a few words about me...
I`m a Wildlife and Nature Photographer based in Slovenia. My passion to become a photographer was born out of a love and fascination of the natural world upon receiving my first wildlife book. From those early days i spent so much time out in the nature, hidden from view to get the chance to see a certain animal and learning to get close to wildlife without disturbing the animal. Being out in nature, feeling it closely, being part of it has always been my prime motivation. Photographing in these privileged moments became essential to me. Nature Photography is a getaway from everyday noise, the possibility to spend time with yourself surrounded by the beauty of nature. With the tools at hand, i`m trying capture the natural world in the way i see and feel it.
My photographs have been published in magazines: Nature`s Best Photography Magazine (USA),
Wild Planet Photo Magazine (UK), Fotografia de Naturaleza (Portugal), Nature of Things (Israel)
and my photo was published in Daily Dozen chosen by National Geographic (USA) editors
I do my work in different habitats like Forests, Wetlands, Grasslands and Mountains. Personally i love the Alps. The Alps allow me to immerse in nature. To be out there, alone or with friends at unusual times, meeting a landscapes essence, experiencing silence, finding balance. In these times when pushing towards faster, higher, further seems a must, i find it essential to know simplicity. To be on my own for some hours, some days, observing, listening, feeling the wind and allowing light, forms and patterns to impregnate. Taking pictures of wild animals is so challenging , that it fulfills me as both, a photographer and naturalist. What attracts me the most in wildlife photography is that trill of unknown and unpredictable. My camera is just a useful tool to discover and to see. I use the medium of photography as a method to capture the beautiful things i witness in nature, placing a frame around something i have seen, letting the image convey the true beauty of that moment in time, that the words could never describe. It is my intention to use these reflections of the natural world to bring the people`s awareness of what beautiful wildlife we have on our doorstep and all arround us and the importance of conservation and the need to preserve our natural heritage.
all I can say is that i try to stay outside, close to natural environments as long
as life allows it and if a few good shots come out and i convince others to see
our nature with other eyes and treat it with greater respect, then it's all good.
what`s in my camera bag ?
I get asked gear questions more than anything and the honest truth is, that i don`t really like answering photography gear related questions because people say that gear doesn`t matter all that much. Yes it's true, but as you grow as a photographer your gear will need to grow with you especially in wildlife photography where everything happens so fast, sometime in a split of a second and you always need better gear because most of the time you work in extreme conditions and in a bad light. But there is no point in having great photo gear in your camera bag unless you`re getting the most out of it. So, here`s my photo gear:
Canon EOS 1D X
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF extender 1.4X II
Canon EF extender 2X II
tripod Gitzo Systematic GT3542LS
travel tripod Manfrotto732CY
monopod Manfrotto 682B
gimbal head Benro GH2
ball head Sirui K-40X
f-Stop Tilopa, Lowepro Vertex 300AW, Lowepro Stealth 650AW, 3x Peli Case
Apple MacBook Pro 13" + Dell IPS UltraSharp 25" monitor
Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Lightroom
Canon imagePROGRAF printer
Canon Speedlites, a lot of Memory Cards, a lot of Camo Clothing, Floating Hide, Hide Tent,
Profoto Remote Triggers, Bowens Monolight, Lee Filters, Browning Trail Camera and more....
I'm a member of Canon Professional Services, Association of Slovenian Nature Photographers,
International Freelance Photographers Organization, International Federation of Wildlife Photographers
and European Wilderness Society