Hello, I am Panos Laskarakis, professional wildlife and landscape photographer.
I first got involved in photography in 2005. Since then I have kept on evolving my techniques and knowledge through a series of valuable experiences, gained by visiting several places on the planet like the Arctic, Africa, Asia, America and Europe, capturing impressive sights with a different perspective.
Nature photography is love, passion, exploration, adventure and creation. I always look for dramatic action and I feel alive in every sense when I experience the greatness of natural elements.
I live my life travelling to every possible destination, searching for days on end for instantaneous, breathless scenes.
Wildlife, landscape and tribes compose my work!
The key behind great photography is hidden in the huge variety of landscapes, wildlife and cultures as well as in the incredible wonders that emerge through the endless, magnificent power of nature.
Photography is not only setting the limits of an instant shooting at the place of the main action, but also the printing and presentation in the gallery where nature comes to life in front of the public eye.
There, my feelings together with my lust for beauty create an indispensable bond with my guests.
Professional nature photography is a combination of two major fields for me.
My first field has to do with the organization of exclusive photographic trips – safaris around the world tailored to your dreams. During my work in the wild, I have become an explorer, a guide and a professional teacher sharing my passion and knowledge with whoever might be interested in wildlife and landscape photography.
The second field is the modification of these values of nature into a unique product of fine art, bringing together the reality of the moment in the wild with the mythic, extraordinary imagination of the people. It is a personal moment that I share with the ones who appreciate my work.
The printing and presentation is another favorite procedure of mine, targeting at the best artistic product when all my efforts, expectations and anxiety are rewarded.
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EF 16-35mmf/2.8
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6
Canon Extender EF 2.0X III
Canon Extender EF 1.4X III
Gitzo Monopod GM4562
Gitzo Tripod GT3541L
MeFOTO Tripod AO350
I use the lens Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 for wildlife combined with extenders, even with the Canon EOS-1D X digital SLR camera or with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera!
In this case, I use a Gitzo Monopod GM4562 or Gitzo tripod GT3541L with Wimberley Head.
I use the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 80% for wildlife and 20% for landscapes, especially for the mountains.
The Canon EF 16-35mmf/2.8 and Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 are obviously for landscapes or wildlife in their environments!
In this case, I use a MeFOTO Tripod AO350 as it is very flexible and suitable for hiking.
My Tamrac G32 large camera backpack is everything I need for this equipment!
Take the moment… whatever it takes.
www.panoslaskarakis.com | @panos_laskarakis