Lives in Holyoke USA, AK, United States
Works as a retired business exec
Has a website at www.pbase.com/hflphotos
Joined on Mar 26, 2007
I am now semi-retired and, while I have never completely lost my interest in photography, now have the time and freedom from child-raising and business career to concentrate on becoming a better-than-just-good photographer.
My main interest these days seem to be:
* available light photography
My photo equipment has evolved from Minolta rangefinders to Canon SLR's to Nikon Digital SLRs over the years. Present line-up is as follows:
* Canon 520 4.0mp digital (my grab camera, always in the car with me)
Currently I shoot raw except for sports, and import using Nikon Transfer, sort and label with Photo Mechanic, and edit using CaptureNX/NX2. Arcserve PhotoImpressions 6 is used for retouching TIFF files, which are my finished masters. ResizeIt gets used for upsizing. I also use DxO on occasion, particularly to batch-process sports JPEGs. I'v also invested in their Viewpoint and Filmpack, which are useful on occasion.
My editing is done on an HP Quad Workstation, and viewed on a 22' LCD screen calibrated by a Spyder2Express. Printing is usually sent away but occasionally done via an Epson CX8400.
In addition to the equipment listed iabove, I currently have an unused extra large Domke bag with a Canon FD28/2.0 lens and a Kiron FD28-70/3.5-4.5 lens awaiting disposal or recycling, but I seem to have lost my interest in film photography (I was never a darkroom guy, and I'm still trying to figure out what to do with about 2000 slides and 800 prints from the old days).
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