In Parts 1 and 2 of our conversation with 2016 HDR Contest Winner Stanley Klasz we learned about his shooting rig and processing. For equipment, he's a Canon shooter who relies on the 5D Mark IV and he is an avid user of the Promote Control for his long exposures and bracketed exposures. For his HDR work Klasz does his primary processing in Pinnacle HDR Expose 3 and finishes off details in Photoshop.
As an Air Traffic Controller Klasz loves travel and travel is what started him down his photographic path. Here's more from Klasz on travel:
"I’ve travelled extensively which is the primary reason I began my photographic journey. Two places that stand out for me are strikingly different, New Zealand and Iceland. Both offer photographic opportunities around every bend of the road and are perfectly suited for self-travel without the need of a particular itinerary. Which is very valuable in changing weather. Milford Sound (NZ) and the Snaefellsnes Peninsula (IS) are two of the most incredible areas I’ve seen."
"Everyone always forgets their own back yard when dreaming of places to shoot. Thankfully I live in a vast, diverse country (Canada) which I intend to document in the coming years. The Algonquin area in Ontario in the fall is world class and I love to explore it when I can. Both West and East of coasts Canada offer spectacular beauty. I look forward to sharing more imagery with you in 2017."
We wish Klasz good shooting in the coming year. Check back here on the blog where we'll hear from Honorable Mention and previous HDR Contest winner Nuurs Ortiz.
We know you shoot landscapes. And, you most likely shoot multiple image panoramas during your excursions.
The results created by the ball head sitting on your tripod tend to be problematic when it’s time to stitch them together to create the panorama.
Why not try a fluid head for your tripod?
Big Dogs And Little Kids and Travel Photographer of the Year are two of the great features we've collected for you in this issue of HDR News You Can Use to help boost your photographic inspiration.