Thank you for stopping by to view my website and photographs.In this section, you get a chance to learn more about me.
I've been taking pictures since 1993 and have had the joy of experiencing many cities and countries, and absorbing everything these special places have to offer. My website shares some of these experiences with you, which I hope you will enjoy.
I started out shooting with a camera handed down to me by my father; the original Canon EOS Rebel. It wasn't long after I fell in love with photography. Not much longer after playing around with the camera, I enrolled in a basic photography course at a local community college. I went on to complete the course, plus the following two courses offered, and gained a great bit of knowledge in the field.
Shortly after completing these courses, I attended Eastern Illinois University where I was awarded two unique independent studies in photography. The first study revolved around different developing techniques in black and white negatives, as well as different papers and how they reacted to these different films. The second study related to variations in chrome and infrared films, and how they differed from brand to brand.
While attending EIU, I also was the recipient of two awards at the annual All Student Art Show. In 1996 I received the Best Photograph award, and in 1997 I was awarded an All-Show Honorable Mention for a submitted photograph.
Since graduating, I have had my work displayed at local restaurants, businesses, and art shows and continue to pursue other venues to share my work.
I do not have a specific genre that I shoot, as I do landscapes, concerts, portraits, flowers, insects, sports, etc. If you are interested in contacting me about any of my work, or have any questions I can be reached at todd (at) reicherstudios.com. You can also leave a comment at the bottom of this page.
The equipment I use depends on the situation. For bodies, I started with original EOS Rebel film camera, then upgraded to the EOS Elan. Once the digital realm hit, I purchased a Canon EOS 10D, which I had for many years. I then upgraded to the EOS 7D, which was a huge step up. That body served me well for many shoots, mostly for sports, concerts and birds. While owning the 7D, I went to a full-frame sensor with the 5D Mark II. In the summer of 2012, I made a big jump and sold the 7D and pre-ordered the new flagship EOS 1DX.
My ever-expanding lens selection contains the following: Canon 16-35L 2.8 Mark II, Sigma 15mm 2.8 DX Fisheye, Canon 100mm L 2.8IS Macro, Canon 70-200L 2.8 IS MKII, Canon 24-70L 2.8, Canon MP-E 65, Canon 300L 2.8 IS MKII. I also have a studio with full lighting as well as the Canon 580EX II Speedlight and Canon MT24-EX Flash System.
For my traveling tripod, I use the Gitzo 1541T Carbon Fiber tripod with the Markins Q3T ballhead and Really Right Stuff BR LR II quick-release clamp. It's a fantastic tripod for those long hikes and compact for travel, and is amazingly stable for the weight and size.
When I'm out hiking or traveling, my bag of choice is the Think Tank Rotation 360. Of all the lenses in my bag, I would have to say the 24-70 2.8L is pretty amazing, but the 70-200L 2.8 MKII and 300mm 2.8 IS MKII are not slouches, either!