Who is Ray Carpenter?

Hi, I'm Ray

I was born in 1981 in Passaic, NJ, then quickly (By the Grace of God) transplanted into North Central Florida. My wife Donna and I live in Lake City with our two children, Jacob and Kearra, their two dogs Gizmo and Maddox. I've worked as a Photographer and Videographer for around 3 years now. I also specialize in Social Media Management. Currently I am working on my AA with an emphasis in Marketing.

My Passion and My Goals

If you guessed photography... you're a winner! I've always loved to have a camera in my hand. I remember my father using a Sony Mavica digital camera back in the early 2000's and thought it was just the most amazing thing since sliced bread. I've been shooting ever since, and still have his Mavica... floppy disks and all. People shouldn't feel overwhelmed by the high cost of good photography. My Goal as a photographer is to catch your special moments without catching your wallet.

My Gear

There are so many different brands of camera equipment to use, and everybody says theirs is the best, etc... I prefer Canon. Currently I am using a Canon 5D Mark IV Camera Body with a Canon 6D as my Backup. I own a variety of lenses, but my favorite is the Canon 24-105 F4L and the Canon 35MM F2. I Will not go anywhere without these lenses. I am also a big drone guy. Currently my drone lineup consists of a DJI Phantom 4 Advanced, a DJI Mavic Air and a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced and I am currently one of the only legally licensed aerial photographers in our area. I have the gear to take care of your needs.