It’s that time of the year again and I couldn’t be more excited. If I’m honest, I was more than ready for fall, and I’m so glad it’s finally here.
If you like photographing forests, you are already aware of this, but those of you out there who photograph something else, sunny weather sucks for landscape photographs. It’s hard to isolate subjects (trees in this case) and it’s difficult to avoid uneven light. However, on cloudy days when the light is soft, or on rainy mornings when colors look more saturated and there’s a better chance for fog, forests become magical places with incredible photo opportunities.
This is what happened last Monday. After months and months, desperate for my favorite conditions, finally the day arrived and I was ready for a little adventure in between classes.
I often limit myself and I only bring one body and one lens. I feel it’s easier to concentrate on one focal length and work out different compositions, rather than wasting time switching lenses. This time I decided to bring my old Fujifilm X Pro1 and the 16mm f1.4 (24mm on full frame). If you only focus on technology, this camera is old and slow, BUT, if you are like me and your work is slow then it doesn’t really matter, plus the colors of this particular sensor are very special, and I can definitely see that if I compare it with newer models.
I spent around 3 hours in different locations, I went back to my usual spots. It’s always great to be back to see how the landscape has changed overtime. I found other photographers there but I decided to skip that famous location and walk a bit further and I couldn’t stop making photos, but mostly, it was great for my soul and creativity. I truly needed that morning.
Fall is my favorite season. The weather starts to get gloomy, days are shorter, the sun doesn't warm as much, BUT forests look spectacular! I haven't posted a new blog in a while. Sorry!. The reason is that I'm busy working with my colleagues of Wanderfilm planning on future portrait sessions and editing the ones we've already done, but I promise I've been going out as often as possible to catch the moody vibes of this season. I hope you like these!
*All photos taken with the Fujifilm XT10 + 18-55mm / 23mm 1.4 which has become my daily carry.
Ane and Mikel are getting married next summer! We chose to photograph their engagement on a misty morning a couple of weekend ago, right when the area where we live was alive with fall colors. The last week of October and the first of November are usually the best days to get out and photograph this season, so I think we were very lucky with the timing. They are some of my closest friends, so I couldn't be happier for them. We had a great time and the session turned out to be really fun! Hope you like this set!
A couple of weeks ago my friend Marina and I drove to the forest of Otzarreta in the Natural Park of Gorbea, just 30 minutes away from home. I love walking around nature in the early morning so that's what we did before it started to rain. I'm becoming more interested in shooting portraits, so you will be seeing more of that stuff in the upcoming blogs. Meanwhile enjoy this set! Also, if you want to get out and shoot some portraits like these in the forest or near the sea, drop me a line and we'll think of something together!