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What are the Four Types of Photographers

The other day, my barber asked me: “So what do you do?” I told him I was a photographer, so he proceeded to tell me all about his buddy who shoots weddings. And while I wanted to relate on this shared commonality, I had to be honest with myself: shooting weddings is extremely different from...

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    114,000 Monthly Viewers on Pinterest

    Normally, I use Pinterest for posting work, creating private mood boards with clients, and helping me remember where to buy the gear I need. A funny thing happened the other day though that made my mouth drop. I looked at my page and I receive 114,000 monthly viewers of my work that I post. Wow,...

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      Country Living Cover Feature January 2016

      2016 is off to a great start with this cover feature for Country Living. I didn’t know it was going to be the cover when I shot last year and found out shortly before it went to press. After 14 years of shooting and getting published, it’s still very rewarding to see your work in print on a...

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        Huge Portfolio Update!

        Ahh… new work on the website. It feels good. I’ve been super busy the past few years, not only with work, but with family, too. My son, Odin, was born in December of 2012 and my daughter, Teagan, was born in December of 2014. During that stretch of time, I also had some of my busiest years...

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          Twenty Years of Picture Making

          Today is my 36th birthday. Which means, 20 years ago I took my first black and white photography class in high school. Though I chose photography as career only 12 years ago, there’s something about the picture making process that has fascinated me since the beginning. I think what I like most about photography is...

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          • Tonya Love05/15/2013 - 8:01 pm

            Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! You have grown so much since I first met you in Vermont! The second picture makes it much easier to see your own father in you. Hoping you have a great day!ReplyCancel

          • Stuart Gunter05/15/2013 - 8:06 pm

            Man. That is awesome. Here’s to the next 20. Happy birthday. –SGReplyCancel

          • KW05/15/2013 - 11:14 pm

            Happy birthday LB! Great post and its pretty awesome that the 16y/o you took that pic. Here’s to to all the future rockin’!ReplyCancel

          • Antoine Naudet05/16/2013 - 4:48 am

            Happy birthday+1, Lincoln. Wish you a lot of fun and happiness with your family for the next 20 years.ReplyCancel

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          Interview in Popular Photography Magazine

          For their February 2013 issue, Popular Photography Magazine interviewed me about one of my more challenging and technical pictures from my portfolio. I always get a little nervous when when speaking about how I did something, but I’m very happy with how the article came out. Attached are the tear sheets and full text is...

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            Lomo and Me

            An interesting feeling happened to me while I was in Paris. It’s a little hard to describe, but I just wasn’t feeling my camera. I was enjoying being there and the first day or two I had fun shooting. But very quickly, I realized I wasn’t enjoying lugging around a body and three pro lenses...

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            • Josh Mitchell12/13/2011 - 4:22 pm

              Surprised you even brought your 5D. I would have thought you would have just brought that Olympus.ReplyCancel

              • Lincoln Barbour12/13/2011 - 4:59 pm

                In hindsight, I wish I had. But then again, I might not have gotten the Lomo. Maybe it was fate.

                For me, there are some functional aspects of the Olympus that prevent it from being a real replacement for a high quality compact digital camera. It’s terrible in low light, the live view is not accurate for exposure, and the model I have only has one control dial; so I can’t control aperture and shutter at the same time.

                I’m thinking of upgrading the EP-3, but I haven’t tested it thoroughly. I also need to get some better lenses for it. Since I don’t use this camera for work shoots, it’s hard to justify dropping that much coin on all the lenses I would want.

