Equipment and Image Processing
Until 2012 pictures were for the most part taken using a Canon Powershot S5 digital camera equipped with a close-up lens (Canon, 500 D) together with a Sony x1.7 Tele Conversion lens.
Starting in 2012 most pictures were taken using a Sony Cybershot DSC-HX200V digital camera.
Starting in 2013, pictures were taken using a Canon Powershot SX50 HV digital camera. Beginning in 2015, this camera was replaced with its successor, the Canon Powershot SX60 HV.
Almost all pictures were taken using natural daylight and without artificial flash.
Most images are processed using Adobe Photoshop and Topaz DeNoise, Detail, and/or Adjust filters. Processing may include cropping, change in orientation, adjustments of the contrast and color balance, noise reduction, and/or sharpening. Any processing is always applied to the whole picture rather than only to parts of it.