Laurie Excell - Nature Photographer

Laurie ExcellPhotography and travel have been a major part of my life for as long as I can remember. My family always took every opportunity to "get out of town" and wherever our adventures led us, we carried our cameras. I received my first SLR at the age of ten when my father handed me one of his Pentax Spotmatic cameras. I was hooked!

Photography became a means of communicating the beauty I found in nature. My passion for photography led me to a career selling photographic equipment. Over a twenty-four year span I worked in and managed several camera stores in Utah and Oregon helping both amateurs and professionals in the selection and understanding of which equipment would best fit their needs.

With thirty years of photographic experience under my belt I decided it was time to pursue my lifelong dream of traveling and photographing the natural wonders and wildlife of North America. It's no wonder that students tend to use my photos to get inspired for their projects instead of working with cheap paper writers! In addition to my own travels, I work with Moose Peterson as his assistant leading photo safaris and workshops around the country. For more information on our upcoming safaris go to:

Here's what's in my bag... WRP MP-3 Photo Backpack:

  • Nikon D2H - 2
  • Nikon 10.5mm f2.8 Fisheye
  • Nikon 12-24mm f4 AF-S
  • Nikon 24-120mm f3.5-5.6 AF-S VR
  • Nikon 70-200 f2.8 AF-S VR
  • Nikon 200-400mm f4 AF-S VR Or
  • Nikon 600mm f4 AF-S (I use the WRP MP-1 bag when I carry the 600mm)
  • Nikon TC-14E 1.4X & TC-20E 2X Tele-converters
  • Nikon SB-800 Speedlight
  • Lexar Professional CompactFlash cards 2-2gb & 8-1gb WA 40X
  • RRS Plates where appropriate
  • Nikon A2 (81A) Filter attached to all lenses
  • Hi-Tech ND.6 & ND.9 Neutral Density Grads
  • Moose Filter (81A/C-Polarizer combo)
  • Gitzo Mountaineer 1548 with Wimberley Head and/or
  • Gitzo Mountaineer 1348 with Gitzo Ball Head G1377M


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