Wild Places

The Art of Landscape and Travel Photography

About Me

Me in Tasmania

Boris Buschardt (*1969)

Born and raised in Berlin, I started with travel photography at the age of 17 with a two months trip through the USA. My first serious camera was a Nikon F3 with just a 50 mm lens.

Although I always had a great interest in travelling, nature and photography I was also sold on technical things and especially cars. Therefore I decided to study automotive engineering. After finishing my PhD at the university I started to work at the R&D department of a German car manufacturer, which still is my main job until today.

But photography was always an important part of my life. As a student I spent nearly three months in the rainforest of Costa Rica taking macro images of insects, frogs and reptiles. Later I did some experiments with high speed photography, building my own trigger equipment and taking images of exploding light bulbs.

Since 1999 I’ve specialised in landscape photography in and around the wild places of this planet. I’m always looking for dramatic and beautiful light and clean compositions. My preferred subjects at the moment are flowing water and rainforests. Typically I use lenses in the range between 15 mm and 50 mm with 21 mm as my preferred focal length. I nearly always use a tripod and often ND filters.

As both travelling and photo equipment are pretty expensive I decided in 2008 to start selling my images to partly finance my hobby and also to get some more publications.

30 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Dina

    Beautiful blog, I look forward to following you!
    🙂

    Greetings from the far North
    Dina

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  2. John

    Found your site by chance when browsing for reviews on Sigma DP2m. Very impressed with your work, makes we want to give up. Will be following you.’
    Greetings from a retired Electrical Engineer living on the West Coast of Scotland.

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    • Boris

      Thanks John!
      Living in Scotland and being retired are ideal preconditions for great landscape photography.
      I always struggel to find a balance between my day job, family life and photography. And I find my direct environment rather uninspiring escpecially compared to places like the West Coast of Scotland.

      Boris

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  3. jvmathieson

    Amazing work! Very inspiring. I’d be interested to see any of your work captured on your Sony RX100. Have just purchased this camera for backpacking along the Camino in Spain.

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    • Boris

      Some of the Croatia images were shot with the RX100. But I returned the camera due to a decentered lens. I now have and use the DP2M instead as a go-everywhere compact camera. But a RX100 with a perfectly centered lens is a great camera with lovely colors.

      Boris

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  4. yosport28

    Beautiful work! I look forward to viewing your future posts.

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  5. SC

    Just stumbled upon this blog. Some really inspiring photos. Looking forward to seeing your future trips and photo memories… 🙂

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    • Boris

      Thanks! I had a quick look at your blog and really liked your description of your motivation for traveling.

      Boris

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  6. zoranh

    Boris, thank you for sharing these breathtaking photos and moreover, my favorite places. Hardly waiting for more…
    Best regards from Slovenia.

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    • Boris

      Thanks Zoran! You live close to one of my favorite places in Europe. I really love the Soča area and plan to publish some images from the Soča in the future (after a few more visits).

      Boris

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      • zoranh

        It’s nice hearing this. Do not forget to ask me for some hints about special secret places in that area!
        Hope to stay in touch,
        Zoran

  7. Kaj

    Hello Boris, great blog! Can u tell me which ND filter you used on the rx100, for the shots in Croatia? Really love those photos!
    Greets Kaj

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    • Boris

      Thanks Kaj! I used the same 46mm B+W ND 1.8 and ND 3.0 filters, which I used for the Leica images. Since I didn’t glue a filter thread to the RX100 lens I used them by just hand holding them in front of the RX100, which worked pretty good.

      Boris

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  8. Kaj

    Thank u for the fast reply Boris, very helpfull!
    Keep up the nice work!

    Kaj

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  9. Tricia

    Beautiful photos. It was nice to read your story. My daughter is an 18 year old aspiring photographer. Your pictures from Tasmania look so similar to the vegetation here in Costa Rica. Will be waiting to see more of your work.
    Bis Bald!

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    • Boris

      Thanks Tricia! You live in a great place with fantastic photo opportunities.

      Boris

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  10. Hanna

    I can understand your passion for light and drama in the landscape. It still amazes me that light can create so many different moods.
    Your photos are amazing.
    All the best,
    Hanna

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  11. Martin

    Hi Boris: Wonderful photos, we need more people like you in the world to bring awareness to the importance of natural places.
    Martin Beye
    Ruth, Trinity County California

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  12. tord55

    Stumbled onto your site from Nikon 1 Forum, at DPReview. Wow! Impressive shots, all of them!

    Been to a few of the places you’ve been to evidently, but far from all!

    Those shots from Thailand, the shots from late in the evening, those were taken with a tripod as well?!

    Haven’t discovered Germany yet, and the Faeroes and New Zealand are on my list to do, money allowing!

    I love the Pacific NorthWest, and New England, and spend as much time as we can afford in the UK!

    All the best,

    Tord

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    • Boris

      Thanks Tord!
      All the street shooting of people in Thailand was done with the camera handheld but for nearly all other images I used a tripod.

      Boris

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