D600 with the following lenses:
Nikon 24mm f1.4, Sigma 35mm f1.4, Nikon
50mm f1.8, and the Nikon
70-200 f4 VR.
My wife uses the Nikon D300
Nikon 18-105 VR and
Nikon 70-300 VR
Digital darkroom means exactly that. So, my old
negatives are scanned as 4000 dpi images with the inexpensive Nikon
Coolscan V ED. These images are then stored on hard drives. We also have
two flatbed scanners for scanning real objects as well as prints. The
latest is an Epson 4870 which does an excellent job on medium and large
format chromes. Of course we could always have our chromes
professionally scanned with a drum scanner but we have found that the
4870 scans are good enough for our purposes.
Custom in 2011. Intel
i7running at 3.4, 16 gb of fast ram, 1 meg video card, SSD drives, 2 DVD drives
(one a Blu-ray writer). a 1TB hard rive for weekly backup of photography files.
For the most part, PhotoShop
PS CS6 is used to produce
both the straight photographs and the highly manipulated and composited
photographs. This is the industry standard and has so many features that few
professionals ever master it completely! It is a VERY powerful program. I also
use Corel Draw, Bryce, Nic Color Efex Pro, Vertus Fluid Mask 4, and many others. This web was produced using FrontPage
2000, now called SP Design (free).
We have three color printers, The Epson Photo EX,
Epson 3880, and a wide format Epson 7800 (capable of 24" borderless prints
of any length) and my wife's 2880.
MOUNTING AND FRAMING
We use a Logan commercial mat cutter and a Seal Jumbo
mounting press. Our frames are the standard metal frames or custom wood. Some of
our stuff looks really good in old barn wood frames.
So there you have it. Fine art color and black and
white prints in your own "darkroom" without getting your hands wet!
(no chemicals to mix, no chemicals to smell, no running water, no large
darkroom, and a lot cheaper - well maybe not the way I did it.)