Peter Svoboda, Master QEP title holder, a member of FEP ( Federation of European Photographers) and APFSR( Association of Slovak Professional Photographers)
I was born and live in a beautiful historical city of Kosice, Slovakia. Graduated at medical University. Since my youth age I was interested in art, in its various genres. Many years ago was studying also at art school where we focused on drawing and painting. I loved especially to paint oils on canvas. Beside that I started to discover a magic of the dark room and started to shoot on BW film and transparent. Later on, I 've been taking pictures on digital. I soon realized that photography will be that wonderful and exciting journey for me.
I am an outdoor type of person and I am spending most of my leisure activities in nature. Especially mountain biking, running, hiking and ski mountaineering. Since a teenager I have taken photographs, starting with capture on transparency at first, using B&W films and more recently enjoying digital capture for its benefits. I consider myself as a landscape photographer, searching for those special moments and mood. My relationship to the nature and mountains stands behind the most of my photographs, spending there lot of time with my camera. I love to compose the man into the frame to emphasize the human respect to the nature and mountains and to show how small here we are. I love minimalism in photography. I often try to compose my shots this way. My intention is to get not a complex, just easy to read, atmospheric and impressive pictures. Those are the shots I am satisfied with. Such a picture with a mood or story has a avalue for me at anytime I take it.
You can see more of my work here: http://www.petersvobodaphotography.com
Awards (the most recent):
EUROPEAN GOLDEN LANDSCAPE CAMERA 2018
EUROPEAN GOLDEN SPORT CAMERA 2018
( Federation of European professional photographers)
Gold medal in Moscow international Foto Awards 2018, professional Nature-Panoramic category, Bronze in Aerial cet.
Master QEP title received , the highest degree for European Professional Photographers awarded by FEP jury at Falmouth Photography institute, UK., July 2017
Tokyo International Foto Awards 2018: FiRST place in NATURE category, and First place in Book cat., overall 9 Gold Medals, Silver and 2xBronze
Moscow International Foto Awards 2018- Gold in Nature-Panoramic category, Bronze in Aerial.
EUROPEAN GOLDEN LANDSCAPE CAMERA 2017 WINNER
Gold in overall Fine art category- Oneeyeland Awards 2017- Photographer of the year- Fine Art category winner,
Gold in overall Nature category at Oneeyeland Awards 2017- Nature category winner.
Photographer of the year-Slovakia 2017 winner in One eyeland Awards
4x Bronze Medal at the same competition( Fine art landscape, Nature landscape, sky, panoramic cat.)
International Photographer of the Year 2017 - Silver madal in Nature-Landscapes category, prefessional, ax Hon.Mentions
WORL's TOP 10 LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER 2017 award, awarded at World's Top Landscape Photographers 2017, also 6x Silver and 9x bronze medal winner. + Country winner.
NATIIONAL AWARD WINNER- first anf the third place winner at World Photography Awards 2017
NATIONAL AWARD WINNER at WorldPhotography Awards 2016,
International Photography Awards 2016: 1-st place Sports: Winter sports caategory , 11 x Honorable mentions, all in Landscapes and Fine art Landcapes category
Tokyo International Foto Awards 2016: 1-st place in Nature, Landscapes professional,
1- st place Editorial, Sports professional, 3x Honorable Mentions- Landscape
Moscow International Foto Awards 2016 : 1-st place Editorial sports,
2-nd place sports category, 3x honorable mentions ( 2x Fine art landscape, 1x Editorial sports)
International Photographer of the Year Awards 2016: Second place Winner- Nature, Landscapes Professional, 4x Honorable Mentions
PRIX DE LA POTOGRAPHIE PARIS 2017 - Silver Winner in professional Book/Nature, 2x Bronze winner in professional Nature/Sky and Travel/tourism category.
PX3 - PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS 2016 : Silver Winner in Landscapes category ( Professional), 3x Honorable Mentions( landscapes, fine art landscapes and sports)
PX3 2016 - Peoples choice Awards: First lace- professional - Book, series
First place - professional- Press, Nature, Environmental
First place- professional- Press, Sports
First place-professional- Nature,Water
Second place- professional- fine art, Landscape
3rd place- professional- fine art, Landscapes
SIPA 2016 (Siena Int Photo Awards) Honorable mentions- Nature cat, 2x Remrkable Award- sports category.
International Photography Awards 2015 (iPA2015) : 2X 1-st place at International Photography awards, 1-st place ( sports category), IPA 2015: 1-st place (winter sports category), IPA 2015: 2x second place : 2-nd place ( sports cat,),2-nd place (winter sports cat.), IPA 2015 Honorable mentions ( Fine art . Landscapes ) and Honorable mentions( landscape cat.) . Best of show exhibition ( IPA),
International Photographer of the Year 2015 - 3rd place in Fine art Landscape cat., International Photographer of the Year awards 2015 - 3rd place in Open theme category, Int. Photograopher of the Year awards 2015 - 3x Honorable Mentions( fine art landscapes and wildlife). Some of my pictures were exhibited in galleries and published around the globe on internet and in well known international magazines( National Geographic).
B&W Spider Awards 2016: Honorable mentions
My photography journey has never been the same, it's always in progress. I still enjoy mainly the thought process, observation of scenery, light, waiting for the - right moment, timing and much more. I feel many times like I was a hunter who waits patiently for his opportunity to press the trigger, but doesn't hurt to Nature just saves the moments. I am always happy if my work speaks to others, evokes emotions and can be found as an inspiration for others.
Your kind visit in my gallery is much appreciated and thanks for taking your time and reading this..:)
You can find more of my work here: http://www.petersvobodaphotography.com