By Chamira Young
While creativity is always a vital factor for photographers to foster a healthy sense of passion for our craft, it's now more important than ever given our present circumstances. That's why we wanted to deliver a healthy dose of inspiration with Boston-based photographer Rick Friedman as he utilizes his arsenal of Tamron lenses. We love that even with the pandemic, Rick still never slows down!
And the Tamron team never compromises when it comes to the quality of their glass. That's exactly why we love featuring the creative artists who use their lenses. We've made sure to include a link to each lens used in each image, so remember they're just a click away!
Even given the current economy shutdown, many of us can still capture the beauty around us as spring blooms. Rick created the image of the blooming trees featured at the top of this post with the Tamron 100-400 F/4.5-6.3 at 400mm. It's the lens to carry when you don’t want to carry lots of weight! And in the stunning image below of the moon rising over Boston, he used the Tamron 24-70 G lens on a Nikon D850.
As much as we are image makers, we are also historians, and should be documenting the present circumstances. Rick does just that with the two images below as people line up to do their shopping under the "new normal."
Both images were done with the new Tamron 28-75 on a Sony A7rll at 31mm ISO 640, 1/250th f7.1. The final image with the tighter frame was done at 100%. It's a great reminder that creativity is a great remedy for stress!
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