WHO I AM
Hello, first I personally want to thank you for visiting my Website. My name is Stefan Prech I am 26 years old and i live in Bavaria Germany. I started taking photos in my childhood, but i began very late to improve my technique and equipment. In 2010 i got my first DSLR a Canon Eos 550D. Since then i ve tried to improve my skills when ever possible.
I’m very interested in visiting beautiful places and i try to freeze their secret moments into a photograph. Nature is for me something special. I really enjoy being there and spend time just with sitting and observing. Photography suits more than perfectly to my art, and is more than a hobby for me, its my passion.
In the last years i found my own style and way to photograph. I m a fan of using perfect balanced colors in vivid combinations. This is a very expressive way of showing my emotions and leads to loud Pictures. I found also a way to cut out the complexity of an Image to its main components (Lines,structure,points), which gave them a more surreal look and is comparable to paintings. In the past few month I experimented a lot with making self portraits, this a fine way of adding emotional content to a picture. I often got compared with Casper David Friedrich’s works, which was a famous german romantic painter. I really have to say that there are indeed similaritys, although I did not know Friedrich before making my pictures.
In case you want to know more about me feel free to contact me personally
I will try to answer every serious question.
Stefan, why do you make Photos?
Simply, because I found fun in doing that. I’m unresponsive in this time and just in my element. Photography is great, it helps me to get out of the house. A photo is a great way to freeze memories.
Stefan, why do you have a Website?
I want to present my work and hope I can captivate people all around the world. Well I never though, I will get rich with photography, but it’s very nice to get acceptation in the society. A big dream for me would be, presenting my work in magazines or the TV.
Stefan, why Nature?
I think many people are blind to see how special our environment is. Every small aspect makes nature unique. Nature photography is a very creative chapter of photography. You have thousands of forms, structures and places, the only limitation is your mind.
Stefan, why Bavaria?
Well I grew up there and I realized very late that Bavaria is just a beautiful place to live. Perhaps I can motivate people all arount the world to go out and take a look to my special and unique home.
„I think that emotional content is an image’s most important element, regardless of the photographic technique. Much of the work I see these days lacks the emotional impact to draw a reaction from viewers, or remain in their hearts.“ (Anne Geddes)
„You don’t take a photograph, you make it.“ (Ansel Adams)
“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.” (Robert Capa)
„Before you shoot an irresistible subject, mute all your senses except sight to find out how much is left for the camera to record.“ (Andreas Feininger)