What camera and lenses do you use?
2010 - 2015:
Canon 50mm f/1.4
Sigma 24mm f/1.8
2016 - Present:
Sony a7R II
Zeiss 16-35mm f/4
Zeiss 55mm f/1.8
Zeiss 70-200mm f/4
How do you edit your photos?
I edit all my photos in Adobe Lightroom 6. I enjoy playing around with the colours, curves and tones, editing differently with every photo. I never really follow a specific editing routine, I rather just enjoy experimenting (often for hours) until I'm perfectly happy with a photo. :)
Who models in your photos? Are they all self-portraits? Why self-portraits?
About half of my photos are self-portraits, and the other half are photos of close friends and family. I take these "selfies" simply because I often like to be alone and am usually the only person around when shooting, and also because I find the whole self-portrait shooting process rather therapeutic. But that being said, when I do have friends around I will readily jump at the opportunity to shoot them as it's much easier and faster, and I enjoy changing things up!
How do you take your self-portraits from so far away?
I set up my camera on my beloved tripod (Vanguard VEO 204AB - lightweight yet sturdy, perfect for adventures!), and then I take the photos with my remote (Vello Wireless Shutterboss Timer). I usually set the remote up on timelapse mode, taking a photo every couple of seconds while I run into the frame and strike some poses. And yes, the truth is I generally look like a derpy dork in 99 out of 100 photos... but usually at least one decent shot comes out of each photoshoot. :)
- Who's Adventure Pepper?
Adventure Pepper is a 4 year old shelter mystery mutt, my best friend, loyal partner in crime, and pro photo bomber since the day he landed in my life. He's the naughtiest and best adventure partner I could ask for.