Rafael Rojas and I go back quite a few years now – we became aware of each other through an online Nature Photography Forum and built a strong friendship based on mutual respect and a shared love for the outdoors, conservation and of course, landscape photography. In 2011 we cemented that relationship by creating, together with our wives, Anca Minican and Juanli Sun, Whytake.net – The Global Community of Nature Photographers - A free online resource of inspiration, exploration and a social network built for nature photographers by nature photographers.
With a huge amount of photography learning material and inspiration online, I rarely single out work for special attention or promotion, but with the release of Rafael’s second ebook in his Photographer’s Vision Series, I felt them worthy of endorsement.
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At first glance, the books appear to be a photographic study of specific locations, and to some extent they are, but that is a superficial and minor part of their charm. Rafa does indeed single out specific images and locations, but does so not to sell compositions, but to explain in great length, with considerable passion, the way he goes about seeing these images from the initial experience through to their manifestation on film and final print.
Rafael is a seriously accomplished landscape photographer, the shear depth of though, experience and technique that goes into making one of his images is enviable, and he does so with a boyish enthusiasm that is wildly infections to anyone who spends time in the field with him, or indeed reads his prolific and energetic writing.
So far in the series Rafael has presented us with his Photographer’s Vision from Namibia and now Scotland – Simply stated, both are superb. The images are rich in detail, drama, passion, expression and intimacy – Rafael has wonderful vision and his eBooks help explain how others can tap into that internal resource that we all possess. I am no stranger to excellent work from a plethora of my peers, but Rafa deserves his place among the greatest of landscape photographers.
In a world of quick fix filters and techniques, it is refreshing to meet someone who let’s nature speak to them in an intimate and reflective way – he creates symbiotic images that tell of his experiences not just in shade, color and tone, but on a deeply emotional level.
Let the work of Rafael Rojas inspire you.
For further details and purchase, please check out Rafael’s website - http://rafaelrojasphoto.com/ebooks.php
*For the record I must state that I received the two eBooks free for evaluation, but have no other financial interest or incentive*