Over the years Edward has used an array of cameras both film and digital from 35mm to 4×5. Most of his images created prior to 2011 have been captured with his Mamiya 645, using either a 45, 55, 80 or 150mm lens. Since 2011 the majority of Edward’s work have been captured on Nikon digital cameras and lens.
Edward uses a handful of films but most of his black and white images are captured on T-max 100/400 or Ilford PanF (50 speed). As for color; Kodak’s now discontinued Ultra 100 is the workhorse for negative based images. However, many images were/are captured on Afga’s wonderful Ultra 50 film, possibly the best color negative film ever made (now discontinued). When shooting chromes Fuji Velvia or Provia are the films of choice.
While most professional digital camera offers exceptional image quality, Edward prefers Nikon camera systems for their superior resolution, image processing and dynamic range.
To ensure the sharpest, highest quality images possible Edward uses Manfrotto tripods and heads for the majority of his images.
Black and White negatives are hand developed and scanned using a Tango Drum Scanner or Hasselblad Virtual Drum Scanner at up to 10,000dpi, allowing for prints of up to wall sized murals. The scanned images or digital camera files are then optimized in Adobe Photoshop CC using traditional darkroom techniques such as color and density correction and dodging and burning.
Finished image files are printed on the clients choice of traditional Kodak photographic paper (Standard Prints) or museum quality fine art paper (Premium Prints).
Images are scanned using a Tango Drum Scanner, Hasselblad Virtual Drum Scanner or Ultra high resolution flatbed scanner at up to 10,000dpi allowing prints of up to wall sized murals. The scanned images or digital camera files are then optimized in Adobe Photoshop CC using traditional darkroom techniques such as color and density correction and dodging and burning.
Finished image files are then printed on Kodak Endura Professional paper. Kodak’s Endura is a tradition photographic paper, exposed by lasers, then run through traditional wet chemicals and offers greater color saturation, contrast, sharpness and the highest archival standards of any paper available, over 100 years without fading. These prints are the most beautiful you’ll see.