I’m excited to introduce another new writer from our expanding group at Photography Life. Make sure you give a warm welcome to Alex Coleman! Alex impressed all of us with his wide range of high-quality pictures of a huge variety of subjects. You’ve seen their articles on night digital photography, real estate, and lenses – now here he is in order to introduce himself.
Hi, I am Alex Coleman. I’m excited to be joining the Pictures Life team. I was very first inspired to take up picture taking while traveling over 15 years ago. Since then, I’ve continued to enjoy photography as both a hobby plus a profession, with travel, scenery, and architecture remaining my favorite subjects for personal work. Being a professional, I’ve worked throughout a wide variety of disciplines, photographing weddings, product, food, and commercial shoots, as well as residential plus commercial real estate.
I primarily shoot on Nikon Z-series cameras, having switched to mirrorless after using multiple decades of Nikon DSLRs, such as the D3 and D800 series cameras. As a writer, I’ve also had the opportunity to use and review Canon’s EOS and R lines, Fujifilm’s X-series cameras, and Sony’s A7 line of cameras. I’ve become quite interested in the possibilities enabled by drone pictures, with my Mavic 3 delivering image quality plus photographic opportunities that just weren’t possible on smaller and older platforms. Within my professional work, I’ve utilized both continuous and strobe lighting, typically made by Godox.
Being a photographer, I’m particularly inspired by the exciting and new scenes available when journeying. My favorite works, as well as those that have won awards from companies like the American Institute of Architects, were often used on trips. I also particularly enjoy the challenge created by getting constraints on time and disorders at the location – having the ability to make the best of poor conditions provides definitely helped me grow as being a photographer.
Within photography, I like to explore new techniques in both catch and post-processing, where I have dabbled in things like focus stacking, panoramas, computational picture taking, and more. I’ve grown to enjoy the capabilities offered by PTGui for stitching panoramas – over the last couple months, I’ve been revisiting a number of panoramas I’ve shot in the past and taking a second swing at editing them. The additional capabilities offered by the latest processor, GPU, and software advancements have made large panoramas even more pleasurable to edit. Also, since I’ve been picking up more commercial and product photography work, I’ve been building out a larger lighting kit, after having been a lighting-minimalist (read: someone who doesn’t really want or need to carry lighting gear up a mountain) for years.
Along with practicing photography, I truly enjoy the community that types around the hobby. I’ve trained a number of workshops focused on landscape photography and post-processing, plus I’m currently planning a quantity of additional workshops now that the travel situation has normalized. Beyond in-person workshops, I’ve written for a number of photography-oriented stories and am always mixed up in comments section of my content articles, so I look forward to hearing from you if you ever have questions or comments for me.
To see some of my function, check out my website in adcimagery. com . My YouTube route is ADCImagery , where I’ve obtained a number of upcoming videos prepared where I cover gear, techniques, and post-processing.