About - Tony Sweet

Tony Sweet Tony Sweet


Tony is a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens.

After successful careers as a jazz musician/ educator, and professional magician, Tony settled on photography as his chosen means for personal expression. Over the last 30 years, Tony has become an in-demand speaker throughout the United States and Canada on Photography and creativity.

Tony and Susan Milestone conduct Visual Artistry photography location workshops in the United States, Canada, and Iceland. Tony maintains an active speaking schedule to photography organizations, industry trade shows and PPA schools across the continental United States and Canada. He also conducts Visual Artistry Creativity Seminars.

Tony’s photography is published worldwide in every medium and is represented by Getty Images. Tony’s images are also used by Nikon, Exposure Software, Singh Ray, Topaz, Lensbaby and others for national ad campaigns.

An interview with Tony on macro photography was published in The New York Times.

Tony has authored five books on the art of photography: Fine Art Nature Photography (’02), Fine Art Flower Photography (’05) Fine Art Nature Photography: Water, Ice, Fog (’07), Fine Art Digital Photography (’09) and HDR Photography (2011). He and Master Photo Workshops have co-produced four photography DVDs: Visual Artistry, HDR Made Easy, Visual Literacy and Flower Photography Artistry, as well as an iPhone instructional video series. 

The first book in his Fine Art Nature Photography eBook series, “Creative Techniques and the Art of Self Expression,” was just released.

My Gear


Nikon D810
Nikon D800 (backup)
Nikon D800 dedicated to infrared
Nikon CoolPix A

Nikkor Lenses 

14-24mm, 16-35mm, 16mm Fisheye, 24-70mm, 50mm, 85mm, 105mm macro
70-200mm, 28-300mm, 300mm.

Coming soon! 200-500 w/ TC1.4 teleconverter


Composer Pro w/Sweet35, Sweet50, and Edge80 optics
Scout w/ Fisheye optic
Composer and Soft Focus optic


Singh Ray Galen Rowell and Daryl Besonson graduated neutral density filters from 2 to 5 stop, hard and soft edge
Singh-Ray Mor-Slo fixed neutral density filters (5, 10, 15, and 20 stop)
Singh-Ray Color Combo polarizer
Singh-Ray Vari-N-Duo variable neutral density filter
Singh-Ray “Tony Sweet” Soft Ray diffusing filter
Canon 500D close up filter
Promaster extension tubes (12, 20, 36mm)
Nikon 8mm extension tube for use on wide angle lens
RPS Studio Lights for home studio
Nikon SB800 and R1C1 flash units
Gura Gear backpacks and accessories
Think Tank Streetwalker shoulder bag
Induro GIT505XXL
Gitzo 3540XLS tripod
Gitzo Traveler tripod

Arca Swiss B1 ball head 
Arca Swiss p0 ball head
Really Right Stuff camera and lens mounting plates

Digital work station

MacPro w/ 16GB of RAM
Dual displays: Apple 23” and Eizo 24”
MacBook Retina
MacBook Air
Macbook Pro, 17”, 8GB Ram
Nikon 4000 and 9000 Super Coolscanners
Epson 3800 and 7900 printers
4 – 6T drives and Time Capsule for backups

Primary Software

Lightroom CS
Photoshop CC 2015
All Nik Software
Topaz Software
OnOne Software
AlienSkin Snap Art, Bokeh, Exposure, Blowup
Helicon Focus
Expression Media
Silverfast scanning software
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