Beautiful landscape and nature photographs with photographer bios that were featured in our Photographer in the Spotlight blog series. If you are a photographer and would like to be featured or know a photographer who should be, please visit Photographer in the Spotlight guidelines or contact us.
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A photographer with passion for travel… My photos, my travels…
…yes it looks like he is a man of little words…but his amazing photos make up for it.
Stefan Hefele was born in the mid-eighties in his hometown Schwabmuenchen near Augsburg in Germany.– Classical training as a commercial photographer in the renowned studios of Hunger & Simmeth in Konigsbrunn in Germany
- Guild Winner in 2009
- Jury member at the EPSON International Pano Awards
- Several author-calendars at well-known publishers. Including “Mountains” from GEO
- Years of experience as a successful landscape photographer traveling the world as well as in his Bavarian homeland
- Years of experience as an architectural and commercial photographer
Author for various magazines and publishers“Photography for me is not just a means to an end – it is like a “second” mother tongue. It is a language in which I can visually write and express my view of subjects.”
I am a Reykjavik-based self-taught photographer with a passion for shooting the Reykjavik capital area and the unique Icelandic landscape. My interest is to capture Reykjavik and Icelandic landscape with an original and distinctive approach with the aim to present Reykjavik famous landmarks and Iceland’s hidden beauty.
I have been fascinated by the possibilities of photography since my early childhood. I grew up at beautiful lake region under Moscow exploring wild nature, spending most of my free time in the nature. I graduated the art painting school when I was a kid. Mix art, nature, constant activities and you’ll receive a summary – art of Landscape photography. Life started swirling me, pushing me into the rush. University, hard work on my quantum physics thesis, family and friends… But there is always a pleasure in the pathless woods: places I always returned and always admired. Nature is my inspiration, with all the beauty and variety of colors and compositions.
Juan Pablo de Miguel
My name is Juan Pablo de Miguel and I’m a photographer from Almería, Spain. I´m using photography as a medium for inspiration and a means to understand the world.Specializing in European and American fine art landscapes, I admire the works of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and the diversity of many I encounter, networking on the Web. My hope is, in some small way, to instill the essence of the incredible vistas I’ve had the opportunity to see, within others.
Julia Anna Gospodarou
Architect with a Master degree and Internationally award-winning B&W Fine Art photographer (en)Visionographer, multiple times awarded with high distinctions in the most important photography competitions worldwide (SWPA, IPA, PX3, IFPA, B&W Spider Awards, ND Awards – 1st, 2nd, 3rd awards and other distinctions), Julia lives in Athens and is mostly known for her B&W long exposure architectural photography, which is her signature style and also the genre that speaks most to her artistic sensibility.
Ole Henrik Skjelstad
A 52 year old Norwegian math teacher, author, blogger, bodybuilder, Mensa member and amateur photographer who detests sleeping in tent, and who fell in love with photography when he received his first camera as a birthday present in January 2013.
Hey there! I’m Larry Reeves! A nature photographer from Arizona.
I primarily learned photography from my dad and through my own experience over the last 12 years. I specialize in shooting crazy weather and landscapes across Arizona and most of the western U.S. Photography has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember and I love to share what I know.
Alex is a full-time professional photographer, specializing in landscape imagery. At just 28 years old, he has experienced a rapid rise as an emerging talent, since moving west from his hometown in Wisconsin years ago. Known for his dramatic, yet subtle style, his images have been published in numerous magazines and books, and his work featured on a number of websites, along with his writing and interviews. Alex is currently based in Los Angeles, California, though he can be found leading landscape photography tours and workshops across the western US. When he’s not in the field photographing, he teaches his unique methods of post production online. His images are available as fine art prints, as well as for licensing. Bio from: Adventure’s in Light
In my photography I strive to see with the ‘eyes of my heart’ – to find that essential element which speaks to your sense of wonder. I am in love with all of wild Nature – with her colors, designs, moods & her amazing wildlife. I believe Nature is a healing force and a refuge from the chaos of daily life. When we are quiet & listen, we can find peace & discover our own inner voice of wisdom. It is a beautiful but also a fragile world … be gentle.
Dustin LeFevre is an award-winning and published photographer, born with an innate desire to explore. Growing up in Utah, he has always appreciated the beauties of the diverse landscapes of the West. Every chance he gets, he can be found hopping in an airplane or in a car chasing ‘the shot.’ His diverse portfolio and passion for detail makes his images desirable for collectors and decorators. He strives to capture not just what is in front of his lens, but also the way it makes him feel, and hopes his feeling translates into the final image.
My name is José Ramos and I’m a 32 years old landscape photographer from Portugal. I’ve developed an increasing interest in photography over the last years, and this passion grew so strong that this was the art I have chosen to express myself, as well as to pay homage to the beauty and power of the planet we inhabit
I’m currently dividing my professional time between working as a doctor (in the psychiatry field) and photographing, which implies great dedication to be able to develop my skills in both areas. So far this has been possible at the expense of sleeping hours, which could only be bearable through intense passion about both subjects.
