About Rick - Rick Vyrostko

Born and raised in the Niagara Region of Canada, my love affair with photography started at the age of 12, with the purchase of my first camera, a "Polaroid Swinger".  Capturing a scene and then seeing the picture develop in seconds right before your eyes, was truly a technical marvel at the time.  While in university studying engineering, I worked at a camera store and that kicked off my enduring love affair with Nikon. With my first Nikon camera, an FM, I shot images of cities from around the world. We travelled great together.

Today, after 30+ years, my relationship and respect for Nikon continues as strong as ever. The latest digital technologies have fueled my lifelong passion to capture the beauty of the world around us. I love to travel and soak in through my lens the visual wonders of this planet.  I look for every opportunity to capture scenes from the four corners of the globe. Scenes that not only inspire me, but allow me to share these moments with others. 

Today, I am a freelance photographer working on assignments that focus on Travel, Architecture, Landscapes and Lifestyle.  I leverage my passion for life to capture what I see. Combined with my attention to the technical details of post production, including an emphasis on HDR, my goal is to create photos that will not only tell a story but will also stir the soul.


My Main Camera Gear

Nikon Bodies: D300, D750, D800

Nikon Lenses: 14-24mm f2.8, 24-70mm f2.8,  35mm f1.4, 70-200mm f2.8, 300mm f4, 1.7X II Tele-converter

Nikon Flash Units: SB-600, SB-700, SB-910

Various Filters: Hoya Circular Polarizer, Rodenstock Vario ND 

Tripods:  3 Manfrotto systems with various ball heads depending on my travel needs, Joby GorillaPod  

Main Camera Bags: Vanguard Pull case, LowePro Flipside 400AW, LowePro Pro Runner x350AW Backpack, thinkTank Restrospective30 

Additional Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

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