intro who is mike reed? everyday wrapped covered cars photo naps mess mass landscape mike's books exhibitions reference my workings contact

Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important. - Henri Cartier-Bresson

my workings

Importantly I do have a workflow, because the flurry of pixels keep mounding like snowdrifts on my increasing number of mountainous

hard drives.

I import through Light Room to weekly folders or project/trip folders, adding key words, rating and flagging and importantly file names

to find that shot!! As well as the DNG file, I save the original raw file to a separate drive. I use LR to do global changes and try different

approaches with pre sets and sliders and then Photoshop for local or spot corrections.

I have always used Nikon from my first F2AS to my present D3X, D3 and F6 with 3 zoom lenses all f2.8, 14-24mm, 24-70mm,


I also use a Leica M9 with 28mm f2.8 and 50 mm f1.4 for my street photography to present a lower profile.

I use a Gitzo 3540 XLS tripod with Really Right Stuff BH-55 with B2-Pro II Quick release Clamp and a Manfrotto 682B monopod with

RRS BH-40 with B2-Pro II clamp and an Induro CT-214 for travelling lighter. All cameras have the RRS or Kirks plates fitted for quick


On the road I back up to my laptop to 2 x 500GB back up drives; LR and Photoshop are with me in the field as well. I have calibrated

my lenses and Nikons with Lensalign Pro by tuning fine focus and cameras have been colour checked with x-rite and pre-sets

installed in LR

I am continuing to explore film with my Holga Belair X 6-12, Hasselblad 500cm and a Toyo View 8x10 camera with Polaroid 8x10 back

also 4 x 5 reducing back with also Polaroid back. This mounted on Leica surveyors tripod with a Manfrotto 400 Geared Head.