Welcome to SMWorks! Here, you can view my photography and read about the adventures and stories that often come with it. Most of my work tends to involve railroads and railroad history, so if you're into those things, this is the place for you.
My name is Leo, though my screenname online is SM. My day job is in warehousing & data work for a local business in my hometown of Champaign, IL. I fill up my spare time with my hobbies, most notably in photographing trains & railroads and learning more about them and their past. As well, I do a little DJing on the side alongside writing and other odds and ends.
I've been taking photos for over five years now, becoming more serious about it just in these last few years. I have taken photography courses in high school and college, but it is otherwise a hobby that I merely learn from firsthand experience and from those more experienced than I. I don't claim to be a professional because simply put, I'm not one!
If you're interested in my gear, then the following is for you:
My day-to-day camera equipment includes the following:
Many older photos were taken with a Canon T6 - which is now used as a backup - and all the file management and post production is handled on a 2019 iMac, with a custom Windows 10 PC for heavier or incompatible programs.