Yosemite NP, California, USA by Aaron Keigher

Yosemite NP, California, USA by Aaron Keigher

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Canon 5D Mk II | Canon 16-35mm f/4L | 1/8sec | f/16 | 100

Aaron Keigher • Photographer of the Week

Aaron-Keigher From awe inspiring grand landscapes to the stunning creations of man and from the beauty of nature to the wonders of wildlife, the world around us amazes me. It is this amazement that makes me want to photograph this world. My art mainly focuses on landscapes, nightscapes and time-lapse films.
My photography and time-lapses have been featured by CBS, CNN, The Today Show, MSNBC, ABC, The Huffington Post, Mashable.com and other outlets.

What's in your bag

Canon 6D
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L
Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS
Rokinon 24mm f/3.5 TS
Canon 35mm f/2L
Canon 50mm f/1.8
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L
Manfrotto 055 tripod
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero
Dynamic Perception Stage R with NMX controller
3-Axis Motion Controller
Emotimo TB3
DJI Ronin-M

When did you start photography?

I first got into photography over 10 years ago when I bought my first DSLR, a Canon Rebel XT. I started by photographing events and wildlife but soon realized that my real passion was landscape photography. Eventually, I fell in love with shooting the night sky and began capturing timelapses.

Who are your favourite past or present photographers?

Ansel Adams, Tom Till, Ian Whitehead, Jack Dykinga and William Neill.

What is your favourite and most inspiring location?

It has to be Yosemite National Park. It is simply amazing and at many times, overwhelming. The first time I visited the park I fell in love and felt right at home. I knew instantaneously that this was a place that I wanted to visit again and again.

What are your future photographic plans?

I hope to continue to produce more short timelapse films and then eventually put them together into a larger timelapse project. One of my photographic dreams is to head north and photograph the Northern Lights.

What advice would you give to our readers?

The best advice I could give is that composition matters. Work on refining your composition as this is what makes the difference between a good and great picture. Take a few minutes before you shoot to make sure that all the elements line up in the photo, exactly where you want them. Make sure you think about things such as the rule of thirds, leading lines and how your photo will ‘read’ to the viewer. Make sure you walk around a little when you arrive at a new location and see how moving a few feet in either direction can affect your composition. Basically, take your time to get your composition right and you will be much happier with your pictures.

To see more images from Aaron Keigher visit his website (see sidebar).

Yosemite NP, California, USA by Aaron Keigher

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