Hi! I’m Mark.
“Photography as an art form”
My offroad escape wagon
Travel, wideangle, infrared and hdr all in 1.
Certificate of Photography from Auckland Technical Institute 1990, Ex pro photographer, have done all the usual stuf, weddings, portraits, santa and animal farm, commercial advertising. Run professional darkroom, custom black and white processing and printing. Was photofinish operator at horse racing for 14 years.
started with a 126 Kodak back in the 70’s.
Pentax K1000, MV1, then Ricoh XR-P and XR-M’s.
ventured into medium format with Bronica ETR and large format with a 1950’s Graflix Speed Grafic 4×5.
Changed to Digital back in ’98 with a 1.5mp Fuji and got hooked.
Upgraded through 2.3mp Ricoh and 3.2/4mp Olympus.
I now use Pentax DSLR’s, istDL, K100D, K10D IR, K20D, and a couple of compact cameras. Olympus underwater camera.
Lenses: everything from 8mm fisheye to 2600mm telescope.
Pentax 50mm f2.8 macro, Rokinon 8mm fisheye and Sigma 14mm, 18-200mm zoom favourite atm.
Just got new toy, Pentax X70 for travelling, 24x zoom, 12mp.
Still have massive amount of darkroom equipment but no darkroom.
Done B&W IR film in past, now learning IR digital.
Used Paintshop Pro 7 for last 10 years, going to Photoshop CS4.
Just found about HDR using photomatix and having fun with that.
Balance building computers with photography and woodwork.
FEATURED MEMBER ‘WESTERN AUSTRALIA (3 per day)’ group for October 2010
FEATURED MEMBER in UNDERWATER CREATURES (creatures & people) group October 2010
Super Full Moon
118 views and featured on the first day
If non photographers have a problem and dont understand then just remember that its their problem not yours.
There is no friends or family just subjects to be photographed.
So long as you have a camera (and spare batteries, sd cards, etc), dont worry be snappy.
copyright of my images is implied and if i catch anyone stealing my stuff I will hunt you down and kill you! probably beaten to death with my 650mm lens.