A Little History
I have spent my life involved with colour and photography...
I have spent much of my adult life involved with colour and photography. Photography started as a hobby I fell in and out of my entire life. For the past two decades I have found myself getting more and more involved with the art, mostly through my work. I have done many product shoots, from restaurants through to festivals. With formal training in colour reproduction for the graphic arts, my career took me towards a life of colour calibration for high end scanners and printers, and ultimately to teaching colour to those in high end digital printing. Today I build websites for a living, but am frequently asked to do product shots for those same clients. I also enjoy shooting for the pure pleasure of photography, and in more recent times I have fallen in love with the Australian outback, and plan many journeys outback in the years to come.
The Gear I Use
I started in the 2000s with a full Nikon D70 system and several Nikon and Sigma lenses. The moment the Canon 5D MkII came out with it’s extraordinary video capabilities, I made the switch to Canon. When Sony announced the A7R, I knew it was for me and purchased the A7R along with the few lenses available upon release. I then upgraded to the far superior Sony A7R II and sold a few lenses to afford a couple of G Master lenses. A Sony A7R IV however finally arrived in my camera bag in 2021 and I now have 61MP at my disposal.
I also use Phase One Capture One for all of my image processing needs. After many years with Adobe Lightroom I grew tired of it’s slow performance. I have bought and tried most of the other options out there such as DXO Photo Lab which I liked a lot, and it still is the king for noise reduction in high ISO images with Prime doing an amazing job of cleaning up those images. I also bought On1 Photo RAW but found it too clunky and buggy, perhaps it has improved by now but I settled on Capture One because of it’s superior image quality.