20090301_178 Photographers Biography
Jim Halicho, Sunnyvale, CA

As a photographer residing in the Bay Area, my photographic interests range in a wide variety of subjects while emphasizing primarily on our earth's natural beauty, landscapes.

In 2002, after a long absence from film, I was introduced to the world of digital photography when I purchased my first point-and-shoot digital camera, a Nikon 2MP. I began capturing landscapes in Yosemite and the Eastern Sierras and quickly acquired a passion for digital photography and the art of photo editing.

My next camera, a Nikon 5MP, point-and-shoot advanced both picture quality and feature set but had limitations in comparison to the control I had with my film camera, a 35mm SLR. I waited for similar features to become affordable in a digital camera. Finally, in 2005 I purchased my first DSLR, a Nikon D70s. This made a world of difference in my photography and with the freedom it offered, my interests and travels began to branch out in seek of more shooting opportunities.

Today I shoot with a Nikon D800E DSLR and a Sony A6000 compact mirrorless camera. I continue to learn and experiment with different techniques and shooting styles enjoying new challenges everyday.

About the processing:

In my digital darkroom, Adobe LightRoom and Photoshop serve as my primary post processing software. To further expand the dynamic range of an image, I sometimes use Photomatix. This requires a minimum of three frames taken with different exposures to compensate for the camera's inability to capture very bright to very dark areas in a single frame.

In my print lab, my workflow provides a good color match from camera to print output. To assure accurate printed color, I color calibrate my monitor and use ICC profiles for the paper/ink combination. I also cut mats and frame prints.

My images are available as prints. Please feel free to contact me by email if you are interested. tripod [at] halicho [dot] com

I also invite commentary on my images and this web site, and warmly welcome questions if you are seeking photo advice.

Thank you for your visit!