Phottix Weekly Photo: traffic lights

This week’s Phottix Photo, traffic lights, featuring model Julia, was captured by Sizemore Photography in Germany, Grevenbroich. A Nikon SB-800 and a shoot-through umbrella, triggered by Phottix flash accessories, provided the lighting. This photo was submitted to the Phottix Photos flickr group. Check it out – there are some amazing images being captured using Phottix…

Better colors with Polarizing Filters

Photographer (and Photog Friday Alumni) Craig Ferguson has done some great work using a Phottix Cicular Polarizing Filter (C-PL). Photographer Peter Carey used a Phottix C-PL in  stunning panoramic shot of Mount Rainier.

A C-PL filter, which screws onto the end of a lens, is great for removing reflections in your photos from non-metallic surfaces (glass and water),  and improving color saturation, clarity and contrast.

See the images above with and without a C-PL filter – a huge difference. If you’re doing a lot of outdoor shooting a C-PL filter is a great addition to your kit bag.

Writer, Editor, Photographer: Carrie Kellenberger

Carrie Kellenberger is a well-known name in travel writing and blogging circles. As a Canadian in Asia, she has launched several websites featuring her own travel tales, tips, and images, as well as showcasing the work of others. This week’s Photog Friday features Carrie Kellenberger: Writer, Editor, and Photographer: A woman of many talents. How does she see the world through the lens? How does she capture moments while traveling the world? Read on…

Name: Carrie Kellenberger

Country of residence: Taiwan

Brief Bio:
I’m a Canadian expat living in Asia since 2003. I work as a writer and editor for a publishing company in Taipei. In my free time, I also find work as a freelance writer and occasionally, as a photographer. Although photography is a hobby for me, I’ve been lucky enough to get a few prints published.

How did you first get interested in photography?
I’ve always loved taking photos, but I didn’t really start getting serious about photography until 2006. I was traveling through Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia that year, and I captured some really great images on my little Canon point and shoot. That was the turning point for me. I bought my first DSLR, a Canon Digital Rebel 400D, in 2007 and was instantly hooked.

What do you like to shoot?
Anything and everything. A cursory look through my photo library, however, reveals my propensity for nature, landscape, and travel photography. Lately, I’ve been focusing on branching out into other areas of photography to increase my range and knowledge.