ABOUT ME

I shoot landscapes

My name is Marek Ondracek, whereas within my (not only) photographic activity, I’m used to use my nickname MarkuSnakus. My journey as a photographer has been ever closely linked to the landscape and nature itself. Year by year I become more aware of the importance, fragility and variability of nature and I am also interested in the influences and processes that shape it. Also I increasingly discover and realize its hidden effect on man, but also the effect of man on it. Since I have for a long time lived and still work in a big city, I’ve got more and more a need to find peace and solitude in nature. My try to capture it the best I can goes with it hand in hand.

I SHOOT LANDSCAPES

My name is Marek Ondracek, whereas within my (not only) photographic activity, I’m used to use my nickname MarkuSnakus.

My journey as a photographer has been ever closely linked to the landscape and nature itself. Year by year I become more aware of the importance, fragility and variability of nature and I am also interested in the influences and processes that shape it. Also I increasingly discover and realize its hidden effect on man, but also the effect of man on it. Since I have for a long time lived and still work in a big city, I’ve got more and more a need to find peace and solitude in nature. My try to capture it the best I can goes with it hand in hand.

Professional shooting

In my professional activities I focus mainly on photographing interiors and exteriors and also protraits and products. I also have experience with shooting various events etc. I use my long term experiences to achieve technically and compositionally brilliant photos, whereas I'm particular also about friendly and open communication with the customers.

PROFESSIONAL SHOOTING

In my professional activities I focus mainly on photographing interiors and exteriors and also protraits and products. I also have experience with shooting various events etc. I use my long term experiences to achieve technically and compositionally brilliant photos, whereas I’m particular also about friendly and open communication with the customers.

With my long-time friend and also photographer Milan Strachota, we created (or revived) the project Fotitele.cz. This is primarily an Instagram project, which includes photos that capture mostly a particular atmosphere of places and do not fit into our regular portfolios. Despite rather slow gradual beginnings, today we see it as a very independent and special project, and we increasingly appreciate the photos included in it.

MY MILESTONES

2006

– I bought my very first DSLR camera and started discovering photography

2012

– I started to photograph professionally

– First contracts for wedding and conference photo

– The project Fotitele.cz was founded by me and my friend Milan Strachota

– I started selling my photos via stock photo websites

2013

– First contracts for interiors and exteriors shooting

2015

– I started working as a product manager at Olympus Czech Group

– I became an Olympus ambassador

– The photo “Cold sunrise” made it to Top 10 of the “Great summer contest” of Scenerie.cz

– The photo “Flowing” ended up 3rd in the “Magic of autumn” contest of Scenerie.cz

– I lead my first shorter one day photography workshop

2016

– The first all weekend landscape photography workshop was arranged within the cooperation of Olympus / Fotolab.cz

– My first directly sold photo (Srdov hill) to a printed magazine (Krásný venkov)

– I started more deeply discover photography, especially post-process techniques, which very much took my photos to the higher level

2017

Landscape of Being exhibition – a common exhibition of me and my friend Milan Strachota. For the first time we formulated our attitude to the landscape photography and the landscape (nature) itself. The name of the exhibition then became a whole concept of our photography, which we stick to still.

– My first sales of photo prints

– 1st place with my photo “Autumn morning at Bled lake” in the “Autumn daybreaks” contest of prestigeous Czech printed magazine “FotoVideo”

– My photos selected in the selection of the best photos in “Fine Art Photography awards”

2018

– Founding of this website markusnakus.cz

2019

– I started with video making – my first contract for META o.p.s. nonprofit organization

– I’m taking further my photography work within interiors and exteriors photography – a big contract for Villa Richter restaurants

– Winning the “Lens of a Lifetime” contest of the prestigeous Landscape Photography Magazine with my photo “Autumn morning at Bled lake”

– My first clearly own landscape photography workshop with a deeper landscape photography grounding arranged

MY GEAR

Since 2015, my photography path has been strongly associated with Olympus company, in which I gratefully work as a product specialist and trainer. Thanks to this, new horizons have opened up for me both in terms of photographic techniques and knowledge, as well as greater openness to photography genres and motives. It has also enabled me to lead photographic workshops, giving me the chance to share my experience and help others to improve what they enjoy, which makes sense to me like nothing else.

Since 2015, my photography path has been strongly associated with Olympus company, in which I gratefully work as a product specialist and trainer. Thanks to this, new horizons have opened up for me both in terms of photographic techniques and knowledge, as well as greater openness to photography genres and motives. It has also enabled me to lead photographic workshops, giving me the chance to share my experience and help others to improve what they enjoy, which makes sense to me like nothing else.

Current photo equipment

Camera

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Lenses

Most often I use high quality M.Zuiko Digital lenses of PRO series. Specifically 12-40mm F2.8 PRO; 40-150mm F2.8 PRO and 7-14mm F2.8 PRO. For portraits etc. I also use bright fixed lenses, especially 17mm, 25mm and 45mm.

 

Other equipment

Tripods, filters, flashes, reflective surface…

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