Welcome to SMWorks! Here, you can view my photography, music, and read about the adventures involved in those things. 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 name 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 a 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!
In terms of music, I've been mixing and DJing since 2018 at home, where I do mixes to post online, just for myself, or for friends.
If you're interested in my gear, then the following is for you:
My camera equipment includes the following:
Photos taken in Q1 2021 and prior are all from the Canon T6. The T6 is now going to be the backup/video camera for the future.
My DJ gear is simple! It includes the following:
I do most of my photo editing and file management (incl. music) on a 2019 iMac, with some of the more heavy duty or otherwise incompatible programs on a custom built Windows 10 PC.