In our latest interview with renowned landscape photographer David Muench, he shares a collection of images from the Wind River Range in Wyoming. More stunning photography and some in-depth perspectives on how this master of the landscape works.
To see David’s new book, his website, and workshops, read on…… … Continue Reading
Last week, David Muench released his newly updated book: Our National Parks and it is a refreshing look at David’s 50 years of photographing the National Parks. When you think about 50 years of photographing the landscape you realize many things change during that time and David’s book contains images of scenes that will never be photographed the same way again. David joins us again for another conversation to share his images and his stories about their creation. (45 minutes)
To see David’s book, his website, and workshops, read on……
Last month we posted an video slideshow and interview with legendary landscape photographer David Muench. In session 2 of our ongoing series with David, he discusses 16 images from his web collection: Natural Connections. David discusses the images, the ideas behind them, his signature near/far approach, and the evolving landscape. (39 mins)
David Muench is legendary among landscape photographers! He has photographed across America for 50 years and created some of the most recognized images in landscape photography. He stands tall among a short list of master photographers who have shaped the standards of nature photography we know today.
David established his unique style of landscape photography early in his career and his influence on nature photographers is evident today. A lifelong advocate for wild places, his photography of unknown and never photographed places brought the world a view of our beautifully wild and fragile planet.
I have been a fan of David and his work since I started in photography 35 years ago. I have been greatly influenced by his use of light and foreground emphasis in his large format photographs. Studying his imagery guided me along in my journey learning to see the big and the small, the near and far, and the light and the dark when crafting my own compositions.
Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing David about his photography, his new eBook, and his passion for photographing wild place. Watch this video interview, the first in a series we plan, as David narrates a selection of his images from his new eBook: Toprock. (His photographs appear after a couple minutes: 59 minutes) … Continue Reading
It’s Monday morning and I find myself back in the office drying out my cameras, flashes and SD cards after one of the hardest assignments I’ve yet shot: an overnight mountain marathon in the Cumbrian Lake District, notorious as being the wettest place in the UK (and that says something) and beyond what I had imagined when I set off on the 600 mile trip North.
Having already reached new-found levels of frustration earlier that evening, 2am on Sunday morning and I find myself trudging up-hill through knee-high snow drift, in driving rain and gale force wind to reach the furthermost checkpoint of the race. On arrival I find the marshals asleep in the small tent and the temperature rapidly dropping, so I quickly set-up tripod and shoot a few long-exposures using myself and head-torch as a subject. The conditions are serious enough to convince me that hanging around for a shot of a competitor is a bad choice. I’ve made plenty of those over the years but it’s the ability to learn from them that has driven me forward in this precarious career as an outdoor & sporting photographer. … Continue Reading
Editor’s Note- Recently I saw a +1 post about a beautiful image appearing on National Geographic’s website which led me to Canadian underwater photographer Eiko Jones. He has an amazing approach to underwater photography so I asked him if he would tell us about himself and his photography.
I started my journey into UW photography first in 1993 for a couple years. Then in 2011 I went on two diving expeditions in Mexico. First to Isla Guadalupe to see Great White Sharks and then to the Socorros Islands to be with Giant Manta Rays and many species of Sharks. This was the catalyst that really got me back into UW photography.
My love of the natural world began literally before I can remember. My parents have many pictures of me as a smiling, rambunctious toddler trying my best to explore the wild frontier of the back yard, or a local park. My admiration and attraction to the great outdoors grew just as fast as I did, perhaps even faster. The love-affair I had with all of creation as a child has remained a life long passion, and my greatest source of peace, comfort and inspiration.
Nature and wildlife photography actually began as an off-shoot of my other favorite outdoor activities: fishing, hiking, hunting and camping. About ten years ago I began to notice more and more that during my time in the wild I was constantly saying to myself, “Darn! I wish I had a camera! Look at that!!!” And so, even though I knew essentially nothing about photography, I bought a decent camera and had it with me at all times while on my many outings. … Continue Reading
Sam Abell is a veteran National Geographic photographer and highly respected, author, lecturer, and workshop leader. In this video which has been online for about a year and was produced by The Atlantic, Abell describes the quest to find and create the perfect photograph and it is a very good story!
You could easily say that Christian Heeb has ‘been there – shot that’. This Swiss born photographer, living in the US for the last 20 years, has photographed in over 70 countries and has over 140 books credited to his name. His photography has also appeared in hundreds of publications across the globe including Outside, GEO, Conde Nast Traveller, Grands Reportages, and Rolling Stone.
Despite difficult times for professional photographers in business and the challenges with international travel, Christian and his wife and partner Regula, continue to hopscotch across the globe photographing new books, publishing a series of calendars, teaching international workshops, selling lots of stock, and simply thriving in this business.
Curious how he photographs and runs a successful business, Christian agreed to tell us how he does it.