Guest article by Alister Benn
Welcome to the second part of my shooting landscapes at night article – if you missed Shooting for the Stars Part I it can be found here – Shooting for the Stars – Part I.
When I first began shooting images at night back in 2004 I was learning everything from scratch, as I had only recently started with landscape photography. Until then I had been a professional bird photographer making images of birds in the wilds of China for books and magazines. I came into landscape photography very green, but with a keen eye for composition, simplicity and graphics.
As I matured in all disciplines it was very clear to me that regardless of our subjects, the basics of photographic expression are the same – it is after all a visual language, and we need to be clear, concise and articulate in our arrangements, much as we are when we open our mouths to speak.
Like a Harp’s Strings I – Overture
An accomplished architect and fine art architectural photographer, Julia Anna Gospodarou has added another feat to her list with the completion of the book From Basics to Fine Art – B&W Photography, an educational read on black and white photography (written with co-author and award winning B&W photographer, Joel Tjintjelaar).
In this interview, read about everything from Gospodarou’s tips for successful daytime long exposures, why she prefers the square crop for fine art photography and what features she finds most essential in Topaz B&W Effects.
Guest article by Alister Benn
In October 2004 I was visiting Banff National Park with my wife Juanli and one evening we had spent time at Vermilion Lake to experience its iconic views towards Mount Rundle. We were however not alone, some fifty other photographers played a bizarre musical chairs with key compositions; the moment one photographer moved, another would place their tripod in virtually the same spot and make very similar images.
At the age of ten Scott Stulberg’s father gave him the gift of a film camera. What he describes as opening Pandora’s box to the realm of photography, come adulthood Scott would switch his career as a landscape designer to that of a professional photographer.
Today Scott focuses on travel photography, taking pictures and selling his images to stock agencies such as Corbis and Getty images. He also teaches photography courses and workshops across the globe and is the author of the book, Passage to Burma.
Having just returned from a photography workshop in the South of France, read on to see his beautiful images of the indigenous Camargue horses and other inspiring photographs from around the world…
Award winning cinematographer, art director, and fine artist, Beno Saradzic is also a distinguished aerial photographer. Residing in the United Arab Emirates, Saradzic’s portfolio expands to include captivating atmospheric perspectives of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, accessed by rooftop as well as helicopter. An activity not destined for those fearful of heights, read on for useful tips such as how to maintain sharp images in helicopters, acquiring permits to access higher elevations, and an explanation of why digital blending can render better results than HDR.
St. Regis Island Resort on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi