Photographer Spotlight - Episode 21 @Trapadams

Hi, my name is Chris Adams. I'm a photographer based out of maple grove Minnesota.

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For my equipment I use a canon 6d along with a 24-105 L series lens. As well as a phantom 3 standard for even more angles.

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Ever since I took a fishing trip to Canada I've been taking pictures of any type of nature scene that catches my eye. My goal is to make someone say "holy crap!" When they see my photos.

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I mainly get my inspiration from the people who follow my work. Having an audience pushes me to create the highest quality content possible.

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My favorite place to take pictures is along the north shore in Duluth Minnesota. All the rock formations and pines makes it feel like the Pacific Northwest in a sense.

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Photographer Spotlight - Episode 20 @Tatsu.photography

First of all, would you mind introducing yourself?

I'm Tatsu. 21-year-old photographer based in Japan, near Tokyo. I started photography 1 year ago. I'm mostly into street or cityscape photography but I take any kinds of photos.

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What equipment do you use for your photos?

For now, I'm using Sony a7ii with Zeiss 55mm F1.8, and sometimes with Zeiss 16-35mm F4. I used to use Nikon D5500.

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How and where do you find inspiration for your work?

I often check Instagram. So many great photographers are sharing awesome photos at there. If I found the photographer that has my favorite style, I also look for and check their other works. (For example, 500px or their own websites...)

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Do you have any favorite location to take pictures at?

I love Shinjuku and Shibuya for shooting. Shinjuku has everything, tall buildings, old bars, nature... Shibuya is also my fav. The Crossing is always astonishing.

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What is your all-time favorite picture?

This one is my all-time favorite picture. This is the composition I always wanted to capture since before I buy a camera. Isn't it cool ?? xd

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Photographer Spotlight - Episode 19 @Outboundmedia / @Brnwills

First of all, would you mind introducing yourself?

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My name is Brendan Williams, I am a photographer and digital artist from Vancouver, BC, Canada. I have two very distinct sides to my photography work. On one hand, I shoot landscape and adventure, while on the other, photo manipulation and composite images. I find that the stark differences between each allows me to never feel limited, creatively. I am constantly working in the realms of both the every day, and the make believe. Although many see it easy to assume I am a full-time photographer or digital artist, I actually work full time as a camera assistant in the film industry here in Vancouver. The beauty of the film industry is, although there are extensive hours, I have the ability to take time off; as well as commit weekends to progressing my photo business through online photoshop tutorials and workshops and shooting for outdoor brands and blogs.

What equipment do you use for your photos?

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Currently, I am shooting on a Canon 6D MKII as my primary body. My go-to lenses are always my Canon 24-70mm F2.8 MKII and the Canon 70-200mm F4. For me, those lenses provide exactly what I need while covering an extensive range, perfect for just about any style of shooting. As for filters, the LEE Filters Big Stopper(10 stop ND) is my absolute favourite. It’s my absolute favourite piece of kit. Other than those essentials, I often carry with me a reflector and lots of extra batteries. All the other random stuff I carry on shoots all depends on the conditions of where I’m going. I definitely pack a bit differently to shoot portraits versus dangling from a rope to shoot rock climbing.

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How and where do you find inspiration for your work?

My friends. Over the past couple years I have been fortunate enough to begin to shoot with a lot of super talented photographers. Seeing their work always inspires me to either visit a new place or put a spin on their idea and turn it into the impossible with my digital art. Instagram is also another place I love to go in search of ideas and meeting with like-minded artists. With the overwhelming amount of images and pages to follow it’s definitely a great place to take me out of creative ruts.

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Do you have any favorite location to take pictures at?

That’s a pretty tough one to answer. I always pick my favourite place then within a week that favourite place changes. To keep it local, the sea to sky corridor never fails to blow my mind. Literally everything I could ever want is all within the valley. From high alpine and glacial lakes to incredible granite you could spend a lifetime on and never get bored of climbing it. Not to mention the ocean views along nearly the entire thing. That whole area is where I tend to find myself exploring these days.

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What is your all-time favorite picture?

This image is one of my favourite because it totally encompasses the feeling of settling into camp and watching the sun set. There's no better feeling of pure relaxation than that.

