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Patrick Hall
Charleston, SC
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I'm a full time professional photographer based out of Charleston, SC. Most of my time is filled shooting weddings, video work, commercial and of course Fstoppers videos. When a camera isn't in my hand and I've managed to make it out of the office I'm usually playing on the boat, cycling, playing loud amps and classic guitars, attending church, traveling, and planning the next creative adventure.

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André Ferreira's picture

A bunch of pleasing to appreciate shots, great work with the lightning is always present in your work, I dig it =)

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Thanks Andre

Matt Caporale's picture

Hey Patrick, I appreciate all that you guys are doing. All your content is very helpful. I loved your "moon boots" by the way. Just let me know when you are hiring! :)

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Thanks Matt. The moonboots are about to make a second appearance here soon in the next Photographing the World tutorial.

James Myers's picture

Patrick, I am buying either a Nikon d7000 or d7100 not sure which one yet, my question is what should be my first prime for this DX sensor camera? Thank you for your input and all of you a Fstoppers continue the great job.

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I guess it depends on what you want to shoot. If you want to shoot night landscapes out of a helicopter or astro photography, get the widest and fastest lens possible. If you want to shoot portraits, get the 85mm 1.8. If you want something for details at a wedding and a normal walk around prime, get the 50mm 1.8. You can't go wrong with any of them IMO but they do vary on the type of work you want to produce

juliuz juliuz's picture

not only badly shot but also useless and ridicolus

Christopher Lane's picture

What is?

pramod jois's picture

hi Patrick Hall i really liked ur work i saw making of The World: Landscape Photography & Post-processing i was thinking that why cant you guys come to india with Elia Locardi you i will get many place for Landscape Photography and i can learn with you guys . thank you

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Hey Pramod, I would love to come to India. Unfortunately the list of places to visit never ends and at the moment we aren't traveling with Elia. I'll keep you posted if we make it out that way, India sounds awesome

Hello Im RoseJoy Dineros From Philippines :)I am 15 years old now . I discover that you are giving away a Camera . My Dream is to become a Youtuber coz I really want to make money on my Own But I dont have a Camera . We are not rich yeah thats life . My Parents cant even afford to buy me a Cellphone how much more if I say that I like to Buy a Camera ? I want to travel thats why I want to make money . Im a Kpop Fan so I really want to go to Korea . Hope you can help me with my Dream to become a Youtuber . If you have a Camera that you are not using you can give it to me . I promise you when I am able to make money I will Pay you :( Even the used Camera or the Old Camera . I dont Care what Kind of Camera . I just want to be a Youtuber :( That is my Dream . Even the Most Cheaper Camera I will receive it . It is hard to make money here in Philippines when you are a teenager . Haaayz I hope you will Read this Message . Even if it is So Impossible that you will Respond :(

Dan Dolak's picture

Hey Patrick,

Just an amateur photographer right up the coast from you in Southport, NC. Looking for some critique of my photos if you have time.

If you are ever in the area, let me know. Love to get some pointers. I'm sure I'm missing a lot.


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Hi Patrick,
My name is Istvan Jancso, I'm a Hungarian photographer based in Glasgow, UK. I was amazed by your stun gun photoshoot so I decided to do something similar for my graded unit and use that as my main inspiration (I just finished the HND Photogtaphy). Because I do not have the very fast studio lights I had to find the way to photograph interesting facial expressions. My idea was to convince people to eat different bugs and I photographer their reactions. Obviously the images are not as good as yours, but I'm pretty happy with the final photos.
Here is the link to my website:!tasty-bugs-project/ctrf
and the BTS video:

Hope you find it interesting,
Best regards,
Istvan Jancso

Christopher Rodriguez's picture

Hi Patrick I think I may have posted images for the contest in the wrong section of each group. Instead of posting them to the the tread I posted in the the group. I posted in Glamour, Fashion, Portrait, and Landscape. I did I posted all the images to the group and not the thread. Does this disqualify me? If so... bummer.

Christopher J. Rodriguez

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Hi Patrick,
I have recently tested an app called "PlanIt! for Photographers" that is like the "Photographer's Ephemeris" app with some amazing and much more advanced previsualisation functionnalities.
Here is a video that presents this app

Description (by the author):
"This is a special call to landscape photographers, travel photographers, nature photographers or those who are especially interested in night photography, skyline, time-lapse, star-trail and milky way or astrophotograph.
PlanIt! is all-in-one solution that is designed to leverage the map and simulated viewfinder technologies (VR, AR etc.) to provide the necessary tools for photographers to pre-visualize the scene in combination with the Sun, Moon, Stars and Milky Way. Some questions that you might ask yourself before going out for a photographing trip are:
* Where is the Sun or the Moon at the time and the location and to see the animation of the Sun/Moon/Stars/Milky Way movements as in real?
* When and which azimuth is the Sunset or Sunrise today or on any date at any location around the world?
* Do I get a clear view of subject from a certain location where is no mountain blocking the view?
* What lens should I bring in order to capture the whole width or the height of the scene?
* If the scene is too wide, how many shots do I need to take to create a panorama and how many angle should each shot cover and how many angle should I rotate the camera between each shot?
* How do I compose the scene considering the subject’s elevation and the sun or moon location?
* Is tonight a good time for star trail photography? How long can I exposure without being affected the rising moon?
* What are the dates and times to have Milky Way at certain position on the sky?"

You may be interested in sharing it on Fstoppers.