I heard that a hat wearing human in your photo is in vogue right now. Am I doing it right? This is Me in my element. It’s been an enjoyable and productive few months. I’m working on a series of new photos that I hope to get up on my website within the next couple of weeks, all from here in New Zealand where I’ve moved to. Most are shaping up to be personal favourites as well. Problem is that when I try find time to process them the weather does something special and I come home with another memory card full. If you want to be shown around here in July or December, please check my website for workshop details (link in bio). Swipe right for more.
Without a doubt, my favourite thing to photograph is dramatic atmosphere, something that Fiordland is known for. This is where longer focal lengths are incredibly handy, being able to frame subjects that are far off in the distance, just like in this image where the peak was at least 2kms away. I pulled over and captured this straight out of the car window, at 600mm on the Sony #RX10IV. I now have a review of this camera and the Sony #RX100V up on my blog where you can download and check out some of the raw files as well as my thoughts on using these out in the field. @SonyAustralia#sp
I’ve been having some fun the past few weeks with the compact
Sony #RX10IV in my new home of New Zealand. Most of my photography is made at either
wide or ultra-long focal lengths, which makes the built in 24-600mm lens on this camera
incredibly versatile - as you can see! I’m also a huge fan of the 1000fps slow motion video too. @SonyAustralia#sp
Excited to have recently collaborated with the guys at @sqdathletica with a limited edition release on some travel and outdoor apparel. With the principles of flow and movement, an ocean image of mine was used with the theme and I think they did an awesome job putting it all together. Link over on their bio if you want to check it out.
Feeling more inspired than ever since moving to New Zealand. Here’s a peek at some of what I’ve been up to. I’ve also opened up some new workshops for 2018, most are booked out to newsletter subscribers but there’s some places left for winter and summer here in NZ. Link in bio and williampatino.com
Thanks for following along this year. With the birth of my daughter, running my local and international workshops as well as packing up and moving to New Zealand, it’s felt quite busy. I’m still searching, still learning and trying to embrace even the smallest of moments presented with each new day. For all my photographs made in the past 6-months, please check the link in my bio to my latest blog post. My main account now is also @Williampatino_photography Thanks and all the best. WP Shot using the @sonyaustralia#RX10IV
Hey guys, I now mainly post my work over at @williampatino_photography which I started a few months ago. This account here will still be used and eventually be a behind the scenes/personal page. I’ve never used bots or any automated services to grow my accounts, so every one of your likes, comments and follows has always meant a lot. Thank you for almost 6 years of support here and I’ll see you on @williampatino_photography
My favourite feature of the Sony #RX100V is being able to shoot 1080 video at an insane 1000fps, revealing the smallest of detail in often chaotic moments such as this. The Arctic Ocean is a temperamental one, particularly on Jokusarlons ice-beach where it slowly consumes the ancient glacial ice that has departed from the mainland. Yes, the camera got drenched (and still works!) @SonyAustralia#sp
Another image here shot on the Sony #RX100V. I’ve always loved the rugged south coast of Iceland and the unpredictable swell that batters its shores. Being able to shoot Raw files at 24fps on this camera worked well at capturing the rushing water movement that was so bitterly cold as it filled my boots way too many times. Handheld, single exposure. @SonyAustralia#sp
I’ve recently shot some images with Sony’s RX series cameras, taking the compact #RX100V on the road with me around Aus, NZ and Iceland. Using a pocket-sized camera was much easier to adapt to than expected, with full manual control I could create without limitations. This is a handheld shot using the built-in ND filter to allow me to get a slow enough shutter speed for the motion blur on the water. @SonyAustralia#sp
Next month, the South Island of New Zealand will become home for myself and my little family. I talk about this in my latest blog and also share a few local Aussie photos that have meant something to me. Link is in my bio and a special thanks to @airnz for helping me get across the ditch so many times over the years. It’ll be nice not having to leave for once!
A few nights ago, myself and my workshop crew were treated to an ethereal display of the Aurora as she danced across the night sky. This is handheld footage shot in real time. Please email me if you want to join one of next years trips, only few places remain.