As a wildlife photographer Andreas loves to roam around in the German and Dutch countrysides to capture shots of his favorite animals, he particularly loves photographing local birds. Every minute of his free time is spent in nature. According to him, patience and attention to detail is what can create a captivating photo. Waiting hours for that perfect shot of a kingfisher, a hare or a squirrel. He is always on the lookout for patterns and motifs and those captures are what makes his photos unique. NYA-EVO is a proud gear supporter of Andreas.
We recently asked Andreas 10 questions and here's what he had to say:
WHATS THE GREATEST THING ABOUT BEING A PHOTOGRAPHER
For me it is about being in the nature as much as possible and observing all those amazing animals in their full glory. I also love the travelling part, exploring new countries, people and animals.
HOW DOES BEING IN NATURE MAKE YOU FEEL?
You forget everything around you. I feel truly free not having to worry about the daily things in life. I can connect with nature in a way that makes me feel at peace.
WHAT GOT YOU INTO INTO PHOTOGRAPHY?
I started doing it after my apprenticeship. I just got sucked in and have been doing nature photography ever since - that was 12 years ago. It's just fun!
YOUR FAVORITE SHOT EVER TAKEN?
I have many favorites. Impossible to say which one is the best. I love to photograph different birds of prey, squirrels and puffins.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE ADVICE TO WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHERS STARTING OUT
Be patient! Not every picture works instantly. It often takes several attempts.
YOUR SECRET SPOT THAT NEVER GETS OLD?
I always like to go to my favorite spot in the woods not far from where I am living to photograph foxes. The more you go to the same place and photograph the same animal, the more you learn their ways and the more creative you will get with the pictures.
WHAT DO YOU SHOOT WITH?
I use a Canon 1dxII and a Canon 5dMark4 with different lenses from Tamron like the 150-600g2,70-200,24-70 and the 100-400.
IF YOU COULD ONLY SHOOT WITH ONE LENS FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WHICH ONE WOULD YOU PICK AND WHY?
This is a very good question. Each lens has its advantages and disadvantages. I would say it depends on the circumstances and the animals that I want to photograph.
OTHER GREAT PLACES TO PHOTOGRAPHY ?
I am often out and about in the Netherlands because I live 5 km away from the German / Dutch border and I know many great locations there. But I also do like to travel to England because it is not too far and their countryside is very diverse.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FEATURE OF THE FJORD 60-C?
The Fjord 60-C is very comfortable. You get a lot of equipment stowed. What I personally find so good that this backpack is completely suitable for hand luggage. You can pack the bag full and it is not noticeable on the flight.
Check out the links below if you would like to see more of Andreas work. You can find him on Instagram or his website.
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