Landscape Photography
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About

I am landscape and travel photographer based in Poland and UK. My favorite subject of photographs are mountains. In 2005 I bought my first camera just for ordinary use. I wasn't interested in photography at all. However I had a lot of free time, and inspired by images which I saw in one issue of National Geographic magazine, I decided to try shooting some landscapes. I live in beautiful location (as you can see in HOME and #CIESZYNLOVE), so I began taking shots of landscapes in nearby places. Inspiration, motivation, knowledge, and - very important - feedback came from websites on which other photographers post their photos to get review. After 2 years I won my first award in photo competition. In 2010 I was awarded with National Geographic statuette gained for the first place in category “Polish Landscape”. 3 months later in another competition I was rewarded with 1-week trip to Patagonia. When I returned from Patagonia, my photographs got international exposure. Then I decided to go professional. You will find more info in F.A.Q. below.

My photographs are offered by worldwide galleries YellowKorner and Fotofoam. You may also purchase my prints in PRINTS section on this website. Images in PORTFOLIO section may be use for commercial and non-commercial purposes under proper license. You will find License Request form in CONTACT section. Stay tuned for news and updates! Find me on Facebook.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

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My photographs have been used/featured by various commercial and non-commercial brands. If you want to acquire license go to CONTACT section.  

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

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Find me on Facebook, twitter, 500px, Behance, and Instagram

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

SELECTED FEATURES

SELECTED CONTESTS

2014 PX3 “Prix de la Photographie, Paris” photo contest – Honorable Mention
2011 PX3 “Prix de la Photographie, Paris” photo contest – Official Selection
2011 “Life is Beautiful” photo contest – Main Prize
2011 MINI “Wanderlust Design Competition” photo contest – 2nd Prize
2011 Panasonic “Catch the best moment!” – Main Prize
2011 “Sharow Photographic Competition”, category Landscape – 1st Prize & Commendation
2011 Plitvice Lakes Photo Club Exhibition – Commendation
2011 “Traveler Adventure Team Discover Patagonia with Kinder Country” – Main Prize
2010, 2011 “Space of Life” photo contest – Commendation
2010 VI Grand National Geographic Poland Photo Contest – “Polish Landscape” – 1st Prize
2010 “Space of Life” photo contest – IV edition – 3rd Prize
2008 International Photography Awards – Commendation
2007 Olympus “Panoramas” photo contest – Commendation
2007 “Olympus Planet” photo contest – 1st Prize

EXHIBITIONS

2014 100 Wonders Of The World – International exhibition
2013 Beware Magazine – International exhibition
2012 "3 Days in The End of The World" Museum, Cieszyn – Individual exhibition
2011 Plitvice Lakes Photo Club Exhibition – International exhibition
2011 “Colors of Life” photo contest – International exhibition
2008, 2009, 2011 Sunderland “Mountain Landscape” – International exhibition
2010 International Exhibition Art Balance “Green Balance” – International exhibition
2008, 2009 “Space of Life” – International exhibition
2008 “Biennale of Mountain Photography” – International exhibition

GALLERIES

YellowKorner www.yellowkorner.com
Fotofoam www.fotofoam.com
Art Of Brands www.artofbrands.com
OFFSET www.offset.com

 
 

 
 
 

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions, and answers.

Is it possible to buy a print or get license to use a photograph?

Yes, you can purchase limited prints in PRINTS section on this website. My photographs are also available in YellowKorner and Fotofoam galleries. If you want to acquire license for commercial or non-commercial use, fill in the License Request in CONTACT section on this website.

Can we share photographs from this website?

Yes, you can share my work, but don't forget to credit it with my name, link to my website, and to Facebook Page. For any publication (commercial or non-commercial), please fill in License Request in CONTACT section on this website. 

Where do you live?

I live in Cieszyn (historic, over 1200 years old) small town on the border of Poland and Czech Republic. Here, you can watch my movie "Cieszyn In a Time Lapse".

Have you ever studied photography?

No, I'm a self-taught photographer. 

What is your favorite subject of photographs?

I am focused mainly on mountains. However I am afraid of heights, and I am not a proper alpinist.    

What kind of weather do you like the most?

For me almost every kind of weather is good to take pictures. However, I find photographing in full sunshine or during heavy rain less enjoyable. I like watching and photographing clouds.

Do you like travelling?

I love travelling. I set off on 2-3 photo journeys per year.

Do you use any additional accessories like tripods or filters?

I use Neutral Density graduated filters in order to reduce exposure of sky. I am minimalist. I don't like taking too much equipment with me, so I don't use tripod very often, and sometimes I regret it.

What is your post-production process like?

I use LIghtroom for the whole process of post-production except last stage - sharpening for web, which I make in Photoshop. In Lightroom I adjust white balance, curves, and saturation. Sometimes, especially in monochromatic photographs I use split toning.

Do you need assistant?

No, I'm not searching for an assistant. 

Are you organizing workshops? 

For now I don't have any workshops scheduled. However I am planning to organize workshops in 2016. If you have any suggestion or proposal, send me a message. You will find Contact Form in CONTACT section on this website.

What equipment do you use?

Cameras: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 5D Mark III
Lenses: Canon 16-35 IS F/4 L, Canon 70-200 IS F/4 L, Canon 85 F/1.8
Filters: Hitech ND graduated filters

Tripod: Induro Carbon CT214 tripod + BHL2 ballhead
Drone: DJI Phantom 3 Advanced
Software: Adobe Lightroom