www.kiechle.com is edited on a 27" iMac with Retina display; the machine always runs the latest version of OS X. When traveling, I carry a 15" MacBook Pro with a Retina display to process my images. I work with a variety of photo editing software; applications I use regularly include (in no particular order) the DxO suite of programs (PhotoLab, FilmPack, ViewPoint, and Nik Collection by DxO), Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC, ON1 Photo Raw, and Skylum Software's Luminar. Details on any of these software titles may be obtained from the vendors' respective web sites. For more information on the most advanced operating system in the world and the awesome hardware it runs on, take a look at Apple's web site.
The site still contains a couple of photographs that were taken with a Minolta Maxxum 9000 conventional 35mm camera and scanned with a UMAX UC630 flatbed scanner, but in July of 1998, I began shooting with a shirt-pocket-sized Fujifilm MX-700 digital camera. In May 2001, I added an Olympus C3040Z to my inventory. I bought the Olympus for its higher resolution, faster lens, and very impressive feature list. The new camera was used for most pictures on this site until April 2004 when I acquired a Nikon D70 digital SLR. This addition helped me overcome some of the limitations I had encountered with my previous digital cameras, most notably in the area of shutter lag. In early 2008, I supplemented the D70 with a Nikon D300 which was used for the majority of images from then on. In March of 2013, I added the truly superb Fujifilm X100S to the equipment list. Finally, in December of 2014, I purchased the full-frame Nikon D750 to replace the aging, but still excellent, D300.
In September or 2019, I decided to downsize. The weight of a full frame camera and assorted lenses simply became too much. For a number of years, I had been using a hand strap as my neck could not deal with the three-and-a-half pounds of camera and lens combination, so I chose to abandon Nikon after fifteen years of shooting with their dSLRs. Because my experience with the Fujifilm X100s had been so positive, I purchased the Fujifilm X-T30 with a 18-55 mm lens (27-82 mm FX equivalent). This combination weighs in at about a pound and a half—a pleasure! More lenses will be added in the future as more and more of my FX equipment is being sold. Starting in September of 2019, then, most photos shown on this site are taken with one of my two Fujifilm cameras. Almost all images are posted with embedded EXIF data; this makes it possible for those who are interested to obtain information on camera model, shutter speed, aperture, focal length, and so on, by means of a simple EXIF reader.
To create and edit the web pages, I use BBEdit, an excellent text editor from Bare Bones Software. Previous versions of the site were built with Adobe PageMill 3.0, and I also looked at some of the higher-end graphical HTML editors. Sadly, none of these tools produce clean and easy to read HTML code, and so I'm back to doing things the old-fashioned way: by typing text. BBEdit does provide quite a bit of assistance and performs all kinds of validations on the code. If you really want full control over your HTML code, I highly recommend this product.
This web site is hosted by inmotion Hosting. I switched to them in October of 2007.
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