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Tom Lindboe is a US-based Danish advertising photographer, who has worked through many genres of photography, from fashion, beauty, architecture, interior, lifestyle, to industrial photography using Phase One XF IQ3 100MP Camera System

Using both DSLR and medium format

Tom Lindboe is a US-based Danish advertising photographer, who has worked through many genres of photography, from fashion, beauty, architecture, interior, lifestyle, to industrial photography. His clean, graphic Scandinavian style is the signature of his work. Like most photographers, his camera bag contains more than one camera. We sat down with Tom and asked him what’s behind his camera choices. What drives you and your photography?  “I think what drives me is a curiosity for photography and its impact, as well as the constant evolution of technology and self-development that lies in that craft. Trying to discover new areas of photography and getting out of my comfort zone is also extremely interesting to me. I have many clients that give me jobs I would not normally do, but they understand my image language and appreciate it, often wanting to have something different than they usually get.” “I have been shooting on Nikon, Canon, Mamiya, Sinar, Fuji, Leica, Hasselblad and Sony cameras, but it was only with the XF Camera System that I experienced upgrades that …

Drew Altdoerffer on the Schneider Kreuznach blue ring lenses

The Blue Ring Lens Family: The right lens for the right job

Phase One’s Product Manager, Drew Altdoerffer shares his point of view on our wide range of Blue Ring Lenses. Any image, no matter what features or tools the camera may provide, is only as good as the lens that captures it. Sure, there are subjective aesthetic qualities of certain lenses. However, objective qualities like sharpness, resolution, durability and versatility are all essential for professional photographic results. I hope we can all agree on that much. The specific lens you use, how you use it and why you use it, is certainly grounds for a discussion. In the vein of that discussion I have to be honest: my views are completely biased, as I’ve worked for Phase One for nearly 9 years. Nevertheless, even well before that time you could always find me with Phase One in my hands. As a Product Manager I have innumerable opportunities to use and test the Phase One equipment. This is not only taking place in a studio environment but under rather demanding conditions as well. Among other responsibilities here in Copenhagen, I manage the PODAS (Phase One …

Phase One top most-liked posts on Instagram 2017

Your favorite Instagram posts of 2017

2017 has been a year full of stunning pictures, incredible journeys, and stories that have entertained us all. We decided to get nostalgic and look back on 2017’s top 9 most-liked posts as a big thank-you to all you fantastic photographers and followers. We’re so grateful to you all for supporting us, liking our pictures, and engaging with our posts. Much more to come in 2018! Incredible portraits in medium format Your most-liked picture of the year is this portrait of Christopher Walken by Rick Wenner “This portrait of the incredible Christopher Walken is one of my all-time favorite images I’ve shot. I was assigned by Observer to go to Walken’s home in Connecticut and was told that I would get an hour of his time, which blew my mind as I am used to only getting a few minutes with celebrities. We had multiple setups ready to go when Chris (he let me call him Chris) was ready and we started with this seamless background set up. We had a nice conversation while I …

Andrei Duman explores extreme environments with medium format and the Phase One XF IQ3 100MP

Andrei Duman explores extreme environments with medium format

This week, Phase One photographer, Andrei Duman, takes over our Instagram feed. Andrei is an award winning Los Angeles based photographer with a huge thirst for travel, having already visited over 80 countries. He takes his Phase One XF IQ3 100 to unique locations all over the world, including some of the harshest environments possible. Follow his account to see where 2018 takes Andrei. Current planned trips include Bora Bora, the Grand Tetons, South Africa, Romania, JapanCa and Namibia. Below we share some of his takeover and the stories behind the captures. Power Lines (See featured image at the top of this post.) “One of my favorite types of photography is aerial and one of my favorite subjects to capture while being airborne are salt flats. I love the freedom that aerial photography provides, as your subjects and compositions are constantly changing. By a quick switch of your lens mid flight, your focus changes from a panoramic view to an abstract focus, where one can get into the details and create an almost alien-looking environment. …

Steven Friedman's intriguing landscapes with the XF IQ3 100MP

Steven Friedman shoots intriguing landscapes

What drives a photographer to branch out into landscape photography? We talk to Steven Friedman about how he made the leap into this genre and what inspires him. What is it about landscape photography that intrigues you? Remote and inaccessible regions are my interest. I want to photograph unique intimate landscape and go to locations that are seldom visited exploring the wilderness. The best thing about landscape photography is the ability to be outside and experience the beauty of nature. Incredible light and colour in the remote landscape can be extraordinary and I never get tired of experiencing it. Just recently, I was standing in an aspen field and the sun rose in the back of the forest – it was quite a thrill to experience the magical colour and light and to photograph it. What led you to become a landscape photographer? I was hiking in late autumn in the Gatineau National Park in Canada and found a 35mm film camera at a viewpoint. Knowing someone must be missing it; I called the ranger …

Landscape photographer, Steve Gosling shooting the world’s first 100-megapixel Achromatic Digital Back.

