Hi, my name is Liana, and I am originally from Latvia. I came to Ireland back in 2008 and have stayed ever since. Throughout these years, Ireland hasn’t stopped surprising me with its beauty. From the rugged coastline to the rolling green hills, hidden coves and beaches, vibrant cities with friendly locals, its culture and rich history. I could never imagine why one would not want to keep discovering this beautiful island and all it has to offer.
What was your path to becoming a Landscape Photographer & What was your first camera?
I became interested in photography not so long ago. Even though I don’t consider myself a professional photographer, I do love to take photos and always bring my camera with me pretty much everywhere I go. Because you know, you can always take a quick detour to explore even on your way to do some grocery shopping :). What I love the most about it is that it helps me capture moments I feel are important to remember and that I would love to share with my friends or family. Photographs are truly powerful reminders of an event, a detail or a place you have visited, and they can also take you right back to that special moment. For me, it is important that my photographs pass on the emotions that I experienced when taking that shot. It’s so amazing to be able to go back and revisit all these incredible places and wonderful moments just by looking at the photos you have taken.
What was your favourite Landscape Adventure Story since becoming a Photographer?
My favourite adventure story ( that was the start of my photography adventure ) was my trip to South Africa almost 5 years ago. It was our honeymoon trip, and before going, my husband suggested that we buy a camera because it would definitely be worth having one while exploring such a stunning country. To which I answered, “It will be grand, we don’t need one, we have our phones!”. Cameras back then were good. They were definitely nothing like you can get now, but it was fine.
What was your worst in-the-field experience as a landscape Photographer?
Sunrise or Sunset & Why?
Where is your favourite Location in Ireland to Photograph & Why?
What is your favourite photograph, that you’ve taken to date, & Why?
What equipment / Setup are you currently using?
Top Tip for anyone starting out?
When I started my journey, my adventure, I was taking photos with my phone. I didn’t have any training in photography. I just went out and took photos of what I liked. It’s not the equipment, it’s the person behind the camera! So here is my advice for anyone starting out – Go out there and explore, take photos, share your story in pictures. Be bold, be creative, don’t follow trends! The most important thing is to never give up! Equipment is only a bonus. 😉