Equipment:
All the photographs featured on this website have been captured digitally with Canon SLR cameras. Prior to September 2006 they were taken on a 10D; from September 2006, the 5D; and as of December 2009, the 5D mk II.

Used in combination with the following Canon lenses:

  • EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM
  • EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
  • EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
  • TS-E 24mm f/3.5 (Tilt & shift)

These lenses afford superb optical clarity and image sharpness.

Method:
Fran strives for a naturalistic style for the majority of her work – firmly believing that nature requires no improvement, using a polarising filter and nothing else to enhance available light. Much time is spent waiting for the right lighting and atmospheric conditions for the subject, therefore most of the processing work is kept to a minimum.

Rather than using graduated filters over the lens to even out the extremes of tonal range that the CCD sensor struggles to contain within one exposure, Fran prefers to do one of two things. Where possible she uses the graduated filter option offered in Adobe Lightroom or, when the tonal contrast is too great, she manually combines different exposures in Adobe Photoshop.  Either method allows the detail that the eye sees to be faithfully reproduced.