FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: [Kane]
In the deep end.
This shot is one of my all time faves, for many reasons, I've photographed this tree many times (in fact I have photographed almost everything here, lightning, stars, moonrise, sunset, sunrise) but on this day I was very lucky to capture some of the best rays I've seen. I was knee deep in water shooting this (which is not un-common
This shot is another fave, its a simple shot that just had to be taken, I was on holidays in New Zealand (where I'm from) and the subject is my father, I saw the shot in my head and I asked him to walk into the frame, and he did, and he held still for the 1sec exposure ;)
As a landscape photographer I'm always watching the clouds and this was a dream shot, wet sand, reflections........... what more does the shot need!
1: How long have you been involved in photography?
I bought my first camera, a Vivitar v2000 when I was about 14, I'm now 27, so that's about 13 years, I've only been shooting digital for about 2 years. I've always loved photography for as long as I can remember.
2: Equipment you use?
I'm currently using two digital cameras, a Canon 400D, and a Canon 50D. I have a range of lenes including the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L and the Canon 70-200 f/4 L. I still use my Vivitar film body also. Most of my landscapes are shot using my Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 lens. I use a cheap tripod, as I go through them too quickly.
3: Mac or PC?
PC, with Adobe Lightroom 2.3 and Photoshop 6.0
4: What inspires you?
The people I shoot with, and the ever changing environment around us.
5: Preferred subject matter?
Nature, funky trees and clouds, rays from the sun, and grass.
6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.
A moonbow, which is a rainbow at night, very rare, imagine a clear sky on the moon side and some rain/storm clouds on the other, usually a full moon is required.
7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?
Myself and my friends.
8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop
I'm not classically trained in anything, I shoot and learn, and then I re-shoot. I was a web developer some years ago, so I've always been able to apply my Photoshop skills in post production to improve my photography.
9: Plans for the future?
Continue to keep shooting landscapes, and weather events. I'd like to upgrade to a full frame camera some day.
10: In one word, describe your photography.