The almost impregnable cliffs of Boreray (nr St Kilda) by Peter Smith Via Flickr: Round the back of the island there is one spot where the local St Kildans used to be able to make landfall, and find a way to the steeply sloping grassy summit areas for their guga hunting expeditions
St Kilda July 2016-76
Trip from Harris on the Sea Harris fast boat (MV Enchanted Isle)
Colours of the reef by Triggerfish_Images Vibrant colours are the visual signature of a coral reef. I love the combination of the green of the tube coral, the red of the fan coral and the blue of the ocean. Palau.
Canon EOS 5D MkII; Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens; Seacam housing; Ikelite DS125 strobes.
This picture is 7 pictures put together: 2 pictures for me. Since I was the one holding the remote for the camera shutter, I had to pose myself with the remote in each hand so I could use the ones with the open hand. And 5 pictures for the sheets. I bought this twin flat sheet at a thrift store for $3 specifically for this photograph. It only covered so much space, so I had to position it on one side, flick it in the wind, then repeat on the other side. I then composited those “flicks” together into one big sheet of movement.
A lot of photographs were taken for this, but having my dad as a peanut gallery/watch dog/audience member, I managed to get what I needed and leave within an hour. Not to mention the entire day I waited for this perfect sunset light.
In my inbox I just came across multiple questions regarding my gear, so here’s a rundown of what I have, and use for touring (shout out to my iPhone for being able to give pink two different shades)
Lens Pen ($5 at Walmart and it’s awesome to clean your glass)
Sunpak Card Reader ($5 at Walmart & this too is awesome to read any kind of card, CF/SD/Micro etc.)
Two Chargers (one for each battery in the battery grip)
Instax Mini 90 (I’m a fan of Polaroids)
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 II (great for everything except portraits)
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 II (great for portraits and pretty much nothing else)
Canon BG-E11 Battery Grip (always nice to have plenty of battery)
The Lens Flipper by GoWing (this helps me carry and swap between lenses with no problem. Way better than carrying an extra body around)
Tripod Mount (I always have this on the Polaroid and use a carabiner to clip it to my pants. Camera is very light and it does not bother to have it on my side at all times)
Phottix Shutter Remote (this helps me take photos when I place the camera on a tripod, run time lapse and a ton of other stuff. Highly recommend it)
Aside from everything here (and a monopod/tripod) I don’t own any other camera gear, nor do I feel that I need any. I honesty can do everything and anything I need with what is pictured here, and I encourage you all to stay as compact as possible. Photography is an expensive hoppy, and there’s no need to spend money on a lens or gear you catch yourself using only on rare occasions.
Anyway, I hope this helped those of you who were asking about gear. Best of luck on your photography!