CAMERA EQUIPMENT

Cameras / Glass

Canon 5D Mark IV, 6D

Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS II

Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS II

Canon 500mm f/4L IS II

Canon Extender 1.4x III, 2x III 

Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF ED

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 ART

Software

Adobe  Lightroom  Classic CC

Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Adobe Camera RAW

DxO Nik Collection 3

Hardware 

Apple 2015 Macbook Pro 15" 2.5 GHz Quad-Core i7 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3

Accessories

Think Tank Retrospective® 30 V2.0

Think Tank Airport Takeoff™ V2.0

Memory / Storage

G-Technology 8TB, 10TB G-DRIVE USB 3.0 HD / 2TB USB-C Mobile Portable HD

Sandisk Extreme Pro 128, 64, 32 GB CF/SD Memory Cards

Past Cameras / Glass

Canon Rebel XS/1000D

Canon 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS

Canon 15mm f/2.8 fisheye

Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 

Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 

Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS

Canon 70-200mm f/4L 

Canon 17-40mm f/4L 

Canon 135mm f/2.0L 

Canon 400mm f/5.6L 

Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM

Canon 35mm f/2.0 IS

Sigma 20mm f/1.4 ART

Fujifilm F70EXR

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EDITING WORKFLOW

My workflow consists of a complex editing process lasting anywhere between 30 to 90 minutes per image. I begin by processing carefully selected RAW files which I feel have the potential to extreme development. A basic edit is then created in Lightroom. By analyzing the quality, available light, motive and touch up possibilities of each file, I am able to determine which areas can be enhanced without applying changes to the entire shot. After the LR process, I open the image in Photoshop and apply adjustments such as: dust spot removal, cloning out halos/photo defects, noise reduction, image sharpening, image re-sizing and watermark application. Nik's filters (most often being Analog Effex Pro) are always applied to my photos. The filter is also applied to select areas.

This technique is known as selective editing. In other words, I am painting areas in my photos to recover/add further dynamic range and detail to shadow/highlight areas. Once I begin an edit, I have to commit to finishing it as I have a perception of how I want the final result to look like in relation to the chosen editing. It is important for me to have files that are crisp and contain as little noise as possible. Avoiding under/over exposing ensures clean files, and knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your camera equipment is also of great importance. Patience, experimentation and determination are all necessary to develop a unique editing style. As with everything in life, it has taken me several years of experience and learning to be where I am today.

Unless clearly stated, my photography does not consist of any composites (montages) that would create a misrepresentation of an original image. My editing depicts the extreme editing possibilities to RAW files, all while keeping the genuine photo elements.