When I was around 12, I got my first analog camera from my parents. Maybe this was my "decisive moment". At that times I often admired beauty of black and white photos of my family developed in dark room together with my father. He gave me inspiration and motivation for upcomming years.
Taking photographs is for me an escape to the world of colors, light, natural beauty and travel adventures. And always it is a big relaxation and fun.
Digital photography is a passion which allows me to be creativ although I mostly do only subtle Photoshop editing. It is a challenge - from the moment of an idea for subject, location, time, light conditions through shutter release to post-production and final image. I like and focus mostly on landscape photography and travel photography. Last years also take pictures also for microstock agencies.
I am based in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. Thanks for stopping by.
Although photographic gear itself does not make a perfect picture (it´s you, behind the camera :-), it is very good to have got a gear on which you can always rely on and which offers images with good technical quality. I used several cameras, lenses and accessories in the past. As I was developing step-by-step my skills, my gear has consolidated to the following list which I am very satisfied with now:
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Canon EF 2x III Extender
Sigma 35mm/1.4 DG HSM Art
Gitzo GT3541 carbon tripod + RRS RH-55 ballhead
Lee Graduated filters (hard, soft, 0.6, 0.9)
Heliopan Circular polarizer filter SH-PMC 105mm
Hi-Tech Pro Stop 10 filter
Lowepro Mini Trekker AW
Rover AW II backpack