All posts filed under: Landscape & Wildlife

Carmine Arrichiello shooting with a XF Camera Body IQ3 100MP Digital Bac, Schneider Kreuznach 35mm LS lens and Schneider Kreuznach 120mm LS Macro lens

Underwater photography with Carmine Arrichiello

Carmine Arrichiello is an underwater photographer based in Italy. He developed a passion for photography at an early age. When an interest in sports took root, diving had a special appeal as a sport he could combine with his photography. Carmine uses Nimar Underwater Housing on his Phase One XF Camera System. Watch him in action in the video below. Shooting underwater photography “Personally, the most appealing thing about shooting underwater is being able to dive into a world without external sounds. The very moment in which the photographer is with his subject turns into a magical experience: unique and enchanting.”   “Personally, the most appealing thing about shooting underwater is being able to dive into a world without external sounds. “ “The essential thing when planning an underwater shoot is to first decide the subject of your project. Next, choose if you will take macro or landscape pictures and so prepare the lens and lens port you’ll need. When it comes to underwater housing, the most important characteristic is to be able to use …

Phase One’s PODAS instructor, Drew Altdoeffer Instagram takeover with Phase One XF IQ3 100MP

PODAS Photography Workshop with Drew Altdoerffer

Our very own PODAS instructor, Drew Altdoeffer, took over our Instagram account with some of his pictures from some of his PODAS photography workshops. At the workshops he’s providing you with a first-class education, using the world’s best equipment in breathtaking locations. Giant Icebergs “When you’re fortunate enough to have equipment like the XF IQ3 100MP and the Schneider Kreuznach 35mm LS f/3.5 Blue Ring with you for a landscape shoot, the last thing you would think about doing is hanging off the side of a zodiac in sub-zero waters. But sometimes the last thing you would think about doing is the only thing you can do to get the shot.” “These giant icebergs were just begging to be photographed from the water’s surface so I ignored the sensible part of my consciousness and got as close to the water as I could. With the Waistlevel Finder on the XF IQ3 100MP it was a breeze to get the composition I needed and with the 35mm lens providing me astounding detail and contrast, these ship-sized ice cubes …

Michael Wicander Phase One 'Hygge' competition

How do you Capture ‘Hygge’?

How do you capture ‘hygge’? We invited Phase One photographers to participate in a contest by capturing the essence of the Danish phenomena ‘hygge’. The Danish concept of ‘hygge’ loosely means a feeling of pure coziness and content. Needless to say, the entries were as different as the photographers themselves. Here are some of the pictures that we received from all over the world. Gustavo Marx captured a happy scene that radiates the warmth of the day and has a sense of carefree contentment. “The afternoon was magical. We had spent hours at the margin of a glistening lake in Brazil and were ready to wrap up and go home. This image almost shot itself without my intervention. One of those overpowering instinctive reactions one just can’t avoid. I’m just grateful for having captured this instant in time. ” Congratulations to Gustavo, who was the winner of our ‘Capture Hygge’ contest, who won a Schneider Kreuznach 35mm Blue Ring lens. “I wanted to capture a cold winter evening sitting inside making a warm cocktail to enjoy …

Tommy Reynolds and team went to Iceland and showed us their trip from start to finish to Iceland with a Phase One XF IQ3 50MP.

View Iceland through the lens of Tommy Reynolds

Tommy Reynolds and his team went to Iceland to shoot the beautiful landscape and showed us their trip from start to finish. Capturing Iceland with the XF “My first thought when I took the XF Camera System out of its case was how beautiful the design was and how well-balanced it feels in your hands. I took a test shot and got a little bit too excited at the shutter sound…to that, I can only say, ‘it’s a photographer thing.’ “For shooting landscapes in Iceland, the XF Camera System was easily the best tool for the job. “This was my first experience using the XF Camera System or any digital medium format camera. So it’s no surprise to say that this was a huge jump from my usual camera in terms of detail and, of course, the 15 stops of dynamic range.” “Being able to pull the shadow detail was like working with an HDR composite. It was too easy and a huge advantage. I used the camera’s built-in time-lapse tool to act as an intervalometer …

Phase One's Vice President of R&D Lau Nørgaard

Phase One’s Lau Nørgaard goes to Mongolia

Our very own Lau Nørgaard, Vice President of R&D here at Phase One takes over our Instagram. Through images taken on the mountains and plains of Mongolia, Lau will share his passion for the technology and hard work that goes into creating our cameras, firmware, and lenses. On a hilltop in Mongolia “I was on a hilltop in Mongolia at sunrise trying to capture the delicate colors of the grassland in the early morning light. It was quite windy and shooting with the Blue Ring 240mm lens was a challenge. The smallest vibrations with the exposure times required in the low light would result in un-sharp images. And of course, with dawn or dusk pictures, time is of the essence for the perfect shot. However, using the new electronic shutter feature on the IQ3 100MP and vibration delay meant that I got critically sharp shots even on relatively long exposure times with the wind roaring around me.” “Dawn on a hilltop in Mongolia, testing out the new Blue Ring 150mm lens for real for the …

Aerial photographer, Tim Campbell, took us on a journey over Western Australia's gorgeous coastline

Seas from above with Tim Campbell

Aerial photographer, Tim Campbell, took over our Instagram account and took us on a journey over Western Australia’s gorgeous coastline. Get ready for an oceanic adventure with Tim’s aerial photography. Houtman Abrolhos Islands “This is a rather abstract, top-down view of the beautiful Houtman Abrolhos Islands. If you look back to my last post and follow the white water line off into the distance you’ll see where this image was taken, about halfway up that reef shelf.” “This image contains the vivid blue of an open water drop off and inviting turquoise sand patch separated by a crisp white water line and earthy brown limestone plate, I think it’s one of the most harmonious colour pallets I’ve ever seen in the ocean. Unless we grow wings I don’t think the attraction of an aerial perspective will leave us too soon, it’s just so great to reveal the patterns and tones carved into our earth over the ages. Have any of you shot with the IQ3 100MP from above?” The Houtman Abrolhos Islands “The island you …