Juan Pablo de Miguel
Photography has been a part of my life since I was a child. My father had a decent camera and I was always curious about it. I really got started in 1998—back my college years—with a film camera and a very small and cheap dark room. In 2005 brought my first digital camera and started to dig deeply in digital processing. I try to make the best out of the conditions I have. You don’t need a blazing sunset for a good shot. Rain? Cloudy? Just makes the shot better!
I’m a very active person and I really like to travel and new experiences but, at the same time, I love my home life with my girlfriend in Madrid. Reading, writing, cinema, calligraphy, old cartography and piano, guitar and ukulele are my other passions.
I recently started an online photography magazine in Spanish (www.revistacameralucida.es) with interviews, experiences, hidden photo gems…
My current kit is fairly simple, but I’m not carrying all of it all the time.
The main body is the Nikon D750. It has an amazing dynamic range, very necessary for the landscape photography. The second body is a simply Nikon D3300 which I use almost exclusively with the Samyang 8mm f/3.5 fisheye lens.
Talking about fisheye, I use it to take some equirectangular panoramas, from time to time, with the Rollei pano-head.
Other lenses I use are the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 and the Nikon 24-120mm f/4.
The last lens I’ve been testing is the Irix 15mm f/2.4 with amazing results.
NiSi is the brand I trust for all my filters. The filter holder quality is stunning as well as the filters itself. I usually use the 10- and 6-stop ND 150mm square filters and the 150mm polarizer filter. Finally, the NiSi IR Nano 10-stop 95mm size for the Irix.
I have two main tripods. Both relatively small. The main, lately acquired, is the Rollei Rock Solid Gamma Carbon with a Rollei T-5S ball-head.
I use a Dakine Sequence 33L for carry all my gear and I never forget my Western Digital 1TB hard drive with integrated SD reader for a backup during a trip.