Photo of the Week 16 July 2013
Congratulations to Mark Brodkin from Toronto, Ontario, Canada for his Photo of the Week winning image “Last Light on the Fire Wave.” The light and colors of this image caught our eye and that’s why we’ve selected it as our Photo of the Week this week. Learn what equipment Mark used to capture this shot, where this stunning scene is located in the US, and his advice for setting up a landscape photography shot. To see more of Mark’s landscape work be sure to stop by his portfolio www.markbrodkin.com, his 500px, his Flickr, or follow him on Facebook, or Twitter.
What type of camera, gear, and equipment did you use to capture the shot?
Where was the image taken? Did you have to spend much time in postproduction editing this image? How did you plan for this shot?
The image was taken in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada. I probably spent a few hours in post-production The image is a 5-shot exposure blend to capture all the shadows and highlights. I spent about one month researching the area to pre-visualize the shot and visited the location five times to get the right light.
Any advice or favorite gear you bring along for travel and nature photography?
My advice is to research the area extensively before going to the location. Look at things like the sunrise, sunset, angle of the sun, best time of year and the work of other photographers in the area. Plan to shoot the location 5-10 times to get the right conditions. Never give up on the shot.
What kind of photography do you enjoy shooting most both for professional and personal photography projects?
I love grand landscapes, dramatic skies and LOVE shooting the Southwest USA.
Who are some of your favorite photographers that you draw inspiration from?
Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell, Rodney Lough Jr. and David Meunch are some of my favorite photographers.
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