Tom Field has been a photography enthusiast for some 30 years, and uses digital imaging extensively in his multimedia engineering business. He sells fine art prints created on an HP large format printer, and teaches Photoshop and digital photography to advanced photographers.
Tom embraced digital camera technology in its infancy. His first digital was a Casio boasting onequarter megapixel – truly an amazing device at the time, but now a museum relic. When Canon brought out its six-megapixel SLR, Tom shifted to an all-digital workflow and hasn’t touched film since. Tom now uses an extensive lineup of Canon professional products: lenses, bodies, and projectors. He eagerly awaits future advances in digital imaging and display technology.
Tom was an early adopter of computer-assisted photo techniques now commonplace: panoramic stitching, focus blending, high dynamic range imaging, and tethered camera remote control. His lab has received awards for independent testing of photographic equipment, such as lens sharpness and print lightfastness. Currently he is pioneering the use of HDTV and Blu-Ray Disc for high quality presentation of fine-art photography.
Tom’s background is engineering, physics and business management. Before that he was a full-time musician, and he still performs with his band TomCats. His other interests include audio production and live sound reinforcement – industries also revolutionized by an all-digital paradigm.
Tom was honored as the Photographer of the Year in 2006 by the North Bethesda Camera Club, one of the preeminent camera clubs in the world.