Photoblog of the Week - Thomas Hawk

Photoblog of the Week – Thomas Hawk

This week’s photoblogger of the week is Thomas Hawk. Thomas is the CEO of the Zooomr photosharing site, photographer, blogger and digital media enthusiast. His blog is an interesting mix of photos and text on a variety of aspects of his life (opinion on digital media services, blogging and photography. See more of Thomas Hawk’s work at his Zooomr account.

As usual – I’ve asked Thomas to share a photography tip with us as well as a description of his camera kit. I hope you enjoy reading what Thomas has to say!


Thomas Hawk’s Digital Photography Gear

My camera kit looks like this: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EOS-10D (obviously the 10D gets a lot less action than the 5D these days), Canon EF 135mm f/2L, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L, Canon L 24 f/1.2, Get the latest price on the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro and then some old Canon zooms that I don’t really use any more. 1. 8 gig Seagate Microdrive. 1 8 gig Sandisk flash memory card, 1 4 gig generic flash memory card. Canon cable release, Manfrotto tripod and a MacBook Pro laptop.

Thomas Hawk’s Digital Photography Tip

Probably to change your perspective. Don’t be afraid to crawl down and shoot from the ground or to look around as to how you can get up higher for a shot (chair, ladder, ledge, window, etc.). If you don’t want to get down on the ground on your belly at least set your camera on the ground/bar/table/ etc from time to time and shoot from there. Oftentimes the lower plane adds a great deal to the shot.

The above image illustrates what you see sometimes when getting low. It’s a self portrait where I set the camera on the ground and used the timer which captures a bulk of a sort of dreamy reflective floor.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

Some Older Comments

  • Kevin March 8, 2007 05:30 pm

    I think this fella is a great photog ....... He shares a lot of wonderful tips, and I couldn't agree more with his views of the right to bear camera. I disagreed with his take on Jill Greenberg's crying kids images (google: crying kids pictures hawk), but that's life.

  • Yohannes Wijaya March 7, 2007 07:26 pm

    I watched & keep on following the photowalking video series with Robert Scoble & Thomas available @ [url][/url]
    and Thomas inspired me to jump into photography again. I have been following his blog, and aperture works on zoomr ever since. A truly down-to-earth guy with so much passion in capturing/preserving the "moment" through his eyes.

  • Hitesh Sawlani March 7, 2007 07:13 pm

    Funny I was just watching some photowalks featuring Thomas Hawk. Google it and you will find the video downloads, he talks about what kit he uses (and shows it), the types of shots he likes to do and his photography habits.

    Also, Thomas Hawk is quite active in flickr, his account:

  • Darren March 7, 2007 03:50 pm

    me too -- purrrrr

  • Rebecca G. March 7, 2007 01:30 pm

    I'm salivating over the camera kit.