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Roots in Both Film & Digital
I was first introduced to digital photography back in 1994 when I was working as a real estate appraiser, and I was searching for a way to streamline the appraisal delivery process and save on the expense of film processing and printing. Even with the relatively primitive quality and low resolution images of those early digital cameras, I realized there was great potential in the digital realm.

But when I became serious about learning photography, I started with film. Soon the costs and mediocre quality of the prints I got back from various consumer labs led me to explore the frontier of the digital darkroom. With a dedicated film scanner, I was soon able to produce higher quality prints of my photos. Most important of all, I now had control over the process from start to finish, and whether working in color or black and white, transparency or negative, I could produce the prints that I saw in my mind's eye.

These days, like most photographers, I work in the digital realm from start to finish. The years of wokring with film in the analog realm, however, have given me a broader perspective of the process of capturing images and preparing them for print or display. Using methods and techniques honed in both conventional and digital darkrooms allows me to focus on the final product, and less on the process of reaching the desired result.

At this time, I work with Nikon Cameras, a D100 and a D300, and an arsenal of lenses manufactured by Nikon and Tamron. For restoration and artistic work, I use an Epson flatbed scanner and a Nikon film scanner. Images are processed and prepared for dispay or printing on my iMac or while travelling, my Macbook Pro.

The tools in my digital toolbox include Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, Photomatix Pro for HDR images and the freeware Seamonkey Suite for maintaing this website. Print ordering and fulfilment are handled by Mpix.com and Zenfolio.com.

If you are interested in my methods, or have questions about equipment, feel free to contact me. 


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