Jack's technical goal is to render a photographic image that represents what he actually observed when he viewed the scene. To this end, he uses no color filters when photographing. Occassionally he used a polarizing filter to reduce glare, or a neutral density (gray) graduated filter to restore light balance to a photograph.

The photograph's content is not altered; what you see in the scene is what was there at the time he captured each photograph. This makes producing fine-art photographs more difficult, but it's important to his goal of combining photo journalism with fine-art photography to document our incredible open-space lands.

Most of the images are photographed using a medium format 6x7 cm camera, one of the largest that can be used for aerial fine art photography. He also uses large format, 35 mm, and a 6x12 cm panorama camera, depending on the subject matter.

Lightjet Archival Color Photographs: State-of-the-Art Technology

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