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This is one my all time favourite images just because of all the subtle details that went into this, as well as creating the space suit itself to fit the model. This image definitely pushed my ability levels and was one of the most rewarding challenges I have had while creating an image.

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Photographer Spotlight - Episode 18 @Jannishagels

First of all, would you mind introducing yourself

My name is Jannis Hagels, I'm 27 years old and originally born in a small town called Nordhorn in North-West-Germany. After having studied in Cologne for three years and Bavaria for one year I am now living in Turku, Finland for about one year for my master studies.

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What equipment do you use for your photos?

For capturing and telling my journey stories I use my old Canon EOS 700 D which I am now mostly using for time lapse sequences. My main camera at the moment is the Canon EOS 1 DX which comes along with a Canon 16-35 f4.0 lens and the Canon 70-200 f2.8 tele zoom. I also carry aroun a Tokina 11-16 f2.8 for ultra wide angle motives and the always-should-have Canon 50mm 1.8 lens. My recently bought tripod is a Rollei C5i.

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Common Basilisk (Jesus Christ Lizard) in Piedras Blancas, Costa Rica

How and where do you find inspiration for your work?

My inspiration for my work I definitely find in nature. What I really love about photography and being out in nature, is being alone. I love absorbing silence, beauty, and a unique surrounding as well as capturing it and holding the moment for eternity. The task then is to combine the photo with my impression I had during that moment as I describe my editing process.

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Lake Königssee, Germany

Val di Funes, Italy

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Do you have any favorite location to take pictures at?

Since I had the opportunity to make short trips to the Alps this year, they are definitely one of my favourite places. But there is no absolute favourite. Every place on earth has its unique beauty in every kind of way. I've been to Norway, Austria, Costa Rica and many more places and each of them is a favourite in a different way.

Lake Plansee, Austria

Lake Plansee, Austria

Golling Waterfall, Austria

Golling Waterfall, Austria

What is your all-time favorite picture?

I don't really have an all-time favourite picture. But if I had to choose, there would be two:

A picture of my father's boots on my feet facing the beautiful Watzmann mountain peaks in nationalpark Berchtesgaden, Germany. My father passed away 3 years ago. Since that day I am wearing his hiking boots on my trips to keep them discovering with me. I hope to wear them some more years until they will probably give up carrying me.

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Grünstein/Watzmann, Germany

The second picture is also from the Watzmann peak. I couldn't help but imagine the incredible feeling, paragliding through the clearing up peaks of such a beautiful mountain. The vast and life threatening atmosphere mixing up with a symbol of freedom and joy led me to combine these two paragliders, I captured ealier, and the zoomed in picture of the Watzmann peak. Usually I don't do compositions but some few times it is necessary for me to express my connected feeling to a picture.

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Photographer Spotlight - Episode 17 @Ulyhuerta

First of all, would you mind introducing yourself

 My name is Ulysses. I'm originally from Los Angeles, but now I live in Osaka, Japan.

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What equipment do you use for your photos?

I'm using a Canon 5D Mark III with a Canon 24-70mm f2.8 II lens.

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How and where do you find inspiration for your work?

Mostly from other photographers in the area. I feel Tokyo gets most of the credit for the creative output coming out of Japan. There's a lot of Tokyo photographers that I love, but people in the Kansai region (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara) are currently putting out a lot of amazing work. This area has a deep cultural and aesthetic history, and a lot of photographers I look up to are doing a great job at representing that.

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Do you have any favorite location to take pictures at?

I like shooting in Kyobashi. It's a working class neighborhood in Osaka with a serious nightlife. It has a very "locals only" vibe, but people are actually very welcoming.

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What is your all-time favorite picture?

This picture I recently took in Kyoto. No matter how many times you've seen a Geisha in person, it always stops you where you stand.

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Photographer Spotlight - Episode 16 @Moto_ph0t0

First of all, would you mind introducing yourself

My name is Moto, I am a 39 years old Japanese amateur street photographer based in Tokyo. I started taking pictures of people and the streets last year.

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Credit: @hiro_510

What equipment do you use for your photos?

Mainly, Nikon D500 with Tamron 24-70 f2.8 sometimes, Sony NEX-6 with old lenses.

