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My Bio
My name is Sebastian Kraus; I was born in 1981 in Nowa Ruda, Poland where I grew up with my family and studied. Eventually I left Poland and now live in Scotland.

I am a landscape photographer and I am based in the beautiful historic city of Edinburgh. Once I started learning more about photography my interest in it grew so rapidly that I began reading everything that I could get my hands on. I quickly realized that this was an art form that would enable me to express my innermost feelings about the world that I am merely just a part of.

I started with really no experience at all in 2006 with a Fuji Fine Pix S9500 and since then I have been hooked. So much so that I believe my passion is evident in my photographs which have more recently been published in magazines and even exhibited around the world.

I capture images that are literally just moments passing in time and I truly love the subjects that I photograph. If the camera has taught me only one thing about nature, it is that it holds so very much more than is first apparent to the naked eye.

I hope that you enjoy the experience of my photographs as much as I have enjoyed the experience of creating them.

Current Residence: Edinburgh
Favourite genre of music: ROCK!
Favourite photographer: Marc Adamus, Zack Schnepf,Guy Tal, Joe Cornish, Alex Nail
Kah Kit Yoong and Ian Cameron.
Favourite style of art: damn good :)
Operating System: good enough
Wallpaper of choice:…
Favourite cartoon character: Wile Coyote

Favourite Movies
Forest Gump
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Metallica, U2
Favourite Games
Call of Duty, Colin McRae 1-5
Other Interests
Rally driving, F1

LPOTY 2011

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Landscape Photographer of The Year 2011. I am pleased to tell you that I won a place in the Awards book and at the National Theatre exhibition. THIS PHOTO:
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Bright weather means achieving a slow shutter can be difficult which is where filters come into their own. There are many different brands and prices - I use Hi Tech - and you should always buy the best you can afford. For coastal photography graduated, polarising and neutral density filters will serve you best. Avoid the cheesy coloured ones or the dreaded 'sunset' filter (find a real sunset instead!) and stick to the ones that can really do a job for you. They come in various strengths with the density of the filters expressed in stops. With graduated filters - they go from coloured through to clear with the most versatile being grey - you
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When shooting seascapes it's very easy to end up with so-so images that contain little in the way of points of interest. Half land, half sea snaps spring to mind. Try to add good focal points by including a feature in the foreground; a rock pool, a groyne, perhaps, something that helps to lead the eye into the scene, adding depth. There may be a distant feature - a lighthouse or headland - that can be placed in your composition in relation to your foreground. Vary the views by shooting from low down or from a higher vantage point (which is why it is necessary to do a recce of the location). You'll need to consider where to focus. Depth of fie
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so beautiful gallery!! your an wonderful photographer!!

amazing photography!! well.. Scotland always asks for it:nod:

Thank you for kind word! Thank you.

Hello :-)

You take really AWESOME photos:heart: I love them!! I watch you immediately :hug:

I wish you a good evening and Best regards from Switzerland :hug:


Kevin B
Awsome, Glad you like it! Peace from Edinburgh, Scotland! 

Your beautiful work has been featured here in our Monthly Theme.
Thank you for your contribution.
HBYB Nov. Monthly Theme - Landscapes
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We do hope that you enjoy our group, it is a pleasure to have you as a member! Looking forward to seeing your work in our galleries! Please, feel free to contact us, if you have any questions or suggestions! 

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