Steve Gosling’s inspiring landscapes

At this year’s International Black and White Spider Awards, photographer Steve Gosling achieved six nominations and one Honourable Mention in three different categories (Architecture, Fine Art, and Nature) for his breathtaking pictures. Four of Steve’s pictures were shot with Phase One equipment. Below he shares the stories behind the captures. ‘Dragons Teeth’ (Dunmore Head, Ireland) “Taken at a beautiful spot on the west coast of Ireland looking out towards the Great Blasket Islands. It took me some time to refine the composition to my satisfaction to ensure that there was a clean flow of line and shape from the foreground to the islands in the distance. Having worked hard to successfully resolve the design of the image to my satisfaction it’s a photograph I’m very pleased with. Taken with an Alpa TC camera with Schneider 35mm lens, Phase One P20+ Digital Back, Lee Filters, Gitzo tripod, and head.” The Call of the Wild’ (Trotternish Penisula, Isle of Skye) “I was attracted by this remote telephone box for two reasons. Firstly, these traditional red boxes are …

Peter Cox shot this series using the XF IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Camera System and the Schneider Kreuznach 35mm LS f/3.5 lens. 

Natural landscape color with Peter Cox

The emotional depth of a scene in Trichromatic perfection. We spoke to Peter Cox, award-winning landscape photographer, to find out what color in his photography means to him. Peter has been using the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic on his XF Camera. We hear Peter’s reaction to the new technology and how it’s affected his landscape work. Peter took the Trichromatic on a landscape photography shoot in the Chilean Atacama Desert, a place that drew Peter over by the promise of the landscape’s unique color palette. Why landscape photography? “Beautiful landscapes were what made me want to make photographs in the first place. For me, photography is about sharing the emotion and experience of being in an amazing place at the ideal time with the viewer. This visit to the Atacama was the first venture to a warm climate, but I went in winter. I love remote areas. For me, the high altitude and clear skies are a real draw as I had planned to do some astrophotography while there. During the daytime, the simplicity of the …

Landscape photographer, Steve Gosling shooting the world’s first 100-megapixel Achromatic Digital Back.

Black and White landscape photography with Steve Gosling

To honor the photographers who dedicate themselves to the classic tradition of black and white photography, Phase One designed the world’s first 100-megapixel Achromatic Digital Back. Landscape photographer, Steve Gosling, kindly shared his thoughts on black and white photography, and we found out what makes him so passionate about the genre.   “I’ve been taking photographs since the age of seven, and when I started out, black and white film was the only realistic option (color film was expensive to buy and to process) so I grew up seeing the world as a black and white photograph. So, although I do occasionally shoot color, my default is to see the world in black and white. Learning to see in black and white requires the photographer to develop a new vision that reduces the landscape to interlocking shapes and tones. This requires practice and experience. “Personally, I like the fact that working in monochrome removes the distraction of color. There are times when color doesn’t add anything – or worse, just seems to get in the …

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 has traveled around the world capturing people, landscapes and commercial images for many years. Location: 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 Location: 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 …

Landscape and sports photographer, Michael Blann shooting with the IQ2 50MP Digital Back

Tour de Landscape: Michael Blann’s Cycling Photography

Michael Blann is one of those rare people who united his two great passions and created something wonderful. His love for cycling and landscape photography came together, and out of this emerged beautiful works of art depicting athletic endeavors in gorgeous locations from high above. Michael Blann spoke with Phase One about his journey from Tour de France dreamer to capturing the dream in photographs. The course of Michael Blann’s career “I grew up cycling (when it was unfashionable), watching the Tour de France and I even raced seriously in Australia when I was 19-20 years old. I wanted to turn pro but it didn’t quite happen. It took another 25 years before I connected my two passions, cycling and photography together when I started a personal project on the famous cycling climbs. This eventually evolved into a 3-year project and a coffee table book Mountains: Epic Cycling Climbs. Like many personal projects, it’s not always clear why you start them, but this becomes apparent over the course of the project. There was certainly a …