The Artist's Process
My work involves a completely digital workflow.
I capture all my images with a digital camera using the highest quality lenses I can afford. At present I use a Canon system (with Canon and Zeiss lenses) for tripod work and a Fuji system (with Fujinon and Zeiss lenses) for handheld work. I may use bracketing in high contrast scenes to create an HDR image. Besides a single capture image, I may capture multiple overlapping images to later be woven into a larger collage. Sometimes I bracket and overlap the images.
I religiously back up a photo session’s images to 2-3 off-camera storage drives as soon as possible when I return from a photo session. I also have local, off-site, and cloud storage of my images.
I use Adobe Lightroom to import and evaluate images from a photo session to determine which ones will be further developed. I rank the images over a period of days to weeks, and then finish processing in Photoshop and Lightroom. I save the final image as a master file of various sizes. These files have been optimized for printing.
The final master files are saved on a print server. I then print from Lightroom or ImagePrint using Epson printers. For those sizes and products that are beyond my capability, I use a custom printer, with whom I have worked and who understands my desires.