My Whole World Stands in Front of Me…

We are fine art photographers based in southern Poland, favouring Land/Seascape and Long Exposure Photography.
Iza i Darek Mitręga
Bonnie and Clyde

My Whole World Stands in Front of Me…
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The Miracle of Midsummer
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Autumn Time
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Daydreaming
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If You Forget Me…
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EISA Photo Maestro

By founding six years ago the EISA Photo Maestro the European Imaging and Sound Association wanted to encourage both amateur and semi-professional photographers creating series of pictures who are connected to each other. This means that photographers are challenged to think in a documentary way but is of course on an as free as possible mode, to give its own interpretation to the theme of the year.

2018 Winners | Theme: Nature

First Prize: Bence Mate
“A great wildlife photo is technically perfect, innovative, and unrepeatable. It should be a genuine reflection of what took place, and the subjects must be able to move around freely. Whilst Photoshop can be used to enhance an image, the sole goal of post-production should be to reflect reality in the most accurate way possible.”
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Second Prize: Dariusz Bruhnke
“Photography has become my part of life, I love to spend time with nature and show it in the way I see. These photos were made on the Lofoten Archipelago in the north of Norway at the turn of February and March,during photo workshops that we ran together with Adam Wawrzyniak. The amazing climate that prevails in Lofoten at this time of year makes it a photographer’s paradise”.
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Third Prize: Alfonso J. Expósito Díaz-Álvarez
“Reefs of Life and Color”
Seas and oceans nurture an extraordinary variety of life of every shape and colour. This collection of photographs aims to reflect the wealth of the waters that cover our blue planet, from the reefs of the Red Sea in Egypt to the underwater paradise of Raja Ampat, Indonesia. The reef shark of the Bahamas and the imposing and majestic white shark of Guadalupe Island represent the top predators that maintain the balance of the oceans. In Lembeh, Indonesia lurks the blue-ringed octopus, which, at 5 cm in size, is one of the most poisonous animals on the planet. Other marvels include a strikingly colourful nudibranch, a beautiful shoal of sweet-lipped fish taking refuge in the coral reef of Raja Ampat, and the turtle hawksbill with its penetrating gaze, photographed in Komodo.

I am an amateur photographer, especially in underwater photography.” My first contact with photography took place underwater more than 10 years ago, and I felt the need to teach the wonders of this blue planet. With more than 1000 dives all over the world, both in fresh water and in salt water, I have had the fortune to feel and experience unique moments, which I have tried to convey in each of the photographs I take.
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Public’s Choice Award : Åsa Fredh
I started to photograph 15 years ago. I photograph most different species in nature and when opportunities are also given landscape. With my photography, I want to show how beautiful it is in nature, and hopefully more people will be fascinated by it and more likely to see our amazing nature.
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Grasping Unlimited Space

During his travels in 2017, the Lebanon-born photographer Dany Eid played with the visual contrast between a close up and the vast expanse of landscapes to explore the theme of infinity. He shot at various locations, always keeping ZEISS Lenses at hand to visualize infinity for both him and the people he meets in the particular region.

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ZEISS Infinity Tour with Dany Eid
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Miraculous Lakes

“Nature Photography is my passion, my life, my creed.” —Furqan Aziz

Attabad Lake, also known as Gojal Lake, is a lake in the Gojal Valley of northern Pakistan created in January 2010 by a landslid dam.
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Shangrila Lake or Lower Kachura Lake is a part of the Shangrila resort located at a drive of about 20 minutes from Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan.
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Miraculous Lakes by Furqan Aziz
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Camerapixo Photography Magazine Hot Shots 36 We Inspire
Best worldwide inspiring photography. Landscape, portrait, long exposure, architecture, travel and black and white photography.Being Published Matters!

How to Create a Successful Travel Blog

Who doesn’t wish they could be a travel blogger? Just imagine traveling to the most beautiful parts of the world as your job. Dreamy. One thing travel bloggers have in common is that they make it look easy. Spoiler: It’s not. Just ask Rachel Rudwall, Emmy-nominated on-camera host, producer, camera operator, speaker, writer, photographer, and travel blogger. We caught up with her to get the inside scoop behind her hugely successful blog and Instagram @RachelRoams.

What advice would you give your former self or an aspiring travel blogger?
It’s going to take a long time to establish yourself as an expert who’s worthy of a paycheck, so be prepared to invest both time and funds into building your dream career. If it’s what you truly love, it’ll be worth it every step of the way.
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How to Create a Successful Travel Blog: An Interview with Rachel Roams
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Wild Exposures

Witness nature at its most dramatic, graceful and unexpected with this stunning collection of breathtaking photographs celebrating the natural heritage of the bioregions of Australia and New Zealand, the Antarctic and New Guinea.
This year’s Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year exhibition showcases the timing, patience, artistry and technique of professional, emerging and junior photographers as they capture spectacular moments in time.

Broken Dreams
Runner-up, Landscape
Broken Dreams was from one of my most rewarding but confronting shoots. After the Sampson Flat bushfires swept through the northern Adelaide Hills, I spent a lot of time shooting the aftermath and rebirth during the following year. This particular early morning shoot brought with it fog and an amazing mood.
Gumeracha, South Australia
Sony A7R, Sony 55mm, 1/5, f/10, ISO 100, tripod
by Ben Goode
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Hide and seek
Overall Winner
I travelled to Raja Ampat mainly to visit the stunning Arborek Jetty. If you are really lucky you can observe schools of fish and I spent some time under the jetty. At one point, predators moved in and I was mesmerised by the chase between predator and prey.
Arborek Jetty, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Nikon D3S, Nikon 16mm, 1/250, f/4.5, ISO 250, Ikelite 161 strobe, Seacam housing
by Tracey Jennings
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Posing Black-fronted Dotterels
Winner, Animal Behaviour
Black-fronted dotterel
Elseyornis melanops
These two black-fronted dotterels seemed to want to pose for me, but I think they might have had something else in mind.
Charleville, Queensland
Nikon D800, Nikon 500mm f/4.0 with 1.4 converter, 1/400, f/5.6, ISO 500, tripod
by Dan Giselsson
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Enchanted
Winner, Animal Habitat and Portfolio Prize
White’s seahorse
Hippocampus whitei
Low evening sunlight backlights White’s seahorse. Many of this species can be found living on the shallow shark nets beneath the boardwalk in Mosman, Sydney Harbour.
Mosman, New South Wales
Nikon D810, Nikkor 8–15mm F3.5–4.5 E ED, 1/125, f/29, ISO 160, two INON Z240 strobes, Aquatica digital water housing and 4-inch glass port
by Matthew Smith
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Junction Falls -After
Winner, Monochrome
In a matter of seconds, Junction Falls went from a trickle to a roaring wall of thundering stormwater on a wet afternoon. I was fortunate to be there to capture the amazing transformation. Shortly after this shot, the embedded log completely disappeared from view.
Junction Falls, Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Canon EOS 1DS Mk III, Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8, 0.6, f/8, ISO 100, tripod
by Peter Hill
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Wild Exposures

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