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How and where do you find inspiration for your work?

I usually see photographers work on Instagram and other websites while I am on the train

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Do you have any favorite location to take pictures at?

Shinjuku and Shibuya! I love the place where I can feel energy and vibes. That’s why I chose Shinjuku and Shibuya. There are so many people that mean there are so many opportunities to take good pics. These stations are on my way to my office, so I can walk around and just take a few pictures easily.

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What is your all-time favorite picture?

This pic is my favorite. I like to take a picture different styles that are urban and classics. I know I need to improve my skill and point of view for taking good classic one, but I think it’s not too bad, right?

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Photographer Spotlight - Episode 15 @Johannesgps

First of all, would you mind introducing yourself

My name is Johannes and I'm from Montreal, Canada. I'm a

self-taught amateur photographer. Since I was a kid, I have always loved taking photos, but my passion for photography really took off after I stopped drag-racing.

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What equipment do you use for your photos?

I use a Canon EOS t3i DSLR and a Canon 1Ds Mark II full-frame DSLR. My lenses consist of the following:

Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L USM

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens

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How and where do you find inspiration for your work?

Since I'm a natural light shooter, my inspiration is primarily derived from the weather conditions and time of day, whether I'm shooting urban style, urbex, portraits or fashion. The mood is the driving force behind the majority of my photos. Light & shadows, angles and reflections are just a few things that I look to emphasize or highlight in my captures.

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Do you have any favorite location to take pictures at?

I love shooting in downtown Montreal. The movement and vibe of the city always holds promise of getting some memorable captures. Montreal has a great mix of old and new. The old European architecture and look of Old Montreal, merged with the modern downtown core offers fantastic opportunities for photographers of all skill levels.

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What is your all-time favorite picture?

I have quite a few photos that I would consider memorable and bordering on "favorite". It's hard to pinpoint one single favorite, but I do hold an affinity for a photo that I took this year, and it was one of those photos that you just "shoot from the hip" and it ends up turning out pretty good. It was in an alleyway next to a hotel in Old Montreal, on a cold, damp day. It had been raining the previous 3 days and there were no shortage of large puddles to choose from in order to get a nice reflection shot.

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Photographer Spotlight - Episode 14 @Stlbates

First of all, would you mind introducing yourself?

Hi my name is Colin Bates, I’m a 15-year-old photographer who lives in St.Louis MO

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What equipment do you use for your photos?

I shoot with a t6 along with Canon’s EF 50mm f/1.4. I absolutely love this lens because it’s great for any kind of shoot and works extremely well in low light.

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Do you have any favorite location to take pictures at?

The heart of St.Louis City is my current favorite place to shoot at due to the great architecture and streets. Hopefully, that changes over time as I get to travel more when I’m older.

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What is your all-time favorite picture?

My favorite photo currently is this one mainly because of the bokeh and the depth of field. It’s so simple but yet has many colors that pull the eye in.

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Photographer Spotlight - Episode 13 @Cinnaavox

First of all, would you mind introducing yourself

My Name is June, I am 27 years old, and I am located in Berlin, Germany.

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What equipment do you use for your photos?

I am using the Canon EOS 6D and my main lens is a Sigma 35mm 1.4f Art lens.

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How and where do you find inspiration for your work?

Mostly I am finding my Inspiration with my friends and Family or in my dreams. Also it's in other Instagramers, when I am meeting them and talking or working with them. Or it just came out of nowhere when I am working on Picture. It's so different from Pic to Pic.

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Do you have any favorite location to take pictures at?

I love to shoot in a Forrest but acutally I don't really care. If I like the Spot it doesn't matter where it is. ;)

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What is your all time favorite picture?

This is my favorite picture by far: 

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Photographer Spotlight - Episode 12 @_glopzz

First of all, would you mind introducing yourself

My name is Gerson Lopez, 25-year-old photographer from Puerto Rico but reside in Orlando, Florida for 10 years.

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What equipment do you use for your photos?

I use the Canon 6D, with the lenses Sigma Art 35mm 1.4 for my portraits and the 14mm rokinon 2.8 for my landscapes and city pictures.

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How and where do you find inspiration for your work?

