Advocate

William Patino

Image: William Patino, a7R II Digital E-Mount Camera with Back-Illuminated Full Frame Sensor (Body only)

First and foremost I’m a husband and father, based out of the mountainside town of Te Anau, in the South Island of New Zealand.

Originally from Wollongong Australia, in 2012 photography came into my life and completely changed the way I view the world. I’ve since fallen in love with this art and traversed the globe, pursuing rare and illusive moments of atmosphere and light. Since late 2014, I have been working full time as a landscape photographer, hosting my own photography workshops and guiding tours the world over, as well as shooting for various brands and clients.

Over the years I’ve developed a love and appreciation for the wilderness and the natural environment, something I took for granted most of my life. Through my work, I don’t strive to make ‘pretty’ or popular photo’s, but attempt to capture and convey the thoughts and emotions that I experience outdoors and through life in general. It’s here that I find my inspiration and hope in an endless pursuit of trying to capture the overwhelming sights, sounds and sublime presence that is found outdoors.

What is in your camera bag?

Sony a7R III
Sony a7R II
Sony 16-35mm f/2.8
Sony 100-400mm

What is your go to in your Alpha kit and why?

My go to set-up is my a7R III with 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master. The in-built stabilisation, huge dynamic range and resolution of the camera along with one of the sharpest wide-angle zooms ever made, this combo is just about one of the best you can have as a landscape photographer.

Most memorable moment shooting with Alpha?

The first time shooting with the original a7R back in 2014 and being blown away with the image quality. It was evident that this was the future of photography and its been an enjoyable ride ever since.