RAMTIN KAZEMI

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A little About Me
An artist whose imagery relies on Landscape Photography is a creature of the light... Waking up before sunrise and coming back to tent after sunset is what goes into capturing Mother Nature's most magical moments. It's all about the journey! It's this journey into the wild that I am passionate about. When you look at an image that speaks to you, one thing to remember is that it's a result of nothing but time, passion and love.

I started photography as a hobby. I have a degree from Recording Arts Canada and my background is actually in music and audio. I quickly realized that the audio industry wasn't for me because I couldn't be myself. I had to please the crowd! After picking up my first camera, I fell in love with it specially because I enjoyed the outdoors.  I really enjoy the journey through my lenses and love to explore the backcountry of planet Earth and photograph places that have been rarely seen by the human eye. My passion for adventure in the wilderness and pristine landscapes is what drives me to do what I do. Nature has been a big part of my life as far as I remember and my life would be very little without the influence of the wilderness. What I always say, is one must remember that photography comes after the journey itself! I have been working hard and I'm ready to share it all with you! I'm talking about experiencing it in person which brings us to my photo tours (Read more below)

Artist Statement
We live in a digital age. Cameras are now designed to create flat RAW files that must be post processed in the digital dark room. Back in the film days, the media had to be developed and it's no different now. The only difference is that we have now a lot more tools and possibilities thanks to Adobe's Photoshop. In order to produce images that are pleasing to the human eye, the artist must know imagery. We must understand the basics like composition, lighting and color. These fundamentals are unavoidable. Settings, cameras, lenses and tools come second. Nothing should matter until one understands composition of a 2D frame! I use lots of different techniques on my work... exposure blending, perspective blending, or even blending different moments of time. I do what I can to make my photographs presentable and nothing will ever stop me and take my creative freedom away.