Member Monday Featuring Rob Gale

Welcome back to Member Monday!

Today we’d like you to meet KelbyOne Pro Member Rob Gale, a photographer from Auckland, New Zealand.

This photo really took our breath away when we first saw Rob’s member challenge submission. We can’t wait to hear more about it.

Take it away, Rob!

About the Photographer

  • Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Years in Photography: 20
  • Years as a KO Member:3

About the Photo:

  • Title: Young Ally
  • Location: Albany, Auckland in an empty paddock next to a busy bus station
  • Any additional description of the photograph:
  • Gear/Software Used: Godox Nikon D850, Godox AD400 pro flash Lightroom, Photoshop.
  • Gear/Software Used: Canon 5D MK-IV / Lightroom – Photoshop

Describe your creative style in 3 words

Creative, Adaptable, and Versatile.

Tell us about a time you struggled or failed with your photography, and how you overcame it?

In my younger years when I was working as a pro, I was getting wedding bookings up to 2 1/2 years in advance. I struggled to balance this with other interests at the time, so gave it away. I regret this, as I had a good thing going. It’s been a learning curve getting back into things with digital, Photoshop and Lightroom, etc. I guess now I’m back with a vengeance, I spend massive amounts of my spare time studying the art, and am now gathering pics for a website I will soon launch, and looking forward to doing some portraits and animal photography on the side of my normal living. 

What sparked your love of photography?

We always had a camera around the house growing up, and one of my first jobs was in a photo lab, they ended up setting me up in my first studio and it just grew from there.

What’s your favorite class on KelbyOne and why?

OMG—they are so many amazing ones so it’s really hard to choose one but, Scott Kelby’s travel series is awesome, Matt K has amazing all-round knowledge and who can’t help love Kaylee Greer and really admire Ramtin Kazemi’s courses, I wish we had the scenery and places he goes to more local to us.

Connect with Rob

You can connect with Rob via his Facebook here!

Thanks to Rob for taking us behind-the-shot of this spectacular image!

Thank you for joining us for another Member Monday! If you haven’t yet, be sure to submit your photos for a chance to receive a Member Monday feature of your own.