What camera do I use?
A camera is just a tool. I am currently using a Nikon 7100 with only prime lenses from Nikon. The important thing is to understand the limitations of what you have and stay on the range it is essential. When I can financially then I will love to upgrade to Nikon D850 or better. If it becomes a need so necessary that I have no choice even if financially I am not there then I will do it, at this point, I am not there. It's my creative vision and skill that truly make my art stand out. My philosophy is the idea that art is not solely about the tools, but about the artist's unique perspective and ability to convey it through their chosen medium. Understanding lighting is a fundamental skill for any photographer. The way I harness light can completely transform the mood and atmosphere of my photographs. Whether it's the soft glow of early morning or the golden hues of sunset, my ability to work with the available lighting contributes significantly to the impact of my photography. This process can take a single moment or days.
Are these the real thing?
Most of the time people ask me if my colors or the image is real. Do I use Adobe Photoshop? Or similar questions but they all ask the same thing.
I have a clear approach to my photography, and I strive to capture the essence of the scene primarily through the camera rather than relying heavily on post-processing in digital tools like Adobe Photoshop. This approach is not uncommon, and many photographers emphasize the importance of getting things right in-camera.
By using a raw format and limiting my digital darkroom adjustments to what could be done in a traditional wet lab, I am focusing on maintaining the authenticity and integrity of the original scene. This is a valid artistic choice, and clear deep respect for the craft of photography.
I have the notion that allowing the image to guide how it should be presented in different formats (paper, metal, etc.) is a great way to showcase my work, as each medium can bring out different aspects of the photograph.
In the end, both approaches – heavily manipulated digital art and more purist, in-camera photography – have their place, and it's up to the individual photographer to choose the style that resonates with them. My approach highlights the importance of capturing a genuine moment through the lens and making thoughtful decisions during the editing process.