This month we’re featuring our #SchoolPridePOV Ambassador, Trevor Mahlmann. Trevor creates wondrous long exposure shots of the stars and beyond when he’s not in class at Purdue. Listen to what he has to say about his gear and check out his channels for more!
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What’s your favorite JOBY gear and why?
My GorillaPod Focus w/ BallHead X is my favorite because I use it the most. It is a very sturdy and easy way to set up a shot quickly without getting out a bulky tripod, allowing you to get in lower situations you couldn’t reach without it.
What gear do you use?
I use a Canon 7D MKII, Canon Rebel T5i, GoPro Hero 4 Black, and a DJI Phantom 4 as my primary capture devices!
What is your favorite image you’ve posted and why?
My favorite image has to be the one below because of the craziness of it all. I still wonder to this day what made me think of that when I sat down on my flight.
What drives you to create?
Sharing awesome scenes I can be a part of with anyone and everyone I can so they can enjoy it too!
What’s the next piece of gear on your wish list?
5D Mk IV, definitely a full-frame body.
What’s your life outside of photography?
Student at Purdue, busy engineering student! During my summertime, I chase the photography projects I dream up during the school year.
What’s your dream job?
Astronaut. Flying in space, maybe step foot on Mars one day.
Any advice to those starting out?
Shoot everything, find what you like to shoot and hone in on it, perfecting your skills. Share those beautiful scenes with as many people as possible!