I am now retired from professional photography, but still pursue photographic interests in marine and landscape photography. My much loved film cameras are now gathering dust in a cupboard, as I now shoot 100% using digital cameras.
I have witnessed many changes in equipment and techniques, during my life, but no change has been as dramatic and swift, as the switch from film to digital recording. And a good thing it is too. No more toxic chemicals to contend with. No more days on end hidden away from daylight, like mushrooms, in the darkroom!
I use a Nikon D80 SLR, a Nikon P7000 compact camera, and have just aquired a Nikon V1 camera.
I think that the SLR is on it's last legs; compact cameras with inter-changeable lenses and electronic viewfinders fed from the sensor chip via the "Image Pipeline" are the way forward. My Nikon V1 is such a camera. It will take my range of Nikon lenses that I use on my D80. The camera body is a fraction of the size and weight.
The incredible amount of image control; shooting RAW images, High Dynamic Range photography, and the use of software such as Photoshop and Lightroom.
The photographic galleries on this website have been produced directly from my image database in Adobe Lightroom from start to finish. Lightroom is an incredible piece of software; a professional photographers dream.
I use Eye-One Match 3 software and a Macbeth spectrophotometer for colour management of display screens and printers to ensure precision of reproduction from camera, to computer screen, to print or web. My printer has archival inks - producing prints that are lightfast for nearly 100 years, subjected to direct daylight/sun.
The Ramblers section is being continuosly added to, with new illustrated walks.
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