Products and services that we use
Really Right Stuff
See RRS when it comes to tripods, ball heads, quick releases, plates and panorama capture accessories, just to name a few of their incredible fine products made in the USA. You'll want to check out their website at www.reallyrightstuff.com.
I don't leave home without my Singh-Ray filters. The filters I use most are the LBColorCombo Polarizer, the Vari-ND neutral density filter, and the Mor-Slo 5, 10, and 15-stop neutral density filters. They are now coming in handy for DSLR video as well. I use Singh-Ray because they have the filters I need and the quality has been superb from the every beginning. www.Singh-Ray.com
When it comes to utilizing a stacking software, I first turn to Zerene Stacker because it consistently gives me the best results. That goes for macro subjects with more than 100 images to landscapes with only a few captures. This is a tool that nearly every photographer can use at one time or another. ZereneSystems.com
I've been using Canon cameras and lenses for more than 20 years. I also use Canon iPF printers in the 44 and 24 inch sizes. At the moment my main camera is the EOS 5D MK III. I'm also using an EOS 5D MK II as a back-up and the EOS 70D for video capture. I have been an Explorer of Light since the beginning of the program. The Canon website can be accessed at www.usa.canon.com.
We have 7 Apple computers in our offices and they have been pretty much flawless over the 8 years since we switched from Windows based computing. I also use several of the Apple monitors and, other than being a bit bright, they match to my printer's color space very well. www.Apple.com
Their loupes make sharp imaging possible when viewing the LCD on the back of the camera. That goes double when doing video. In video I use the HoodCrane. Their CF card and SD cards have never failed me and are fast. The owners are also stand-up guys that come to many of my programs to market their fine product. www.HoodManUSA.com
High mag macro photography where stacking is involved is very difficult and the movement between stacked images will end up in the micron range. The only way to do this properly is to use a StackShot made by Cognisys Inc. They also make interesting tools to capture drops in mid-air and high-speed shutters. Check them out at www.Cognisys-inc.com.