CASSELL ARCHINUK - ARIZONA, USA
What sparked your interest in photography?
I have always loved the outdoors and hiking, but it wasn't until 6 years ago when I went to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park that I started experimenting with my phone camera to see what kind of landscape photos I could get. I fell in love with seeing nature through the lens and a year later purchased my first DSLR camera. From then on its been learning from others, online tutorials and practice.
How long have you been shooting for?
What is your favourite type of photography?
My first love would be landscape photos, particularly Southwest especially in golden hour and sunset, with the mountains as being a close second. I have recently started my own portrait business where I incorporate people in beautiful landscapes such as elopements, engagements and bridal sessions to name a few.
What is in your camera bag?
I shoot with a Nikon D750, and my main lens is my Nikkor 24-120mm. I also have a 35mm, 50mm and 85mm that I use for portraits.
What would your dream kit be?
If I could add on to what I already have, my dream kit would involve another camera like the Nikon Z7.
What software do you use to process your images?
I use Lightroom to edit and have found that it works best for what I am trying to achieve in my photos.
Who are your top 3 photography inspirations?
I would say Ansel Adams inspired me due to his love for National Parks and the way he photographed them especially since he only had black and white to work with. I really like Marco Grassi for his use of light in his photos and Cath Simard for her beautiful dreamy images and her love for exploring.
What are you top 3 bucket list locations you want to shoot?
Dolomites Mountains in Italy
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