Posts Tagged ‘Nick Rains’

Nick Rains: M for Mongolia

Janraysig Temple, Ulaan Bataar, 26m Buddha statue. 24 mm Summilux. f/1.4 @ISO 3200 © Nick Rains

Over the past couple of years I have been shooting some of my travel assignments with the Leica S2 and without question have found it to be a great tool for the job. However, it not small and occasionally I felt as though I could do with a lighter camera that was more discrete so [...]

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Nick Rains: Faces in the Forest – Papua New Guinea

Young Warrior © Nick Rains

My work for Orion Expeditions takes me to some genuinely exotic parts of the world. My last Leica Blog post about Eastern Russia is a good example of that.  Back when I first started shooting with the S2 I was conducting a photography workshop on board the ship as part of a visit to Papua [...]

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Nick Rains: Russian Far East – Mist and Mystery

© Nick Rains

A recent assignment took me to a little-visited part of the world where the only access is by ship or by aircraft. One of my commercial clients is a company that owns and operates an expedition cruise ship called the MV Orion. It’s called an expedition ship because it’s small (only holds 100 passengers), can [...]

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Nick Rains: Travelling with the Leica S2

Cormorant Fisherman, Xingping, Li River © Nick Rains

Medium format digital and travel seem to be almost mutually exclusive. Travelling light and shooting discretely is more in the realm of the M-Series or other DSLRs than medium format digital, which is more commonly associated with tripods and studios. I visit China each year to conduct very small scale photo workshops for advanced enthusiasts. [...]

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Nick Rains: Medium Format Aerial Photography

© Nick Rains

Nick Rains is an Australian photographer based in Queensland who describes himself as a ‘features’ photographer. By this he means that he generally shoots photo sets or stories, whether it be assignments for Australian Geographic magazine or travel shoots for tourism clients. This style of photography demands versatility, not only of the photographer, but of [...]

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