Doug Pardee

Doug Pardee

Lives in United States Southern, CA, United States
Joined on May 28, 2005

Doug Pardee's current gear

Olympus Stylus 1030 SW
Canon EOS 350D (EOS Digital Rebel XT / EOS Kiss Digital N)
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Haven't found a way to destroy it yet.
Bought in mid-'05, and still going strong.
Much better than its reputation, especially if you don't zoom *all* the way out.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 10
Paper Camera
I now do most of my editing in LightZone, CameraBag 2, or occasionally in PhotoDirector. PSE10 is mainly a plug-in platform for me.
Photo Editor by Aviary
Other gear:
  • CameraBag 2 Photo editor with a low-fidelity bent — see my review article here on DPR.
  • Canon Speedlite 177A autoflash Yeah, it's ancient
  • EW-73B lens hood For the 17-85 IS
  • Focus Magic Deconvolution sharpening - w00t!
  • Haoda focus screen
  • Heliopan ES circular polarizing filter
  • Holga HL-C + Kitchen Sink lens kit (9 lenses) Lo-fi plastic lenses for my DSLR
  • Holga HL-C modified to f/8 See my DPR article on this modification.
  • LightZone 4.0 Free, open-source digital darkroom software
  • Neat Image Noise reduction
  • Photo Supreme Digital Asset Management software
  • PhotoDirector 2011 A low-rent knock-off of LightRoom
  • PTLens The old, free version
  • YongNuo YN-560II manual flash
  • YongNuo YN-622c E-TTL radio triggers

Doug Pardee's previous gear

Other gear:
  • idImager 5
  • Photoshop Elements 3 Yes, version 3. I now do most of my editing in LightZone, or occasionally in PhotoDirector. PSE3 is mainly a plug-in platform for me.