After Kevin Chung of the blog Who Designed It?
put up a post about Andrew Mace's spectacular NYC photography
, we just knew we had to get in touch with the photographer. What is his background, what does he love about shooting New York and what kind of magic does he perform on his stunning photos?
Mace just wrote back to us with those answers.
How long have you been shooting?
I've been shooting for about three years after a trip out west inspired me to finally dust-off my point and shoot camera. My current camera of choice is a 4x5 view camera, though I continue to use my Nikon D90 when the 4x5 is too unwieldy.
What is it about New York that makes you want to shoot it?
New York offers unlimited photographic opportunities--from capturing icons of the city to street photography. There's always something interesting to witness.
What are some tips you could give on shooting New York?
The biggest challenge shooting in New York is capturing something unique. For me, getting rooftop views of the city is one way to capture something less common. I think twilight and nighttime is the ideal time for shooting in the city, especially after rain, when the glow of the city lights gets reflected from all directions.
What kind of post processing work do you do to your photos?
I use NIkon Capture NX and often Photomatix for my night cityscapes. For my night shots, I like to push my photos toward incandescent white balance. My post work is pretty simple, mostly contrast, sharpening, and slight diffusion for smoothing.
Now here are some more of his incredible NYC shots.
Make sure to check out the first post
to really get a sense of what this man is capable of...
Andrew Mace's Website
Andrew Mace on Flickr