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Daily Update - February 21st

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Bjorna hoen - kodak Porta 400+

Bjorna hoen - kodak Porta 400+

www.bjornahoen.com

Crystal Paez - kodak Portra 160

Crystal Paez - kodak Portra 160

www.crystalpaez.com

Cyndi Greenwalt

Cyndi Greenwalt

www.paperheartsphotos.com

David Leong - LXC 04

David Leong - LXC 04

www.davidleongphoto.com

Emilie Soler - Kodak Gold 100+

Emilie Soler - Kodak Gold 100+

www.esolerphotographie.com

Goerge Evans

Goerge Evans

www.facebook.com/georgeevansphoto/

 Justin Lee

Justin Lee

www.instagram.com/justinleeportland

Jonas Jäschke

Jonas Jäschke

www.jonasjaeschke.de

Jonathan Hane - Kodak E100G

Jonathan Hane - Kodak E100G

www.instagram.com/jhane7

Josh Hartman

Josh Hartman

www.instagram.com/HalfABike

Maxime Siegler

Maxime Siegler

www.maximesiegler.com/

Meg Van Kampen - kodak Portra 160

Meg Van Kampen - kodak Portra 160

www.megvankampenstudios.com

Melissa Baker - Fuji 160C-

Melissa Baker - Fuji 160C-

www.bakephotography.com

Michael Schauer

Michael Schauer

 www.regnumsaturni.com

Rodolfo Fernandes - Kodak Portra 160

Rodolfo Fernandes - Kodak Portra 160

www.thememoryshop.pt

Simon Laroche

Simon Laroche

www.instagram.com/simonlarochephoto/

Daily Update - February 22nd

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Jin Lee - VSCO CAM C1

Jin Lee - VSCO CAM C1

www.facebook.com/jinsungleephotography

Karina Medvedev

Karina Medvedev

www.KarinaMaks.com

Israel de Lago

Israel de Lago

www.Instagram.com/israeldelago

mariza trancoso - tribe archipelago lxc

mariza trancoso - tribe archipelago lxc

www.bymariphotography.com

mark a. kalman

mark a. kalman

www.ijulietphotography.com

Salvatore Coluccia

Salvatore Coluccia

www.facebook.com/salvatorecolucciaphotography

Shelley Richmond - fuji 400H

Shelley Richmond - fuji 400H

www.shelleyrichmond.co.uk

Shelley Richmond - fuji 400H +1++

Shelley Richmond - fuji 400H +1++

www.shelleyrichmond.co.uk

tanya biglieri - trix+3++

tanya biglieri - trix+3++

www.facebook.com/tkponestory

Aura Madalina - Kodak Portra 160

Aura Madalina - Kodak Portra 160

www.popcakephotography.com

Celestine Aerden - tribe archipelago LXC04

Celestine Aerden - tribe archipelago LXC04

www.celestineaerden.com

Credo Photography

Credo Photography

www.credophotography.co.uk

Franz Carmona

Franz Carmona

www.facebook.com/Franz-Carmona-Fotografia-328663427339148

Franz Carmona

Franz Carmona

www.facebook.com/Franz-Carmona-Fotografia-328663427339148

hannah carroll - kodak gold 100+++

hannah carroll - kodak gold 100+++

www.hannahkatefotographie.com

Ibai Salazar - Agfa Vista 400 --

Ibai Salazar - Agfa Vista 400 --

www.facebook.com/ibaiobo

Jen Hammer - Kodak Gold 100

Jen Hammer - Kodak Gold 100

www.jenhammer.com

Missed the Train: Staff Picks

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Andy Humphriss - Agfa Scala

Andy Humphriss - Agfa Scala

http://www.andyhumphrissphotography.co.uk

This image makes me wonder whether it was actually a vintage find. The clothing on the subjects doesn’t reveal much about the circumstances; neither does the environment. There’s tension in this image coming from the two subjects, which conflicts with what we would normally expect from portraits of children - it’s edgy. I love the composition, the treatment, the timing, and the unknown “narrative”. An image that I feel will pass the test of time - one that will make you keep coming back for clues. - Julianna Koh Blackwell

Ashley Posthuma - Kodak Portra 160+1

Ashley Posthuma - Kodak Portra 160+1

http://www.photographyanthology.com

Very nice use of light and perspective in this portrait. The pose seems very natural and sensual. This shot totally missed the train! - Lukas Piatek

Heather Elizabeth - Mastin + ASE

Heather Elizabeth - Mastin + ASE

http://heatherelizabethphotography.com

Seriously BLOWN away by this image in so many ways. So much so, I requested we use it for a Before&After. The lighting is on point and the retouching is so glamorous. - Rachel Kaye

John Jay Davison

John Jay Davison

http://www.johnjdavison.com

I love the colors, light & mood in this photo. Such a cinematic feel to it. - Max Oishi

Laurent Martin - Custo Preset + ASE

Laurent Martin - Custo Preset + ASE

http://www.helenaandlaurent.com

This photo stopped me in my tracks. The light. The edit. The moment between the subjects. What REALLY stopped me was the composition. My eye begins to wander, but in a good way, across the frame. The subjects are obviously the focal point, but I always enjoy when there is a little more to look at. It is absolutely beautiful. - Jacob Loafman

Max Jupp - VSCO Pack 03

Max Jupp - VSCO Pack 03

http://maximilianwoyda.de

That portrait is gorgeous. I love the light patterns. The retouching is perfect and skintones are spot on! - Sven Malojlo

 

Monika Reiter

Monika Reiter

http://www.reitermonika.at

'The woman who run with the wolves' - Sometimes simple expression and experimentation is all it takes to get someone in a different country to connect with an image. The darkness, introvert above extrovert, the mystery, the caption. All the feels for this one. - Amy-Leigh Atkins

Jan Krueck

Jan Krueck

http://www.jankrueckfotografie.de

I'm a sucker for freckles. This girl is beautiful, the pose is perfect and love the harsh summer light. - Ari Dorfman


Daily Update - February 23rd

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amanda kenyon - Agfa RSX 50II

amanda kenyon - Agfa RSX 50II

www.instagram.com/paintedsparrowphotography

jay worsley - agfa vista 400+

jay worsley - agfa vista 400+

www.instagram.com/jmworsley

Akis Mavrakis - kodak Gold 100 +++

Akis Mavrakis - kodak Gold 100 +++

www.akismavrakis.photography

amanda kenyon - tri-x-3++

amanda kenyon - tri-x-3++

www.instagram.com/paintedsparrowphotography

Caitlin Steva - Kodak Gold 200

Caitlin Steva - Kodak Gold 200

www.caitlinstevaphotography.com

Daniel Cruz - Kodak 100

Daniel Cruz - Kodak 100

www.danielcruzphoto.com

jasmin pickens - Tribe Archipelago LXC 03

jasmin pickens - Tribe Archipelago LXC 03

www.Sugarandlacestudio.com

Jacob Malinski

Jacob Malinski

www.facebook.com/fotomemoriesphotography

Lydia Faith

Lydia Faith

www.hersongphotographs.com

Nicole Saunders

Nicole Saunders

www.nicolesaunders.com

Philip Tran - kodak Portra 160+1

Philip Tran - kodak Portra 160+1

www.philiptran.com

Juanlu Rojano

Juanlu Rojano

www.sttilophotography.com

rebecca courseyrugh - afga vista 100

rebecca courseyrugh - afga vista 100

www.awonderedlife.com

rebecca courseyrugh - afga vista 100

rebecca courseyrugh - afga vista 100

www.awonderedlife.com

Sarah Hardie - Kodak Gold 100

Sarah Hardie - Kodak Gold 100

www.instagram.com/thefrozentexan

Soul Side

Soul Side

www.soulside.com.br

Daily Update - February 24th

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Chasewild - Kodak Gold 200

Chasewild - Kodak Gold 200

www.chasewild.com

Cheryl Renee

Cheryl Renee

www.cherylreneephotography.com

Ewelina Zięba-Kacperek

Ewelina Zięba-Kacperek

www.facebook.com/ewelinaphotography

Florian Wenzel

Florian Wenzel

www.facebook.com/flo.we.photography

jacquelyn potter - kodak portra 160

jacquelyn potter - kodak portra 160

www.jacquelynpotter.com

jasmin pickens - tribe archipelago LXC03

jasmin pickens - tribe archipelago LXC03

www.SugarandLaceStudio.com

Ewelina Zięba-Kacperek

Ewelina Zięba-Kacperek

www.facebook.com/ewelinaphotography

Jillian Bowes

Jillian Bowes

www.jillianbowes.com

Kevin Biberbach - Kodak Gold 100

Kevin Biberbach - Kodak Gold 100

www.kevinbiberbach.de

Jude Browne

Jude Browne

www.judebrownephotography.com

Kevin Biberbach - Kodak Gold 100

Kevin Biberbach - Kodak Gold 100

www.kevinbiberbach.de

Megan Allen - Kodak Portra 160

Megan Allen - Kodak Portra 160

www.ChooseStudio22.com

Olga Dronova

Olga Dronova

www.olgadronova.com

Poppies & Me

Poppies & Me

www.facebook.com/poppiesandme

Poppies & Me

Poppies & Me

www.facebook.com/poppiesandme

stephanie rogers - fuji 400H-1

stephanie rogers - fuji 400H-1

www.stephanierogersphotography.com

10 Questions: Sam Hurd

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Having turned only 30 this year, Washington DC based photographer Sam Hurd has already been photographing professionally for the last 7 years. He’s well known in the photographic industry for his ‘prisming’ and ‘lens chimping’ techniques - and epic portraits series (of celebrities). Sam is not afraid to experiment. His works reflects a sense of experience, skills and maturity beyond his years yet it still has that freshness in it that is charismatically attractive.

1. What is life to you? What it should be?

Wow! Starting off pretty deep. Life is balance. Balancing work and pleasure, finances and material items, family and yourself. A life all lived is a life well balanced.

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2. How does where you live influence your creativity?

I own my home and there's great freedom in making it whatever we want to make it. It's a mid century modern style house that makes it very easy to wake up in the morning. It's in an incredible affordable city that is immensely underrated and (hopefully) will stay that way - Baltimore MD.

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3. There are a lot of professions out there - why be a photographer? 

I'm a photographer and a teacher (workshops). I have a background in Computer science and Music. I've always balanced one focus of my life with another. Music and Science, Exercise and Junk Food, Photographing 50 weddings a season and Teaching 15 workshops a year. I sort of just feel into photography with a great job opportunity via a well known establishment in Washington DC and have kept it up ever since.

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4. Are you creativity satisfied at the moment?

I'm always creatively satisfied. This come from my personal belief that we're far from exhausting all the possible ideas that could exist for still images. Technology is enabling new ideas to spread every single day... in literally every single moment. It's a very compelling idea that keeps my fire burning strong.

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5. What movie did you love recently?

Star Wars - The Force Awakens.

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6. Are you working on any projects at the moment you can tell us about?

Just launched a new Podcast with a friend of mine. It's mostly photography talk, but we'll talk about whatever the heck we want.

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7. Is/Are there any project(s) you wish you could do - or might do?

None at the moment!

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8. Do you shoot with your left or right eye?

Both

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9. Who do you respect - in photography or elsewhere?

Ryan Brenizer - both as a teacher and a photographer

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10. Where do you see yourself in 10 year’s time?

10 years will likely be nearing the end of my wedding photography run as my primary source of revenue in my business and hopefully i'll have pivoted into something else!

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Bonus Q: Do you think the gear you use affects the way you photograph? Why? 

Of course it does! Your equipment informs your shooting decisions and abilities. When you shoot with a 50mm lens you think in terms of that framing and what it will and won't allow for. All other ideas are put on the back burner. This applies to camera bodies, sensors, flashes- everything!

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Gear List:

At the moment I shoot with Nikon D750, Leica MP (240) and all of leica Primes lenses.

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Review - The Leather Presidio from ONA

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REVIEW: THE PRESIDIO SERIES CAMERA STRAP FROM ONA

TODAY, I WILL BE REVIEWING THE PRESIDIO SERIES CAMERA STRAP FROM ONA . AS MOST OF YOU IN THE INDUSTRY KNOW, ONA IS KNOWN FOR THEIR HIGH QUALITY, HANDCRAFTED LEATHER PRODUCTS. THEY ARE ESPECIALLY KNOWN FOR THEIR CAMERA BAGS, WHICH ARE RENOWNED FOR THEIR EXCELLENT QUALITY, DESIGN, AND FUNCTIONALITY.

SO, ANYWAY, THE PRESIDIO SERIES OF STRAPS ARE HANDCRAFTED WITH ITALIAN-TANNED LEATHER. WHEN COUPLED WITH THE NEOPRENE-PADDED NECKLINE, IT MAKES FOR NOT ONLY A BEAUTIFUL APPEARANCE, BUT ALSO EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE.

THE STRAPS FEATURE CHROME HARDWARE ACCENTS, WHICH AS YOU CAN SEE, ARE SIMPLE AND CLEAN. THINK "LESS IS MORE" WITH THE HARDWARE. SIMPLICITY GOES A LONG WAY.

