This month’s featured photographer is Gabe Rodriquez. “Most people have become familiar with my work through my IG handle @831gaberodriguez. I’ve been fortunate to share my journey there as a landscape photographer,” says Rodriquez.
“Born and raised on the Central Coast of California, close to the rugged coastline of Big Sur, I spent most of my childhood engaged with nature—hiking, biking as well as camping with my parents. Moreover, at a young age, I was encouraged to enroll in art classes, where I developed a keen eye for composition and color. After college, I continued to explore the art of photography—an endeavor that turned into a lifelong passion.
“When I’m not photographing the great outdoors, I’m watching editing tutorials. I’ve focused on strengthening my skills, practicing different techniques until I honed in on my own style. Most people describe my work as surreal. I love to play with color, contrast as well as light to find the perfect balance of visual drama—a style influenced by my early fascination with fine art.”
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He shot this photo using his go-to Nikkor 14–24mm f/2.8 lens, which he says works great for capturing wide landscapes as well as low perspectives. Rodriquez also used a Manfrotto MT190x Pro 4 tripod.
You can follow Gabe Rodriquez via @831gaberodriguez.