                For now though, the Lomo fills a nice void between my iPhone and the Olympus.ReplyCancel

            • Jon-Marc Hatton12/13/2011 - 10:11 pm

              Although I’m far from a professional, I understand that feeling. The camera is one of the most awesome tools to work with, but at the end of the day it can still be a tool. I’ll shoot a wedding with my DSLR and at the end of the day I’ll have some amazing shots, but I was never there; I never actually saw the wedding. I just captured a singular moment at a time through my viewfinder. It actually gets me depressed sometimes. I’m going somewhere beautiful and go to pick up my camera when it hits me like a wall APERTURE, SHUTTER SPEED, ISO, “HEAVY”… etc. I end up just taking pictures on my Iphone.ReplyCancel

            • Mathias Tornqvist12/14/2011 - 8:48 am

              People are sometimes surprised when I tell them that I don’t even bring a camera when I travel.
              Photography is a lovely art, but it can only capture a fraction of the traveling experience. It’s a bit like photographing your meals.
              Worse yet, when you get good at photography, you will utilize all your tricks to manipulate how a potential viewer should feel when looking at the picture. It all becomes a bit of a con game. And ironically, that viewer is most of the time yourself.

              I’m toying with the idea of trying some 3D photography for my travels. But in reality it’s probably just an excuse to get a new toy.

              For a compact (ish) fun camera that does pretty well in low light, how about the Fuji X100? Then you don’t have to worry about getting nice lenses, because you’re stuck with the (excellent) one on the camera.ReplyCancel

              • Lincoln Barbour12/14/2011 - 9:25 am

                The X100 is definitely appealing. It’s a little spendy for it is. Plus it’s digital. So, you still get that instant feedback. You could turn it off, but I would be too tempted to look (chimp).

                Shooting a film camera, you stay in the moment and what you get is what you get. It’s low tech and that’s what I like about the Lomo. No AF, rangefinder, auto exposure. It’s a great street camera.ReplyCancel

                • Mathias Tornqvist12/15/2011 - 10:23 am

                  Good point. I stopped taking travel pictures the moment I went digital.

                  Maybe that’s the key, shooting film. Sure, you’ll spend many important moments taking pictures, but it always stop at the press of the shutter.

                  Then again, what would I do with all that exposed film?
                  Maybe I’ll shoot with a non-digital camera. With no film in it.ReplyCancel

            Starting Out as a Photographer

            Around this time of year, I get a lot of emails from photo students about to graduate. I think part of their curriculum is to go out and ask photographers they like how they got their start. So, when Andrew Torres emailed me a few weeks ago, I decided to make a blog post out...

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            • Andrew Torres03/29/2010 - 9:11 am

              Thanks a lot Lincoln, really good info here.ReplyCancel

            • Jennifer Glass06/26/2012 - 7:50 am

              This is a great list with lots of helpful information. I have a quick question, which tilt-shift lens do you find is more versitile, the 17mm or 24mm? I’m an architectural historian and part of my job is documenting historic buildings through photography. I’ve gotten by with correcting the keystone effect in photoshop, but it would be really great to do that in camera. I shoot a mix of interiors and exteriors so I was looking for a tilt-shift that I could use for both (if possible). Thanks!ReplyCancel

              • Lincoln Barbour06/26/2012 - 8:46 am

                I find myself using the 24mm more than the 17mm. The 17 is really wide and I’m not a fan of using it in small interiors. Makes everything look too distorted. That being said, when you need a 17mm, there’s nothing better. I would plan in getting both, but start with the 24mm.ReplyCancel

            PhotoForce Exhibition to Support Oregon Food Bank – January 21, 2010

            It’s my pleasure to announce to you a new photographic collaborative that I’ve helped form entitled PhotoForce. Our mission is to be a creative force for hire as well as a creative force for doing good with our photography. The current roster of photographers includes Daniel Root, Brian Lee, Steven Scardina, Stuart Mullenberg, and myself;...

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              Parliament Interiors

              Back in my early web design days, I worked in this tiny 800 square foot office with five other guys whose ages ranged from 21 to 60. Our wood laminate desks were back to back in rows, so you felt isolated even though you were two feet away. We had a white drop ceiling with...

