Taking things slowly
Tsiouris Vasilis captures the beauty of his home, Ioannina in Greece, in long-exposure landscape images
I work as an auto mechanic, and in my free time I enjoy my two favourite hobbies: photography and motorsports. I got into photography about six years ago – I particularly like photographing landscapes, which requires you to be very thorough and disciplined to get the best results, but I also like action photography, which is more about split-second timing and also involves an element of luck sometimes.
I have always enjoyed looking at paintings and beautiful photos, and I want my photos to have an artistic quality, and to convey something of the magic that inspired me to take the shot. I have studied the work of many great photographers over the years, including the landscapes of Joe Cornish and the wave and ocean photography of Clark Little.
I spend many hours outdoors with my camera, and I especially like to take photos during the golden hours of sunrise and sunset. At the moment I’m enjoying capturing long-exposure seascapes, for which my Lee Big Stopper and other ND filters are invaluable – I’ve taken photos using exposures of up to ten minutes.
I live in the city of Ioannina, in north-western Greece, at the
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