I find inspiration pretty much everything from beautiful sunset to a cloudy moody day. The world always gives you something different every day you will always find inspiration as long there is a new day tomorrow.

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Do you have any favorite location to take pictures at?

Right now it's New York because the city has a lot of places to offer when it comes to taking pictures.

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What is your all-time favorite picture?

This one from the Golden Gate Bridge and the reason why going to SF was the first time that I somewhere outside and seeing this view and this sunset was something breathtaking.

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Photographer Spotlight - Episode 11 @Lukas.co

We had a chat with Lukas. the UK based rooftop superstar

First of all, would you mind introducing yourself

My name’s Luke, and I’m a rooftop and cityscape photographer based in the UK, although I shoot the majority of my photos in Hong Kong and China.

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What equipment do you use for your photos?

I’m currently shooting on a Canon 6D with two lenses - a 16-35mm wide angle and a 50mm for everything else. I also use a GoPro Hero 4 to capture all POV shots. My aerials are shot with a DJI Phantom 4 drone.

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How and where do you find inspiration for your work?

A lot of inspiration for what I do stemmed from lurking certain forums starting back in 2008/09. I would see a lot of these photographs people were posting and thought to myself ‘why can’t I do this?’ So that’s exactly what I did. I started off climbing comically small buildings in my home town of Coventry, before gradually moving on to cranes. From here I progressed to Birmingham and London before finally delving into the crazy rooftopping scene over in Hong Kong and China. Nowadays a lot of my inspiration comes from Instagram and the friends I’ve met during my time doing this. I’ve surrounded myself with lots of talented people and each day I find myself getting more and more inspired by the images they post.

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Do you have any favourite location to take pictures at?

Definitely Hong Kong. It has a huge rooftopping scene, thanks to it being home to 1300+ skyscrapers and lots of talented photographers. Although recently my attention is focused more toward mainland China as many of the ‘best’ rooftops in Hong Kong have been completely locked off by rooftop security. However, regardless of rooftops, Hong Kong will always be my favourite city to shoot in.

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What is your all time favourite picture?

My favourite photo was taken at the top of a crane during the construction/regeneration of the New World Centre in Kowloon, Hong Kong. After making our way to the top of the building and on to the crane, we were met with a sea of clouds that enveloped the crane and obstructed views all around. The clouds remained until the sun began to rise, and at this point the view got better and better - resulting in the creation of one of my favourite images to date. The pink hues of the morning sky mixed with the turqouise waters of Victoria Harbour 65+ stories below us made for a nice scene to photograph. As well as being my favourite photo, this entire night I still consider to be my favourite explore/climb to date.

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What goes through your mind whilst climbing these cranes & rooftops?

Surprisingly not a lot. Aside from the expected mix of fear/excitement before a climb, once I’m actually on the crane or roof it’s a completely different story. Something about being hundreds of metres above the ground in a city as bustling as Hong Kong is weirdly calming and therapeutic. It’s a crazy feeling knowing you’re one of the select few to experience such amazing views. And that’s what makes it all worth it. Nothing but you, a couple friends and a million-dollar-view for sunrise… …of course all of this changes when security and law enforcement are made aware of your presence. At this point everything goes out of the window and it turns into a huge game of cat and mouse, set in an almost empty skyscraper…

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Big thanks to Lukas for taking his time doing this interview with us. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter, to be the first to know when new interviews are online!

Photographer Spotlight - Episode 10 @Badluckbae

We are back in the United States to have a chat with Sonja, also known as @Badluckbae:

First of all, would you mind introducing yourself

My name is Sonja and I currently reside in Chicago, IL. I relocated from Atlanta, GA almost 4 years ago for work. I'm currently employed full time as a R&D scientist, but photography is a side gig.

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Picture of @Badluckbae by @maxleitner

 What equipment do you use for your photos?

I shoot with a Fuji XT-2 Mirrorless system. My go to lens is the Fujinon 16-55mm 2.8 (24-70 equivalent), but I also carry a Zeiss 12mm 2.8, and a Fujinon 50-140mm 2.8. I recently bought a mavic pro drone and plan to do a bit more of that when I travel.

How and where do you find inspiration for your work?

