Milt's Photographic Background

Milt has been making images for over 45 years.  He makes a living working in business, but fine art photography has always been a strong passion.

People like to pigeon-hole artists into genres, like "landscape photographer" or "portrait photographer" but Milt shoots many different subjects with equal verocity. In the early 1980's he studied with a few of the great black & white landscape masters including Ansel Adams, Bob Byers, John Sexton and Alan Ross.  In 2004, Milt converted to digital photography with the help of Bob Cornelis and Bill Atkinson.

Milt manages images towards the fine art print, not the web, so images viewed here are only approximations of the final print.

Projects include images of Cuba, 2004 and fine art nudes done over the past 10 years. Current projects include a collaboration with Jay Tyrrell on images of Pt. Reyes National Seashore and skyline images of San Francisco.

Tools of my Trade

Cameras, lenses and lights are just tools for creating fine art images.  However, many photographers are obsessed with getting "the right" tool, so I will share my tools of choice.

My current set up includes a medium format camera system and a 35mm mirrorless camera system, each used for a specific purpose.

I am obsessed with high image quality and for that I shoot the medium format, Phase One XF camera system.  The capture device is the Phase One IQ-1 100 mega pixel digital back.  The lenses are Schneider Kreuznach, blue ring in the following formats:

  • 35mm LS f/3.5
  • 55mm LS f/2.8
  • 80mm LS f/2.8
  • 120mm LS f/4.0 Macro
  • 150mm f/2.8
  • 240mm LS f/4.5 IF

This is a heavy camera system so I use the Really Right Stuff carbon fiber tripod with the Arca Swiss Cube geared tripod head.

Studio lights are Broncolor Mobil L and Topas packs.


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