Dag Ole Nordhaug
Born and raised in the northern parts of Norway, I was exposed to the great outdoors very early in life. The magic light north of the polar circle with midnight sun and endless summer nights as well as long blue hours and Aurora Borealis during winter had a profound impact on my view on nature and later on my photography.
I got my first camera at the age of nine (a Hanimex 35mm with a fixed 35mm lens, surprisingly good quality!) and I was sold. Surrounded by nature, landscapes became my first subject matter, and have stayed with me ever since. A couple of years later, I had saved enough money to buy my first SLR (A Yashica/Contax with a 35-70 push zoom) and by now I spent all my spare time out shooting. Two years later I converted to Nikon (the spectacular FA!).
Sarah Hasan Alsayegh is a Kuwaiti based Photographer who specializes in Landscape and Cityscape Photography. Sarah’s love for photography came from her father. She started it as a hobby in the early years of 2005 and evolving her passion for photography since.
I am a freelance photographer based in Parsons Green, London (SW6). I’ve travelled extensively and particularly love icy, mountainous and volcanic areas, such as Chile and Iceland, so travel and landscape photography are my main passion. I visit Iceland twice a year and am seriously obsessed with the place, where weather plays such a massive part in day-to-day life (and photography). I also love to capture images of cities, including my home-town, London, and the people (and dogs!) that inhabit the city. I also work as an accountant in the banking industry.
My work has been featured in various UK publications, including travel magazines Wanderlust & Real Travel, The Times newspaper, as well as the National Geographic Traveler magazine (US edition) and the Wall Street Journal. Commercial clients have included Canon USA (via ImageBrief), Airbnb and Backroads Touring. My work has been shortlisted in the TPOTY and the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year competitions.
Warren Keelan is a multi-international award winning seascape and ocean photographer based in the Illawarra South Coast region of NSW, Australia. His images have been awarded highly in the prestigious photographic competitions: International Photo Awards, Epson International Pano & International Loupe Awards and has received local and international recognition via TV, radio & newspapers.
I enjoy landscape photography and creating other works of art. I seek to witness everything that is splendid in the landscape and bring it back for all to see. I go to great lengths to be in the right place at the right time to capture nature’s finest moments. I live in the San Francisco area and travel up and down the California coast and elsewhere looking for natural beauty that will inspire people to protect and save our precious natural landscape and seascape.
I also created the world’s largest blood specimen bank and wrote software to store, retrieve and link the specimens to large public databases. In addition, I wrote a science fiction series about our future as a species.
I am lucky enough to be able to balance a fulfilling career encompassing creativity in words and numbers with a passion focusing on the artistic and abstract. My photography provides the counterweight in my life and, without it, everything would be less colorful as a result.
There are many excellent photographers who are able to portray a scene in its literal form. This is not something I strive to do. I am much more interested in portraying an interpretation leaving plenty of room for the imagination. In pursuit of this, many of my images, particularly more recent images are blurred. I subscribe to the view of Henri Cartier-Bresson that “Sharpness is a bourgeois concept”.
While am predominantly a digital worker I have also started to branch out into the analogue world and find myself at the base of a very steep learning curve as I strive to produce prints in the ‘dim room’ by way of alternative processes such as the Cyanotype process, and ultimately in the dark room. Early days but incredibly exciting. Wish me luck!
Early on in my photographic journey I was lucky enough to be introduced to the ‘United Photographic Portfolio’ organization (UPP for short). Through this organization I have met a wide range of incredible photographers of all genres across the country and beyond. I would cite my membership of this organization as having the biggest influence on my photography to date.
Growing up on Long Island (Bethpage), NY – I felt lost in my late teens. Worried about my future direction in life, my father gave me an old Argus rangefinder to fool around with. Little did he realize what an important gesture that would turn out to be for me. After doing some research and seeing the images of Minor White and Ansel Adams I quickly became addicted to photography.
To make a long story short, I left home at 21, quitting my job, leaving my friends and family to see the American Southwest for myself. In California I eventually met my wife, and together we had 3 children, and created our own design studio – and the tasks of running a business and raising a family took a priority to Photography. During that time I stopped taking pictures.
Hillary Younger was born in north-east Tasmania in the 1960s. Her first explorations of the the beautiful landscapes of the island’s forests and shorelines were on horseback. Later she venturing into more remote locations on extended walking trips.
Hillary traveled for some years nationally and internationally but ultimately returned to the beautiful wilderness of Tasmania in 2006, during this time in Hillary’s life her passion for photography was ignited. Hillary’s work has been published in the book “Tasmania: a visual story” and in Australian Geographic magazine. With two solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions, Hillary is on her way to making an extraordinary mark on this world.