“Atithi Devo Bhava” (Be one for whom the guest is God)

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You’ve seen their images, now get to know them… Meet our Guests Of Honour

 From Grand Landscapes to Great Photographers, Landscape Wizards, presents a unique collection of Great Nature Photographers all under one roof. Learn about their techniques and read about their adventures, find out what makes them “click” !

 


Rich & Vibrant : An Interview with Patrick Di Fruscia

Rich & Vibrant : An Interview with Patrick Di Fruscia

Photography copyright  © Di Fruscia . All rights reserved. [divider]Top[/divider] 1.     Tell us something about Patrick De Fruscia and what he was before getting into Photography and how He ended up with Landscape photography. As a teenager I worked in a music store. At the age of 17 I started working in bars and nightclub. I then met a guy who got me in the fitness industry and started working also as a graphic/web designer for a sport supplement company in Montreal and later on became the Marketing Manager for that same company.  During that time I also kept my job as a bartender and did this part time for close to 15 years. One day the owner of the supplement company came to me and ask me to undertake the task of learning photogr...
Deep & Refined : An Interview With Anil Rao

Deep & Refined : An Interview With Anil Rao

Photography copyright  ©  Anil Rao. All rights reserved. 1.     We haven’t seen any avatars of Anil Rao. Not even on your website do you have your profile picture. Is this intentional? Tell us about Anil Rao, what you do and briefly about your beginning of photography journey. This is not by intention. It’s just that I am usually so engrossed with what lies in front of my camera that I seldom think about the person standing behind it. :D Here are a few words about myself and how I got started in photography.  I was born in Shillong and grew up in the neighboring city of Guwahati in northeastern India. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Karnataka Regional Engineering College, I came to the United States...
Insights : An Interview With Guy Tal

Insights : An Interview With Guy Tal

Photography Copyright © Guy Tal. All Rights Reserved.   What drove you into Nature photography and Landscape photography in particular ? I have to admit it may have been more of a lucky coincidence than anything else. From a young age, I always loved being outdoors and exploring the fields around my house. At one point I decided to borrow my dad's camera and tried to photograph some of the things that fascinated me. I wasn't very successful but the experience stayed with me and a few years later I bought my first “serious”  camera and started photographing in earnest. In the early years I wasn't too concerned with subjects, light, or composition. I photographed anything I found even remotely interesting just for ...
Dreams with tenacity : An Interview With Stefan Hefele

Dreams with tenacity : An Interview With Stefan Hefele

Photography copyright  © Stefan Hefele . All rights reserved. 1.    What according to you is more important in Landscape photography, right location or right time? This question is easy to answer. It´s the right time. Why? Because right time means nice light. With nice light one can make an average location to an outstanding location. 2.    What are the main factors you consider before deciding on a shoot location?  Alpine-Autumn-Dusk  I always try to shoot locations which speak to me. This can be a totally unknown place somewhere in a remote forest or a well-known place. If the location appeals to me, I shoot it in a way I´m feeling the location. Second thing is the weather. Best case is lots of clouds and some sun e...
A Perfect Excuse: An Interview With Adam Burton

A Perfect Excuse: An Interview With Adam Burton

Photography copyright  ©  Adam Burton. All rights reserved. 1.    What draws Adam to Landscape Photography, given the various other forms of Nature Photography? I have always been inspired by being outside in the countryside and photography gives me the perfect excuse to venture out as often as I want! I first got into photography while travelling abroad and visiting many breathtaking natural locations. I really wanted to be able to share some of these moments with friends and family back home, and photography became my way of doing so. I still love to share my pictures with people, although I can't say whether they are quite as enthusiastic about viewing them as me! I find grand views bathed in magical lighting much more inspir...
Travelling to the edge

Travelling to the edge

Travelling to the edge : An Interview With Art Wolfe Photography copyright  ©  Art Wolfe. All rights reserved. 1.   As an art student how do you define Landscape photography? I have a very broad definition of landscape photography - it really encompasses just about anything done outside where the subject is that of the land and elements therein.  Thus a city skyline is in my opinion a "landscape" image - the elements of the landscape could be man made just as they could be naturally occurring.  A rural scene of a barn and wheat fields would qualify. As well as the obvious mountains, lakes and meadows.  And I also go further to say you can shoot macro landscapes of the natural world, a minute landscape you could hold in one hand wit...
Seeking balance: An Interview With Darwin Wiggett

Seeking balance: An Interview With Darwin Wiggett

Photography copyright  ©  Darwin Wiggett. All rights reserved. 1.    Let’s start with the usual question - there must have been an inflection point in your life that motivated you to transit to Nature Photography. Tell us more about how it all started. I have always been into nature. Even as a small boy I wanted to be a ‘forest ranger’ or a ‘mountain man’. When I was in university studying to be a biologist I needed a camera to document my research. As soon as the camera got into my hand, something ‘clicked’ (bad pun, I know). I think the camera allowed me, as an introvert, to share what I saw in the world without me having to talk or draw attention to myself. The photos did all the work! 2.    25 years of Photographic experien...
In front of camera : Interview With Marsel Van Oosten

In front of camera : Interview With Marsel Van Oosten

Nature images featured in the video is copyrighted by   Marsel Van Oosten. Team Wizards would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Marsel on winning the first prize as Nature Photographer of the year 2011  in INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS. More about it on his blog here    Marsel Van Oosten Taking photographs began as a way for Marsel to escape from life in the fast lane. After a trip to Tanzania, however, things started  getting more serious. Close encounters with the animals of the Serengeti fueled his passion for wildlife photography, which soon became his specialty. Five years later, Van Oosten took the plunge and swapped his established advertising career for the precarious life of...
Time warp : An interview with Ross Ching

Time warp : An interview with Ross Ching

Video/Time lapses copyright © Ross Ching. All rights reserved. Tell us something about Ross Ching and how did he get into photography as such ? I initially got into photography in high school because my friends wanted me to film their skateboard tricks.  That soon morphed into a strong appreciation for the art of photography and how so much meaning can be conveyed by pushing a button. There are many streams in Photography, what made you choose Time lapse photography ? Eclectic - Ross Ching's first time lapse creation I was looking for a way to create something unique.  I didn't want to just take a video camera and film a movie.  So I began thinking about how I could use a sti...
Dream for scapes : An Interview with Ian Plant

Dream for scapes : An Interview with Ian Plant

Photography copyright  ©  Ian Plant. All rights reserved. Tell us something about Ian Plant. What he was before coming into Photography and how did He end up with Landscape photography? I took a rather roundabout route into professional nature photography. I started off as a lawyer, working for a large Washington, D.C. law firm for eight years before leaving to become a pro nature photographer. I bought my first camera while in law school and I realized then that I was completely hooked on photography. As soon as I paid off my law school debt and saved up a little bit of money, I jumped in and have never looked back. That was almost seven years ago. Your images are extremely popular among landscape ph...