Dawn with Danks - A Mini Adventure with Gareth Danks

Meeting Gareth Danks

I've been following Gareth Danks on YouTube for a while and we briefly met up at The Photography Show earlier this year.  At the show, we discussed the idea of meeting up to do some photography but finding a date we could both do proved a little tricky.

As spring came around and the days got longer, the number of opportunities to get out with the camera also increased.  So when Gareth announced he was going to be making a visit to Devon we thought it would be a great time to meet up.  We agreed to shoot sunset on Thursday evening and then shoot sunrise the following day.

Our Adventures

The plan was set and the day soon came around.  In the following videos, you can see exactly what we got up to.

The first and only video I made was of the Friday morning shoot at Dawlish Warren and Dawlish.  You can see it here:

For an alternative take on the morning, check out Gareth's video from Friday morning:

And finally, if you want to see what we got up to on Thursday evening on Dartmoor, you can see Gareth's video here:

I hope you enjoyed all those videos.  I think we both have a similar style when it comes to our vlogs so it was really easy to mix up the photography, shooting my video and appearing in his vlog.  Though it was only a short meetup, it was a mini adventure to remember!

My Photographs

You will have seen my photographs from the Friday morning in the video, but as always I like to share them here on the blog as well.

Nikon D850, Nikkor 16-35 mm f/4 at 16mm, f/13, 240 secs at ISO 64, Lee Filters circular polariser and 10 stop ProGlass IRND.

Nikon D850, Nikkor 16-35 mm f/4 at 20mm, f/11, 80 secs at ISO 64, Lee Filters circular polariser, 2 stop hard edge grad and 10 stop ProGlass IRND.

I do hope you also watched Gareth's video.  It's really interesting to see how another photographer shoots the same scene at the same time.  It was beneficial for me as watching Gareth setup his compositions got me to think about my own compositions.

Do you meet up with other photographers?  Do you find yourself learning from them or trying something new out?  Let me know in the comments below.