Tools used to create the photos in portfolio
Field Equipment: Canon 1DS, Canon 5D, a variety of Canon L series lenses from 16mm through 500mm, Gitzo tripod, Really Right Stuff Ballhead, Gitzo monopod.
Editing and Processing: IMac 27 inch Retina 5K display, second display for Photoshop Palettes, Photo Mechanic for quick editing, Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop, TK Actions for creating luminosity masks. I use the following plug-ins from time to time but they are used with care otherwise I believe the photos all start looking alike. Nik Color Effects, Topaz, Aurora HDR, Luminar, Auto FX. I often experiment with new plug-ins when they are introduced.
Library: Adobe Lightroom, G-Drives for storage
What to look for in my work: Strong use of lines, color, bold foreground subjects or shapes, unique angles, rule of thirds. I try to put my viewers in that space (location). I use color as a character or point of interest. I go beyond that postcard look. Look for a variety of lens from wide angles to zooms. Zooms allow me to isolate my subject from clutter and/or emphasize something special. I sometimes use film grain for texture. My people shots say something about the character, attempt to stay away from a predictable portrait.