If you're into photography and want to know what equipment I use:

Canon Bodies: 5D Mk3, 1D MkIV

Lenses: EF 500mm f4L IS; EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II;

Canon 1.4X II and 2X III tele extenders.

Tripod: Gitzo 1348 CF with Manfrotto 501HD fluid head or Arca-Swiss ball head

Monopod: Gitzo GM5540 CF with Wimberley Sidekick

My name is Lucio Gomes. I am a native of Brazil, but have called L.A home for the past twenty years.
Having always enjoyed the outdoors, nature - that wonderful showcase of God's awesomeness - was the first thing I tried to capture on film as I learned photography. I greatly enjoyed photographing birds; and sunsets are still one of my favorite subjects.

I have since photographed products for advertising and magazine articles, and headshots for aspiring actors and models.
Lately I've developed an interest in surfing photography. It combines my passion for being outdoors with the challenge of capturing the action at just the right moment. Living just up the road from El Porto in Manhattan Beach provides me with plenty of opportunity to hone my skills, as there's always a crowd in the water down there. My favorite season for photographing in SoCal is definitely fall, when the winds blow offshore, the storms start brewing up north and the big swells arrive.

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