(Credit: Jason Ruth)
Photographer: Jason Ruth
Biography: Jason is an electrical draftsman by trade and didn't get involved in photography until he met his wife. She had grown up with photography, so Jason had his very own personal full-time tutor who turned his interest into a passion — along with a lovely wife. Due to an unfortunate car accident — no one was injured, but the car was a write off — and a fortunate career change that included a company car, there was now some extra money in the bank that was used to buy his first digital camera.
Jason's background in drafting meant that he was quick to learn all about the art of post-processing his images. From there, he moved into HDR photography, absorbed tutorials and purchased dedicated software. With his love of landscapes along the coast to country and outback scenes, Jason captures anything that catches his eye.
Equipment: Nikon D300, Nikon 50mm f/1.8, Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 VR, Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 VRII. When his wife is feeling generous Jason uses a 12-24mm f/4 and 60mm f/1.8 Micro. Cokin P and X-Pro series Neutral Density Filters, Manfrotto 190 ProBX tripod with 322RC2 Head, remote release, Photomatix Pro, NIK software (Dfine2, Viveza2, HDR Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro 4, Silver Efex Pro 2, Sharpener Pro 3), Noiseware, Photoshop CS4, Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch tablet.Video interview