Last week we posted an article about the beautiful outdoor photography of Paul Zizka. Following that post, we arranged an interview with Paul to gain a greater insight into his work. In the interview, Paul discussed his work and how he began shooting the kind of subjects he does as well as his choice of equipment. Paul was also very… Continue reading "F Stop Lounge Interview with Photographer Paul Zizka"
This nature film explores the life, death, beauty and betrayal of the Alaskan landscape. Film maker, nature photographer and time lapse enthusiast, Paul Klaver spent three weeks in Alaska filming this epic with his Canon EOS 5D and GoPro. Time lapse photography is effectively used to tell this incredible story. The short opens with a soundtrack of clouds dancing among a silent… Continue reading "Alaska: Like You’ve Never Seen It"
The other day I was given the opportunity to undertake a larger scale production, meaning that I would be shooting more than one model, with more than one dress… and it was all on location! Now I’ll be honest with you guys, this was difficult to coordinate, I ended up having 11 people on set including myself; 5 models; 1… Continue reading "5 Models, 5 Dresses, 1 Day"
Daniel Csobot created a stunning time-lapse video of flowers sprouting over the period of several months… a massive undertaking, but one that I would say definitely paid off. I’ve visited Daniel’s website to try to find out more about who he actually is, but unfortunately his entire site is in German, a language that I can’t read nor translate. However,… Continue reading "Growing Flowers in a Stunning Time-Lapse"
This is Cape Naturalist in Western Australia and it’s one of the most spectacular views I have seen in Australia. If you ever get the chance you have to try to pay a visit to this beautiful area of coast line, you won’t regret it!! I’m off to Samoa tomorrow for two weeks and so this will be my last… Continue reading "Sugar Loaf Rock"
Here is a shot I took a couple of weeks back while I was on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. This spot is called the Alley and to the left of this gnarly looking rock is one of the best surfing spots in Australia. A lot of people have shot this place over time so my aim was to… Continue reading "The Alley"
As a photographer, I often find myself envious of those who can capture grand panoramic vistas or elegant city skylines. I’m talking about the types of photos that just make me wish that I was the one who was there to witness the beauty of that moment, of that perspective… the one who pushed the shutter. Somehow, though, every time… Continue reading "The Magic World of Macro"
Ethereal shapes cloud the busy travelling sky as they traverse the barren earth. The freshness of daylight falls upon the earth as wisps of cloud linger on a distant horizon. A palette of colour opens my eyes as I am led to follow the richness to the heavens. The perceptual cluster seems to engulf its surrounds, the vapour reflecting through its… Continue reading "The Sky is the Limit"
“DOF” stands for Depth of Field and refers to the amount of your composition that the camera has in focus. Narrow DOF means that a very small part of the image is in focus, anything closer or farther away from the point of focus will blur away into a buttery, soft backdrop. Why shoot in a narrow DOF? Consider a photographic… Continue reading "Using a Narrow DOF in Your Photography"
Osprey feathers fly silently upon the wind soaring in grandeur. Patterns dance in the breeze above. Light falls on feathers enhancing pools of striking reds and electric blues. The sound of the sea stirs, the powerful Osprey beats its wings steadily toward the headland wind. Eyesight sharp and focused. Mysterious shapes travel below in the churning water. The powerful bird tucks wings… Continue reading "Osprey Feathers"