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Member Since 16 Jan 2004
Offline Last Active Dec 12 2008 07:40 PM

About Me

As much as I love and admire film cameras and darkroom work, I am personally empowered by digital cameras and PhotoShop. I use Nikon cameras (first coolpix models from the 800, to the 5000, to the 8800; now a D40X) for their light weight, ergonomic body design, the sharpness and clarity of their lenses, and because they allow me to do extreme closeups and macro photography without specialized lenses.

I can know how to develop and print film using silver processing but I never learned to develop and print color. I sent all of my color film out for developing, with varying success. Because my husband is also a photographer and maintains a full darkroom, I have access to his equipment, tools, and cameras (small, medium, and large format). But, it's the digital platform which I use on a daily basis.

I use PhotoShop, LightRoom, Paint Shop Pro, and Painter in connection with my photographs. I don't usually alter the images if they are of people, places, animals, or things. I do alter images for my mail art objects. I've been a mail artist for about 30 years and I used to have to create my pieces using color xerox machines and, often, other people's images and type. Now I use my own images exclusively. It's wonderful to be able to do that. I also use photographs as 'brushes' in Painter and that's thrilling. If you have Painter and haven't tried it yet, you owe it to yourself to do so. smile.gif

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    Richmond, CA, USA
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    Color Photography, digital in particular these days. I use a Nikon D40X and some older Nikon coolpix cameras (8800 and 5000). I like extreme closeups and macro photography, abstracts, and surrealism.

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