Mercedes Photoshoot

Mercedes Photoshoot

For this shoot I decided to do something experimental. Since the car was a white Mercedes-Benz I placed it in front of a colorful graffiti background for contrast. I was quite happy with the results. I also used my painters pole for one of the hero shots to get some altitude and that worked well.    ...
Journey to the Atacama Desert

Journey to the Atacama Desert

  Widely regarded as the driest non polar region on earth, the Atacama Desert is truly a landscape photographers dream. With its Mars like features, craggy rocks, majestic canyons, and distant snow capped mountains this magical place offers a wide variety of photogenic features including minimal light pollution allowing for great astrophotography at night.     Our journey began after flying from Santiago, the capital of Chile, to Calama, the largest city in the desert. Upon arriving one could not help but notice the Martian features as well as the utter lack of clouds which unfortunately dashed my hopes for any interesting time lapse footage. My gear for this trip included my Canon 70D, Sony A6000, several lenses with multiple filters to protect my precious glass, and Phantom 2 drone. After a one hour drive through the more featureless part of the landscape we reached our destination of San Pedro de Atacama from which we would depart in our daily adventures into the desert.     San Pedro is a town that thrives off the many tourists that visit and therefore is peppered with tour guide companies and hostels. Our first trip began early the next morning to the largest observatory in the world, the Alma Observatory. While disappointing in the fact they don’t actually take you up to see the 66 telescopes it was quite educational. This was one of the shorter tours offered and therefore we were able to return early and book an after noon trip to the Valle de La Luna, Valley of the Moon.     Valle de La Luna turned out to be...