Photography and Printmaking Equipment

I am often asked about the equipment I use to take photographs and make color prints. I like to point out that it is the photographer who really “makes” the photograph, and the best cameras and lenses are not a substitute for hard work, a clear vision, great light, and a strong picture composition. Invest in good photographic tools, but try to avoid the common photographic equipment diseases, including camera craving, lens lust, accessory angst, and, all too common in this digital age, megapixelitis.

Here’s what I’m currently using in my photography:

  • Nikon D850, D500 and D7200 digital cameras with Nikon, Sigma and Tamron lenses from 10mm to 500mm
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max with Otterbox Defender case
  • Gitzo G1348 carbon fiber tripod with Kirk BH-1 tripod head
  • Nikon and Zeiss circular polarizing filters
  • WhiBal white balance card & Gretag-Macbeth Color Checker
  • Delkin and Sony 64GB and 32GB compact flash, XQD and SD cards
  • Gura Gear, Tamrac and Lowepro camera bags

For image processing and making color prints I use:

  • 2.8 gHz Dell Precision 5820 i7 with  1 TB and 2 TB solid state hard drives, 32 GB of RAM and  Windows 11, and a Dell Mobile Precision 2.7 gHz M6700 laptop with a  500 GB solid state hard drive, 16 GB of RAM  and Windows 11, plus a Synology DS218+ backup system and iDrive cloud backup storage.
  • Eizo ColorEdge CG2420 monitor
  • Adobe Photoshop CC, Lightroom Classic CC, Helicon Focus 6, Topaz Studio
  • Canon Realis SX50 digital projector and Microsoft’s Powerpoint 2019 for digital slide programs
  • Minolta DiMage Scan Multi Pro film scanner and Epson Perfection V700 flatbed scanner for scanning color transparencies
  • Epson Stylus Pro 9900 inkjet printer with Ultrachrome HDR pigment inks, Epson Premium Luster paper and Epson Matte Canvas, plus Colorbyte Software’s ImagePrint Black software

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