Living Amongst GIANTS
By Tal Vardi
“In this collection I have documented the beautiful landscape and scenery that mother nature has to offer. These photographs were all part of a journey, each with it’s own story. These moments are hard to describe, yet so easy to experience when wandering in the wilderness. This collection shows my perspective of the places I’ve explored, from the Canadian Rockies in Alberta to the mountain ridges of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.”
About Tal Vardi
“My name is Tal Vardi and I am a full time adventure photographer. I was born and raised in Israel and today I live in Vancouver, Canada. However, my real home is up in the mountains, beside glaciers and in the Ocean, where most of my inspiration comes from. I find that the experiences you go through, the people you meet and the memories you make during these adventures are the foundation of a good photograph. I offer Adventure Photography courses that teach the basics of photography while exploring the great landscapes that Canada and the Pacific Northwest have to offer.”
EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUE:
For landscapes I use the Canon 6D with three main lenses: Canon EF 70-200mm, Canon 16-35mm for most landscapes and the Rokinon 14mm for Astrophotography. For long exposures I use the Lee Filter system with Neutral Density filters to reduce the amount of light coming into the camera and some Graduated filters to control exposure differences within the frame. If I choose to enhance some of the colors and remove any reflections, I use the Lee Landscape Circular Polarizer as well. To get the most details from each photograph, I shoot with Raw format. For post-processing I use the Adobe Lightroom software. For me, the best and most complementing time to shoot outdoors is during sunset, sunrise or moonless nights when you can see the Milky Way with the naked eye.