Kyle Huber, a California-based photographer, has had a creative eye since he was young.
“My camera skills advanced and I began to travel the world to create visual content as a full-time career,” said Huber. “I think a great travel photographer is someone who always finds fresh angles in familiar places.”
Our judges were impressed by his stunning aerial shot of Yellowstone National Park. Take a look at some his favorite shots below, and vote for your favorite of our finalists.
T+L: Tell us about yourself as a photographer.
Kyle Huber: I’ve been an artist since I was a little boy, but my passion for creating evolved over the years from drawing and painting into design and photography. My love for taking pictures developed after I moved to California and became inspired by the outdoors. Addicted to adventure, my camera skills advanced and I began to travel the world to create visual content as a full-time career.
T+L: How would describe your style of photography?
KH: With a strong background in graphic design, I've developed a versatile style of photography that is clean, colorful and creative. I’m a detail-obsessed perfectionist that loves to make illusions through forced perspective.
T+L: What do you look for when looking for a great shot?
KH: A great shot needs to have the “Wow!” factor. While originality, concept and craft are all important elements, I tend to look for subject matter with graphic qualities like lines, shapes and symmetry. I love centered focal points and always search for unique perspectives to frame the perfect composition.
T+L: What do you think makes a great travel photographer?
KH: I think a great travel photographer is someone who always finds fresh angles in familiar places. It’s easy to travel to incredible locations to take the same photo others have taken, but a true artist will capture something innovative and memorable.
T+L: Do you have a favorite photo or photographer that has influenced your work?
KH: While the creative photography community on Instagram has always motivated me as an artist, I think I’ve been most inspired by the phenomenal work of Benjamin Everett. Every image that he shares feels like a piece of art and that’s the reaction I strive for in my own creations.