I am now retired from professional photography, but still pursue photographic interests in landscape, flora and fawna 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.
I use several Nikon cameras including a Nikon V1 camera. With the use of an adaptor this camera will take my range of Nikon lenses, including a fisheye lens.
I think that the conventional SLR is on it's last legs. Compact cameras, sometimes referred to as bridge cameras, with the ability to inter-change lenses and with electronic viewfinders fed from the sensor chip via the "Image Pipeline" are the way forward. The Nikon V1 is such a camera. The camera body is a fraction of the size and weight of a conventional SLR.
Shooting RAW images, High Dynamic Range photography, and the use of software such as Photoshop and Lightroom give an incredible amount of control.
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 photographic galleries on this website have been produced directly from my image database in Adobe Lightroom from start to finish. Lightroom is an a professional photographers dream.
The Ramblers section is being continuosly added to, with new illustrated walks.
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