Author: Paul Reiffer

Working with commercial clients to capture the emotion of a place

We sat down with Phase One Photographer Paul Reiffer to find out how he got started, dig into his on location kit and workflow, and learn why Phase One solutions are ideal for his commercial work to truly capture the essence of a place and satisfy client requirements. What got you interested in landscape and cityscape photography? “Photography has been a part of my life since I was young. My father had a darkroom in the attic and from time to time I’d be in trouble for wanting to play “chemical curiosity”. But, being young, when you’re told not to do something you only want to do it more – I think that definitely peaked my interest and I’ve been drawn to photography ever since, always taking photos with cameras my parents bought me as I grew up. As I got older, I studied photography for a while in London, as well as with some contacts I had in the USA. Most of what I learned was studio based, controlling and understanding light with strobes …

World adventurer and photographer Paul Reiffer travels the world with Phase One IQ3 Digital Back 100MP

Landscape photography with Paul Reiffer

World adventurer and photographer Paul Reiffer have traveled around the world capturing people, landscapes and commercial images for many years. Diamond Beach, Jokulsarlon, Iceland “How cold is the water in Iceland during the winter? VERY. Very, very, very cold. Which is something I learned about 3 seconds before I clicked the button to capture this image of one of the baby icebergs washed up on Iceland’s Diamond Beach, at the mouth of Jokulsarlon. On the basis of “if you’re already wet, you may as well get the shot” – I clicked just in time to capture this block before it rolled back out to sea, then running back to the car to switch back into dry clothes and shoes.” Technical info for the picture: IQ3 100MP – 28mm, f/14, 2.5 seconds Stonehenge, England “Standing for thousands of years, deep within the English countryside just outside of Amesbury, Wiltshire – this ancient circle of Neolithic stones is recognised by historians and tourists from all around the world. With special “inner circle” access to the stone ring …