Stunning Nature Photography by Juza

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It’s been a while since our last Shooter Spotlight, but we’ve got a good one for our return. Juza is a young professional nature photographer (its easy to see why) whose wildlife and landscape images are simply stunning. I can’t remember how I found out about him, but it’s clear this kid has an eye for beauty, a talent for capturing it, and the passion for bringing it all together. I find it interesting that his camera of choice is a 7D, as opposed to any of the 1-series. Dive into this interview to find out more about the young shooter from Italy…

Juza

Name: Juza

Hometown: Near Milan, Italy

Tell us about yourself:

I am a professional nature photographer; I like everything from landscapes to macro and wildlife. I often travel to take photos of exotic subjects.

How did you get started? I was born in Italy in 1985 and I have always been fascinated by nature, travel, exploration. I got my first SLR, a Nikon N60 film camera, in 1999, so I begun taken photos of nature subjects. Initially photography wasn’t my passion – I toke photos just to “record” the subject on film, but with time I have got more and more involved into photography, that now has become my great passion and work.

© Juza

Favorite camera and lens? Why? Currently my favorite camera is the Canon 7D, it has a great price/performance ratio! It is fast, it has good photo and video quality, and it has all the functions I need. I don’t have a single favorite lens, my “top four” are Sigma 8-16, Canon 24-105, Canon 180 Macro and Canon 300 f/2.8 L IS.

If you could shoot anywhere/anyone/anything, what would it be? I’d love to do underwater photography, a genre that I admire but currently I don’t practice. Another dream is to visit the Giant Crystal Cave in Mexico, but sadly it is impossible

What’s your shooting style? I like vivid colors, clean background, sunrise light and dramatic landscapes. I post process my photos to give my personal interpretation to the scene, in particular for landscapes.

What’s your favorite photo? Why? The Red Eye Tree Frog…it has all the elements I like, in particular a unbelievable combination of colors!

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What’s your most memorable shooting gig? Nearly all my travels have been a great shooting experience; maybe one of the coolest experiences has been the test of the gigantic Sigma 200-500 f/2.8, that I have published here.

Who is your favorite photographer? Why? Ronnie Gaubert, in my opinion he is the best macro photographer of the world, and he is a very kind person, too! Other photographers that I admire are Arthur Morris, John Shaw and Marc Adamus.

What does the future hold for you? The work is going well so I hope that it goes on like this. I want to travel all around the world :-)

See more of his work here: www.juzaphoto.com (Editor’s note: his website is very useful, and contains not only portfolio and galleries, but also a forum, articles, and reviews. For example, check out this interesting article about taking pictures of Jupiter.)

A few more photos by Juza:

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