Kai Hornung - Landscape Photography Competitions & Personal Expression


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Welcome to episode 201 of F-Stop Collaborate and Listen!

This week I was joined by the photographer who recently won the 2020 Photograph of the Year from ILPOTY - Kai Hornung. Kai is a German photographer who has recently burst onto the scene having just began his pursuits in 2016. What he has been able to accomplish in such a short amount of time is nothing short of impressive.

Kai and I covered some very interesting topics this week, including:

  • Kai's journey into landscape photography,
  • Winning the Photograph of the Year Award,
  • Why we enter photography competitions,
  • The inherent flaws in existing competitions,
  • His methods of personal expression in photography,
  • Transitioning to more "intimate" photography from epic grand scenics,
  • Nature First Photography,
  • And lots more!

Over on Patreon this week, Kai and I discuss the growing demand for photography critiques and his blog post - "Why I say no."

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Who Kai recommended for the podcast this week:

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