During every step of the fine art photographic process, Andrew uses the best techniques and best equipment to bring you the finest quality photos possible.
Andrew was lucky enough to get one of the first Nikon d800e cameras that arrived in Australia. The Nikon d800e is a full frame, 36.3 megapixel camera, which has set a new benchmark for digital landscape photography.
The advantage of so many megapixels is the ability to capture incredible detail- this advantage is further helped by the removal of the anti-aliasing filter. This might sound a little complicated, but basically 99% of digital cameras have a filter inside them that deliberately blurs the image slightly. The “e” in the name d800e, indicates that the camera has had this filter removed for maximum sharpness and clarity. And it’s not a problem- the filter generally helps when photographing people, or manmade objects. Andrew tries to avoid photographing people whenever possible!
The sensor recently recorded the highest ever score on DXOmark– the score of 96 is higher than any camera ever tested before, making it the perfect choice for high quality Australian landscape photography.
Gitzo is renowned in photographic circles for the high quality, exceptional stability and lightness of their tripods. Andrew chose the carbon fibre model with no centre column. Even though the model without the centre column can take slightly longer to set up, it provides maximum possible stability- very important when taking shots with a high megapixel camera in low light.
Ballheads provide a quick, secure setup for landscape photographers, and are easy to use even when your tripod is perched on steep slopes, or sitting inches from a rushing river! The BH-55 is rated to hold up to 23kg, which is more than enough for Andrew whose usual camera and lens setup only weighs just over 2kg.
Currently, Andrew uses the Nikon 16-35mm and the 24-70mm lenses. These lenses are perfect for Andrew’s requirements, the advantage of the 16-35mm is that it takes filters easily (in contrast to the popular 14-24mm lens).
Hopefully this gives you some idea of the equipment used to take the photographs on this site- if you have any queries about the gear listed, stay tuned for articles to appear soon, or send us an email for further details.