Welcome to Swamped; the photoblog of me, Jamie Drake. I love reading about people I don’t know, I’m guessing you do too. If you must know I suppose we should start with the boring details. I am a graduate of Oregon State University with a degree in Natural Resources and a specialty in Fish and Wildlife. I also have an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology and have a professional certification in that field. I’m interested in working in the Wildlife Management field, finding ways for people and critters to share the space God gave us. I am a native of Brevard County, Florida. The very place I photograph most often. I was born here to a family that was here long before me, and I think that gives me a unique perspective on what I love here and why I find a reason to photograph and share my world with you.
I photograph my world, which includes everywhere I go, most of what I eat, and some of what everyone else is doing. I love fast photography, shooting at sports, flying birds, running horses, jumping dogs, that kind of thing. I guess that means you’ll find me outdoors. If I could have it my way I’d shoot from horseback, but my current state of being has left me horseless. I shoot in the swamps and wetlands a lot, and enjoy all the other sports that go along with being out there too.
As for the other stuff, I use a Nikon d80, and am currently restricted to the use of a 70-300 mm Nikkor VR lens and a Nikkor 50 mm F2.8 lens. I now shoot with a Nikon D7000 and have several lenses to work with. I’ll try to put the specifics with the posts.
If you are interested in purchasing any of my work (or know of any work I might be interested in) please drop me a line. I currently reside in Brevard County Florida, but look forward to moving somewhere near the Smoky Mountains and traveling the world if I ever get to retire.