About Me - JR McCarty Photo Gallery

About Me

Film Days:

I have been taking photographs for about 30 years. I started taking photographs using a Kodak Signet 35 camera that I paid 25ȼ for at a garage sale. After that I used a Canon FTb, and then moved to a Canon AE-1.


  When I went to digital photography I started with a point and shoot,  and then moved to a fix focal length  camera. But I wanted to go back to a SLR camera. My first was a Canon Rebel, which I upgraded to a Canon 20D. The 20D was upgraded to a 50D, and today I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark II.    

Photo opportunities:

  Due to my work, I have had the opportunity to travel to many places across the United States and Europe which have allowed me to take my camera along. Also, my wife and I have traveled to a couple of the National Parks for vacation. Some of the places I have visited are; Iceland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Sequoia, and the Badlands.  Iceland has a special place in my heart to photograph. If you have any questions about the photos or places I have taken photos at, please send me an email.

Oklahoma Sunrise Nov

 What I like to Shoot:

I shoot mostly sunrises, sunsets, buildings, landscape and wildlife, but I have done weddings before and special events at work.

Other Actives:

 I also work with video as well. I currently use a Canon VIXIA HFG10.  See the videos page for samples of my work.


Camera: Canon 5D Mark II and a Canon 50D

Lens: EF 24-70MM f/2.8L II USM  |  EF 24-105MM f/4L IS USM

           EF 100MM f/2.8 MACRO USM |  EF 70-200MM f/4L IS USM

           EF 100-400MM f/4.5-5.6L IS USM |  Extender EF 2X III

Bag: Click Elite Contrejour 35

Tri-Pod: iNDURO, A013


I hope you will enjoy the web site as you go through the galleries.