Inspiration comes to me naturally while traveling and seeing new sights. When I'm home I'm constantly searching and exploring to find new views and perspectives within Chicago. Time of day also plays a huge role in my inspiration. I prefer to shoot during extreme weather conditions, or early/late in the day to exploit the light and long shadows found at those times of the day. During those times even ordinary things become extraordinary. Likewise, a dramatic sunrise/sunset is always a good time to be inspired.

Do you have any favorite location to take pictures at?

When in Chicago my favorite place to shoot is aboard the CTA trains that snake through the city. The views from the trains are always interesting, as are the scenes within the train cars. My favorite location abroad thus far would have to be the Dolomites in Italy. That area is just insane in terms of photography.

What is your all time favorite picture?

It's really hard to choose a favorite photo since I try to keep my photos diverse, so I don't think I can pick out a single photo.. 

Big thanks to Sonja for taking her time doing this interview with us. Make sure to check out all her content on her Instagram @Badluckbae as well as her website: https://www.sonjaweiss.com

Photographer Spotlight - Episode 9 @Ohhbillyboy

We are honored to bring you the first interview from Down Under with William Kim AKA @Ohhbillyboy

First of all, would you mind introducing yourself

My name is William Kim – I’m from Sydney, Australia. I’ve been shooting for a couple years as a hobby. My day to day office job doesn’t quite satisfy that creative itch, so photography is a great outlet that allows me to explore new places, create and be inspired.

What equipment do you use for your photos?

My main camera is a Sony a7II. Lately, I have been using a Zeiss 16-35mm lens a lot, but will often switch out for my 55mm prime if I have a set shot that I know that I want to capture. Recently I have picked up a Mavic Pro, so I have been experimenting a lot of aerial photography.

How and where do you find inspiration for your work?

It’s hard to pin-point, but often I will try to capture and edit according to how I feel. If I catch a sunrise over a cliff, I’d try to show a perspective that might reflect the awe and wonderment I felt when watching it. Maybe there’ll be some nostalgia or feelings of isolation involved. Or maybe I’ll just want to flex some sneakers. Other than that, the friends that I shoot with are a constant source of inspiration, they are all incredibly talented and push me to learn and improve.

Do you have any favorite location to take pictures at?

I don’t have a favourite place to shoot, but always want to explore something new. People will often say that they are sick of the city they live in and want to go travel. I think that is valid, but exploring your own city is definitely underrated. I was born and raised in Sydney, but I still feel like there are pockets and corners everywhere with potential.

What is your all time favorite picture?

I don’t think I have a favourite but I still haven’t forgotten about this particular sunset over the city. Sydney is known for its ‘fairy-floss’ sunsets and I can understand why it has that reputation.

Big thanks to William for taking his time doing this interview with us. Make sure to check out his Instagram account @Ohhbillyboy for more awesome content!

Photographer Spotlight - Episode 8 @Junior.ded

We went to Tenerife to make an interview with the local photographer @Junior.ded.

First of all, would you mind introducing yourself

My name is Damián Domínguez but I prefer to be called Junior. I live in the north of Tenerife, Canary Islands. Recently I have turned 18 years old and I started taking photos as a hobby about a year ago.

What equipment do you use for your photos?

I have an old Pentax K-m and I use the lens kit (the typical 18-55mm) , a 80-200mm f4.5 and a 50mm f1.4.

How and where do you find inspiration for your work?

Normally I found inspiration looking through Instagram but sometimes when I see a movie or a music video I have an idea of how can I make it similar but adding my perspective to make a difference.


Do you have any favorite location to take pictures at?

Yes, if you look on my Instagram profile you'll notice that I like to shoot sunsets near different coasts.

What is your all time favorite picture?

Well, I have some pictures that I consider are my favorites. But the best is one where I'm holding a crystal ball during the sunset. Also, another one when you can see La Palma island at the back at sunset too, even though that one can seem too edited it was very similar in reality. And finally, I really like one of my latest pictures, the one where I'm holding a bitten donut.

Big thanks to Junior for taking his time doing this interview for us. Make sure to check out his Instagram account @@Junior.ded.

