(Bahi Para is a co-founder of Shoot Raw and its main workflow trainer.)
“I’ve spent a couple of decades helping creative people use technology more effectively and confidently. Around the mid-1990s, my clients were mainly designers and video producers in Wales; later, they were Mac users in London and Brussels and today, they’re mostly photographers.
“I shot events professionally for a few years in London and today, shoot mostly for my own projects – I shoot and process often, as you would expect, and constantly stay current on topics relating to image processing and digital photography. I do custom printing and post-processing work for other photographers and worked for five years (2010-2015) as a sessional lecturer at Ravensbourne, teaching digital workflow, introductory post-processing and related topics to undergraduates on the Digital Photography BA (Hons) course and others. I’ve delivered courses on workflow and colour management at DMIC, Four Corners Film and other places. Most of my work recently has been one-to-one tuition with a range of interesting photographers and organisations, including photo editors and magazine publishers. See testimonials for examples.
“I use Nikon DSLRs, FujiFilm X and Micro Four-Thirds cameras. I began shooting with my first digital camera (a Ricoh) in 1999 but I’m typing this next to a sorry-looking collection of mostly battered film cameras that I keep meaning to make better use of. I use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC, Raw Photo Processor, Capture One Pro and Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 for post-processing and image management, and a variety of colour management packages with X-Rite and NEC hardware. I stay current with several other raw workflow and imaging applications. Printing for clients and ourselves is done on our Epson 3880 printer using a range of baryta-based fibre papers but I create digital c-type prints for some clients at various print bureaux in London. I’ve printed for exhibitions in London and overseas and have helped many photographers achieve excellent prints with their own equipment.