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Born naturist in 1961- snapshooting naturalist in 2012. Not that much of an advance in 50 years. I admit it.
Live in Noerrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The internet has given me so much, so I shoot a lot of images with the purpose of giving something back. Apart from that I shoot live music and various events. I am a dedicated available light photographer and avoid the use of flash as much as possible. Actually I also make a lot of landscape- and cityscape photography - just because Iīm fascinated. Portraits....well I donīt know if a photo of a human face is a real portrait - I use to photograph people around me, but I donīt use studio with flash and all that.
I used to convert raw files and edit in Bibble, then afterwards make som more editing in Paintshop Pro. Now Iīve shifted to Lightroom (D800 not supported in Bibble) and the only steps I still do in Paintshop Pro is straightening, perspective correctioning, cropping and sometimes some unsharp masking.
When I look back at all the noisy images Iīve made, I realize I should have shifted long time before.
Back in the 1980' s an analog Olympus OM2n always hung on my shoulder. From those days I've got a lot of negatives and slides. From time to time I spend an evening scanning the past.
In april 2008 I bought a D80 and used that until spring 2012 when I upgraded to D800 + 35mm/1.4, 24-70mm/2.8 and 70-200/2.8. So - from now I have no more excuses for producing poor images.
I also have a discrete Canon S90 and a olympus TG-1 underwater camera. The TG-1 is great !
When scanning negatives I use a Nikon Coolscan V ED. When I started to use that one I realized again - a lot of time had been waisted scanning film on a flatbed. I paid approx. $ 1000 for my Nikon Coolscan, but when you consider how many hours it takes to sort, scan and edit the old negatives that are so full of details - it's foolish to blur them in a flatbed scanner. Donīt repeat my stupidity.
For each of my images on this site you can see what equipment Iīve used.
Knowledge sharing and constructive criticism:
Last year I started a photo group - 'Old men with new cameras'. We meet from time to time, eat some dinner, discuss photography and drink some beers. I recommend for everyone to do something similar. We give each other a tough but loving criticism - you can learn a lot from that !.
If the experience I've gained over the years, can be of help to anyone, the pleasure will be all mine. Feel free to ask me questions about everything. I have a gmail.com adress - put erikdaugaard before the @.