 

 

 

Photographer Spotlight - Episode 7 @Ninja.af

For the first interview in The States, we went to Los Angeles to have a talk with Adam aka @Ninja.af

First of all, would you mind introducing yourself

My name is Adam Fujioka and I'm a street photographer based in Los Angeles, California. I was born and raised on the island of Oahu but have been in Los Angeles for the past 6 years.

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What equipment do you use for your photos?

I am a Nikon shooter. When I go out to shoot I usually use what ever I can carry around. It'll usually just be a couple lenses, a tripod, and a LED light.

How and where do you find inspiration for your work?

My main inspiration for photography is influenced from where I was raised. Growing up in Hawai'i, I was blessed by always being surrounded by beautiful environments. Whether it's going down to the beach for the tide pools or hiking up a mountain for a waterfall, I can always go back and find inspiration from nature.

Do you have any favorite location to take pictures at?

I usually shoot in Downtown Los Angeles. That's where the majority of my photography comes from these days. Being in such a different setting than I used to, I find the atmosphere of such a dense city intriguing.

What is your all time favorite picture?

Currently one of my more favored photos was from a collaboration I did with Butch (instagram: @butch_locsin_from_la). He is a truly talented artist/performer who creates stunning visuals with smoke grenades.

Thanks to Adam for taking his time doing this interview with us. Make sure to check out all his awesome pictures over at his Instagram account @Ninja.af

 

 

Photographer Spotlight - Episode 6 @Danielhedquistphoto

We went back north to have a chat with Daniel, the super talented Swedish photographer. This interview will be in both English and Swedish: 

First of all, would you mind introducing yourself

I am 38 years old and I have been living in Stockholm, Sweden for the past five years, but I am originally from Ljusdal, Hälsingland which is located 350km away from Stockholm. I work as a photographer and art director, so my professions go very well in hand with my hobby. I started taking pictures in the Hälsingland forest in 2001 when I bought my first digital camera. After I moved to Stockholm, I have been taking more city inspired pictures but every time I go back and visit my parents in Ljusdal, I borrow their car and drive out in the beautiful, stunning nature. I usually always have my camera with me wherever I go or travel. I often go out to look for exciting compositions and great light. To me, that's the funniest part of taking pictures, at least when you are doing good ;)

What equipment do you use for your photos? 

I am using a Fujifilm XT-2 with three lenses: Fujinon XF 16mm F1.4 & 56mm F1.2 as well as an XF 16-55mm F2.8 zoom lens. I really felt I found the perfect equipment that fits my type of photos. An excellent setup that keeps high quality. 

How and where do you find inspiration for your work?

I get most of my inspiration from just walking around and see new environments. I also follow a lot of talented photographers on Instagram that gives me a lot of inspiration. At last, I have a lot of friends & family who are good photographers, which also inspires me a lot. 

Do you have any favorite location to take pictures at?

I do not have a specific favorite location, Stockholm has a lot of great places to take pictures. I often go to the Old Town in Stockholm. So if I have to choose a place, it gotta be "Gamla Stan". 

What is your all time favorite picture?

That's a tough one :) It could be the picture I took in Hälsingland with the boat in the foreground and the sunset in the background. It's was a perfect evening. 


Först av allt skulle du kunna berätta lite om dig själv?

Jag är 38 år och bor i Stockholm sedan ca 5 år men kommer ursprungligen från Ljusdal, Hälsingland som ligger ca 35 mil norr om Stockholm. Jobbar som Art Director och Fotograf. Yrkena går lite hand i hand då jag fotar mycket i jobbet som Art Director. Jag började fota i skogarna i Hälsingland år 2001 då jag köpte min första digitalkamera. Tog ofta bilen ut till skog och sjöar för att fota. När jag sedan flyttade till Stockholm blev det mer bilder i stadsmiljö. Men varje gång jag är och hälsar på mina föräldrar i Ljusdal så lånar jag bilen och åker ut och fotar den fantastiskt fina naturen som finns där. Jag har nästan alltid kameran med mig vart jag än går eller reser. Går alltid och letar efter spännande kompositioner och fint ljus. Sen att försöka fånga det in i kameran är nog den roligaste delen av det fotograferandet. Iallafall då man lyckas bra :)

Vilken utrustning använder du dig av för dina foton?