CONNECTING THE STRAP ENDS TO THE CAMERA IS ALSO VERY SIMPLE. THE LEATHER IS VERY EASY TO PULL THE TROUGH BOTH THE CAMERA CLIPS AND THE STRAP BUCKLES, ADJUST AS YOU SEE FIT, AND LOOP BACK THROUGH THE STRAP BUCKLES TO TIGHTEN. I AM USUALLY VERY, VERY CLUMSY WHEN IT COMES TO LITTLE FINICKY THINGS, SUCH AS PULLING A SMALLER PIECE OF ANYTHING THROUGH A SMALLER OPENING. I HAVE ALWAYS GOTTEN FRUSTRATED WITH THESE FINICKY THINGS, BUT THIS STRAP WAS VERY SIMPLE. I BELIEVE IT TOOK ME UNDER A COUPLE OF MINUTES TO COMPLETE. WHICH, FOR ME, WAS A PERSONAL RECORD!

ONE OF MY FAVORITE FEATURES OF THIS STRAP IS THE LENGTH! IT IS 63" IN TOTAL LENGTH. WHY DO I LOVE THIS? BECAUSE I CAN WEAR IT ACROSS MY CHEST, RATHER THAN JUST ON MY SHOULDER, OR AROUND MY NECK. IT MAY BE A PERSONAL PREFERENCE, BUT I JUST FEEL LIKE IT IS EASIER FOR ME TO MOVE AROUND WHEN THE CAMERA IS NOT HANGING IN FRONT OF ME, OR ONLY HANGING OFF OF ONE ARM. THE PEACE OF MIND BY HAVING THE ABILITY TO WEAR IT ACROSS MY CHEST IS IMPORTANT TO ME. THE DROP LENGTH IS ALSO ADJUSTABLE UP TO 4", ENSURING THAT THE STRAP WILL BE A GOOD FIT ON ANYONE.

HOW MUCH CAN THE STRAP HANDLE HOLDING? IT WAS DESIGNED TO HOLD ANY CAMERA KIT UP TO 6 POUNDS. I USE THIS STRAP WITH MY SONY A7 AND A WHOLE PLETHORA OF LENSES. SOME OF THE LENSES ARE OLD FILM LENSES, WHICH CAN GET FAIRLY HEFTY IN WEIGHT. I HAVE EXPERIENCED NO SCARES WITH THE STRAP NOT BEING ABLE TO HANDLE THE WEIGHT ONA HAS PUBLISHED ON THEIR WEBSITE. IN FACT, I WOULD SAY IT COULD LIKELY HANDLE MORE, BUT SINCE I HAVE NOT TESTED ANYTHING OVER THE 6 POUND MARK, I CANNOT ACTUALLY CONFIRM THAT OR SUGGEST TRYING IT.

THE STRAP IS AVAILABLE IN 5 DIFFERENT COLOR CHOICES. I CHOSE THE ANTIQUE COGNAC FOR MY STRAP, BECAUSE IT WAS THE COLOR THAT JUMPED OUT AT ME WHILE PERUSING THEIR OPTIONS ON THE WEBSITE.

THE PRICE? THE STRAP YOU SEE HANGING HERE IS PRICED ON ONA'S WEBSITE AT $109.00USD. I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT IT IS WORTH THE INVESTMENT. WHY? THE HARDWARE IS SOLID AND SECURE. THE CONNECTOR STRAPS ARE VERY HIGH QUALITY AND AS DURABLE OF STRAPS I HAVE EVER SEEN. IT HITS AN ABSOLUTE 10 OUT OF 10 ON THE COMFORTABLENESS SCALE. THERE IS JUST NO BETTER STRAP THAT I HAVE WORN IN MY 4 YEARS OF SHOOTING. PLUS, IT IS A STRAP THAT WILL LAST A LONG TIME, IN MY OPINION.

OVERALL, I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE LEATHER PRESIDIO. MY CAMERA WILL LIVE ON THIS FOREVER.

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Daily Update - February 25th

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Amber Phinisee

Amber Phinisee

www.amberphinisee.com

alexander hahn - tribe archipelago lxc03

alexander hahn - tribe archipelago lxc03

www.hahn-photography.de

A Nomadic Love - Kodak Porta 400

A Nomadic Love - Kodak Porta 400

www.anomadiclove.com

Asyraf Syamsul - Kodak Portra 160++

Asyraf Syamsul - Kodak Portra 160++

www.instagram.com/asyrafacha/  

Ben Kruse - Kodak Portra 400

Ben Kruse - Kodak Portra 400

www.benkruse.net

Brea Marie & Alexander - Kodak Portra 160NC

Brea Marie & Alexander - Kodak Portra 160NC

 www.thewayfarers.co

Ceara Kirkpatrick -  Kodak Gold 100 +

Ceara Kirkpatrick - Kodak Gold 100 +

www.cearakirk.com

erin wallis - redleaf fernweh C1

erin wallis - redleaf fernweh C1

www.erinwallis.com

katch silva - Real Kodak portra 400 film

katch silva - Real Kodak portra 400 film

www.katchsilva.com

Kaye Murphy

Kaye Murphy

www.facebook.com/ohkayelove/

Kelly Horch - Kodak Portra 800 HC

Kelly Horch - Kodak Portra 800 HC

www.facebook.com/Kelly-K-Photography-155325691235300

mariza trancoso - tribe archipelago lxc

mariza trancoso - tribe archipelago lxc

www.bymariphotography.com

Prisma Blanco - Fuji 800z

Prisma Blanco - Fuji 800z

www.prismablancofotografia.com

mariza trancoso - tribe archipelago lxc

mariza trancoso - tribe archipelago lxc

www.bymariphotography.com

Rob Dight - kodak Portra 800

Rob Dight - kodak Portra 800

www.epiclovephotography.com

Tracy Jade - Agfa Vista 400

Tracy Jade - Agfa Vista 400

www.tracyjadephotography.com

Daily Update - February 26th

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Cameron Thorp - Kodak Gold 200

