My name is Dave Navarro  (no, not THAT Dave Navarro), and I am a professional Videographer/Photographer living and working in Topeka, Kansas.  I got into MicroStock about 5 years ago as a hobby and I’ve been working very hard over the past 2 years to grow it into a significant portion of my income.  To that end I have been adding to my professional equipment and software.

The purpose of this blog is mostly a place for me to vent my frustrations and spam my conquests as I work within the MicroStock community.  I tend to speak my mind, which sometimes gets me in trouble (or in the doghouse with some agencies), but based on the feedback I have received from readers of my blog, they appreciate my honesty.

My Equipment


  • Panasonic GH4
  • Lumix 12-35mm F/2.8
  • Lumix 45-200mm F/4-5.6
  • Weifeng 717AH Tripod with head with 2 extra camera plates
  • Feelworld 7-inch HDMI portable monitor with battery
  • 72mm Fader ND Filter
  • 72mm +1, +2 and +4 Macro Filters
  • 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter
  • 58mm Reversing Ring (for Macro)
  • Tascam DR-40 Digital Audio Recorder
  • 4x CN-160 LED Camera Light
  • Adorama 500 LED Light.
  • Backdrop Kit
  • 400 watt continuous/800 watt peak power inverter for my car


  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Adobe Premiere CC
  • Adobe PhotoShop CC
  • Maxon Cinema 4D 17.0
  • Audacity Sound Editor
  • FileZilla FTP Client
  • CamStudio

Any images used in this blog that I did not create myself were purchased from Dreamstime Stock Images, Fotolia or StockXpert.  Please support the following artists:

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