I remember coming across this guys feed and was so captivated by his night photography, that I nicknamed him “Master of the Night,” this is not to take anyway from his other images — I just personally feel that the photos that he takes at night are extra special ‘awesomeness.’
Here is www.launchdsigns.com Q&A with the highly talented photographer called @packsphoto
Whats your style of photography, what type of images do you identify with most.
I guess I would say I have an urban sort of style. I’m into all types of photography but I have focused heavily in landscape and most of all urban Photog. I love to shoot nature and wildlife it’s definitely an amazing type of photog! It so rewarding when you get that epic capture with that exact time of day, weather, clouds or water movement and it comes out right!! I like the challenge aspect of it and the peaceful side of being out in the middle of nowhere! I’m also into shooting symmetry and street shots just as much!! I like the exploring part of it and the game of getting into these places just as much! I’ve always had a thing for angles and lines since I first started shooting!!
Which photographers influenced you.
Since I was young Ansel Adams has always been my biggest inspiration and as I got older Pual Nicken who is a famous nat geo photographer.
What technology (camera/software) do you use most?
I use the canon 5dmkii and Photoshop CS6 for post.
What motivates you to continue taking pictures
I get a lot of motivation from my dad who was a photographer and a ton from Instgram and very close friends!!
Which is your favorite lens? Why?
17-35 canon L series’s because I’m normally shooting landscape or urban so I need to be able to get the whole image in without being cropped out!
What camera gear do you wish you had? Why?
I wish that I had a hasselblad phase 1 with the digital back so I’m able to blow up my images at huge size and still be high res.
How do you educate yourself to take better pictures?
I read magazines and look at other photographers pictures but for the most part it’s trial and error!
Among your works, which one is your favorite? Why?
That’s hard to say my favorite shot but probaly a pano I took many years ago of the LA skyline from the hollywoods hills it was amazingly clear and a beautiful sunset that day and I’ve shot up there so many times and it never came out like this one!! Its printed out at ten feet long and it just has the feeling like I’m standing in the hills.
What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started taking photos?
I wish I understood more about how to change the f stop to chang the depth or make it sharper!
What makes the good picture stand out from the average?
I think composition makes a good pic stand out!
Where are you from, where do you live
I’m originally from the Bronx and reside in Culver city Los Angeles.