Posts tagged with "Photographer"

Cold snap: Iceland hotel seeks photographer to capture northern lights

July 30, 2021

Calling all adventure seekers! Hotel Rangá in Iceland is looking for a photographer to chase the northern lights, also known as aurora borealis, reports Good Morning America.

Hotel Rangá is located in the Icelandic countryside—far away from most light pollution. Temperatures typically average 40 degrees (C) to 50 degrees during the fall season, when the lights are at their peak in this area of the world.

This dream job consists of three weeks of chasing and capturing the lights from September to October. The photographer chosen for the job will be required to provide high-quality photos and videos, in order to receive all-expense-paid travel to and from Iceland.

According to GMA, the requirements also include giving the hotel “unlimited license to mutually agreed-upon photographs and videos.”

“In exchange for providing content of the northern lights at the hotel, this seasonal employee will receive free room and board along with access to the hotel‘s stargazing observatory and hot tubs, not to mention the opportunity to explore the photogenic land of fire and ice on their days off,” the hotel wrote on its website.

The lights can appear at any time of the night and the hotel even has a so-called “aurora wake-up service” so guests don’t miss the lights.

Interested photographers can apply for this dream job now at hotelranga.is/lights-catchers-wanted.

Research contact: @GMA

‘Porchtraits’ by Minnesota photographer capture life under coronavirus lockdown

April 21, 2020

As millions of American families gather on their porches daily during the nearly nationwide lockdown just to get some fresh air and sunshine, as well as to sing and dance, to wave to neighbors, and to thank healthcare workers, one photographer is capturing the Coronavirus Culture for posterity.

Since launching what he calls his “Porchtrait Project” on March 18, Dave Puente has photographed over 200 homes for the project. Although he’s based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, the photographer and filmmaker has driven over 2,000 miles in search of the perfect shot, mostly taking photos in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

“ I wanted to give somebody something that they can hang on the all and in a few years look back on it and in such a frantic and scary time see there was some silver lining to it,” Puente explains on his website.

He promoted the campaign by posting his hashtage, #porchtraits, on Facebook and Instagram, along with photos of his friends and clients. Word spread quickly and Puente has been contacted by interested subjects ever since.

“Business had come to a halt for me and for so many. I just felt I had to do something,” Puente told Fox News of his initial inspiration. “‘So I decided to give from what I did have: plenty of time, and my craft.

“About 175 of the families [photographed so far] are people I’ve never met before! Currently, there are about 350 people on queue in our email database and hundreds more reaching out on social media,” he told told the network news outlet.

For now, Puente is taking the “porchtraits” for free and intends to continue the project for “at least” the duration of the pandemic. He told Fox, “It’s not just a passion project; it’s a compassion project …. It’s a big metaphorical hug and a keepsake for people during this difficult time.”

Research contact: @FoxNews