Hardware and Software
Before October 2004 I used a Nikon N70
35mm film camera and made photographs
with colour negative film. The images in
"Bangkok-Wats" and "Vientiane" were made
with a Minolta Scan Elite 5400 scanner and
processed using SilverFast 6.6 Ai Studio. I
now use a Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED
scanner with SilverFast 8 Ai Studio to
produce high resolution digital image files.
Since October 2004 I used a Canon 1Ds
digital camera, but up-graded to a Canon
1Ds MkIII in November 2007. I capture in
raw mode and now process the images in
Lightroom 4.2 and Photoshop CS5, aided by
plug-ins such as PK Sharpener Pro 2, Nik
Silver Efex 2 and Nik Viveza 2. I also use
Lightroom's Greyscale panel and CS5's B&W
Adjustment Layer for B&W conversions.
I also use a Phase One 645DF camera with
Phase One P40+ digital back and Phase One
lenses 45mm and 75mm ~ 150mm zoom.
Over the past year and a bit I've been using
the Sony NEX - at first the 5n, then
upgraded to the Nex 6, with three Sony
E-Mount zoom lenses from super wide angle
I print my photographs on Ilford Gold Fibre
Silk paper in an Epson 4900 printer using the
Epson Ultrachrome HDR inkset. The galleries
are produced in Lightroom.