Happy Monday! This week, we’re introducing you to KelbyOne member, Bruno Garofalo. Bruno is a photographer based out of Fairfield, Connecticut. Today, we’re looking at one of his long exposure, night photos. (Image seen above.)
1.) Can you tell us a little bit about your photo “A Sleeping Beast?”
The photo was taken from the old pier of the Brooklyn Bridge park in Brooklyn New York during the 2018 WWPW. The entire group reached that spot for a final shot and I was lucky enough to get the best view. I had already taken that photo many times in the past, but that was the first time I ever saw the NYC skyline fading into the mist. The atmosphere was perfect, I really couldn’t get it wrong.
2.) What gear/software did you use to create this image?
I used a canon 6D with 24-105 f4. These were the settings: ISO 100, f11, 28mm, 51 sec. The photo was edited with Lightroom CC and PS CC 19.
3.) What do you like to photograph?
Mostly landscape and travel, I’m currently exploring portrait and fashion photography as well.
4.) Were you inspired by a KelbyOne class or instructor to create this image? If so, which class or instructor inspired you?
3 years ago, when I started with digital photography, I didn’t really know what I was doing. I used to practice with an old crop sensor Canon I had bought from a friend of mine but my photos were mediocre to say the least (Scott would say they were iPhone snapshots…). I was very motivated to do better but didn’t know how. One day I came across an episode of the Grid on Youtube, I watched the whole episode, then another, then another… and something clicked. I became a KelbyOne member that very same week and I literally watched EVERY class on landscape photography and travel photography available on KelbyOne.com. I’d watch 2-3 classes, then I’d go out and experiment; in doing so, little by little by trial and error, I started improving. Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski are my biggest inspirations, although I also follow other photographers/YouTubers such as Peter McKinnon, Nick Page and Thomas Heaton.
5.) What’s your favorite class on KelbyOne and why?
Travel Photography: A Photographer’s Guide to Rome is by far my favorite class and the reason is very simple… I was born in Italy and grew up in Rome.
Check out more of Bruno’s work—visit his website and don’t forget to follow him on Instagram and 500px.
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