• Ralph A Ledergerber

    South Australia

    Ralph A Ledergerber
    I am a freelance travel and nature photographer originally from Switzerland who migrated to Australia in early 1991. I had the privilege to travel around the world since 1985 collecting an extensive and strong set of images of people, places, wildlife and landscapes across a number of countries around the globe.

    For me travelling is a lifelong passion to seek adventure, discover new places, collect new experiences, see the world from a different perspective, appreciate the wonders of nature and by doing that it broadens my horizon.

    While it is difficult to change things through photography I certainly hope to be able to raise awareness about various issues we face in today’s world. Not everything is beautiful but sometimes confronting. My aim is to bring emotions into the image, whether it is the beauty of nature or the expression of a person’s face. I want the audience to look deeper and make them appreciate, embrace and hopefully change some habits.

    What started out as a hobby more than 40 years ago turned into a passion and I have never looked back. It started in the mid 70’s when I bought my first SLR and the rest is history. Since then I have travelled to many destinations and more will be added in the future.

    I am a self-taught photographer and never had formal training but the advent of new technology made it possible to quickly research different techniques by joining photography communities and exchange experiences and tips and apply these techniques while out in the field. Photography is an ever-evolving subject with no limits. It is the most wonderful media to express your artistic creativity. While travelling infects you with the travel bug it is a photographer’s dream, it is the constant addiction to see, hear, smell, touch and feel more of the unknown.
    • Artist Statement
      • I always strive to get the perfect shot with strong compositions, attractive motives and light to capture the best possible aspect of the subject. The intent is to deliver breathtaking images and capture the viewer’s attention.

        I travel with my Canon 5D Mk II DSLR plus my trusted iPhone, which comes in very handy at times. The equipment I use provides superb image quality and allows me to further improve my images during digital processing.

        My primary focus while travelling is people, portraits, landscapes, wildlife and macro, I also enjoy a variety of other genres such as festivals, food, markets and architecture, but really the list is endless.
        Taking portraits is very different from photographing landscapes. In my portraits, the subject and composition is key. It is about to show the human condition, the struggles, happiness and the cultural diversity that drive my photographic portraits.

        When I photograph landscapes, light is important and apart from a strong subject matter and composition a tripod is a must as light conditions are often insufficient to capture needle sharp images due do long exposure times.

        Landscape photography is as much a state of mind as technical skills, composing the correct frame, patience, dedication and passion. Having the best equipment does not make the best photographer but being critical about your own work and striving for the very best is a must for stunning images.
    • Biography
      • I have been shooting expansive landscape scenes, travel images, portraits and macro photographs throughout my life. Born in Rorschach, Switzerland I was always out and about with my parents at a young age exploring the beautiful mountainous landscapes of the Swiss Alps. At the age of 14 I bought my first SLR a Praktika Super TL2. It was the beginning of a creative journey leading to various destinations around the globe to this day. While I captured some of the most beautiful and mystical places on earth, landscapes are my only passion. I also love to capture portraits, architecture and the world of macro. In 2007 I travelled extensively in Morocco and returned with stunning photographs. In 2013 I travelled to Myanmar when the country finally opened its borders to the West after more than half a century of military rule. Shortly after I published a pictorial "Burma: The Jewel of Asia, Impressions from Yangon", snapshots from the former capital Yangon, a cross-section of life on the backstreets, portraits and images of colonial buildings, remnants of the times under British rule. In 2014 I returned to Myanmar and travelled to other parts of the country exploring the rich cultural diversity and mind-blowing landscapes of the "Golden country".

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        In 2010 I exhibited some of my best work from Morocco at the SALA (South Australian Living Artist) Festival in Adelaide themed "Colours of Morocco" with great success. The same year I entered one of my best landscape photographs for the prestigious EPSON International Pano Awards and received a silver award and achieved 2nd place to my amazement with my photograph titled "Camel Caravan in the Erg Chebbi Desert" and also received a Broze award for the image "Two Camels at Sunset". Other masterworks include the portraits of a Berber Woman, Berber Man and a Berber Girl photographed in Morocco, which also made global headlines and received international recognition.

        Again in 2014 I received a Bronze Award in the same competition for a panoramic image I took in Old Bagan in Burma

        2014 Emirates Skywards Furure Artists, Finalist

        Other mentionable awards I received are as follows:

        2011 5th Masters Cup International Photography Awards, Finalist, Cat. Portraits
        2010 4th Masters Cup International Photography Awards, Finalist, Cat. Portraits

        2011 Canon Creative Asia Photography Awards
        Bronze Award, Cat. Portrait Children
        Bronze Award, Cat. Portrait Individual
        Bronze Award, Cat. Portrait Individual

        2010 IPA International Photography Awards
        Honorable Mention, Cat. Nature/Landscapes

        2010 Black & White Spider Awards
        Honorable Mention, Cat. Nature

        2009 Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris
        3rd Place, Cat. Nature
        Honorable Mention, Cat. Nature
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