Happy Member Monday! Today, we’d like to introduce you to Lauri Novak. Lauri is a U.S. based photographer who likes to photograph travel, transportation, nature, architecture, and animals. Here’s a little bit about her image—you can view the photo in it’s full form here.

What can you tell us about your photo? 

This image was taken in Longyearbyen, Svalbard in the Arctic. I had arrived a couple days early for a 10 day photography symposium aboard a scientific explorer ship and was wandering around the little town, which has some pretty interesting architecture.

One of the things I always try to do when out shooting is to change my perspective in order to show the viewer something different. Spiral stairs are always interesting to shoot and play with but the orange doors on this building and the way the grating framed them really added interest to this one.

What gear or software did you use to create this image? 

I shoot with a Canon 6D. The lens used for this shot was the Canon 17-40 f4.0 L series. ISO100, 17mm, f10, 1/60.  This was edited entirely in Adobe Lightroom, upright, perspective, cropping, brought down the highlights, increased the clarity and saturation a bit, adjusted black and white clipping, increased the shadows a bit and decreased the contrast.

How long have you been a KelbyOne member and what made you decide to become a member?

I have been a KelbyOne member since November 2016. A good friend gifted me a subscription! I’ve always followed the Kelby training and group, Scott & Kalebra, but had never actually bitten the bullet to join. I will be renewing my membership.


Ready to see more of Lauri’s work? Swing by her website or check out her images on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.