Mike Levin's Photo Gallery
About the photographer . . .

I am a part-time professional photographer living in the Silicon Valley and photographing subjects in Northern California and throughout the world (or wherever I can get away to).  When not traveling and taking photos, I am an intellectual property attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Since September 2004, I am also the father of a beautiful baby girl, so I have turned much of my photographic attention to a new subject. I apologize if this means that updates to my site are less frequent.

Most of the images on this site from prior to 2002 were taken with a 35 mm Canon EOS SLR (including 28-135 IS, 20-35, 100 macro, 50 1.8, and 70-300 lenses).  Polarizing and graduated neutral density filters were used on many of these shots to intensify the colors, cut down on glare, and decrease the contrast between the sky and foreground.  Most shots were originally taken on Fuji Velvia or other slow, high resolution slide film. The slides were then scanned with a Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 slide scanner, creating a 20 megapixel original TIFF image.  The images were then edited using either Photoshop (I’m currently using CS2) or my old standby, Micrografx Picture Publisher, and then saved as smaller JPEG versions for use on this site.

Since 2002, I have been shooting mostly with digital cameras instead of film. In early 2002, I began using a 4-megapixel Canon Powershot G2. Since April 2003, I have been using a 6.3-megapixel Canon EOS 10D, which works with my old Canon film lenses. I shoot mainly with this camera, though a few of my images were taken with a pocketable 7 megapixel Sony Cybershot P-150.

I mainly edit images for color, contrast, cropping, and saturation. I occasionally do some minor retouching, removing distracting elements.  Nothing too tricky though. Okay, so I cheated a little on this "photo":

A landscape photographers dream?


If you are interested in licensing or purchasing any images on this web site, please contact me at mailto:mail@mikelevin.com.

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Last Updated on July 10, 2005.