cameras: All of the images have been captured with Canon cameras. The vast majority have been captured with a 5D 12.6 megapixel full frame digital SLR or with a D60 6.3 mega pixel digital camera. Several have been captured with a T90 SLR. A few have been taken with an AE-1 and at least one image was taken with a TX.
lenses: Most of the images have been taken with a Canon EF 28 - 70 mm 1:2.8 L . Close ups of animals have been taken with a Canon EF 100-400mm1:4-5.8 L IS or an EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 IS zoom lens. Images on the film cameras have been taken with a Canon FD 24 - 35mm 1:3.5 L zoom lens or a Canon FD 300mm 1:4 L telephoto.
tripod: Most of the images shown on this site have been taken using a tripod. I use the Amvona Dynatran AT6665 due to its light weight and stiff carbon-fiber construction and its outstanding value compared to other professional carbon-fiber tripods. However, photographers should be aware that Amvona customer service is horrendous and you will spend many hours attempting to resolve any issue that arises with an order.
digital dark room: The digital images have been captured in RAW format and processed through Adobe Photoshop CS fully in a 16 bit workflow. A variety of Kodak negative and slide films have been used including Kodachrome, Ektachrome, and Gold at a various ISO speeds. The negatives or slides have been scanned with an Epson Perfection 3170 Photo scanner.
printing: Prints of these images are produced on an Epson 2200 using Epson Ultrachrome archival inks. Archival papers such as Epson Brilliant White Watercolor, Epson Enhanced Matte, Epson Premium Semigloss Photo, Epson Premium Glossy Photo, Legion Photo Matte, Somerset Photo Enhanced/Velvet, Somerset Enhanced/Textured or Concorde Rag Vellum were used.
framing: All mats for these images are hand cut by the artist using acid free matboards manufactured by Crescent. All frames are hand cut and assembled by the artist. The images are protected by Art Guard glass lites or Optix acrylic.
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