Cameron Thorp - Kodak Gold 200

www.chasewild.com

Coleen Hodges - kodak Portra 400

Coleen Hodges - kodak Portra 400

www.coleenhodgesphotography.com

Courtney Maltman - agfa vista 100

Courtney Maltman - agfa vista 100

www.momentologiephotography.weebly.com

Elisabeth Mochner

Elisabeth Mochner

www.elisabethmochner.de

Fanni Jágity - tri-x converted

Fanni Jágity - tri-x converted

Jonny Simpson - Kodak Royal Gold 400

Jonny Simpson - Kodak Royal Gold 400

www.Wildtrack.co

katch silva - vsco cam M5

katch silva - vsco cam M5

www.katchsilva.com

Katie Forbis - kodak Portra 160

Katie Forbis - kodak Portra 160

www.katharineroberdsphoto.com

Ben Kruse

Ben Kruse

www.instagram.com/_benkruse/

Mike Olbinski

Mike Olbinski

www.facebook.com/mikeolbinskiphotography

Mervyn John - Kodak Gold 100 +++

Mervyn John - Kodak Gold 100 +++

www.facebook.com/mervynjohnphotography

Naomi van der Kraan - Tribe Archipelago LXC06

Naomi van der Kraan - Tribe Archipelago LXC06

www.knowmefotografie.nl

Pablo Beglez - Fuji 160

Pablo Beglez - Fuji 160

www.pablobeglez.com

sara rogers - tribe archipelago LXC04

sara rogers - tribe archipelago LXC04

www.sararogers-photography.com

Sebastian Franke

Sebastian Franke

www.facebook.com/sebastian.franke

Seth Langner - tribe archipelago LXC 01

Seth Langner - tribe archipelago LXC 01

www.instagram/karmathartic

SHOW YOUR GEAR - Iiro Rautiainen

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Who are you? Introduce yourself and tell us what kind of photography you are into!

Hello there! I’m Iiro Rautiainen from Finland, guy with a funny beard and addiction to cute cat videos. I do mainly weddings and portraits but on my freetime I love to experiment with some creative composites.

Which Camera(s) do you use?

At the moment I have two Canon 6D’s.

What are your lenses? What do you like about them?
 

-    Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art
-    Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art
-    Canon EF 85mm f/1.8
-    Canon EF 135 f/2.0 L

For a looong time, I haven’t felt the urge to change any of these lenses or even add anything else to my lens bag. Escpecially in weddings, I’m able to tackle almost every possible situation with these beauties. Wide angle lens might be cool for some shots but I’ve done alright without it.

Which is your favorite lens and why?

This is hard. Depends on the situation. If I look my statistics on what lens I’ve used the most, that must be the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art. It’s surprisingly versatile focal lenght! But the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art on the other hand offers this nice bokeh + neutral look that enjoy using when shooting portraits. Both of them are super sharp even wide open so I might have to break the rules and choose both of them!

What do you use for carrying your Equipment? Bags, Straps tell us everything!

For me, portability is all that matters. I want to be able to easily carry most of my gear on my back. My main camera bag is Lowerpro Pro Runner 350AW. I can fit all my main gear into that so it’s just perfect size. It even fell off from a moving car and all my gear survived without a dent! During wedding shoots, I carry my two camera bodies with this cheap dual strap which name I even don’t know haha.

What´s your favorite “everyday” Camera?

I used to have Fuji X100 and I loved that little beast! But nowadays I have only my Iphone + dSLR kit. If I get an permission, I lend my girlfriend’s Canon EOS M3.

What are your Accessories? Tripod(s), Flash, Filter etc.?

Usually when I shoot portraits, I use off camera flash. My go to setup is Elinchrom 53“ Rotalux + Godox Witstro AD -360. That big octa produces some really soft light, love it big time! Usually when shooting outdoors, I need to use HSS –settings so I have YN – 622C triggers to help me with that. On top of those, I have bunch of color gels, couple of speed lights and some lightstands. When it’s time for long shutter speed shots, I reach for my Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod.

Which Computer System do you use? Mac or PC? Why?

I use Mac. I used to have a PC but something made me change to Mac, not sure why. I know nothing about computers but it just feels more easier to use! And it looks pretty!

Where do you edit? On your Desktop? On your couch while drinking beer? On the road?

I have my Macbook Pro on my desktop with external screen. I usually do the culling part while laying on the couch with my laptop, editing is done with the bigger and better screen.

Which editing software do you use? Lightroom, PS, Capture One? Anything else?

80% of my editing is done in Lightroom CC but whenever I need to do something with layers (retouching, composites, hardcore grading etc) I reach out to Photoshop CC.

Tablet or mouse for editing?

I have a secret for you. I have never used anything else for editing than my laptop’s touchpad. Is it illegal..?

Favorite Music while editing?

There is this really chill Spotify list called ”Afternoon Acoustic”. Really helps in creating that flow feeling when edited photos just fly past you!

What is on your whishlist?

Now that I’ve mentioned it, maybe somekind of an wide angle lens would be nice. Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art could be just perfect! Nikon is also really tempting me as the dynamic range of the 6D’s isn’t on the level I would hope them to be. So if Canon won’t step up with their game in the future, I might have to step out to the dark side!

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Here are all Images from this articel plus a few more from the awesome work of Iiro Rautiainen!

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This articel has been written by Sven Malojlo | Portrait- & Weddingphotographer
www.svenmalojlo.de


Daily Update - February 27th

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Can Ahtam

Can Ahtam

www.instagram.com/artdontpay

CHRIS ARAGON - kodak PORTRA 160

CHRIS ARAGON - kodak PORTRA 160

www.chrisaragon.net

Evangelos Civas - kodak Portra 160+1

Evangelos Civas - kodak Portra 160+1

www.artographer.gr

Jeisson Martin

Jeisson Martin

www.instagram.com/jeissonmartin/

katie lively - kodak porta 400

katie lively - kodak porta 400

www.the-livelys.com

Lena Mirisola

Lena Mirisola

www.lenamirisolaphoto.com

Marco Schifa

Marco Schifa

www.the-imaginative-studio.com

Matthew Ashwell - Red Leaf Film Emulsion Color 400 II

Matthew Ashwell - Red Leaf Film Emulsion Color 400 II

www.mattandlenaphotography.com

Michelle Tate - Fernweh C4

Michelle Tate - Fernweh C4

www.michelletatephotography.com

Nicole Goenner - Kodak Portra 400 UC

Nicole Goenner - Kodak Portra 400 UC

www.nicolegoenner.com

Pramudiya

Pramudiya

www.facebook.com/pramudiyade

Robert Marcillas - kodak Portra 160 ++

Robert Marcillas - kodak Portra 160 ++

www.robertmarcillas.com

Roberto Magaña - fernweh c14

Roberto Magaña - fernweh c14

www.facebook.com/roberto.maganamonje

Vanessa Tellez - Tribe Archipelago RL3

Vanessa Tellez - Tribe Archipelago RL3

www.Delaluzphotos.com

The Hons

The Hons

www.instagram.com/thehonsphoto

Daily Update - February 29th

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Alex Ciolomic - Kodak Gold 100

