Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Were your photos taken on digital or roll film cameras?
95% of the photos were taken on what is now being considered out-of-date technology: standard negative roll film cameras. The majority of photos were taken on a Canon EOS 650 SLR (first produced in 1987 and still going strong) and a Canon EOS 30. An Olympus Mju (a fantastic little camera) and a Yashica T5 point-and-shoot camera was also used for a lot of shots.The following photos from Ljubljana and Budapest were taken with these point-and-shoot cameras.The remaining photos were taken on an Olympus Mju 410 digital point-and-shoot camera. This aerial picture of Dubrovnik was taken with this digital camera.
For the roll film we predominantly used Agfa Ultra 100 colour film, followed by Agfa Vista, Fuji Superia and NPH and Kodak Gold and Portra. For black and white we used Kodak TMAX 100, Kodak Tri-X and Ilford XP2.
Q2. Were the photos digitally manipulated to "alter reality"?
No. Photoshop was not used to remove - or add - objects or people. All the travel photos were photographed as you see them. The only "repairs" we made were to fix colour casts as a result of bad lab scans and to remove dust and scratches.
Q3. What did you do to get the pictures on the Internet?
The negatives were scanned to CD by the processing lab at the time we were getting each roll processed. The prints and image CDs were then posted back home. Upon returing home we picked out the images we liked best and used Photoshop to remove dust and scratches, improve the contrast, re-size and sharpen for the web. The html files were written in a text editor and occasionally Dreamweaver 1.0 to check and improve the layout of the pages. The process we used for adding the pictures to our site follows information as outlined by Philip Greenspun
Q4. Can I search for an image of particular location or attraction?
Since every photo or image has a written descritpion, you can use the search page to find what you're looking for. Click here to go there now.
Q5. Why do your pictures look too bright/too dark?
Our images are optimised for viewing on a PC. Images on a Mac may appear lighter in colour than intended. Linux users may see the images slightly darker than intended. At the very least you should be able to see the difference between X,Y and Z but ideally A,B and C on the greyscale block image shown below.
This page was last updated September 7, 2005.