Hi, I’m Patrick Meier.
“Once you get into photography, you will never see anything in the same way again.”
These were the words of my best friend’s dad, who ignited the photography spark in me a long time ago. At the time I had no idea how true these words were.
In the late 2000s, based in London, I bought my first DSLR camera. What started as an inquisitive hobby soon turned into a fascinating and rewarding passion in my life. Photography is so much more than just pressing the shutter and creating images. It takes me out of my comfort zone. It truly nourishes my body and soul.
When people see my pictures they don’t often realize the effort that goes into the photography. I plan pictures well in advance and try to leave as little as possible to luck. It can take years for the conditions to be right to get my desired shot, and it takes hours of planning and preparation: I constantly take notes of potential places and locations; I scan Google Earth; use hiking and weather forecast apps and programs that show me where the sun, moon and milky way will be at certain times on certain days and how the light will hit the landscape. I work with local authorities and guides. When climbing or crossing glaciers I hire mountain guides and on multi-day trips in exposed areas I take a partner-in-crime with me, just in case.
All of this then manifested into the finale picture you see, which makes the hassle of carrying all my outdoor and photography gear up to high altitudes and finding a suitable spot to crash for the night well worth it.
In 2014 I was invited by Getty Images Inc. to become a content contributor and to have the opportunity to sell my work to clients globally. I have been on numerous assignments covering corporate events, private tutorials in the field and on post-processing workflows in Lightroom and Photoshop to interest parties.
Are you interested in buying my photos? Have a look here: gettyimages.co.uk/patmeierphotography
For more information about me, please read this: Nomadict Story about Patrick Meier
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That’s it from me for now.