The Forest

Shot with Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR | Camera settings: 18 mm, f/6.3, ISO 400, 1/160 sec, 0.00 eV | RAW processed with Lightroom 5 and Silver Efex Pro 2 (2013, Castres, France)

Pharaoh

Shot with Nikon D5100 AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR | Camera settings: 45 mm, f/5.3, ISO 1600, 1/25 sec, 0.00 eV | RAW processed with Lightroom 5, Silver Efex Pro 2 and TrueGrain (2012, New York)

Christmas Selfie

Christmas SelfieShot with Nikon D5100 + Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS) HSM. Camera settings: 40 mm, f/3.5, ISO 3200, 1/50 sec, -0.67 eV. RAW processed with Lightroom 5, Silver Efex Pro 2 and TrueGrain. NoNRNoS, no noise reduction, no sharpening (2016)

Seaside Walk

I’m trying to reinvent my photography. I mounted the Nikon kit lens on my D5100. I like the lens because it is light and easy to zoom. I shoot in RAW. To keep as close as possible to the analog photography of the past, I only worked on the light aspect of the ‘flat’ RAW. Contrast, Shadows, etc. But I did not use any sharpening or any noise reduction. I used the RAW (or DNG, ‘Digital NeGative’) as if it was an analog negative. In analog photography you can not ‘sharpen’ the print. And I guess you can not perform ‘noise/grain reduction’. So, no sharpening, no noise reduction. The noise of the sensor is retained and works a bit like the grain of film. I know noise and grain a somewhat different, but if you let the noise just be, and refrain from sharpening the picture, you get a nice soft image, which does resemble the analog film feel. Shot with Nikon D5100 AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR | Camera settings: 55 mm, f/5.6, ISO 200, 1/4000 sec, 0.00 eV | RAW processed with Lightroom 5 and DxO FilmPack 5 (2016, Egmond aan Zee)