About MTP

Me  •  My Images  •  My Tools


   My name is Nathan Loveland.  I have been taking pictures since the early 1970s and working with digital images since the mid '90s.  I started MidTexas Photography (MTP) as a sideline in 2010 but closed it temporarily in 2019 because of a job-related relocation.  After returning to the San Antonio area in 2022, I restarted MTP as a regular business.

   This website is where I post both art images for sale and examples of my service products.  My non-commercial images are displayed mainly on a companion website named Nathan's Nature.

My Images

   Except where noted, all of my finished images started as a digital or film photograph taken by me.  Sometimes a finished image looks like the original and sometimes not, but every finished image has been modified in some way during post-production digital editing.

   My main goal is always to create a compelling image worthy of more than a passing glance, to which end I may remove distractions, modify structure, enhance color & clarity, or apply artificial effects.  Even so, I never make changes to the essential nature of a subject and claim it to be otherwise.  If I change the look, color, shape, or character of a thing, it will be obvious—or I will say so if it matters, but generally I really only care that the finished image looks the way I want.  Taking a picture is only the technical half of the job.  The other half, the art perhaps, is making it presentable, for which purpose I happily make whatever changes seem right to me.

   Of course, there are a few things I will not do.  For example, except for legitimate satire or parody, I will not significantly modify an image of a person without appropriate permission.  I will also not modify any image to deceive for criminal, malicious, or hurtful intent, and I will not photograph or work on images of illegal activities or subjects.  For more info about MTP Services, please click here.

   And last: I only edit copies and I always retain the original camera or scanner file, both for version control and copyright protection.  Also, every digital image I post or share is cropped, and except for web content, I do not store anything on a cloud service or web server.  This means that only I have a digital copy of the complete, unedited original.  For MTP copyright & usage policy, please click here.

My Tools

   My cameras are made by Canon.  The lens I use most often is the Canon EF 100-400mm, f/4-5.6L IS III USM Zoom, seconded by a Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Macro Zoom or EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM.  Other lenses include an EF 50mm f/1.2L USM and a Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2.  Most of my photos are taken hand-held in available light; when I need a flash, I use a Canon Speedlight.

   My workflow involves a number of software tools, but the main photo editing software is PaintShop Pro.  I've used PaintShop extensively since the mid '90s for graphics and photo work, and all of the images on this website have been worked to completion in that program.  For more info about photo equipment and software I use, please visit Nathan's Nature.

Last Updated: 8 Feb 2024