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When I use film, the final picture depends a lot on experience with composition exposure and lighting since there's no LCD for instant checks.
If I'm using medium format gear, I could shoot polaroids to check exposure and lighting. These images are done with wireless lighting.
The below images are samples from pre-2010
Digital Image

Cinematic and Photographic Ethics - I provide cinematic and photographic services to a variety of clients using the best equipment suited to the project at hand.

I do not engage in "setting up images"  by means of staging. There's a difference between creating an advertising campaign and actually catching life as it happens.

All digital pictures are processed like film pictures. They are captured in RAW/NEF format, then uploaded and exported in a RAW/NEF file converter like film in a developer.

I do not alter/manipulate pictures. I prefer that they look just like what I saw when I pushed the shutter button. If I alter/manipulate an image, it is clearly marked as such.