A misty morning in the Dutch forest | Landscape photographer Albert Dros

A misty morning in the Dutch forest | Landscape photographer Albert Dros

January 13, 2020 2 By Peter Engel


When people look at my photo,
I want them to… look a bit longer than normal. So, because I was travelling a lot I was always shooting
with small cameras. And, at that time full-frame sensor, small body,
I was like, “This is what I need!” I started photographing with that
and I noticed how my images improved. Better dynamic range. Better ISO performance. Everything was so much better because I was shooting with
a Micro Four Thirds sensor before. Another great feature
of the α7R III I’m using is the battery life. The new batteries last so long,
I can shoot in the Arctic. I can shoot the sunrise. I can shoot the Aurora.
I can shoot night. I can shoot everything in one day and the battery still doesn’t run out. Because I have a design background I really like to process images. The dynamic range of
the camera is very wide so, in my edit, I can easily
crank up the shadows a bit or reduce the highlights a bit because this data
will still be in my file so that’s very nice to have especially with contrasting
scenes here in the forest. Every time I go into this forest I will find new angles,
new shots, light. I will go here when it’s snowing. I will go here when it’s summer. It’s always different. The live view of my camera really
helps me in composing the shot and also helps me see how
the shot will look on my computer because I can see
exactly what I’m doing. I can see my focus.
I can see the white balance. I can see the brightness and the live view
is very high quality. Sometimes, when I’m shooting
with a very long focal length I will use two or three shots and then focus-stack them together to get everything in focus. That’s why the touch is very useful. I can easily touch in the front,
in the middle, in the back. I’m shooting 1/30 of
a second right now at more than 200 mm so you can imagine,
I need to have a steady hand and good stabilisation in the camera but, the images are still good. I like shooting very wide landscapes,
impressive landscapes but here in the forest,
I shoot with a telephoto lens. The detail is so good that
I’m just addicted to this lens. I just need to use this lens. When the conditions are promising I will always go and
try to take a shot.