I began the digital transition in 1993. At that time, film was the only capture option, but pre-press was in full digital swing. With the acquisition of a drum scanner in 1995, my studio became fully immersed in digital pre-press, and was soon involved with every production step required to bring a trade publication to print -from photography to press inspections. This was a unique experience as I was able to evaluate my own production work (of my own shots) every step of the way from the camera to the press.

Around the same time that I acquired the scanner, I also purchased a large-format digital inkjet printer and started experimenting with digital printing. This ultimately lead to full production of trade show graphics. A few years later, I added an Iris 3047 printer to the studio and began to learn digital fine art reproduction.

In 1999, I began the transition to digital photography, and by 2001 my studio was fully digital. Still, the fact remains that this fully digital studio happened in stages, learned and implemented over eight years, and during much of the transition the photography was film-based. While digital photography is a new way of working and thinking, in the end, it's still photography.