This interview outlines Lincoln Harrison’s creativity, 36 year-old photographer who was born and raised in Bendigo, Australia.
Lincoln Harrison started photography a little over one year ago, and currently he tries to balance that with a full time job. Before photography came along, he spent most of his time riding and racing off road motorcycles.
So, read the interview with Lincoln Harrison and enjoy his wonderful shots!
AP: When did you first decide you wanted to become a photographer?
LH: I purchased a DSLR to take some photos of ebay items, I had no intentions of being a photographer I just like cool gadgets. I decided to try a landscape shot to use as a desktop wallpaper, a week later I had about 8 lenses and all the other gear and I’ve been hooked eve.
AP: How do you express creativity in your life? What is your photography?
LH: Mainly through my photography, I’m always trying to come up with new ideas and better ways of doing things.
AP: What is your most reliable source of inspiration?
LH: The sky. I look out the window if the sky looks good I grab the camera and go.
Landscapes when there’s some clouds, startrails when its clear. If its too cloudy I go and scout for new locations.
AP: What kind of equipment and techniques do you use?
LH: I use 2 Nikon D7000s, Nikkor 10-24 and Tokina 11-16 lenses, promote control, Manfrotto 055cxpro tripods and 405 geared heads, Lee filter system. Stacking, blending and processing is done in Photoshop CS5, and Photomatix Pro for merging HDRs.
AP: What’s the biggest obstacle you’ve overcome so far in your career? Tell us how you did it.
LH: Developing my startrail technique. I’ve always been fascinated by startrails so I read everything I could find and followed the tutorials on the web, the results were ok but if you removed the startrails you were left with a dull, boring image. I wanted them to have the look of a twilight landscape shot with soft light and some nice colour so I started trying different ways of achieving this.
I can only shoot 1 or 2 of these a month so it was a long process to test different capture and processing methods. There were some 10 hour shoots in freezing conditions where I had a setting wrong and got nothing useable.
AP: What projects do you have coming up and what you hope to do?
LH: I have a 2 week trip planned for the Great Ocean Road very soon, my dream destination is Iceland, hopefully some time next year. After that probably New Zealand, and Yosemite in the US.
AP: What’s the golden tip that you can give to our readers?
LH: Plan your shoots, scout the location in advance, work out your compositions and know all the details like where and when the sun and moon will rise and set. Get there early so you don’t have to rush anything.
AP:Would you like to wish something to AstrumPeople?
LH: Thank you for featuring my work.
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