First of all, I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Douglas Sonders and I am a photographer and filmmaker. I'm excited to share this first post as an official member of the Fstoppers team with you. I have loved this site as a reader since its inception and am honored by the opportunity to share with you loads of new original content, much of which will come from behind the scenes of my own crazy shoots.
I'm an advertising/editorial photographer that shoots with Canon DSLR and Phase One digital medium format (I hope to do some fresh medium format educational posts in the future). Most of my photoshoots are on-location from assignments around the world. As you can see from my quick little "about me" video, I love shooting things with an engine, but most of my paid jobs come from portrait work. I hope to share with you the challenges and solutions one must face when creating unique produced content, especially when it comes to shooting in challenging environments.
I also co-founded the video production company 8112 Studios (our site needs to be updated with our new video work) with my childhood best friend Nicholas Cambata. We own our own Red Scarlet camera system and shoot TV ads and music videos. Nick and I will be creating posts and videos that share with you what it takes to put together a large video production and how to take your motion content to the next level.
I am happy to check out your own behind the scenes video contributions as well. Thanks again everyone and I look forward to sharing!
Take a moment to check out my work: www.SondersPhotography.com
Here are some miscellaneous examples of my work: