The human eye sees 6.5 to 20 f-stops of light. Web and print media get up to 5 f-stops. This means that the eye seems about 3 times as much as can be displayed. If we take a scene that has 10 f-stops (roughly 1000 times more than can be displayed) of range and there was some object that was very bright with good separation from its background, then in real life you probably have 2 or 3 f-stops of difference, but when you put it on a web page, or screen, that difference is lost. The range is colapsed down into the less than 5 f-stops that can be displayed. The result is a rather drab photo of something that was not drab.
I print my own images. I have found that the screen is incredibly forgiving, that almost any pic looks good on a screen, but to print an image is an artistic challenge. I print on an HP Z3100 which generates very nice prints, the only downside is that HP support sucks.
Starts out with a Canon 5D ii, and I usually take 3 images for HDR for landscape. They are combined using photomatix or PhotoAcute. Everything is kept in LightRoom. Most adjustments are made in LightRoom (LR) however there are cases where I take it to PhotoShop for something (either working on people, or stitching panoramas).
My dad was a part portrait photographer and so I grew up with a love for it.
Yes I do. Both post processing and field workshops are available.