19th Ave New York, NY 95822, USA

ABOUT ME

Marek Ondracek

  • Landscape and interiors & architecture photographer
  • Lecturer, trainer and Olympus Ambassador
  • I photograph since 2006 and from 2012 professionally (commissions)
  • I organize photographic workshops where I share my knowledge and experiences
  • I simply devote myself to the beauty and ways of capturing it. I find it especially in the nature, but also in different kinds of art, architecture and others.

I SHOOT INTERIORS & ARCHITECTURE

Interiors and exteriors photography or simply architecture photography is a field which I primarily focus on in my commission work. My goal is to photograph the premises of your house, apartment, restaurant, hotel and others so that the photos themselves sell, attract the attention of potential customers and allow your object to stand out. The purpose of my photographs is that they not only represent the given company or space, but mainly that everyone who looks at them remembers it and has the desire to visit it or buy it.

I shoot landscapes

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 my youth I’ve always had the need to seek peace and solitude in nature. My try to capture it the best I can goes with it hand in hand.

MY MILESTONES

2006

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

2012

– First contracts for interiors and exteriors shooting

2015

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

– I became an Olympus ambassador

– 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

– 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.

– 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

– Foundation 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

2020

– I photographed a couple of apartments for owners of real estates rented via Airbnb.

– I started long term cooperation with SOLARA company, for which I photograph their installations of skylights.

– I got a big commission work for SZDC – Railway administration to photograph 13 locations (railway stations, viaducts etc.) for the purpose of printing new wall calendar 2021.

– I arranged first one day “voluntary” workshops with individual price.

– I became a full-time freelance photographer.

MY GEAR

My photographic journey has been since 2015 strongly associated with Olympus, where I worked as a product specialist until 2020 and with which I still cooperate as an external lecturer and Olympus Ambassador. Thanks to this, new horizons opened up for me, both in terms of photographic technology and knowledge and greater openness about photographic motifs. I was also able to lead my first photography workshops here and the opportunity to share my experiences and help others improve what they enjoy makes a big sense to me and I enjoy it very much too.

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…

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN MY PHOTOS OR PHOTO SERVICES?