Ireland to Croatia: photographer Steve Conney captures the subtle beauty of the landscape.

Recent work from photographer Steve Conney takes the viewer into streets of Copenhagen, off the shores of Croatia and across the green rolling pastures of Ireland.
View his full portfolio HERE.
Photographs © Steve Conney 2013. All Rights Reserved.

Lumix GX1: First Frames

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2013. All rights reserved.

As I wrap my hand around the leather case that fits snugly across the grip of the Lumix GX1, I can feel the immediate appeal that this small camera has to offer!

The well regarded successor to the classic GF1, which launched Panasonic’s compact camera line just a few years ago, boosts a more professional build along with higher quality image files.

The range finder style camera, paired neatly with the Lumix 20mm pancake lens, a superb piece of glass that shoots fast at F1.7, renders most shots beautifully in low light. No flash necessary.

The compact lens also produces wonderful Bokah.

If you need fill light, the built in pop up flash is more than adequate and can produce some excellent motion blur under the right conditions, particularly nice for panning once dialed back to a lower setting.

I absolutely had a blast this weekend, shooting some candid images of my grandparents at their home in New Mexico. Everyone was completely at ease behind the lens!

While there are many compact camera options available from Fuji and Nikon, for the price this is an excellent camera, and a wonderful addition to my workflow as a photojournalist.

This is is truly a street photographer’s camera.

The Lumix GX1 strikes a perfect balance between full frame DSLR and iPhone photography! Stylish and elegant, this camera is loaded with professional features!

It’s a real pleasure to use if I might say so myself!

Stay tuned…

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2013. All rights reserved.

Chronicling the American West: The iPhone Image

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2013. All Rights Reserved.

I recently packed the truck for a full week of adventure…right at home in the American Southwest. The plan was to cover some familiar ground, some unfamiliar sites and see a few friends along the way.

Packed in the truck’s cab was an assortment of Osprey, Timbuktu, and Lowepro camera bags, setting my self up for any photographic possibility that might arise.

I pride myself in packing light, but a truck full of gear has it’s appeal too!

I always set out on each trip, adventure with a few goals in mind, one of which was to create something  photographically unique in the days ahead, whilst not working too hard on my long awaited vacation. Riding single track was another goal for the trip, and a very close second!

The balance is almost always in the approach itself, but in many ways my choice of camera played the biggest part of being able to pull off relevant work, and still enjoy myself each and every day!

Late into our last night at home, I found myself loading fresh music and audio books onto the new iPhone, carefully leaving ample room on the device for photographs. Grabbing the phone charger and a good felt hat as I descended the stairs…soon we were heading west, our sights fixed on Moab, Ut.

The iPhone 5 was my workhorse, a photographic steed which enabled me to produce & publish work in a manner that was both casual & efficient, reserving the Nikon kit, with all it’s bells & whistles, for specific points of interest as we wound our way down into the heart of Arizona.

The iPhone embodies spontaneity, and brings out so much of the joy that is photography!

To se the full adventure visit the instagram site @ jeremywadeshockley

Friends and Art…

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2013. 

I recently pulled a number of images for the Open Shutter Gallery’s themed exhibition, Shadow. Ultimately using a set of images taken with high contrast Black & white film during my years in Africa. Never-the-less this image was set aside for its complexity, strong shadows, and the intimacy that I personally fell this photograph evokes.

The picture was taken a few days prior to my wedding in Guatemala, while traveling with close friends in the colonial tourist town of Antigua. We ordered cafes at a new “western” style bistro off the main plaza, just to escape the heat more than anything I suppose. Looking back at the La Ruta Maya essay, I feel this picture is representative of another culture, the culture of tourism which is alive and well throughout Central America and Guatemala.

To me this is very personal image of close friends, a memory of a moment that was, ultimately a frame from many frames – bringing me back to one of the best trips of my younger life.

Limitless: iPhone 5 Field Tested.

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2013. All Rights Reserved.
As a street photographer, journalist and an adventurer at heart: Size does matter.

The rapid emergence of cell phone cameras in the world of digital storytelling, and the recent release of Apple’s iPhone 5 certainly begs the attention of any serious image maker.

The file quality is beautiful and accurate. Each picture holds the richness that I would expect in a professional level camera.
Having only upgraded my own phone over the recent holiday, I have taken numerous oppertunities to push this camera to its limits with surprising success.
To protect my new sidekick, I purchased a high quality screen protector – applied front and back – which is then complimented by the Moshi iGlaze Armour case.

The Moshi case maintains the phones intended slim, stylish look while still protecting the camera lens from surface contact.

The shutter buttons are also easily accessible for those who might prefer to trip each exposure with gloved hands – a great tip for cold weather photography.
Stay tuned for more iPhone Travelogue postings…Best, Jeremy

Instagram Highlights.

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2012.

 Taking to the road for assignments and travel, the iPhone has proven itself to be the most spontaneous camera I have ever wielded…no longer do I contemplate a picture, rather I make it on the spot. The results have been a visual dialogue of my journey woven throughout my professional work. Shared almost immediately with the robust online community that is Instagram. Self publishing at its best!

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2012.