software engineer in downtown San Francisco.
Despite my engineering title, I am an artist at heart. From the earliest beginnings of my career, I have gravitated towards front-end web development. There I have been able to focus on user experience, interface design, and interface implementation. I can, in a sense, use my artistic passion with my engineering profession. One of my most earliest answers to “What do you want to be when you grow up?”, was to be a photographer.. I love shooting photos of California, my friends, and my adventures. I find that photography helps me recognize the beauty in everyday life, that otherwise may go unnoticed. I hope you enjoy.
- Nikon d800
- Nikon 300mm f/2.8 VR II
- Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro
- Nikon 50mm f/1.4 G AF-S
- Nikon 35mm f/2 AF-D
- Nikon 20mm f/2.8 AF-D
- Nikon TC-20E III Teleconverter
- Nikon SB-700 Speedlight
- B&W Filters – Clear, UV & Skylight
- B&W Filters – 0.9 ND
- B&W Filters – 3.0 ND
- B&W Filters – Circular Polarizer
- Pixel Pro Digital Camera Wireless Shutter Remote
- Really Right Stuff BH-40 LR Ballhead
- Gitzo GT2531 Series 2 Carbon Fiber tripod
- Manfrotto MK394-PQ tripod
- JOBY GorillaPod SLR-Zoom tripod