Sit Down with Ari Robbins

Article By: Kaitlyn Isola

For our first Steadicam feature interview, A Steadicam Life, we had the opportunity to speak with Steadicam Operator Ari Robbins. Since the beginning of his career Ari has been a loyal Tiffen Steadicam user as well an important part of our Steadicam community.

To learn more about Ari and his work please visit his website and follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

Tell me about yourself.

I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. My Father was a surgeon and my Mother was an artist and a dancer, I like to think the two of them perfectly blended together to create a Steadicam Operator. Once my father retired, I moved with my parents to central cost of California and began taking interest in the filmmaking industry.

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Sit Down with Tyler Stableford

Article By: Kaitlyn Isola

We had the opportunity to speak with award-winning director, photographer, presenter and Canon Explorer of Light, Tyler Stableford. Tyler is a Tiffen Filter enthusiast who, through his passion for outdoor adventure, has successfully mastered the art of capturing the exceptional beauty to be found in every scene.

To learn more about Tyler and his work, be sure to visit his website, subscribe to his blog and follow him on InstagramTwitterFacebook and Vimeo.

Tell me about yourself. What was your initial inspiration to become involved in the industry?

I came to photography and cinematography though my passion for outdoor adventures. As a rock climber, skier and mountaineer, I found myself drawn to any opportunity for time spent outdoors.

After college I landed a job as the photo and equipment editor at Climbing Magazine in Carbondale, Colorado, where I currently live. Although I had started college studying writing and journalism, I found myself deeply invested in the world of photography.

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Exploring Yosemite

Article By: Michael Cassara
Article Written for the Tiffen Imagemaker Blog in 2015

One of the most photographic landscapes on the planet is Yosemite National Park, which is located in the isolated mountains of California. One of, if not the greatest landscape photographer of the 20th century, Ansel Adams, made Yosemite famous by producing iconic photographs of the parks majestic landscape.

Is there a better place in the world the show the power and potential of Tiffen Filters?

Upon arrival to the park, the Rangers at the guard station greet you with a smile. This was National Park #6 for me, and the station was a welcome sight after the long drive from Fresno’s Airport the night before. After paying the park admittance, you are introduced to the park by driving under two giant boulders that came to rest against one another. This isn’t the sort of thing you see on Long Island. Upon passing the boulders, it seemed to take around 20 minutes before reaching the valley floor. Snow on the first day really made for less than ideal conditions. However, in Yosemite, the weather is constantly changing and breaks in the clouds offered some unique long exposure opportunities using the Tiffen Apex filter.

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