For twenty years or so, most of my studio product shots were taken on a large format camera. This was usually a lightweight Toyo 5″ x 4″ or occasionally a heavy and cumbersome Sinar 10″ x 8.”  I mostly used positive transparency film because the vast majority of my pictures ended up in print.

When shooting people in the studio, I also used the Toyo but, more often, the brilliantly engineered Hasselblad medium format camera, which used 6cm x 6cm film.

The Hasselblad was also the camera of choice for 90% of my location work, being highly portable, simple to use and highly dependable. Sometimes, when extreme portability and discretion were required or, if asked to do so by a client, I shot 35mm on a Nikon F3HP.

Many of the pictures in my portfolio, which you can access by clicking on the above thumbnails, are scans from transparencies. The rest are digital images. I phased in shooting digitally over several years.

As an early adopter of this newly emerging technology, I was forced into updating my camera bodies at frequent intervals with every improvement in pixel count and chip construction. And, as these chips evolved to offer ever more resolution, so the lenses, in turn, also required the occasional update just to keep pace.

These technological advances continue at a somewhat slower pace and, fortunately, the need to replace bodies and lenses has diminished or even stopped for many photographers.