Shooting the Diverse Texas Landscape – Darren Huski Episode 74

i-cCnLLD8-MOne of the biggest breaths of fresh air in the photography community comes from people like Texas photographer, Darren Huski. I was so happy to hear Darren say, “If people want to pay me for my photography, great. But even if they don’t I still had a great time shooting.”

So many times photographers get caught up in running their business and completely forget why they enjoyed photography in the first place. However, Darren Huski gets it.

I really enjoyed the interview with Darren as we he took me through a description of the Texas landscape and how a lot of people don’t realize how diverse it actually is. Even though it’s a long trip to west Texas, Darren especially likes to shoot in Big Bend National Park.

Something I was especially excited to talk to Darren about was his creative use of a fisheye lens in landscape photography. He makes some great points too, comparing the differences in an ultra-wide lens and a field of view with a fisheye. I may have to try that out.

What’s in this episode?

  • How Darren Huski got started in photography
  • Shooting nightscapes can actually help you with landscapes
  • Understanding some controls with night photography
  • Using a fisheye lens for landscapes
  • The field of view differences in an ultra-wide lens and a fisheye lens
  • A review of the Sony NEX 6

Links from this episode:

Darren’s Website

Darren’s Gear:

 Canon EOS 5D Mark II Full Frame DSLR Camera (Body Only) (OLD MODEL)

Sony NEX-6/B Compact Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 3-Inch LED – Body Only (Black)

Samyang SY24M-C 24mm f/1.4 Wide Angle Lens for Canon

Samyang SY14M-C 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Lens for Canon

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

Samyang SYHD8M-N 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood for Nikon

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