Welcome to another Episode of Photographer Spotlight, this time I had the honor to step inside the world of Luca Micheli who makes brilliant landscape images.
In this exclusive interview, you’ll find out what it is that makes him so good in his field.
1) Tell us about yourself, where are you from? How, when and why did you get into photography?
Luca Micheli from Rome, 28 years old. World Traveller. Landscape photographer. I remember the first approach to a camera was when I was eight. One of my family friends told me how it works and I was totally impressed. At my 18yo birthday, I received my first reflex and year after year I shot thousands of pictures. I learned a lot by myself. Every time I take a picture I think about how to get it better. I’m exploring the world with my camera searching for the best spots the natures offer to us.
I usually organize photography workshops with one of my friends in Italy and Iceland. I do love to teach photography and Inspire others to represent the beauty of nature.
These are our tours https://www.weshoot.it/team/fotografiaindigitale. I also launched my own project called thebeautyofearth.com with my best pictures.
2) What is the favorite photo you took and why?
As a Photographer, I do not have a favorite photo because every time I go out with my camera a brand new favorite picture comes up.
But of course, I’ve my best ones.
It reminds me a great sunset I’ve seen in Iceland. The first one.
I’m lucky. I’ve seen the aurora for the most of my stay in Iceland but that night was absolutely stunning.
3) Which gear do you mainly use / What is typically in your camera bag?
I use a Canon 5D Mark III combined with lenses like the 16-35 F2.8 III , 24-70 F2.8 II and the 70-200 F2.8 IS II. I recently added the DJI Phantom 4 Pro to my gear t and I’m exploring new perspectives from above. I always loved the above perspective and drone Photography is perfect to me.
4) Who or what inspires you to do what you do?
I’m inspired by nature patterns. People, nowadays we are always busy, in hurry and stressed. Nature and landscape that I visit remember me how to slow down, relax and to be grateful for what we have. My best pictures always have their muses.
5) What’s the most challenging part about being a landscape/nature photographer?
The most challenging part about being a landscape photographer is that if you want to have the best picture you’ve to find a new perspective and explore the wild nature.
You can wait or walk for hours in order to take the best shots. Sometimes you’ve to wake up early to get the shot.
6) How important is post-processing for you? Can you tell us what kind of post processing you typically do?
I do post processing because despite some could think is one of the most important parts of doing photography after the shoot. It’s another kind of interpretation of the photography.
7) What are your future photography goals?
I received a lot of features recently. Most of them in International Magazines. My goals are the National Geographic publication and I want to exhibit at the MoMa in New York one day.
Make sure to visit Luca Michelis Website and to follow him on Instagram & 500px!
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