Caitlin Fullam Creates a Magical World of Surreal Landscapes

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“These photos were an escape for me during a dark time,” photographer Caitlin Fullam tells me. “I created a whimsical world of surreal pastel landscapes because I felt stuck. I craved new places, warmth, and color.” This past winter, Caitlin spent early mornings and late nights on the road and in the mountains, exploring landscapes across Colorado and New Mexico. She used double exposures on film to document the journeys she took on those endless December and January days, across rugged terrain and into the depths of her own imagination. 

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Photography Cheat Sheet: How to Protect Your Camera in Cold Weather

‘Tis the season for shooting winter scenes, so take some useful tips from today’s photography cheat sheet for protecting your gear from the cold!

We’re sure many of you will be heading out to spend the holidays in winter wonderlands, and will definitely be busy shooting. As a reminder to keep your precious gear in perfect working condition, we’re sharing some helpful tips from Canon in their quick photography cheat sheet. Make sure to take a look and take notes while you’re getting ready!

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9 Weather-Sealed Primes to Pair with Your Sony Camera This Winter

These weather-sealed primes will put up with whatever Mother Nature throws at you this winter.

When the air becomes cold, and the snow and freezing rain start falling from the sky, many photographers will head inside. But there are those of us who are brave enough (or stupid enough) to head out into the elements. When we go outside, we need to make sure our gear can withstand cold temperatures, blowing winds, and precipitation. If you’re a Sony shooter who likes to get outside when the going gets rough, check out these nine weather-sealed primes that will get the job done for you. Continue reading…

Photography Cheat Sheet: Essential Tips for Shooting in Cold Weather

Brrrr season is afoot, so we best be prepared for the cold with today’s handy photography cheat sheet!

It’s only a matter of time before we slip into colder and colder weather. A trip to winter wonderlands may also soon be in order. Some know how challenging it can be to shoot in freezing temperatures. Some learn the hard way. In either case it’s best to keep today’s photography cheat sheet with you from now on!

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These Four Accessories Can Help with Winter Landscape Photography

These accessories will help you protect your gear and improve your winter landscape photography to no end.

Landscape photography is incredibly relaxing. There’s really nothing better than getting out into nature to take in its sights and sounds. Winter landscape photography can bring about its own set of challenges though. Before you head out you need to make sure your gear is prepared to deal with cold, wet conditions, and that you have everything you need to capture the beauty of the winter wonderland that sits before you.

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Three Weather Sealed Camera Bags Under $200 That are Perfect for Winter

Weather sealed camera bags add peace of mind for when you to brave the elements with your gear.

We always talk about weather sealed lenses and weather sealed camera bodies, but what about weather sealed camera bags? Having a camera bag that can withstand the elements is a wonderful thing, especially if some of the gear you carry doesn’t have that luxury. In this round-up we’re going to look at three weather sealed camera bags with amazing build quality, can withstand whatever Mother Nature throws at them, and that are under $200!  Continue reading…

Felix Inden’s Mesmerizing Fairy Tale Landscapes of the Lofoten Islands

All images by Felix Inden. Used with Creative Commons permission.

If moody landscapes are your thing, one of the best places to find them is up north, where nature is often both moving and intense. In his latest set, German landscape photographer Felix Inden showed us another destination to add to our must-visit list: the Lofoten Islands of Norway, which is home to some of the most magical landscapes of the Arctic Circle.

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Nandakumar Narasimhan’s Photo Diary is a Peek Into Himalayan Winters

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The most effective and enduring travel photos create a picture of a place by telling a story. This is what aspiring travel photographers work to learn and achieve through practice and trust in their sense of adventure. If you’re one of these creatives who is seeking to tell a story about a place through its landscapes and its people, you might find inspiration in Nandakumar Narasimhan’s beautiful travel photography in the Himalayas in 2014.

Travel photography has a documentary element to it. Perhaps that’s what most people trying their hand on this genre are missing or haven’t thought about entirely. In his travel series, titled Himalayan Winter: Frigid Frames from a Frozen Land, Singapore-based Nandakumar shows us how it’s done.

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Franck Bohbot Captures a Dreamy New York City in “Velvet Snow”

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The start of 2018 saw New York City making it to global headlines for a snowstorm that pummeled and paralyzed the metropolis. While it was a case of extreme weather that hits the city every few years, New York-based photographer and filmmaker Franck Bohbot shows that snowfall can also turn the Big Apple into a cinematic winter wonderland.

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Skander Khlif Captures the Beauty of Winter in Munich

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The unique and moody imagery of winter will always be a source of inspiration, stories, and ideas for photographers. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world; as long as winter comes to your city, you’re bound to find something worth capturing. There’s no doubt that Munich is beautiful, but street and documentary photographer Skander Khlif captures the charm it takes on when the snowy season takes over.

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Julien Fumard Documents Life with Sled Dogs in Northern Finland

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In a simple but also charming photo diary, French photographer Julien Fumard shows us what it’s like to spend winter in the northernmost region of Finland, warmed by the company of some adorable sled dogs. If “must love dogs” is something you live by, the photos are definitely worth your while.

When we speak of sled dogs, we often think of them in highly energetic packs speeding their way across snowy landscapes. However, not a lot of us see them in more relaxed environments. Luckily for Julien, he was able to travel to the municipality of Inari in Lapland, the largest and northernmost region of Finland, in 2012. He went home with a collection of part documentary, part travel photos he called A Dog Life.

