Kevin Raber

Photography, Techniques and Whereabouts of Kevin Raber


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The Great Ice Wall

Icewall, Brasvellbreen, Svalbard

Icewall, Brasvellbreen, Svalbard

On both of our trips in the recent Svalabrd workshop we visited the Ice Wall of Brasvellbreen.  It is hard to describe this location.  It is not a Glacier but an ice cap and one of the largest in the world depending on who you ask.  The bottom line is it is hundreds of kilometers long and has hundreds of cascading waterfalls and textures.  We were fortunate to arrive at this location with the sun sweeping over the face of the ice wall.  And this was around midnight.  at this time of year there is 24 hours of light in the Arctic.  I’ll have more images of this amazing ice wall in the near future.


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The Making Of A Landscape Photography Tutorial

Chris Sanderson videoing William Neill

Chris Sanderson videoing William Neill

Here’s a shot I made of Chris Sanderson videoing William Neill Photographyas part of a NEW tutorial we are working on for Luminous Landscape.  This will be a major NEW tutorial on Landscape Photography.  Stay tuned.


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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls US Side

Niagara Falls US Side

I am in Buffalo with Michael Reichmann shooting abandoned grain elevators for the next few days.  The places we will be shooting are amazing and I am looking forward to a very productive few days of great photography.  Today before arriving in Buffalo I had to stop offend try some new Lee Filters.  This image was made with the Lee Seven 5 filter system with a big stopper filter.  This is a 28 second exposure.


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Ice and Water

Glacier and Waterfalls, Svalbard, Norway

Glacier and Waterfalls, Svalbard, Norway

On my trip this past summer to Svalbard I was amazed at a lot of things.  The wildlife always had my attention, but the ice and incredible landscapes had my focus.  All during the trip I saw huge glaciers, wide open ice packs, and like in the image an amazing amount of melt off running off these glacier at an amazing large volume.  This image I find to be stunning as there is so much depth and detail.


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Lava Falls – Iceland

Hravnfossor Lava Falls - Iceland, 2013

Hravnfossor Lava Falls – Iceland, 2013

Iceland is an amazing place to photograph.  On my last trip to Iceland in March of 2013 I did a lot of large landscape images and much of it was black and white and stitched images making large panos.  These were made with a Phase One IQ180 so I had 80 megapixel images to work with.  The detail is amazing in these images.  I call the images immersive imaging.  What this means at least in my way of thinking is that when I make big print they draw a viewer in.  Many times I hang these large 4×9 foot images and watch as someone starts looking at it from 10 feet away.  Then something catches their eye and the next thing you know they are a foot away from the images discovering detail like they haven’t seen before in a photograph.


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Lots Of Ice

Ice, Glacier, Svalbard, Norway, The Arctic

Ice, Glacier, Svalbard, Norway, The Arctic

This is a shot from far away showing the from of the ice cover (ice Pack) on an Island of Svalbard.  This is massive and goes all the way to the horizon.  Look closely (click to enlarge) and see all the waterfalls coming off of the ice.  Quite an amazing experience to see this.

 


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Water and Ice

Waterfalls in the Arctic

Waterfalls in the Arctic

Arriving at this location we faced a gigantic and very long glacier or ice wall.  It is actually part of the permanent ice pack on Svalbard.  zThere must have been a hundred waterfalls flowing from this place.  This one image is showing a waterfall of about 50 feet coming out of a glacier as water carves it way through the glaciers.  Some of the other waterfalls come of the top.  I have pictures of those too so you’ll see them somewhere along the way.  Pretty amazing to  see all of this.

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