Jag använder en Fujifilm XT-2 med 3st objektiv. 2st fasta (Fujinon XF 16mm 1.4 och Fujinon XF 56mm 1.2) samt ett zoomobjektiv (XF 16-55mm 2.8). Känner verkligen att jag hittat rätt utrustning som passar min typ av fotografering. Smidig utrustning som håller hög kvalitet.

Hur och vart hittar du inspiration för dina foton?

Mest inspiration får jag nog genom att bara promenera runt och se nya miljöer. Sedan finns det många duktiga fotografer som jag följer på Instagram som ger mycket inspiration. Har också släkt och vänner som är duktiga fotografer som jag också inspireras mycket av.

Har du någon favorit plats att ta dina foton på?

Har egentligen ingen direkt favoritplats. Stockholm har många fina platser att fota på. Ofta hamnar jag i Gamla Stan i Stockholm. Så om jag ska välja en plats får det bli Gamla Stan :)

Vilket är ditt favorit foto någonsin?

Svår fråga :) Det kan vara en bild jag tog i Hälsingland med en båt i förgrunden och solnedgången i bakgrunden. Det va en fantastiskt fin kväll.


A big thank you to Danial for taking his time doing this interview with us. If you like his pictures, make sure to check out both his Instagram account @Danielhedquistphoto as well as his website: www.danielhedquist.com

Photographer Spotlight - Episode 5 @4th.One

We're back in London for the 5th interview with the local @4th.one

First of all, would you mind introducing yourself

Hi, my name is Tom Reeves and I'm a 16-year-old photographer, based in Bath and London in the U.K. I've been taking photos more seriously for about a year now, always trying to improve!!

What equipment do you use for your photos?

I've recently upgraded to a Canon 6D often used with my Canon 50mm and also used with a 17-40 f4.

How and where do you find inspiration for your work?

I love massive cities with different styles of architecture that I can sort of go round and explore. so whenever I get the chance to travel to places like London I always get really inspired as there are so much amazing architecture and interesting things to photograph, also I'm starting to find allot inspiration in lighting

Do you have any favorite location to take pictures at?

Generally, I would say London as a whole, I love the architecture there and the mood of the city, when I'm walking London I can find inspiration really easily as there is so much constantly happening, which would make it one of my faveroute locations

 

What is your all time favorite picture? 

Hmmm I think my favourite photo would probably be this one that I took in December last year As it actually gave me the idea that I could be quite good at photography and gave me the feeling that I would want to pursue it, which has lead me to take photos most days and want to improve constantly

Big thanks to Tom for taking his time doing this interview with us. Check out all his pictures over at his Instagram account @4th.one

Photographer Spotlight - Episode 4 @Linakayser

We are turning our heads towards Bergen, Norway for our 4th interview with @Linakayser. This interview will be in both Norwegian and English: 

First of all, would you mind introducing yourself

My name is Lina Kayser, and I am born and raised in Bergen, Norway.

What equipment do you use for your photos?
I use Nikon D750, with the lenses Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8, 70-200mm 2.8 and 50 mm 1.4. I also use a DJI Phantom 3 Pro drone

How and where do you find inspiration for your work?

I find inspiration in nature. Both in beautiful lighting, bad weather, animals, landscape, and also in the small details. To spend time in nature with a camera and my two dogs is like meditation for me. I forget everything and live in the moment.

Do you have any favorite location to take pictures at?

Maybe not a specific place, but I have totally fallen in love with Arctic and cold and weathered places. I went to Svalbard earlier this year, and I hope to go back there later this year. Both the wildlife and nature was an amazing experience.

What is your all time favorite picture?

Right now, this picture of Trollstigen is one of my favorites. It was so foggy when we visited Trollstigen that we nearly did not see a thing. We ate lunch and waited, and for a split second it cleared up, and I got to capture this picture. The second after, the fog came back again.


Først og fremst, kan du introdusere deg selv?

Jeg heter Lina Kayser og er født og oppvokst i Bergen, Norge

Hvilket kamera, og hva slags utstyr bruker du når du tar bilder?

Jeg bruker Nikon D750, med objektivene Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8, 70-200mm 2.8 og 50 mm 1.4. I tillegg bruker jeg en DJI Phantom 3 Pro drone.