Alex Ciolomic - Kodak Gold 100

www.obiectivstudio.ro

Andria Shepard - tribe archipelago LXC04

Andria Shepard - tribe archipelago LXC04

www.shepardvisuals.com

Chris Milla

Chris Milla

www.facebook.com/Somewhere-in-me-530341627043863/

Cristoffer Jara

Cristoffer Jara

Cyndi Greenwalt - Kodak Ektar 100 Soft Highs

Cyndi Greenwalt - Kodak Ektar 100 Soft Highs

www.paperheartsphotos.com

Daniel Araiza - fernweh C1 & ASE

Daniel Araiza - fernweh C1 & ASE

www.danielaraizaphotography.com

Jessy Pesce - kodak portra 160

Jessy Pesce - kodak portra 160

www.bowsandlavender.com

JinSung Lee - Agfa Vista 800--

JinSung Lee - Agfa Vista 800--

www.facebook.com/jinsungleephotography

Joasis Photography - Kodak gold 100

Joasis Photography - Kodak gold 100

www.instagram.com/joasis_photography

Luis Hermosillo

Luis Hermosillo

www.luishermosillo.com

marco casella - FujiC400H+1

marco casella - FujiC400H+1

www.marcocasellaphotography.com

Michelle Gerovac - Kodak Gold 100

Michelle Gerovac - Kodak Gold 100

www.michellelianephotography.com

Mike Olbinski

Mike Olbinski

www.facebook.com/mikeolbinskiphotography

Natalia Mindru - Kodak Gold 200

Natalia Mindru - Kodak Gold 200

www.photomiconablog.com

Tomasz Pańszczyk

Tomasz Pańszczyk

www.tomaszpanszczyk.com

Tuomas Mikkonen - Fuji 800

Tuomas Mikkonen - Fuji 800

www.tuomasmikkonen.com

Missed the Train: Staff Picks

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Miroslaw Majewski

Miroslaw Majewski

http://www.miroslawmajewski.com

I love everything about this series seen here. I love how the artists breaks the rules and uses direct flash. This image and series is sexy, edgy and quirky! - Ari Dorfman

David Tofalvi

David Tofalvi

https://www.facebook.com/tofalvidavidphoto/?pnref=story

I love the cinematic feel of this image, and the narrative. I imagine a person arriving at this bar/pub in a deserted place at night. Makes me wonder how the story will unfold - like a modern coloured version of an Alfred Hitchcock film. - Julianna Koh Blackwell

Malte Gron - Ektachrome 64 + Portra 800

Malte Gron - Ektachrome 64 + Portra 800

http://www.maltegruener.com

I love the simplicity of this portrait. I am sucker for good skin retouching and that´s done perfectly here imo. The tones are gorgeous and it´s the perfect amount of grain in it. - Sven Malojlo

Amanda Naor - Kodak UltraMax 400+++

Amanda Naor - Kodak UltraMax 400+++

http://www.amandanaorphotography.com

There is so much serious stuff going on in the world... I have been craving some fun/funky stuff. This wall is so colorful and hilarious and I love that location scouting can include impromptu broom concerts. - Rachel Kaye

Nimrod Mendoza

Nimrod Mendoza

https://www.facebook.com/nironironiro?fref=photo

The expression, the composition, the edit, and the use of light is extremely interesting and beautiful. I love everything about this one. - Jacob Loafman

Trey Wallace - Kodak Gold + ASE

Trey Wallace - Kodak Gold + ASE

http://www.treywphotography.com

Only 34 likes but a masterpiece for me. I'm totally sucked into the situation and see myself on the other side of the fence looking at the small girl. It has lines and symmetry so I have to love it !! Great shot that missed the train. - Lukas Piatek

Elsa Bleda

Elsa Bleda

https://www.instagram.com/elsableda/

This quote speaks what i feel about this. - Titilola Samuel

"I woke up early and took the first train to take me away from the city. The noise and all its people. I was alone on the train and had no idea where I was going, and that’s why I went there. Two hours later w
e arrived in a small town, one of those towns with one single coffee shop and where everyone knows each other’s name. I walked for a while until I found the water, the most peaceful place I know. There I sat and stayed the whole day, with nothing and everything on my mind, cleaning my head. Silence, I learned, is some times the most beautiful sound."

Charlotte Eriksson

Kary Tae - Ilford 100

Kary Tae - Ilford 100

http://www.thetimeswehave.com

I love the composition of this image. I enjoy seeing photos of typical places in unusual, non-boring ways. Excellent capture! - Max Oishi

Liam Rimmington - Tribe Archipelago LXC 04

Liam Rimmington - Tribe Archipelago LXC 04

http://www.instillmotion.co

Ethereal with beautiful tones. Love the styling and make up on this. Brilliantly executed - the whole session is a dream - check it out! Amy-Leigh Atkins


Daily Update - March 1st

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edward miranda - VSCO CAM A6

