Technique

Gear

I was a Nikon user for many years - through film and later digital. When I changed from APSC format to a full frame D800, I was unprepared for how large and heavy the system became - especially the lenses. 

When the Fujifilm X series arrived I moved (gradually at first) to their system. The joy of working with a mirrorless EVF won me over rapidly. 

Most of the photos you see here are taken with Fuji X series gear (X-T1 & X-T2). I have Fujinon  27mm, 35mm, 56mm and 60mm primes, Fujinon 10-24, 18-135 and 100-400 zooms and a Samyang 8mm fisheye. I also have a Fujifilm X100F with fixed 23mm lens. Some older photos were taken on my first Fuji - an X-E1.

A Manfrotto 055 carbon fibre tripod is used for most landscapes - it really helps to refine composition as well as maximising sharpness; it's also essential for the long exposure shots. I use an L plate on the camera and a Manfrotto ball head.

Filters - I often use Lee grads and rarely a polariser, but no others apart from neutral density - again Lee filters (a 4 stop and a 10 stop Big stopper).

Oh and one of the most useful accessories is a good pair of wellys!

I also have a DJI Mavic Air drone - see 'Drone pics' page.

Software

I now use Capture One for organisation and most editing, with Photoshop CS4,  Helicon Focus and Topaz AI for further refinement. 

© laurie brett 2020