I have often been asked about some of my equipment and techniques, and so I present some information below.


My standard equipment is a Canon Rebel T2i SLR camera, I use a variety of lenses and filters, both physical and digital.

For my landscapes I often use the 10-22 mm wide angle lens, or the 17-40 mm L Series.

For some of my portrait pictures, and ones shot in the city, I often use the 50 mm/f1.8 lens. I am also a big fan of the 70-200 IS f2.8 L series for long range zoomed-in shots.

My filters range from a basic polarizer, to graduated neutral density filters to bias the exposure for a natural and realistic feel.

My software tools include:
Adobe Photoshop,
Various HDR tools,
Phase One Capture One,
Canon Utilities.

Amongst others, one of my favorite techniques, is the use or HDR (High Dynamic Range) is the art of mimicking contrast similar to a range that would be perceived by the human eye.

The human eye can perceive scenes that involve shadows and highlights, to a remarkable degree, without losing detail. The camera (especially the digital kind) on the other hand, can be biased towards light or dark, in a single exposure. In order to perceive the same dynamic range (DR) as the human eye, or exceed it, you need to take a number of exposures of the same scene, that perceive different biases, from light to dark. A combination of these exposures, done correctly, will yield a scene similar to what you may perceive standing there. In some cases, with a little digital exaggeration, the picture presents itself as hyper realistic, with greater contrast than the eye could perceive, sometimes resulting in a “painterly” look.



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