Hvor og hvordan finner du inspirasjon for ditt arbeid?

Jeg finner inspirasjon i naturen, både av vakkert lys, dårlig vær, dyr, landskap og små detaljer. For meg er det som meditasjon å tilbringe tid ute i naturen med kamera og mine to hunder. Da glemmer jeg alt og lever i øyeblikket.

Har du et sted du liker ekstra godt å ta bilder?

Kanskje ikke akkurat ett spesielt sted, men jeg har en forkjærlighet for Arktis, og kalde og værutsatte steder. Tidligere i år var jeg på Svalbard og jeg håper det bli en tur tilbake senere i år. Både dyrelivet og naturen der var fantastisk å oppleve.

Hva er ditt absolutt favorittbilde?

For øyeblikket er dette bildet av Trollstigen et av mine favoritter. Da vi kom til Trollstigen var det så mye tåke at vi ikke kunne se noen ting. Vi spiste lunsj og ventet, og i et lite øyeblikk kom det en klarning i tåken og jeg fikk tatt dette bildet. Like etter var tåken tett igjen.


Big thanks to Lina for taking her time doing this interview for us. Stay tuned for more interviews soon

Photographer Spotlight - Episode 3 @Teemu.Jpeg

We traveled a few thousand kilometers to Dubai, to have a chat with Teemu Jarvinen, also known as @Teemu.Jpeg in this third episode: 

First of all, would you mind introducing yourself

My name is Teemu Jarvinen, I'm Finnish but currently live in Dubai. I started taking pictures around 2 years ago, I'm not a professional but rather an obsessive hobbyist!

What equipment do you use for your photos?

My main camera is the Sony a7r ii. Most often paired with Zeiss 18mm f2.8 or Sony 85mm f1.4.

How and where do you find inspiration for your work?

I love big cities, so when I see a nice view, I want to capture it. I like the challenge of trying to capture a scene in the most beautiful way possible, finding the best viewpoint, light and composition. It's like a game, and you can always get better.

Do you have any favorite location to take pictures at?

I love high rooftops in places like Dubai, the whole CBD area of Singapore, and the streets of Tokyo.

What is your all time favorite picture?

One that I've taken? Probably the shot of lightning striking the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. I always wanted to capture that moment, but there's only one stormy period per year in Dubai. So last march, I recorded thousands of pics during the 3-day storm period of 2017, and just as I was about to give up, I got the shot.

That's it for this time, make sure to check out both his Instagram account @Teemu.Jpeg but also his website: Teemusphoto.com

Stay tuned for more interviews!

Photographer Spotlight - Episode 2 @Bemorephotos

We stay in the London area for the second interview in our new series. Please take a moment and read about @BeMorePhotos

First of all, would you mind introducing yourself?

Hi, my names Ben Moore and I’m a freelance photographer. I’ve never known what I wanted to do growing up but I knew it was something creative. I grew up in south London

What equipment do you use for your photos?

My main camera is a Nikon d800 full frame dslr. I also have 14-24mm Lens 24-70 and a 70 - 200mm Lens. All Nikon lenses, all at f2.8. I also have two flash guns and other various soft boxes I use for fashion shoots.

How and where do you find inspiration for your work?

I find inspiration from all form of experiences, cultures, and mediums. I think life is the best place to get inspired from, wherever it be. People want to be moved, they want a story and if your images can tell stories you are going to have people follow you. Simple.

Do you have any favorite location to take pictures at?

I don’t really have a true favorite, there all good for different reasons. No true outstanding winner. Although inside of St Paul’s Cathedral was simply amazing.

What is your all time favorite picture?

My favourite picture can change depending on my mood. But if I had to choose it would probably be the smoke grenades shot that I did under the Greenwich walkway. It was a probably a shot I took which was ahead of my time. It put me on the map. Since then things have just grown. I’m loving the attention I’ve received, it’s been really positive.


Big thanks to Ben for taking his time, sharing a bit of his passion. If you wish to check out more of his work - you can do so on his Instagram

Also, make sure to check out his preset pack right here: https://www.bemorephotography.com/store/preset-pack-102