While my story with film at this point is only beginning, I wanted to speak with some photographers who have been shooting film much longer than I, to learn why they have chosen to shoot film in a time when digital photography is king.
A 28 year-old, self-taught outdoor photographer from Frankfurt, Germany, Daniel Ernst often finds himself traveling to remote places around the world to capture the beauty of nature. Having begun as a portrait photographer, it was not until he started bringing his subjects out on hiking trips that he truly realized the beauty that the world has to offer. At that point, he focused more heavily on landscapes, being sure to include people for a variety of reasons.
Based out of Southern California, Blake Simpson is a young landscape photographer who has already accomplished so much. In an effort to better understand and preserve the environment we all love so much, Blake studied Civil and Environmental Engineering at UCLA. He’s even worked with brands such as Red Bull, Visit Mammoth, Vice Magazine, and MeringCarson! Blake is definitely a photographer you should keep your eye on.
Releasing images for print is something that I take very seriously. A lot of time goes into each of my pieces of art, from the time I press the shutter to printing off a small proof, to going back into my editing software and fine-tuning the images to get the best result. Each photograph I release has been waiting months to be revealed. It has sat, waiting patiently, being tweaked here and there, printed once, twice, three times, all to ensure the highest possible quality.
The final few days of our adventure, Mel and I went to Taughannock Falls and Robert H Treman State Park. I have had a lot of time to reflect over my photography and the trip overall, and have finally begun editing the images here and there, although it has only recently become a priority again. I hope you have enjoyed this series, as I hope to do more as time comes.