Photographer Profile: Richard Renn

Photographer Profile: Richard Renn
Galapagos Islands. The challenge for me was to try and capture an interesting image of this blue-footed booby other than just a brown bird sitting in brown dirt. I decided to zoom in on the bird just enough to eliminate the surrounding background, which made for a much more dramatic photo. Canon EOS 30D, Sigma 50-500mm. Exposure: 1/250 sec @ f/5.6, 226 mm, ISO 100.

Photographer: Richard Renn

Amateur Photographer

Photographic Specialties:

  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
  • Travel
  • Architecture / Real Estate

Biography

I am a semi-retired geologist and pilot. I have taken lots of photos both in my work and recreation. My wife and I love to travel and been to every continent with the exception of Antarctica (that's coming in 2019). I enjoy sharing my photos with friends and family so I am always trying to improve my photographic skills.

Near Seljalandsfoss, Southeastern Iceland. The challenge to capture this image was both technical (low-light at the bottom and bright-light at the top), and environmental (lighting, keeping the camera dry, people's heads). I wanted to capture the soft, ethereal character of this small waterfall. In order to do that, I framed the shot avoiding the bright top of the waterfall. This allowed me to slow the shutter speed just enough to blur the motion. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS II USM. Exposure: 1/4 sec @ f/20, 35 mm, ISO 100.
Photographer Profile: Richard Renn
Santa Fe, NM. I was in a photography workshop and our assignment was to work with a model on an old western movie set. We had to direct the model as to position in the room, posture, expression, etc. Working with another person to create a mood/scene and adjusting the subject's lighting were all new and difficult for me. Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS II USM. Exposure: 1/60 sec @ f/4.0, 105 mm, ISO 1600.
Photographer Profile: Richard Renn
Southeastern Iceland. I wanted to capture the vastness and grandeur of what I was seeing with the clouds and reflections in the still, shallow water, but couldn't do it with one shot. So, I remembered an article I read in Outdoor Photographer about creating photo-merged images. The article mentioned turning the camera vertically to capture more of the scene, and then taking your series of photos. I tried this technique, and was very pleased with the final merged image. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS II USM. Exposure: 1/200 sec @ f/16, 24 mm, ISO 100.
Photographer Profile: Richard Renn
Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral, Reykjavik, Iceland. I wanted to capture an image of this iconic cathedral from a different perspective of those pictures that I had seen prior to my trip. When I came out to the front of the building I looked up at the spire. The clouds and early morning sun behind the structure gave me the unique image I wanted. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS II USM. Exposure: 1/500 sec @ f/6.3, 24 mm, ISO 100.
Photographer Profile: Richard Renn
Inside Passage, Sitka, AK. I had in mind to try and capture the abstract nature of the reflection of the sunrise on the sound. I really liked the way that the ship's wake broke up the image giving it more dimension. The final shot illustrates the abstract quality I was trying to capture. Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 50-500mm. Exposure: 1/250 sec @ f/20, 161 mm, ISO 250.

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