Featured Artist: Jed Forster

Jed Forster is 21 year old self taught photographer with an insatiable desire to travel to the most beautiful natural landscapes on earth. Based in Melbourne Australia, his primary focus is to capture dramatic imagery of the places he travels to and his home country, Australia.

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Tribe Collective: What is the inspiration behind these images? Can you tell us more about why and how you shot them?

Jed Forster: Over the last 3 months, I have been living and working at Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Canada. Over this time, I have been shooting a dark and cohesive series showcasing the Canadian Rockies. Obviously the weather has been a challenge during shooting. It can regularly hit -20 degree Celsius here and it is extremely cold to shoot in. Camera batteries die very quickly, so I have to ensure that I shoot in a very efficient way. I am absolutely blown away with this place, and I am so stoked that my idea I had about a year ago is all starting to come to fruition.

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TC: What preset did you use to edit these images?

JF: I used Wolf Pack by Tribe Photo Co.

TC: Can you give us a list of the gear you used for this session?

JF: I used a Sony A7ii x2, a 16-35mm f4 Sony, a 25mm f2 Zeiss and a 70-200 f4 Sony.

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TC: What does your post-production process look like?

JF: I do all my editing on Adobe Lightroom. Once I import the photos, I go through and flag my favourites from the session. Once done, I usually apply WP02 to my photos and get to work. I crush my shadows and blacks to achieve my dark aesthetic, and I also use graduated filters quite a bit to further bring out my aesthetic.

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TC: How has your photography style evolved over time?

JF: As time has progressed, my photos have gotten darker and darker. I find myself being continually inspired by dark and dramatic landscapes.

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TC: What are your favourite tools for capturing, editing, and enhancing your photographs?

JF: I use Sony A7 cameras to shoot photos and Adobe Lightroom to edit my photos. The Wolf Pack presets are my favourite but I'm also a huge fan of the Summit and Raven Packs too.

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TC: What is your greatest piece of advice for emerging photographers?

JF: For landscape photographers, the best advice I can give is this:  Learn to put the camera down sometimes. We all get really caught up in shooting photos in the places we visit that sometimes we actually forget to put the camera down and enjoy the place with our own two eyes.

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All images courtesy of Jed Forster. Images edited with Wolf Pack by Tribe Photo Co.