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Architectural Photography
This article is to show the various lenses I use for Architectural Photography from any angle on the ground or from the air. The Aerial images are in a separate section of my site. I've been using 35mm, medium and large format
systems for over 30 years. As for buying a new camera every 2 years compared to every 8 or 10 . . . well . . . I didn't buy into the Megapixel race or death of film. I have a huge selection of lenses to choose from, new or old, manual focus
or auto ranging from 8mm fisheye, 12mm rectilinear up to 1200mm telephoto. I used film like everyone else selecting an emulsion to match the subject or required results. Film required the use of filters for different lighting where
digital you just adjust the white balance on-camera. These are a few samples photographed on film.
The here and now of commercial photography screams digital and I shifted my expertise to pixels in order to stay in the game or be left behind. Below is a selection of images from my personal project. I own an 1800's Farmhouse
and took pictures during the restoration. This did not start as a photo project, it just evolved into one. During the work I took a few pictures with film only because I needed to use the last exposures on the rolls to get the film out for
processing. I ended up taking most of the final pictures with digital since I could take a couple of pictures and upload them to a folder. Lighting has changed a bit with the digital transition. I'm using portable flash units at the moment
all controlled from the camera. Definitely faster than using Speedotrons.

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.