Frequently Asked Questions

Erin Shooting Flooded Potholes
How do you process your images?

A large percentage of my images are processed from single ‘raw’ files, often by manually blending differently processed iterations of a single file, or else they are blends of separate exposures (taken in lieu of using a GND filter). For more complicated scenes I will combine exposures of different focal points, of different shutter speeds, of slightly different moments, or of different focal lengths to achieve my goals. You can learn more about my approach to processing in the following articles:

CREATIVE APPLICATIONS OF COLOR THEORY IN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

A LEXICON OF POST-PROCESSING TERMS IN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY

THE TWO ESSENTIAL STRATEGIES OF EFFECTIVE POST-PROCESSING

 

What camera gear do you use?

I’m currently using a Canon 5D Mark IV as my main camera body and a Mark III as back-up/secondary. Although I own a great many lenses (all Canon), the two that are in my backpack most often lately are the Canon 11-24mm f/4L and the Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS Mark II.

I also frequently carry a Canon M50 with me for behind-the-scenes coverage and for those times when I want something very light and capable to serve as a creative tool in thinking through photographic ideas.

May I use one of your photos on my blog?

Thanks for your interest in my photos! If your blog post will be a feature about me or my photograph(s), then you are welcome to feature my photos if you credit me and link to my website. If your blog post regards anything else, please contact me for permission.

Is it true that you always wear purple when you’re out shooting?

No, I sometimes wear lavender, violet, or lilac. 🙂

How do you find your locations?

I make extensive use of topographical maps and of course weather forecasts, including satellite images. My primary tools for researching locations are PhotoPills, The Photographer’s Ephemeris, Google Earth, and Gaia GPS. Dumb luck goes a long way too.

You can learn more about my approaches to exploration in the following article and video:

Exploration for Landscape Photography: Going Further and Finding Yourself

Erin Babnik’s Exploration Talk at the B&H Event Space

Is it possible to license one of your images for use in a printed publication?

Yes, please use the contact form for more information about licensing terms and fees.

Do you have a question for me? Please feel free to ask!

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