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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.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Nikon D7100 golden hour and bar samples (11 of 13)ISO 4001-200 sec at f - 4.0

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?

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The Dreaming

All photos by Jay and Varina Patel. Used with permission

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.

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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.

Check it out for yourself after the jump.

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©2012 Jamie A. MacDonald

All images by Jamie A MacDonald. Used with permission

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.

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All images by Dan Zvereff. Used with permission

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.

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