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Mike Bing

I have been a photography enthusiast for over 35 years and started out using the traditional dark room technologies, I was reintroduced to a whole new way of photography(digital) a mere 8 years ago(My first steps on the path of analog photography were taken with the wonderfully simple, yet effective Pentax K1000). After my reintroduction to photography in the digital era I progressed from a Pentax K110D via the wonderful K100D-Super to the K20D, the K-5 and currently the K-5 IIs and Ricoh GR.

I use a fully open-source workflow in my RAW to JPEG processes, as well as in my HDR photography. With HDR I tend to combine 3 to 5 handheld shots of the same subject through careful alignment and tonemapping to attempt to duplicate the dynamic range of the human eye. I want to register what I think I saw and remember, not necessarily what the electronics of my camera dictate I must have seen.

I combine my passion of open-source solutions with digital photography and use my camera as outlet for creative energy and my computer to show that it is merely the creativity of the photographer, not the amount of money invested in equipment or software, that counts.