All posts tagged: Schneider Kreuznach 150mm LS f/2.8 Blue Ring

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 …

Bastiaan Woudt for Phase One shooting with Phase One XF 100MP Camera System and Schneider Kreuznach 80mm, 28mm, 110mm, and 150mm lenses.

The Meteoric Rise of Bastiaan Woudt

Origins and Inspiration Bastiaan Woudt is a self-trained photographer, developing his craft and signature style through immersion in history of photography, and studying the masters in museums and fairs. By immersing himself into the world of photobooks and exhibitions, Bastiaan developed from his early Pictorialist style into something wholly more abstract yet sharp, and with a strong focus for detail. His portraits and nudes transform the subject from mere humans into unreal (and ideal), giving a contemporary twist to the classical form. “I am always looking for things that draw my attention. People, objects, landscapes. I guess I’m not one kind of photographer. When my eldest son was born, I bought my first ‘real’ camera. From there my interest in the medium exploded and resulted in a career in photography. Much later I found out that in primary school, one of my first essays was on photography. My inspiration comes from many forms of art, but in particular, the old masters of photography. Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Man Ray, Bill Brandt, all amazing minds and …

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 account this week. 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. “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 first time …

Food photographer, Tanya Zouev took over our Instagram account with the XF Camera Body, the 645DF+ body, IQ2 60MP Digital Back, Schneider Kreuznach 55mm, 80mm, 120mm macro and 150mm

Delicious food photography with Tanya Zouev

Food photographer, Tanya Zouev, treated us with mouthwatering shots when she took over our Instagram account. “I will occasionally collaborate on a test shoot with a stylist or chef if a great idea pops into my head (and if I can find the time to execute it). I had an idea to shoot a naked cake so I asked dessert chef Jun Chen make this one especially for me. I might add quickly here that a love of food is essential for beautiful food photography. “A connection to your subject matter and a love of cooking will bring you way more success than to someone who just points their lens at a plate of food because a job happened to come along that involved something edible.” The naked cake was shot on an XF body and an IQ2 60MP Digital Back with a Schneider Kreuznach 120mm macro lens and Profoto D1 strobes. Most of my lighting techniques are based on replicating natural light whether it be diffused window light or direct sunlight. Sometimes I layer scrims, …