Prologue
by Phase One

Meet Paul Reiffer

Paul is a professional landscape and cityscape photographer, Phase One Ambassador, and all around awesome human being. Beyond that, he is an extremely charismatic teacher and is well-versed in all things long exposure. Let's learn a bit more about Paul.

Who is he and how did he become a photographer?

Paul has had a camera for as long as he can remember. In fact, he still has his Kodak Disc 6000 8mm camera from his childhood, when his father had a dark room in the attic of his home on the south coast of England. We can only imagine the expanse of images he has taken, and the number of memories captured.


Paul gained interest in cityscapes while living in China. To that he says, "being on top of a city roof, capturing the lives of everyone below, is one of the busiest views, yet peaceful places, I know in the world."


In 2013, he switched to medium format when his clients started demanding BIG prints. That was his revolution - from growing up experiencing photography in one way, to then learning a whole new world of opportunities was available.

Why is Paul qualified to teach you long exposure?

Paul's successful professional photography career is built on sweeping landscapes and busy cityscapes. He was the winner of the UNESCO International Year of Light competition with his shots of Shanghai, and his work has been exhibited all around the world - from the Royal Albert Hall and Houses of Parliament in London, to the largest screens in Times Square, and even a sandbank in the middle of the Indian Ocean. In order to deliver the absolute best to his clients, Paul frequently uses long exposure techniques to remove unwanted moving elements or create a desired atmosphere in his images.


Paul is also a passionate teacher of photography, leading exclusive travel workshops for dedicated enthusiast photographers interested in learning and honing their skills.


To learn more about Paul, you can visit www.paulreiffer.com.

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