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.
Galen Rowell is a familiar name to many of us outdoor photographers (or it should be), having made a name for himself as a master of light in landscape photography. Having been exposed to the great outdoors before he could even walk, Galen Rowell had a deep, profound love for nature and it’s often unfathomable grandeur. We wanted to share Galen’s work with you for this week in Photography History.
All images courtesy of Ian Plant and used with permission.
Ian Plant has been a nature and animal photographer for years now and has been published in many books. He’s travelled all around the world and has stories to last for days about both animals and travelling. As a photographer who picked up a camera and fell in love with his passion after leaving his day job, Ian obviously had a plan before he dove right into his passion. And for almost ten years, he hasn’t looked back.
We talked to Ian about nature photography, the best places in the world to visit, and tips on photographing animals.
You remember that kid who was allergic to everything growing up? For the most part that was me, and phases of those allergies come and go with my immune system. Being a creative and journalist over the years, I’ve had to do shoots where I ended up with red eyes from pollen or totally sick for the next couple of days. And as a photographer, we all know that time is money and that any time lost needs to be recounted for with you working twice as hard after your recovery.
If you’re an allergy prone photographer, though, there are a couple of things you should keep in mind whether you’re hankering for capturing that perfect landscape, or the newly engaged want you to photograph them amongst some beautiful cherry blossoms.