Romanian-born and raised, I am currently based in Lausanne, Switzerland. I started photography during my master studies in Tokyo in 2004 as an attemp to share my experiences with friends and family. Along the way, I have developed a buring desire to travel and experience new places, all the while capturing some of these experiences on the camera's sensor.

With extensive experience in travel photography, along the years I have experienced with other areas of photography: macro, astrophotography or studio work.


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 technique). The current version of the web-site is structured according to locations. Along the years, I have experienced with other photography areas, such as macro, astrophotography or studio work.

My portfolio consists in well over 1000 images from around the globe. Only a small selection is showcased on this website. Most of them and more are available for purchase as royalty-free licenses (suitable for most personal and commercial uses) through the links provided in each image description. I collaborate with 4 stock agencies: Dreamstime, Shutterstock, Fotolia and Istockphoto

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 sometimes take assignments. Feel free to get in touch if my experience can bring value to your project.

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).


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.

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Please enjoy,
Bogdan LAZAR

(last update: 20 June 2018)