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The photos found on this web site have been mostly photographed on 35mm color positive film, and hey have been scanned with a Canon 8000F scanner as transparencies and then finalized in Photoshop. My newer work of the the last two years has been shot digitally. No special enhancements have been applied to the photos, except in instances where the color saturation of the slides have been diluted by the scanner. Thus the images you find here all have either corresponding transparencies that match their quality and character, or original high-resolution digital files.

Equipment: I shoot on a Canon EOS 5D fit with the 240 Powerpack. My lenses include a Canon 20mm 2.0, 28mm 2.8, 35mm 2.0, 50mm 1.8, and a 70-200D 2.8. My flash unit is a Canon speedlight 580DX. Underwater I use a Canon A1 and for fun I carry a Fujifilm MX-1700 digital.

Film: When I shot with slides I rotated between a few varieties. In perfect weather I shot Fuji Velvia 50, and in bright conditions I shot Fuji Provia 100. In overcast weather or when the light is down I used Kodak 100SW or 100V. Indoors I shot on Fuji Astia 100, which pushes well, and at night I favored Kodak's E200, an excellent film which also does. Occasionally I shot Agfa Scala, a black and white slide film. Filters: With film I generally used 81B warm-up filters, which bumped up (or restores, depending on your opinion) reds and greens. I also used polarizing filters in appropriate instances. Beyond those general filters I have a range of other types I used creatively: graduating neutral density, graduating tobacco and blue, tungsten and fluorescent light compensators, and some color filters (that aided in contrast with black and white film).

Accessories: The above kit fits nicely into my LowePro Nature Trekker backpack, which also hold a small Velbon tripod and various other accessories, like cable releases and a Nikon SC-17 Flash remote cord. Then there are the usual assortment of tape, cotton swabs, flash gels and batteries that one learns to carry while traveling.