I try to add a new post almost every single day, and been doing so for almost 7 years now. That is a lot of posts. Over 2000 right now. I try to add a lot of different stuff, guides, articles, tutorials, reviews and similar. And if you are curious, I’m the only person behind this page, so every change, every picture, every work here, was added by me. It’s quite funny when I get email, where people refer to me as the HDRshooter team.
Also please excuse any grammatical errors on this page. I’m not a native English speaker, and I never found out why people are so obsessed with grammar (and I make more errors in my own language :) )
My name is Miroslav Petrasko, and I currently live in Bratislava, Slovakia. I studied Informatics, worked for a while for Dell as technical suport, then a game designer and scripter on few projects and for recent few years, I’m a photographer full time.
I started with photography about seven years ago and directly with HDR. Before that I did a lot of abstract art in Photoshop, so the HDR style was really interesting to me. You can find a page dealing more with my beginnings with Photoshop here.
Quite early in my experiments with photography I decided to start sharing my photos. There was just no point taking them just to keep them on my PC (and Facebook was not yet there at that time :))
For the first few month I uploaded only to Flickr. But I was not happy, as there I do not have full control of my content (same on every social network). So I started this blog. I definitively did not plan that day, that I will still be continuing with it years later, and even less that I will be a photographer full time once. But one can never predict the future :)
I still try to post daily, even if it’s not always possible. Traveling and busy schedules sometime just do not leave mi with enough energy to do so. And here and there one just needs a bread :) But I will definitively continue posting and updating the site. I’m a stubborn person and I don’t like to give up on stuff :)
To find a little more about me you can check out the first issue of Pattern magazine where there is a short interview with me. You can view it online here or download a pdf version from Dropbox.
I don’t join competitions that much, but the blog has already received two awards :) It has been selected as one of the best photography
blogs of 2012 and best HDR photography blog of 2013 by PhotographyBlogAwards :)
Behind the scenes
And to finish this page, here are few behind the scenes shots, where you can also see me :)
Been trying some new stuff with my photos. I really like the look cross processing gives to the photos so I’m trying it out :) . HDR from three shots, taken with Canon 450d with Sigma 10-20mm lens, handheld.