Who is the actual photographer? Rose or Charles?
Both of us! We both research locations, discuss equipment, take photos, do post-processing, give each other feedback/critique, and we collaborate during the whole process.
We have two cameras, and we often set up our tripods side-by-side on our photography excursions. It’s a lot of fun, and we are a team. All of our photos have been touched by both of us.
How long have you been taking photos?
Both of us have always enjoyed taking photos. Over the past eight years, we have grown much more serious about landscape photography.
Originally, Charles was more interested in landscapes, and Rose was more interested in portraits. We are now both enthusiastic about both formats.
Rose also has experience in corporate photography and professional headshots, and her work has been published in that context.
Why do your photos look so colorful and processed?
We use monitors that have been color calibrated similar to the way it is done in professional print shops. This can lead to photos looking over processed and/or over vibrant when viewed on some monitors, especially those that have not been calibrated and/or are very high contrast and very vibrant.
We had issues in the past with photos that looked good on our previous monitors but were boring when printed. Screens are often bright and colorful, while printed photos on paper or canvas do not have the benefit of backlighting. We have adapted our post processing style to make sure the prints are vibrant and look good in most typical household lighting conditions.
Of course, there is an element of personal taste as well—beauty is in the eye of the beholder.