Eric Hines is a time-lapse photographer based out of Indiana. He bought his first DSLR camera with the intention to shoot still photos. He thought the video function was a cool bonus that one day he might play with. After shooting for a while, he stumbled upon a timelapse video by Tom Lowe and that’s when everything changed. Eric started learning the basics of time-lapse. That was a little over a year ago, and he is still learning and loving every minute of it.
How DID YOU GET YOUR START AND WHAT INSPIRED YOU?
Passion has been my motivation to shoot. I truly love shooting timelapse. I get to go out and explore new places and see them through different perspectives. After a render, it’s exciting to see things in a way I couldn’t see them through my eyes. That pushes me to keep shooting and creating new compositions.
WHAT IS IT LIKE BEING A KESSLER SHOOTER?
For me, it’s a huge honor to be a Kessler Shooter. The amount of talent throughout the Kessler Shooters is unbelievable. To be a part of that list is very inspiring to me. The team at Kessler Crane is amazing as well. They are some of the nicest people I have ever met and I can’t thank them enough for believing in my work.
WHAT IS IT LIKE SHOOTING WITH KESSLER GEAR & WHAT WAS IT ABOUT THE PRODUCTS THAT ATTRACTED YOU?
I remember about a year ago I was looking through the website and thinking that I wouldn’t ever be able to shoot on their gear. I honestly didn’t think I would have the talent to compete with some of the other people out there, so I continued to push myself.
Shooting on Kessler gear is an awesome experience. I push the gear because it can be pushed. All of it is rock solid, and the flexibility is unrivaled. I can set up shots that simply wouldn’t have been possible or would have taken much more effort and time to get going. Because of this, the amount of shots that are possible has largely increased. I can do much more than I have ever been doing before.