The Golden Hour is one of the best times for you to go out and shoot photos. But this weekend, you only have a small window to time to go out there and do it. So make the most of it! Here are some projects to get you started! [click to continue…]
Recently I spent almost two weeks on a trip to Iceland with a primary purpose of shooting landscapes of the amazing country. It is always hard to guess exactly what I would need, especially considering I am more of a portrait photographer than a landscape photographer and am not especially experienced at landscapes, though like nearly all photographers, I love shooting landscapes.
I want to go through what I decided to pack for my trip to Iceland, why I decided to pack it, and what I would do differently if I knew what I knew now after two weeks in Iceland.
Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog post from former Phoblographer staffer Thomas Campbell.
Sean Huolihan was a soldier before he became a photographer. In fact, he is Communications Section Chief Huolihan of the Wisconsin National Guard. His military career took a slight turn, however, when he got his hands on a Nikon D90. He found himself a new passion, a passion that he later would later take on as a career after his service.
While he was stationed in Afghanistan, he volunteered as the historian for his unit. Sean tells the Phoblographer that this same unit that motivated him pick up a DSLR.
All images by Alan Thoburn. Used with permission.
Pinhole photographers can often create some beautiful and mysterious scenes that leave us only wanting more. When we stumbled upon Alan Thoburn’s pinhole images, we felt that exact same way. Alan doesn’t shoot very much pinhole work, but he totally should! He is otherwise a documentary and fine art photographer.
Alan shot the photos with a modified Holga pinhole camera. He states, “I always used a tripod and an exposure calculator (I think it came with the camera, and was based on the size of the pin hole) Basically, it allowed you to take a conventional lightmeter reading, and adjust it using a special chart.” says Thoburn. “I’ve always been strict about technique, and wanted my exposures to be correct, sad I know! I used a slow black & white film, either Ilford Pan F or Ilford FP4, processed at home.”
Alan did this project because he was going through an exploratory phase and trying out alternative analog photography methods. He loved to use a Lomo LCA, Holga Toy Camera, a Diana Toy Camera and the pinhole. When it came to pinhole work, it all about finding landscapes that were minimal. Alan feels that his choice of black and white film, because I wanted to create a fairly ‘timeless’ effect and enhance the atmosphere of the subject.
More of the photos are after the jump.
The Golden Hour: it’s one of the times that photographers talk about the most. If you’re new to shooting, this is a time when the Earth is bathed in lots of golden and orange natural light. Think about all the times in the movies when you’ve seen a couple romantically watching the sunset or the sunrise together. This romantic moment isn’t just because of the bond between the couple but also because of the fact that this daily occurrence is such a jaw-droppingly beautiful one.
So, are you ready to shoot?
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.