If you're one of those people who needs to be inspired to pick up that dusty camera, take a look at Dietrich Bojko's photos. Bojko began his photographic career without even knowing it. While on vacation, he would take photos using a simple camera. In time, his hobby turned so intense that, in order to hone his skills, his father bought him a DSLR. After gradually upgrading to different cameras, he now shoots with a Nikon D50.
“I started seriously with landscape photography in 2005,” he says. “I really love nature and enjoying being outdoors in every weather situation. Besides, I want to experience different lights and nature events myself.”
You would think that Bojko does a lot of post processing but that's where you'd be mistaken. He actually prides himself in not doing much of it at all saying, “What I do is just white-balance, sharpness and cropping. I use different filters to achieve the best results right at the places I'm shooting so that I do not have to modify the pictures on Photoshop that much.”
Are there any tips he'd give to capturing these beautiful nature shots? Sure. As he says, “You have to look at a lot of pictures made in the area you want to go and take photos of next. Because of this, you'll get an idea of what you can expect and your likelihood of taking better photos increases.”
He continues, “Early in the morning, from sunrise to 10 am, and in the evening from 5 pm to sunset are definitely the best times for taking photos. Of course, it is also possible to take photographs at night, but these would take on a completely different theme and story.”