The winners of our first annual GoPro student competition prove that great
photography lets you see familiar things in a new light.
University of North Florida
One of the things I like about nature photography is that you don't have to tell your subject how to pose or act natural," says Holt Lindenberger, a senior majoring in advertising at the University of North Florida. "You just have to be there."
There is clearly more to Lindenberger's surreal image of a wading bird, though, than simply having been there. Shooting at night by a building's floodlights, Lindenberger put his camera on a tripod, aimed it at a nearby marsh, and set it for a 30-second exposure. When his feathered friend stepped into the frame, he tripped the shutter-and each time the bird paused it created a distinct image of itself.
The photographer didn't have the instant feedback of digital capture to view his spooky results on location; he saw the image only after processing his Kodak T-Max 100 film. "I would rather shoot film than digital, mainly because of the darkroom," says Lindenberger, who enjoys photographing "anything outdoors," but especially surfing. "I like the hands-on aspect of it." -Russell Hart