Photographer duo Jay and Varina Patel are a couple that for many need no introduction. Both of them have enormous followings in what could arguably be considered the true hub for photographers right now: Google +. Jay and Varina travel around capturing landscapes and scenes while combining their skills in their craft with social marketing efforts and back and forth interactions.
When they had a couple of minutes to chat, we talked with them about what it’s like to be professional landscape shooters.
War changes everyone–including photographers. In fact, Don McCullin recently spoke in a short interview about the mentality of the photographer and the people in wars. He brings up a ton of situations such as photographing a dying person or someone about to be executed. Don states that part of how he stayed, “a human being” is by thinking about his children and taking care of his family. And instead of wars, he talks about how much he loves photographing landscapes instead of wars.
“I don’t want to be remembered as a war photographer. I hate that title” states McCullin towards the end of the short interview.
Olympus Visionary Jamie A MacDonald is a photographer that hails from Southern Michigan and has photographed landscapes of all types. In fact, black and white landscapes is what takes up lots of his portfolio at the moment, though he has shot everything from portraiture and more. While going through his portfolio, we were awestruck by some of the landscapes on top of lots of the interesting cloud formations in his images.
And while one might think that there isn’t much to capturing the right clouds, you’d be quite shocked.
We first read about Dan Zvereff on Japan Camera Hunter, we were captivated by his images and his use of Kodak Aerochrome. The famous infrared film was designed for military applications and what it did was turn all greens into a shade of purple. But that’s just the short explanation, and we’ve got a more detailed and in depth analysis here.
Aerochrome was at the heart of Dan’s project called Introspective, where he travelled around the world for three months on a quest of self-discovery. Along the way he shot various landscapes and scenes in the Arctic, Europe, and Africa.
We talked to Dan a bit about the project and his incredible images.
Mirrorless Cameras are one of the best conveniences and inventions for travelling photographers. They balance excellent image quality with a small portable package that you really can easily embrace. The cameras also work well when it comes to a number of shooting needs–and they’ve improved very much in the past couple of years. Although lots of landscape shooters will tell you to go full frame (and we’d argue with them to go medium format and large format) one can still take some positively stellar landscape photos with a mirrorless camera. And to do just that, here are a bunch of lenses that are at the top of our list.
We know you’re probably bored. And to help you find some inspiration and push your photographic boundaries a bit, we’re encouraging you to just get out there try something new. It doesn’t matter what it is, but you’ll grow and you’ll probably even learn something about yourself or your craft. Just give something new a shot.
With all this said, we’ve gone through our database (after a fresh new website server move) to bring you a couple new ideas that you might not have tried before.