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Stijn Hoekstra Takes Us Around a Cinematic Amsterdam in Winter

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If you’ve seen and loved the faces and scenes of Cuba captured in cinematic style by Stijn Hoekstra, you’ll surely enjoy this featured set. The Amsterdam-based cinematographer and photographer wows us again with his beautiful photography, this time with a series of cinematic snaps of winter in his city.

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Winter in Norway: The Stunning Winterscapes of Franz Sußbauer

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Landscape photography is so much more than driving out to a remote location and snapping a few images. It takes time, dedication, planning, and lots of trial and error. When we first came across these incredible images from Franz Sußbauer for his series ‘Winter in Norway,’ we that they were something special. Anyone can go out and snap some landscape snapshots, but capturing nature’s emotion, the ebb and flow, and to do so in such detail – that takes talent and know how. “My plan was to make great pictures of a great landscape. Pictures like paintings with a hyper-realistic mood.”Franz said of the series.

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Photographer Alexandre Buisse on the Spirit of Adventure Photography

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All images by Alexandre Buisse. Used with permission

We talked to photographer Alexandre Buisse a while back when he showed the world just what the Nikon D800 could take while out in the field. Alex has been a photographer for years and has embraced trekking to remote locations to capture images that embody the spirit of adventure and the passion that goes along with bringing wonderful scenic spots to viewers. He takes this even further by sometimes combining it with outdoor sports.

Alex is super busy, but he had some time to catch up with us and answer a few questions about what it’s like to photograph in the great outdoors.

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Watch This Mesmerizing Timelapse Video of How Snow Flakes are Formed

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Snowflakes aren’t exactly the easiest things in the world to photograph. Capturing those beautiful delicate flakes and their unique symmetrical intricacies is hard enough; it takes gentle steady hands and plenty of patience too. That’s probably one of the reasons why images of them are so fascinating and hypnotic.

Making a video of how they form and grow, on the other hand, that’s an entirely different ballgame. But it’s definitely not impossible, as Moscow-based videographer Vyacheslav Ivanov proves in his new timelapse video.

In his video entitled “Snowtime”, Ivanov expertly captures the mesmerizing microscopic process of snowflakes. Not much is said about how exactly he did it and what sort of equipment he utilized to make the video but he did use a microscope and what we’re assuming are lab-grown snowflakes.

If you’re wondering, we can definitely say for sure that there are no CGIs involved here as Ivanov has done other microscopic experimental videos in the past using other materials like the magnetic ferrofluid.

Springtime is almost here, which means that winter is counting down its last remaining days. Let’s give it the proper and gorgeous send off it may or may not deserve, depending on which part of the Northern Hemisphere you’re in, by watching Ivanov’s incredible video.

See it after the jump.

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This Timelapse of Yellowstone Makes Winter Not Seem So Bad Afterall

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Los Angeles-based landscape photographer and filmmaker Henry Jun Wah Lee, the brilliant mind behind Evosia Studios, knows there are stories to tell in nature – in the tiniest transformations of each tree or cloud or star, in the changing of the seasons. And he wants to be the one to tell those stories to the world.

So he does, with his awe-inspiring short films like last year’s Alchemy, which we had the pleasure of featuring here, and time-lapse videos that show us the ever-changing nature of… well, nature.

Of course, in these winter months, capturing and telling these stories meant spending a lot of time in the cold, sometimes brutal outdoors. Ever the passionate artist that he is, however, this doesn’t stop Lee. Instead, it inspires him even more. Where many see desolation and landscapes buried in snow, Lee sees, as always, the stories of nature, which he captures expertly.

Complete wit pivoting clouds, dancing geysers, passing traveling fogs, the epic journey (and Lee’s latest masterpiece) that is Fathom 4K: A Winter’s Journey into Yellowstone takes us beyond the barren wastelands and into the beautiful scenes that winter itself is capable of painting.

This time-lapse video is as inspiring as it is majestic, so if you’re nursing a depressive mood right now, it just might be what you need motivate you to climb out of your rut. See it after the jump.

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More Winter Photography Tips For The Adventurous Photographer

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Well it is winter again, and it’s been snowing a bit. Sometimes it’s ugly, but at other times magical. When almost everything outside has been touched by snowflakes and you are looking through a lens, it can be a fantastic moment. You are capturing images of your world changed. While there is not snow everywhere, there has been enough of it to make things interesting. Here are some more winter photography tips to get you through.

 

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10 Winter Photography Tips That Everyone Should Know

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It is time to say hello to winter, hello to layers of clothes, snow, challenging light and earlier nights. You have to go outdoors to keep your sanity. Too much time indoors will drive you nuts. Winter is a fascinating time for photography. There are physical and mental challenges that can make things remarkable. It is a time to produce some great images. When camera settings, care, lighting, and white balance are in the snow, you have to think a little more about all of it. Continue reading…

DSLR Buyers Guide, Winter 2010

It’s been an innovative year for the photography world. This winter, there are more available options than ever for creativity-inspiring cameras, lenses, and accessories. In this entry, we’ll take a look at some great cameras in five categories, Full Frame 35mm, Cropped 35mm, Micro Four Thirds, Mirrorless 35mm, and Digital 645. You’ll also find links to recent reviews and comparisons and, as always, purchases made through links on our pages support the growing staff at the Phoblographer! Read on for the best DSLRs of 2010. Continue reading…