The world is full of talented photographers but every now and then you see something that makes you truly humble. The limited edition trilogy of Fiordland books presented by Andris Apse is a unique offering filled with remarkable images. It also costs more than my 70-200mm lens.
Andris Apse doesn't do much in the way of blogging. He's a landscape photographer in the old school of the art. Spend long days in remote locations carrying heavy gear. Do this for a decade and you gather up a fraction of the frames to pull together in a book. Lovely.
I'll let the images speak for themselves.
His work concentrates on New Zealand, and largely to the south. As far south as Antarctica in fact. What makes Adris' images notable are their elegance and diversity. There's a tendency for landscape galleries to present a lot of similar material - it's the nature of the subject in some ways. Really great photographers manage to find a wide palette of colours, variety of subjects and unique perspectives.
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Andris has a few websites featuring his talent, visit this one for a breathtaking view of the South Island's Fiordland region:
Very selected features on the hardware, software and extra wares that help me get the job done.
My Favie Magnetic Filter
From the studio to the harsh sunlight of Australia's North-West, I dragged my little pouch of magnetic ND filters around the country to find out which system works best. And found myself a new best friend in OKKO.
Neutral Density Theory vs Chaos
Planning and shopping for a simple solution to my ND filter needs has been a major drama, right up there with renovating a house or planning a wedding. It’s just not nearly as straight forward as it should be. Will magnetic filters be the saviour of the stills+video shooter?
SIGMA 60-600mm Field Review
I spent a few weeks in The Outback with the new SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS SPORT L-Mount. The name is a mouthful, and the lens is a handful. This super telephoto represents the latest in AF and OS technology from Sigma, packaged into a superbly flexible and optically impressive full-frame wildlife lens.
LUMIX S5II Custom Settings
Kick start your new LUMIX S5II with my pre-built file of custom settings to help you make the most of the custom dial feature, and make the most of a really great camera.
Benro GX35 Ball-Head Review
Quality yet affordable option for full-frame cameras if you're looking to swap out your old ball-head for an Arca-Swiss alternative.
New Life for EF Lenses
Not only does the AF system on the LUMIX S5II deliver amazing results for native L-mount lenses, but the performance of EF lenses is exceptional to the point of giving Canon owners a legitimate upgrade path at an affordable price.
Ewen's Photography Book
"ReIMAGINE" is now available to order online. It's a very big and very generous book that will help you to reconnect with your creative side.