edward miranda - VSCO CAM A6

www.emirandaphoto.com

Emilie Soler - Kodak Gold 100 + Alt 2

Emilie Soler - Kodak Gold 100 + Alt 2

www.esolerphotographie.com

Brittani Hon - kodak Portra 160 Vibrant

Brittani Hon - kodak Portra 160 Vibrant

www.thehonsphoto.com

joni burtt - Kodak Ultramax 400

joni burtt - Kodak Ultramax 400

www.facebook.com/JoniBurttPhotography

Joshua Heaton - Kodak Portra 400 UC +

Joshua Heaton - Kodak Portra 400 UC +

www.thevintagemodernist.squarespace.com

Justyna Elizabeth Butler

Justyna Elizabeth Butler

www.justynaebutlerphotography.com

Karolina Miadowicz - tribe archipelago LXC03

Karolina Miadowicz - tribe archipelago LXC03

www.bajkowesluby.pl

Katie Forbis - Kodak BW 400CN++

Katie Forbis - Kodak BW 400CN++

www.katharineroberdsphoto.com

Lena Mirisola - Kodak Portra 400+

Lena Mirisola - Kodak Portra 400+

www.lenamirisolaphoto.com

Katy Weaver - kodak Portra 160+1

Katy Weaver - kodak Portra 160+1

www.katyweaver.com

micah hewett - kodak gold 100

micah hewett - kodak gold 100

www.micahhewett.com

Rok Berglez

Rok Berglez

www.rokberglez.tumblr.com

roland faistenberger - kodak portra 160

roland faistenberger - kodak portra 160

www.faistenberger.com

twyla jones - tribe archipelago lxc03

twyla jones - tribe archipelago lxc03

www.twylajones.com

Judy Nuñez - Fuji 400

Judy Nuñez - Fuji 400

www.judynunezphotography.com

yoni gill - tribe archipelago lxc04

yoni gill - tribe archipelago lxc04

www.yonigill.com

Daily Update - March 2nd

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Cristina Diaz - tri-x 400+

Cristina Diaz - tri-x 400+

www.cristinadiazfotografia.com

Juan Luis-Rojano - tribe archipelago Lxc 03c

Juan Luis-Rojano - tribe archipelago Lxc 03c

www.sttilophotography.com

Natalie Thomas

Natalie Thomas

www.instagram.com/raising.boys 

NEIL HARRIS YOUNG - KODAK GOLD 100

NEIL HARRIS YOUNG - KODAK GOLD 100

www.instagram.com/neilharrisyoung

Jonny Simpson - Kodak Portra 800-

Jonny Simpson - Kodak Portra 800-

www,Wildtrack.co

Ainho Alves

Ainho Alves

www.ainhoalves.com

Chris Beach

Chris Beach

www.instagram.com/yoitschrisb

Dave Honegger

Dave Honegger

www.instagram.com/davephotographx

Chloé Grayson - tribe archipelago LXC 02

Chloé Grayson - tribe archipelago LXC 02

www.chloegrayson.com

Jen Wertman - Fuji Neopan 1600+

Jen Wertman - Fuji Neopan 1600+

www.instagram.com/jenwertmanphotos

Chris & Alina Photography - tribe archipelago LXC 03

Chris & Alina Photography - tribe archipelago LXC 03

www.chrisandalina.com

David Heidrich - Mastin Fuji400h

David Heidrich - Mastin Fuji400h

www.heidrichphotography.com

Ido Efrati - Agfa Vista 100 Cool

Ido Efrati - Agfa Vista 100 Cool

www.instagram.com/idoefrati/

Ali Bant - Kodak Portra 400

Ali Bant - Kodak Portra 400

www.smithandarcher.com

alessandro ghedina - kodak portra 800

alessandro ghedina - kodak portra 800

www.alessandroghedina.com

Brandi Crockett

Brandi Crockett

www.fancyfreephotography.com

10 Questions: Lilli Waters

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Melbourne, Australia, based photographer Lilli Waters is pragmatic about photography - self discovery, yes, but she’s also making an income to support herself - and keeping herself out of trouble! Lilli ventured into photography by chance; originally intending to be a film editor. Well known in Australia and worldwide in the fine art industry for her personal work -‘Anja’ (on women’s bodily image and money was donated towards preventing violence against women) and ‘She Raw’ (on preventing violence against women) - her photos are widely exhibited and published (so is her commissioned work for commercial & weddings - she markets her wedding work under “I got you babe”). Her practice draws inspiration from nature; there’s a rawness and openness centred around female themes, and strong narration that leaves you wanting more. Catch Lilli’s upcoming exhibition in May this year - details at the end of this post. 

Note, some of the images in this post contains nudity.

1. What do making images mean to you?

A way of expressing myself, staying sane, holding on to the beauty around me, my way of giving something back, being able to pay for my studio rent & multiple daily weak lattes, keeping me out of trouble.

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2. What is life to you? What it should be?

Probably my biggest question of all. What is life? A very short time on earth between being an unborn star and returning to the sky, as an older & wiser star. In my case, a constant learning experience & a pretty huge privilege.

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3. Where did you grow up and how did that play a part in your photography?

As a baby, I grew up in the northern hills of NSW near a town called Nimbin in NSW & came to Melbourne as a small girl. Growing up with poor hippy artist parents from the bush has definitely influenced my love of being close to nature & my association with the arts.  

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4. There are a lot of professions out there - why be a photographer?

I didn't actually mean to be a photographer. I wanted to be a film editor but my film class was cancelled at Uni so I continued on studying stills, so now I'm a photographer. I work for myself, under the name of Lilli Waters (personal work), and in 2011 I started my full time wedding photography business, I Got You Babe, something I thought I would never do. I thought my calling was to be a war photojournalist, who knows, it still might be. Some of the pros of being a photographer working for yourself are the freedom, ability to work from bed in your pyjamas with my two cats & endless cups of tea and not having to leave the house if I don't want to, having a beautiful studio space where I can come & go as I please, and being able to take winter time off to work on personal projects & take trips to Europe. The cons are, well there aren't many, except maybe that you don't really stop working or have an official 'knock off' time, ever. I don't mind that though, I frigging love what I do.

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5. Are you creativity satisfied at the moment?

When I have a project or projects on the go I'm usually overwhelmed with the amount of work I need to produce, which also means excitement, as opposed to the times in the year I am not shooting personal work and I forget that I'm a photographer. At the moment I'm very nervous and excited about a current project I've just started, a series for an exhibition at 'Saint Cloche' gallery in Sydney in May of this year. They have asked me that I create a Botanical body of work, so I'm quite excited about doing my first themed series.

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6. What movie did you love recently?

I try to see a film every other week at my local cinema, this is also probably due to the fact that I am an addict of chilli choc tops & my new favourite hobby is to buy a book at the book shop which is across the road beforehand, even when I haven't finished the last book I purchased. Two films I loved recently were 'Youth' with the brilliant Michael Caine, and 'The Lobster'. They are officially my all time favourite films (well this year anyway).

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7. How do you approach a body of work - what’s your creative process?

I wish I knew. I guess I have learnt to accept the natural flux of creativity, that sometimes it's there & sometimes it's not, and when it's not, to let it be and not force it, and when it is, to embrace it and take full advantage. I'm a bit of a workaholic and like to finish what I've started, and as I also shoot weddings (www.igotyoubabe.com.au) and am preoccupied with lovers for 6 months or more of the year. So during the winter months I tend to throw myself full force into getting thoughts onto paper, or in my case, film. A week off here and there, any spare time is used to create personal work, even if I'm tired or don't particularly feel like it, I book the shoots in anyway, then I am forced to do it, and I never regret it. If I don't do that for myself, then I feel like I am not fulfilling my purpose.

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8. Do you shoot with your left or right eye?

No idea, I've never thought about it. Hang on, let me check. Left.

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9. Who do you respect - in photography or elsewhere?

Too many people to name, so I'll just call some names randomly. Bill Henson. Robin Williams. James Nachtwey. Annie Leibovitz. Cate Blanchett. David Bowie. Prince. Meryl Streep. Nick Cave. Francesca Woodman. Jim Henson. Virginia Wolf. Justin Kurzel (Australian Director of 'Macbeth'). Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Jane Burton. Sally Mann. My Grandmother, past Australian of the year 1972, Elaine Joyce Moir. I think they are all, very very clever & brave.

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10. Where do you see yourself in 10 year’s time?

