Paul Richman

Paul Richman

Lives in United States Boulder, CO, United States
Works as a Photographer - mostly retired
Has a website at http://PixelsByPaul.COM
Joined on Apr 29, 2005
About me:

BACKGROUND: BS and MS in Mathematics and Biometrics from the University of Cincinnati, and an MS and PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. Graduated in their 2nd PhD graduating class way back in 1968. Worked at Bell Labs first in Murray Hill NJ (publishing further results from my PhD thesis for 3 years) and then for another 30 years at the Denver Branch Labs, in advanced development. Retired in 2001 (with 23 patents) to focus on photography.

PHOTOGRAPHY: I’ve enjoyed photography since my early teen years. I’ve had a B&W dark room and much later, a color darkroom. Being a computer nerd, I’ve never been comfortable with chemicals. So the digital age of photography was tailor made for me. My photography was amateurish until I retired. Since then, I’ve been published in National Geographic Magazine and elsewhere. I’ve sold many many fine art prints at my gallery in the Millennium Hotel in Boulder Colorado. I closed that gallery several years ago. Now, at 76, I’m fully retired from business related activities, and doing photography just for fun, just for me. (Of course, if others like some of my photographs that is a terrific bonus!)

As you can see from my website here, I enjoy a variety of photography venues: nature, landscape, wildlife, birds (I love birds!), travel, architecture, “tiny planets”, fisheye, abstract, macro, etc.

I’ve come to enjoy the social aspects of photography as well. Having friends who are passionate about photography is great fun. We share in photographic outings and/or in enjoying each others photographic works. We grow each other’s skills and find new subject matter for each other.

EQUIPMENT: In the past, I’ve used Nikon (F, D100, D3, D3x, D800e, D810 and now z7), Canon, Leica (M9), Pentax, Olympus (E-M1ii, Pen-F), Panasonic (GH-5, G9) and Sony (AR 1 and 2) cameras. My current camera is the Nikon z7. I’m as much a technologist (gear-head) as photographer, and so greatly enjoy using the latest and greatest gear. I shoot only RAW and use Adobe Lightroom Classic and Photoshop CC for post processing, along with many plugins (Topaz, NIK, Imagenomic, ….)

I no longer make large prints. I mostly want to see my new images in large print size, but printing is costly especially if one keeps swapping out pictures. So now I view my images on my iPhone XS Max, iPad and especially my huge (for a Mac monitor) 55” NEC monitor. I WOW myself (and sometimes, friends) when I zoom in on high Rez files. And I love the crop-ability of a 46MP sensor.

The S lenses now coming out for the Nikon Z mount are compact and excellent, although the selection will be scant for quite awhile. Thankfully, all the latest Nikon F mount lenses, even those from 3rd parties, work extremely well with the Nikon z cameras with the Nikon FTZ adapter. The Nikkor 300mm PF F4 lens offers incredible image quality, lightness and compactness, and works extremely well with all the latest Nikon teleconverters. The Nikkor 500mm PF F5.6 lens is so very light, compact and sharp (for its focal length and aperture). The Nikkor 8-15mm Fisheye lens is superb, really two lenses in one for me (circular full-180° fisheye, and also a full-frame fisheye). With it you can take fun images almost anywhere. The Nikkor 600mm F4E is a superb long telephoto lens. The Sigma 14mm F1.8 is a big and heavy but superb ultra-wide lens.

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Leica M to Nikon Z AUTOFOCUS adapters now available Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk 2 days ago
z7 + 24-200mm + T6 Sample Videos Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk 3 months ago
Anyone received a 24-200 recently? Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk 3 months ago
What is up with Nikon's WR-R10 being out of stock, almost everywhere? Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk 3 months ago
24-200 Z Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk 3 months ago
24-200mm Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk 3 months ago
Nikon 6T for z24-200mm Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk 4 months ago
Sigma 60-600 or 150-600 Sport for z7? Nikon SLR Lens Talk 4 months ago
Stitched Panorama with the Nikon Z 24-200 with 100% Crops Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk 5 months ago
z7 + 24-70mm f2.8 z lens in action Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk 5 months ago
Shooting with nikkor Z 70-200 f2.8 on Z7 Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk 6 months ago
Full production sample TZE-01 adapter tests/impressions Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk 8 months ago
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk 8 months ago
Remote shutter release for Z6 Z7? Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk 9 months ago
Firmware 3.0 - a game changer Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk 9 months ago
What Z drawback would you most like fixed? Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk 10 months ago
Z 7 w/ 500PF for Wildlife Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk 10 months ago
When's the 70-200mm f/2.8 S release? Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Dec 20, 2019
Which S-mount lens are you most looking forward to in 2019? Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Dec 16, 2019
Fisheye+FTZ with Nikon Z6 & Lightroom Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Dec 7, 2019
Z7 and 19mm Tilt Shift Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Oct 17, 2019
Altson Canon EF-Nikon Z adapter Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Oct 16, 2019
My First Night Sky Attempt with 14-30 f/4 Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Oct 4, 2019
Good camera store in Chicago? Nikon SLR Lens Talk Sep 12, 2019
The Altson CEF-NZ adapter has arrived! Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Sep 10, 2019
z7 digiscoping Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Sep 4, 2019
z7 digiscoping? Nikon SLR Lens Talk Sep 4, 2019
I want 61mp! Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Sep 1, 2019
z7 Shooting Zoom? Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Aug 26, 2019
News flash: Nikon Obliterates the Spotting Scope Market Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Aug 26, 2019
Two days with the 500 pf f/5.6 Nikon SLR Lens Talk Aug 25, 2019
z7: Best Spotting Scope Ever? Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Aug 25, 2019
Which do you prefer? Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Aug 22, 2019
Bahá’í Temple Chicago Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Aug 18, 2019
EISA: Why not z7? Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Aug 17, 2019
A few images from Zion Nat'l Park w/Z7 Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Aug 16, 2019
Female Gang-gang Nikon SLR Lens Talk Aug 12, 2019
Never Half Ass It.... Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Aug 12, 2019
Give us a hug 🤗 Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Aug 9, 2019
Usable System Reach (USR) Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Aug 7, 2019
Z7 with Nikon 300/4 AFS Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Aug 7, 2019
Irix Lens 150mm Macro with Nikon FTZ Converter Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Aug 7, 2019
Sunrise in their eyes Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Aug 7, 2019
24mm f/1.4 S This Year, When? Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Aug 7, 2019
Wish list - Z mount 600mm lens at Sony weight Nikon SLR Lens Talk Aug 6, 2019
Z7 L-Bracket & external Remote for Vertical Panoramas Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Aug 3, 2019
Some 500PF shots and why I love it Nikon SLR Lens Talk Aug 1, 2019
Fotopro E-6H Gimbal Open Talk Jul 28, 2019
Z trinity? Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Jul 27, 2019
Nikkor 14-30mm nodal point @14mm? Nikon Z Mirrorless Talk Jul 23, 2019