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Destin Sparks – Landscape Photographer
Destin Sparks is an award-winning landscape photographer and social media influencer based in Queensland, Australia.
Sparks’ passion for photography and Mother Nature were uncovered in 2009 when a workplace bet among colleagues saw his hidden photographic talent emerge.
Despite being entirely self-taught, Sparks is an accomplished landscape photographer with over 70 awards and accolades. His photography has caught the attention of national and international media; National Nine News, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australian Financial Review, News.com.au to name a few.
Best known for his panoramic landscape photography captures on traditional slide film, Sparks relies solely on well executed timing rather than resorting to Photoshop, coloured filters or digital manipulation. His continued dedication to analogue photography inspires many landscape enthusiasts and professionals alike.
A successful photography career now leads Sparks to exotic and beautiful locations around the world, however, “landscape photography isn’t all about dazzling destinations and luxury travel” he says. “It takes gruelling dedication and hard work to capture the best landscape photos.”
One of the keys to the Australian landscape photographer’s success is printing extremely large. “Fine art prints should immerse the viewer and captivate its audience” Sparks writes.
Each of his meticulously captured images exceed the equivalent of 100 Megapixels, resulting in artworks that can be printed many metres in length. Naturally this appeals to the corporate art market who seek to license ultra high resolution images, in addition to domestic collectors. “I’m very humbled to have musicians and television personalities among some of the collectors and admirers of my Limited Edition prints.”
Between travelling Sparks’ also teaches the art of landscape photography via workshops and photo tours. “Through Instagram and social media, I’ve built a loyal audience of aspiring photographers. It brings me great joy sharing knowledge with those who support my landscape photography.”
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Why Landscape Photography
There’s just something about perfectly executed landscape photography that can’t help but speak straight to the soul, but have you ever really stopped to wonder what it is that makes it so captivating? What is it that makes it so much more than just a picture?
It’s a feeling
The experience of actually standing in a beautiful place is unlike anything else in the world, and a good landscape photograph successfully captures what that experience is all about. It’s the bracing feeling of that crisp, clean air in your lungs and that warm, golden sun on your skin. It’s the rush of accomplishment you feel when you finally reach the mountain top or find yourself watching the sunrise from a secluded patch of beach that feels like it was put there just for you. Landscape photography immortalizes this unparalleled freedom at its purest and most potent.
It’s a flavor, a scent, a sound.
A little personal time spent with Mother Nature at her best and most beautiful is a comprehensive treat for the senses. It’s the salty tang of ocean mist on your tongue as you stand with your toes buried in the sand. It’s the impossibly sweet smell of cherry blossoms on the wind on a perfect spring afternoon. It’s the gentle, graceful swish of a lush rainforest dancing in the breeze. A perfect landscape photograph translates all of it into a universal language instinctively understood by the spirit.
It’s a journey.
Landscape photography is everything poetic and poignant about the amazing world we live in captured in just one image. It’s a story perfectly told, a fable that includes everything that gives nature (and life) it’s meaning – the wildness, the uncertainty, the perseverance, and the sweet reward that comes with work, creativity, and patience. It’s a challenge accepted, taken, and completed by the body, mind, and soul working together as one.
Show Your Support
Don’t quite have it in the budget this month to grace your walls with a new landscape photograph? No worries. The gracious gift of warmth would be just as appreciated.
Picture it – it’s 4 in the morning, you’re standing at the pinnacle of a towering mountain in the dark waiting for the sun to rise so you can capture the perfect shot. At first you’re still rosy from the lengthy hike and the exhilaration of successfully scoring the ideal shooting position. However, you’re soon all too aware that you’ve got the iciest of alpine winds howling in your ears and numbing your skin to the bone.
Consider buying me a cup of hot chocolate or a coffee to keep me warm – it keeps me going.
Very talented indeed
Talented Landscape Photographer