Hopefully being a bare footed mama, running around the back yard chasing some kidlets & dogs on our country block. Renovating our home. Tending to the veggie patch. Painting. Baking. Swimming in the local creek everyday. Being surrounded by gigantic gums. Playing music & taking evening bush walks with my husband. Waking up to the sound of the birds.. Most of the things that exist only in my head for the moment.

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Bonus Q: Do you think the gear you use affects the way you photograph? Why?

Most definitely. I use digital for personal work mainly as I am a Photoshop addict and am constantly manipulating my images, and I find raw digital files to be more malleable than film.

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Gear List:

  1. Canon Mark iii x 2
  2. Canon 35mm 1.4 (use for weddings)
  3. Canon 50mm 1.2 (use for weddings)
  4. Canon 24mm 1.4 (use for weddings)
  5. Canon 80mm 1.2 (commercial work)
  6. Canon 24-70mm 1.2 (commercial work, personal work)
  7. Canon 17-40mm F4 (personal work)
  8. Canon 70-200mm F4 (personal work)
  9. Canon Speedlites x 2 (use for weddings)
  10. Manfrotto Tripod (my best friend for personal work)
  11. Pocket Wizards (have never used)
  12. Rolleiflex 2.8mm (travel photography & occasionally personal work)
  13. Pentax 67 (bought in NY for a bargain 2 years ago, havn't used yet)
  14. lenses -
  • 105mm, 45mm, 165mm
  • Olympus OM 35mm (travel photography)

Currently on the wish list - Sony a7rii, only need about 10k for that plus lenses?!?

(Any Sony vendors here who would like to sponsor our featured artist?)

Field Notes

For personal work I shoot a mixture of digital & medium format. I don’t use presets. For film stock I am a lover of FUJI (colour), ILFORD (BW) & Tech pan 25 (when it can rarely be found on ebay). I mostly shoot film when I'm travelling. I find it to be a good challenge to walk around a new strange city with my rolleiflex around my neck, having only one chance to get a shot or not. However, I love digital for my personal work as it is more malleable to play with in Photoshop, whereas film needs to be left alone & appreciated as it is.

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'Pistil' 2016 Exhibition May 2016, Sydney Saint Cloche Gallery

'Pistil' 2016 Exhibition
May 2016, Sydney
Saint Cloche Gallery


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Then & Now: Miguel Emmanuelli

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Miguel Emmanuelli is a wedding a portrait photographer based out of Jacksonville, Florida and is regularly featured on our daily updates. Find out how Miguel used LOOKSLIKEFILM to push and motivate him to become the photographer he is today.

Then

Then

How did you learn photography?

I learned photography in college, or at least the basics. I took a b/w creative photography class back in 2001 and learned everything on a small manual Pentax K1000. Beyond that, everything else is self-taught. When there's interest and passion involved, it's all you need to learn anything.

Now

Now

What year was the "then" picture taken in?

This photo was taken in November 2012. It was my first wedding. I had some ideas, but mostly had no clue how to pose or how to motivate them to show their emotions. I remember feeling frantic, soaked in sweat, and staring at my camera as if it were some foreign object. It was a nightmare. I did manage to get some solid images that day, but this one clearly showcases my lack of skill starting out. The editing is crap and the look on their faces? Well, it says everything. Poor direction reflects poorly in photos.

Now

Now

What did you do to better your photography skills?

I shot a ridiculous amount of photos. I kept shooting till I found my favorite gear and editing style. I also did research on what sort of wedding photographer I wanted to be and just went for it. LOOKSLIKEFILM helped in this regard, it's a one-stop-shop inspirational site and I don't go a day without visiting the train station.

Now

Now

What is one piece of advice you would give to a new photographer to help them excel in their craft?

Slow down, simplify, trust your gut and keep looking through that viewfinder till you find truth. I consider all that one piece ;)

Now

Now

Check out more awesome images from Miguel below.

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Daily Update - March 3rd

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Ania Ames - tribe archipelago LXC04

