T+L’s Photo Contest Finalists: Kyle Huber
“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.
Sunset at the Griffith Observatory
My favorite angle of Los Angeles, captured from a hiking trail in Griffith Park.
South African Surfers
Surfing views at Camps Bay Beach along the coast of Cape Town.
Punta Cana Palms
Found the perfect spot to relax while on vacation in the Dominican Republic.
Long exposure capture of car lights glowing along the California coast.
A hidden gem found between trees along the coast of Big Sur, California.
Little Wings and Big Dreams
A happy baby turtle enjoying the sights of Los Angeles.
A Boy and His Toys
Drone selfie on a pile of giant concrete dolosse at the High Island Reservoir East Dam near Hong Kong.
Some lucky birds enjoying a cotton-candy sunset at Venice Beach, California.
Cheat Day in Paradise
Vacation fun with pool floaties and good friends in the turquoise water of Turks and Caicos.
A drone view of some friends and I playing with perspective at a maze in Singapore.