Jarrod Castaing is an international award-winning Australian professional landscape and nature photographer based in Sydney, Australia. Specialising in breathtaking landscape photography and photo workshops from our amazing world. Jarrod is an artist, world traveller and photo educator, having been fortunate enough to travel through over 45 countries (and counting!) his passion is sharing the beauty of nature and the wilderness with others. Jarrod has been shooting panoramic scenes of nature his whole life, and has become known for his vibrant images of thundering waterfalls, towering mountain peaks and rugged desert canyons. Jarrod believes that the beauty of the environment around us is a gift. His annual photography tours include chasing the Northern Lights in Iceland, the arctic beaches in Lofoten Norway, and chasing the autumn colours in both New Zealand and the Canadian Rockies. Workshops are a fantastic opportunity to learn while joining Jarrod on an adventure to some of the world's most stunning places. Having had the privilege of shooting in so many exotic regions, Jarrod's knowledge will guide you to spectacular locations, while experiencing a unique insight into his photographic process and digital workflow. Featured in photography publications, such as National Geographic, and gallery exhibitions worldwide, including the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington DC, his museum-quality limited edition prints are held in collections around the globe. Jarrod is currently living and exhibiting his fine art landscape prints in Sydney, Australia.
In Your Bag
Cameras: Jarrod's photographs have been captured on many cameras over the years. He currently shoots digital when travelling with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR full frame camera for it's increased dynamic range and high ISO improvements in low light shooting conditions such as capturing the Aurora Borealis in Iceland or Milky Way in Australia. Along with these sensor improvements, the ability to capture images in harsh locations like windy deserts or Arctic blizzards makes the dust and water resistance an important feature when travelling on the road.
Lenses: What’s in my camera bag? I often get asked what type of camera gear I use. I shoot with a range of Canon lenses. The Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 is the lens that I use for most for my landscape photography. Having the best camera equipment doesn’t mean you will take better photographs. You can have all the gear in the world but it’s the skill of the photographer that makes all the difference. Understanding the light and how to compose an image are the two most important aspects of making a great image. A high quality lens can dramatically improve the overall image quality. The majority of my landscape images are shot with wide angle lenses. I will also use a longer focal length when I want to compress the perspective of the scene bringing the background in closer.
Accessories: Jarrod Castaing is an official ambassador of NiSi Filters Australia. There's a lot of buzz coming from nature photographers about NiSi for their great value, high quality filters. Carefully crafted with high definition glass and low-to-nil colour cast, NiSi is setting itself apart from the pack in the area of photographic filters. With a revolutionary new circular polarizer and unique design that won't vignette on ultra wide lenses - it's a game changer for landscape photographers. Jarrod's kit includes the NiSi V5 PRO 100mm Filter System with Enhanced Landscape CPL, a 3 stop ND, 6 stop ND, Reverse GND 0.9, Soft GND 0.9 and his favourite GND 1.2. When it comes to carrying my gear, I've been shooting landscapes for many years and tried many camera bags. I've taken them all over the world and I can honestly say that my F-Stop Loka has lasted well. It's light when empty and the various Internal Camera Unit (ICU) sizes allow you to find the right combination for carrying your photography gear. It's comfortable to wear and easy to access your gear including tripod.