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Hans Strand II

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Runtime - length of the film: 13m42s
Language: english
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Hans Strand

Summary:

In this second and final installment, nature and landscape photographer, Hans Strand gives FotoTV viewers abundant memorable tips and tricks for shooting aerial nature photography and talks about the technique behind his work.

Having graduated as an engineer, Strand pays attention to fine details and the high resolution of his images reflect that fact. It is the fine details of an impeccable technique that connects the viewer to his work. Strand rarely crops his images once the composition has been set and the picture taken. Light and shutter speed are two techniques that are equally important in order not to risk the loss technical quality, therefore Strand recommends shooting aerial photography at about 1000-sec and let the camera select the correct aperture. An ISO of 200 is also advised.

Strand chooses to shoot out of a Cessna airplane window because of the plane's high wings. It allows him to shoot under the wing as opposed to over the wing and capture clear and unobstructed images of the wild beauty below him. Strand explains that shooting out of a helicopter, ideally one with sliding doors and harnesses, is the ultimate way to photograph aerial nature and landscapes, he imaginatively compares it to having a flying tripod. Though the cost of using a helicopter is much too expensive for an average photographer's budget.

Strand's abstract and poetic images are perfect examples of aerial photography at its best and with his many interesting and informative tips, photographers will be able to go out and look at nature photography from a whole other perspective.

Hans Strand

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Runtime - length of the film: 14m59s
Language: english
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Summary:

In this special FotoTV interview, landscape and nature photographer, Hans Strand, gives viewers a delightful eyeful by sharing some of his photographic work shot on locations of epic beauty.

Strand began with photography much later than what is usually expected. He was 26 years old when he purchased his first camera while on a field excursion with his fellow university students in the United States. His first pictures were made at Yosemite National Park. He had now seen nature before his eyes in a different light.

To him, nature was the cradle of mankind and it was strong empathy that took him from being an engineer, to become a passionate and professional photographer. It is no coincidence that Strand finds Iceland to be so mythical to him. As a Swedish national, long sun-filled nights are not unfamiliar to him. The arctic light and four-hour sunsets is a proverbial jackpot for location photographers. The lasting sunlight and warm colors captivate Strand, but the aerial view of Iceland inspires him more.

Strand travels to offbeat places and locations, in wild natural settings. Places that have not been over-photographed. Strand explains that he searches his locations in a personal way, he wants to feel that he makes an artistic contribution with his pictures and not repeat what many great masters of photography before him have accomplished.

Strand's images seem to draw out complexity over beauty. Soon it is clear his abstract photos become gradually something of beauty, noted for their complexity.