Ania Ames - tribe archipelago LXC04

www.aniaames.co.uk

brianna record - tribe archipelago LXC04

brianna record - tribe archipelago LXC04

www.briannarecordphotography.com

andrea clark - kodak gold 100 + alt

andrea clark - kodak gold 100 + alt

www.andreaclarkphotographydotcom

COSTEA IONUT - kodak Portra 400

COSTEA IONUT - kodak Portra 400

www.facebook.com/costeaionutphotography

Daniela Rodrigues - Afga Vista 100+++

Daniela Rodrigues - Afga Vista 100+++

 www.500px.com/danielasofiarodrigues

edward miranda -tri-x 320 ++

edward miranda -tri-x 320 ++

www.emirandaphoto.com

Jeff Brummett - Mastin Portra 800

Jeff Brummett - Mastin Portra 800

www.JeffBrummettvisuals.com

Joshua Singer - kodak Portra 160+++

Joshua Singer - kodak Portra 160+++

www.jsingerphoto.com

Joy Zamora - Tribe Archipielago LXC04

Joy Zamora - Tribe Archipielago LXC04

www.sttilophotography.com

Kaley Setzke - Fuji 160C

Kaley Setzke - Fuji 160C

www.kaleyrae.com

kris & lauren penland - kodak porta 160

kris & lauren penland - kodak porta 160

www.seaandrhythmphotography.com

Lisa Warren - Agfa Vista 100 Cool

Lisa Warren - Agfa Vista 100 Cool

www.lisawiza.wordpress.com/

Maggie sheffield - tribe archipelago LXC03

Maggie sheffield - tribe archipelago LXC03

www.maggiesheffieldphotography.com

MARIZA TRANCOSO - KODAK GOLD 100

MARIZA TRANCOSO - KODAK GOLD 100

www.bymariphotography.com

Nina O'Leary - kodak Portra 160

Nina O'Leary - kodak Portra 160

www.ninafrancine.com

Silviu Cozma - kodak Porta 160

Silviu Cozma - kodak Porta 160

www.dubluq.ro

Daily Update - March 4th

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addison jones

addison jones

www.addisonjonesphotography.com

Kevin Biberbach - Kodak Gold 100

Kevin Biberbach - Kodak Gold 100

www.kevinbiberbach.de

Alina Schessler - kodak portra 160+1-

Alina Schessler - kodak portra 160+1-

www.alinaschesslerdesign.de

andrew knowles - kodak gold 200

andrew knowles - kodak gold 200

www.andrewknowles.photo

Cori Delgado - tribe archipelago lxc03

Cori Delgado - tribe archipelago lxc03

www.coridelgado.com

Ben Sasso

Ben Sasso

www.bensasso.com

Jillian Powers for Sandra Armenteros Photography - shut up loafman 04

Jillian Powers for Sandra Armenteros Photography - shut up loafman 04

www.instagram.com/sandy.armenteros

www.instagram.com/jillianpowers

Lauren Westra - kodak Portra 400-

Lauren Westra - kodak Portra 400-

www.laurenwestra.com

Marcos Sanchez - tribe archipelago Ryan Longnecker 03

Marcos Sanchez - tribe archipelago Ryan Longnecker 03

www.marcossanchez.net

Marius Neag - TRI-X+3++

Marius Neag - TRI-X+3++

www.facebook.com/mariusneagphotography

Poppies & me

Poppies & me

 www.poppiesandme.ie

Malin Wengdahl - tribe Archipelago LXC03

Malin Wengdahl - tribe Archipelago LXC03

www.equinebywengdahl.com

RAFAEL MELO CAIPA - redleaf REDWOOD C09

RAFAEL MELO CAIPA - redleaf REDWOOD C09

www.rafaelmelophotography.com

Robert Marcillas

Robert Marcillas

www.robertmarcillas.com

samantha roy - Kodak Gold 100 --

samantha roy - Kodak Gold 100 --

www.samantharoyphotography.com

Serafin Castillo - Tribe Archipelago D+H 06

Serafin Castillo - Tribe Archipelago D+H 06

 www.serafincastillo.com

Artist of the Month - Daniel Aaron Sprague

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Daniel is a creative mastermind and simply an amazing person.

Daniel is a creative mastermind and simply an amazing person.

Tell us a little bit about your life !

To be honest there is not much to tell. I have been so embarrassingly lucky in life that I have almost no story to tell. I have great parents, who have supported me endlessly. I met my amazing wife in high school, who is almost solely responsible for my success in life. If it was not for her, I would likely still be living in my parents house and playing video games 24/7. She is my favorite person and I don’t know how she puts up with my insanely impulsive nature. I have an awesome daughter who shares my enthusiasm for Star Wars and science in general. I have so many incredible friends spread across this planet. When I say I have been lucky in life… I could never fully explain how deep this runs. It fills me with a desire to give back to humanity in some meaningful way. I have no idea how that will be yet, but I am excited to find out. Until then I will keep dreaming big.

Meet Addison. Daniel´s lovely daughter 

Meet Addison. Daniel´s lovely daughter 

and his wife Kate

and his wife Kate

What gear are you using at the moment?

It is funny to be answering this question at this point in time. For the last 6+ years I have been shooting primarily (<- that was a dad pun) with my Canon 35 1.4L prime lens. It is funny because I just broke that lens yesterday. So today I just ordered the version 2 model of the 35 1.4L which is going to be awesome.

But anyways I am very minimalist when it comes to gear. I have been shooting with 2 5d mk2 bodies since the beginning of my “career”. They have seen a lot of abuse over the years. Just last year one of them was drenched by a massive tray of Bloody Marys and Mimosas, but I guess “weather resistant” covers breakfast cocktails.

  •         - 2x 5D Mark II bodies which are old as f...

  •         - 5D classic recently purchased for $500 or less. #socreamy #buyone

  •         - iPhone 6 it is scary how much I shoot with this thing

  •         - 70-200 2.8L which I have been totally obsessed with in the last few months

  •         - 16-35 2.8L great for party shots

  •         - 35 1.4L New Model *Arrives by the 15th!!!!!

  •         - 35 1.4L Old Model *currently broken

  •         - 45 2.8 tilt/shift *also currently broken

  •         - Instax 210 *I have broken like 5 of these

  •         - 2x 580 exII *I lost one of these a year ago

  •         - 1x 430 exII *to replace the lost 580

  •         - 1x very chipped piece of glass that used to resemble a prism

  •         - 1x huge indestructible Manfrotto tripod that weighs a ton. I love/hate it.

  •         - that is everything that I ever use… I would like to experiment more…

 

How did you got into photogrpahy?

For the first time, about a year ago now, I put some serious thought into this question. I used to answer it by telling about a photography class I took in 2007 at a small art college in Maine. But after seriously delving into my memory banks, I found this answer to be completely off target. What I discovered was that I have been taking photos for almost as long as I can remember. Fresh out of high school I bought my first film camera, some cheap canon thing. I used to get my film processed at Wal-mart… so bad. Before that, during high school, I was using my dad’s kodak digital camera. I thought that thing was so cool. Before that I used to make photo albums of the summer camps I attended. Two years in a row I went to band camp. I used to play a pretty mean clarinet if I am being honest. Before that, 13 and visiting my uncle in Arizona, I remember being super stoked to try out an underwater disposable camera I had bought. It was awesome. And before all of those moments in my life, we get to a time which I believe started it all. I was 8 years old, and had the opportunity to travel to London with a family friend. I don’t remember how or why, but I had with me a small black brick shaped camera that shot 110 film. Google 80s film camera. I still have those photos… I would show them to you now but they are at my parents house and I am sitting at a table 3000 miles away from there. It truly blew my mind when I realized how long I had been taking photos. I used to think I just randomly chose photography in my adult years, but now I know that is not the case. I don’t believe in fate, but this revelation still gives me the chills.

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

I couldn’t begin to guess. There are infinite possibilities.

What is your favorite swear word

I love all swear words equally, but learning to swear in other languages is one of my favorite ways to swear.

What is your favorite image of all time?

 My parents were planning to take our daughter to Boston via train, which would have been her first time. In the days leading up to this I was sitting around the house thinking to myself, "I can't miss my daughter's first train ride!!!”  So I casually asked Kate, my wife, what she thought of taking Addison on a short trip one stop down the line, just for fun. Kate immediately latched onto the idea and that got me even more excited, so we planned a short day trip. 

Day of I was quite nervous. I knew she was going to be very curious and wanted to make sure that I captured this once in a lifetime moment. I also knew that the train ride was less than 8 minutes long so I wasn't going to have a lot of time. Luckily for me she spent the entire ride pinned to the window. And the light was great, being window light and all!

His favorite image ! Addison on the choo choo 

His favorite image ! Addison on the choo choo 

So I am shooting along at f/1.4 as I often do; and everything is a blur, mentally and physically. When it hits me that I should stop down the aperture so that I can show some motion blur going on outside. Right after that thought hits me, I remember a favorite image of my first photography instructor where a little boy is staring out a house window seemingly at himself. And then it happens. My whole photography career boiled down into one single moment. One frame and a ton of luck. Her perfect golden hair. The randomly chosen jean jacket. The perfect mixture of ambers and greens passing by. And somehow, at 1/25th of a second it is still tack sharp... I still don't know how I did that.

So I would say the lesson here is to keep learning. Keep shooting. And be ready for your moment… it is coming.

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