What are you willing to endure to capture the shot of a lifetime? Well, if you’re anything like photographer Joshua Holko, it’s just another day in the office when you are stuck in a foxhole shooting in subzero temperature for ten days.
Covering an array of mountains with names he refuses to even attempt to pronounce, landscape & travel photographer Thomas Heaton takes us on a whirlwind tour of Glencoe to photograph some amazing winter landscapes.
In this video documenting his two-and-a-bit-day visit, Thomas talks to us throughout his journey, explaining what he looks for in a landscape and how he captures it when he finds it.
As a photographer who lives and shoots in the Midwest (United States), I know all too well the pain of shooting in frigid temperatures on an annual basis. I’ve tried all kinds of gloves, mittens or hybrids to keep my fingers toasty while shooting, but none have proven to be the perfect pair, leaving at least a few flaws in every method I’ve tried so far.
That could change though with a new Kickstarter for Vallerret Photography Gloves. Designed from the ground up with photographers in mind, they offer protection, warmth and photography-specific features in a single pair of gloves. [Read more…]
It’s hard enough dealing with competition from other photographers. Now, it looks like we’ll have to fight off dogs for wedding events as well. [Read more…]
Every once in a while it’s nice to get a wakeup call that reminds you how much of photography is really just standing in front of more interesting stuff (quote courtesy of Mr. Jim Richardson – because when you’re this good they call you mister).
So the other day, whilst discussing my quest to photograph more interesting stuff, a good friend of mine says: “Hey – do you want to take some fat bike photos?”
First question: “What the heck is a fat bike?”
Second question: “Where are we going to photograph you riding a bike? Its January and there’s a foot of snow outside.
I’m not big on “capture the moment”. It just sounds so lame and cliché – accidental even.
Plus the whole idea of capturing the moment is ridiculous. I mean, as if I am ever going to be in just the right place, with just the right equipment, with just the right models, wearing just the right clothes, with just the right light, at just the right time…?
Well as it turns out, every once in a while you can capture the moment!
JP Danko is a commercial photographer based in Toronto, Canada. JP
can change a lens mid-rappel, swap a memory card while treading water, or use a camel as a light stand.
JP’s photography is available for licensing at Stocksy United.