in front of the Háifoss in Iceland

The photograph with which it all began (2017).

Corin Vilanek

I started photography back in 2014 at the age of 15 when I bought my first DSLR, a Nikon D3300. Back then I did not specialize in anything really. I did people, landscape, weather, animal and sports photography. Sports photography mostly of horseback riding because my family owns a horsefarm in Austria.

Since childhood I love the outdoors, animals and landscapes alike, but I never really became a huge fan of people and big cities. After one of my first hikes, I found my love for the mountains and immediatly wanted to go hiking every week or so - but this was not possible until I finally got my driving license. Now I finally really am, or at least I try to be, in the mountains every week.

During one of my hikes in 2017 I also discovered my passion for landscape photography. I started to teach myself more and more and with it improve my photography and post processing skills. After another year I upgraded my photography equipment to a Sony A7R III, a SEL 24-70 f2.8, a Gitzo Traveler tripod and some B+W filters.

Shortly after that my cousin and me flew to Iceland which was a dream come true. There I began to test my new equipment in some rough rainy conditions and got some nice results. Still, I wasn't entirely happy with how I photographed and processed everything. Learning new techniques became essential for me and so I again taught myself as well as I could.
When I take a look at my photographs of the last couple of months and compare them with each other, I can clearly see some improvements that I like but I also see that there is still a lot of potential and that I will have to continue learning.

So, this "story" will have continue too...



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9121 Tainach



All images © 2019 Corin Vilanek

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