Just catching up.... / by David Davies

Hi, I think in this post I'm going to talk a little about my workflow and the kit I use. I other words what's in my camera bag. Lets say firstly that I'm a Nikon user, not sure why other than I've always used Nikon cameras in my teaching and so I guess they're very familiar to me and I'm too lazy to change. So, I currently use a Nikon D810 together with either a Tamron 24-70mm 2.8 VR or a Tamron 70-200mm 2.8 VR lens, both excellent fast and sharp lenses. I use Lee filters, e.g. their landscape polariser, ND grads and occasionally a Big Stopper for long exposures. I find the two lenses pretty adequate for most situations (although I am thinking about acquiring a wider option such as the Nikon 16-35mm) and this kit plus my Manfrotto tripod rounds out my working gear.

I post process using Adobe Lightroom Classic and Photoshop on my iMac with a Wacom Intuos 5 Touch tablet.

As you can see on the site I'm quite keen on b/w at the moment and love the contrasty, cool almost metallic effect which I've used on some of the images, notably the recent shots of Coldrum Long Barrow in Kent.

Anyway enough of this, more later.....