Each year, photographer and cinematographer Toby Lockerbie gets away for a couple of weeks to shoot something challenging and “rediscover the magic” of his art. This year, he went to Norway to exercise his love of “shoot[ing] lights in the dark.”
Hardware-wise, he used a Canon 5D Mark III and Panasonic GH2, with some help from a Pocket Dolly, electraDRIVE motor and an Oracle controller for the time-lapse shots. But the technical beauty of the footage isn’t what the above video is about.
It’s a mini-documentary that chronicles the why behind what he does as a photographer. Sixteen days in snowy Norway yielded only six hours of clear skies, but that was enough. Because photography, “it’s an addiction.” And when you capture that elusive shot, “it’s magic.”