My name is Mihai-Bogdan LAZĂR. I was born in 1980 in Reşiţa, Caraş-Severin, Romania. I started photography while in Tokyo (back in 2004) as an atempt to share my experiences with my friends and family. Along, I’ve developed my desire to travel and experience new places.
For the past 5 years (since 2007), I am living in Lausanne, a city in the French speaking part of Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Leman. I recently finished my PhD studies at EPFL (Ecole Politechnique Federale Lausanne) and I am currently a post-doctoral assistant.
I have started photography with using compact cameras: the first one Canon Ixus 5MP and later on Canon Powershot G7. In 2008, I have joined the DSLR users group by buying a Canon 450D. Not being pleased with the performance of the kit lenses, shortly after I have invested in a Tamron 17-50mm/f2.8 as a better-quality general use lens for travel photography which I still use today. After an intermediary uprade to Canon 500D (15 MegaPixels), since 2011 I am using a Canon 60D. I also own a macro lens (Canon EF-S 60mm/f2.8 USM) and a wide angle (Canon EF-S 10-22mm/f3.5-4.5 USM). To render High-Dynamic-Range (HDR) images, I am using Photomatix.
My main photographic intrest consists in travel photography. Since 2008, I have developed a personal technique of shooting travel images in HDR (High Dynamic Range images). The current version of the web-site is structured according to locations.
I also like photographying flowers. A separate macro gallery illustrates my progress into this domain. I am recently growing an interest into astrophotography, therefore expect soon some images.
The images showcased on this web-page are copyrighted. You can buy royalty-free licenses (suitable for most personal and commercial uses) of almost all images here through the links provided in each image description, from any of 4 micro-agencies I am in collaboration with (Dreamstime, IstockPhoto, Shutterstock and Fotolia).
For special request and other usages, please feel free to contact me using the contact form in the appropiate section. No usage is permited without my written consent or without purchasing a licence through the distributing agencies.
I have found my images used on internet, printed materials and even promotional musical clips. Among the local publishing houses, my images have been featured in L'Hebdo and Le Temps. In 2010, I have organized a photographic exhibition in Lausanne named "Magic Hour" (see details).
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(last update: 28 April 2012)