At the age of thirtysomething I discovered photography late. Changing life circumstances led to the moment in 2016, when I bought my first credible camera. Subsequently I succumb to the gear acquisition syndrome. In another separate blog I describe how that went on.
At that time I started hiking and staying outside a lot. Furthermore my children reached an age where they at least at times enjoyed staying in front of a camera. I’m already looking forward to the time, where my kids develop interest in taking a camera in their own hands.
The conditions to start with photography early were actually met. My father has been a technician at Tokina for many years and of course he had an enviable analogue photography equipment. I guess the foundation of what would become my favourite hobby and part time job was laid early.
I prefer landscape photograph, followed by the Industrial culture of my home region. Furthermore I like being outside hiking in the woods, in the mountains or by the sea. I enjoy the calmness and the fact that you can take your time while taking pictures as thoroughly as being on my own and being in the moment completely.
There is one person in particular who has much influence on how I shoot landscape pictures. In his Youtube videos and in his eBook Thomas Heaton very honestly and convincingly describes why he is a landscape and travel photographer and talks about how it feels to be someone who enjoys shooting alone in the nature. And I do agree a 100%.
A thing that has always been appealing to me was teaching people and share knowledge. Therefore I perceived it as a real stroke of luck when I was given the opportunity to do workshops in the field and write editorial workshops for a national photography magazine.
When it comes to choosing a location I tend to revisit the two places I love the most. The west-coast of Denmark and the Dolomites.
And here complies my paternal origin. My family comes from a region in Italy called Friaul. It’s the south-east part of the Dolomites. Our home village lies right in the middle of a nature reserve and is surrounded by mountains and woods. It has been the base-camp for many of my trips through the Dolomites and it hopefully will be for many more years to come.
Auf Wanderwegen zur Fotografie
Sandro Fabris, der 2022 das erste Mal bei uns im Fotokurs-Programm war, wird auch 2023 wieder dabei sein – und dieser Artikel ist für alle, die ihn noch nicht kennen. Wir haben ihn darum gebeten, einmal grob zu umreißen, was ihn als Fotografen eigentlich ausmacht. Seine “grob umrissene” Antwort ließ sich so Fotografie-Begeisterungs-ansteckend lesen, dass wir Euch das nicht vorenthalten wollen. Lest und lernt Sandro Fabris kennen
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... It took a while to realize that photography would lead me to places I had never been before. But after that, I would find myself outside whenever I could... ( Sandro Fabris / @cimolian_
Photographer and outdoor enthusiast based in Germany)