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              • damien08/13/2009 - 2:24 pm

                place looks awesome. great pics.ReplyCancel

              • Jason08/19/2009 - 6:33 am

                How much / what kind of introduced lighting do you use when you shoot interiors?ReplyCancel

                • Lincoln Barbour08/19/2009 - 2:49 pm

                  Hi Jason,

                  For this shoot, I used 650W Arri tungsten fresnel hot lights with half blue gels as my fill. It was easier to match the available light that way. But all the shots are mostly available light. Exposure times we’re around 3-4 seconds. This caused the pendant lamps to blow out and I had to drop in lamps from darker exposures.

                  In general though, I use very little fill light. Just a strobe or hot light here or there to brighten up the scene.ReplyCancel

              • Michael09/30/2009 - 8:10 pm

                Very nice series. White balance and exposure consistent throughout. Do you scout a location prior to the shoot to figure out lighting or just figure it out on the fly?ReplyCancel

                • Lincoln Barbour09/30/2009 - 8:22 pm

                  Thanks Michael! I always try to scout when possible to get a shot list and a general idea of lighting. Every interior is different, but with this space I knew I would use the available light and add a little fill. My lighting approach is pretty minimal. I just add a little kick here and there to spice it up.ReplyCancel

              • my01/20/2010 - 3:47 pm

                Some of those stuff are really cool! I actually like the idea of not hiding the pipes and paint them all instead 🙂 wheither you like them colorfull, black or discrete in white, next ‘it’ will be installing fake pipes 😉
                Love the old printer!

              • […] say that I finally found the rest of the images in that set. Contemporist just posted the images by Lincoln Barbour that really show off how beautiful this office […]ReplyCancel

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              • zty02/08/2010 - 5:52 am

                Best workplace i´ve seen for a long time.ReplyCancel

              • zty02/08/2010 - 5:52 am

                whats the name of the office?ReplyCancel

              • Lincoln Barbour02/08/2010 - 8:23 am

                @zty I know, I wished I worked there. It’s called Parliament and thier website is http://www.parliamentdesign.com/ReplyCancel

              • Cayako02/08/2010 - 2:43 pm

                Cool spaces — the poor dead bear is depressing though … Nice use of color too.ReplyCancel

              • ANA MARÍA HERNÁNDEZ02/09/2010 - 12:42 am

                I love it.

                Nosotros tenemos un estudio en Valladolid, España y nos encanta vuestro concepto.

                Graphic designerReplyCancel

                • Lincoln Barbour02/09/2010 - 8:31 am

                  Muchas Gracias!ReplyCancel

              • luca02/09/2010 - 8:25 am

                E’ bellissimo, complimenti piacerebbe anche a me lavorare in uno studio così…ReplyCancel

                • Lincoln Barbour02/09/2010 - 8:32 am
              • johanna02/09/2010 - 12:43 pm

                hello is very nice I like to know or you could buy the posters
                thank you…..ReplyCancel

                • Lincoln Barbour02/09/2010 - 12:58 pm

                  Actually the posters are all original screen prints, so you can’t really buy them. It’s a personal collection from the owner of the office, Chris Erickson. Check out his site http://www.kindnessandhumility.comReplyCancel

              • christopher02/10/2010 - 8:44 am

                Hey Lincoln! Fantastic space. Simply amazing.

                Quick question though. How are those original screen prints hung? They look seamless. Are framed, pinned…


              • Chris Erickson02/10/2010 - 12:44 pm

                The posters were purchased over the course of several years from dozens of folks, but some of my favorites came from Methane Studios http://methanestudios.com/ and Aesthetic Apparatus http://www.aestheticapparatus.com/.

                They were hung by sandwiching the posters between 1/8″ non-glare acrylic (cut to the exact size as each poster) and the wall, drilling a tiny hole in each corner, and pushing a tiny straight pin through each corner. It does leave a small hole in the corner of each poster, but it is so clean that I’m fine with the holes.ReplyCancel

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              • […] out a deal for him. (If you haven’t seen the shoot I did for Parliament, then you need to read this blog post.) I got my copy of the magazine a few weeks ago and it came out awesome. I highly recommend picking […]ReplyCancel

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