PhotographerMichael de Guzman
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryMakati, Philippines
Photo DateOct. 7, 2012
Technical Info470s; F8; ISO 200
Entry Description

It was my first time to visit Nikko, Japan last Oct of 2012. As we were walking around the nature parks, I caught this jetty on a small lake pointing directly towards the sunset. The weather was cloudy and it was actually raining. But it was a perfect time for Fine Art.

About Photographer

Michael De Guzman is a Filipino born Fine Art Photographer who is known for his black and white landscapes. He is also known as MDG among his photography friends. MDG strives to create images as food for the soul. He sees himself like a chef collecting raw materials when shooting in the field and prepares them on post processing ready to be consumed by anyone who wants landscapes beyond black and white. MDG discovered his love for taking pictures on June of 2011 when he joined a workshop for Landscape Photography. He started shooting color and near infrared but he always had a different feeling for black and white. On August of 2012, he took another workshop specializing in Fine Art Black and White Landscape and he was taken into the process. MDG is a black and white landscape specialist using tools such as digital cameras and Photoshop with other software for post processing. He also uses Piezography for his prints. His images have been in numerous local and international publications both online and print. He also won awards including PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris and IPA Lucie Award. MDG is now a regular contributor of a local photography magazine for the landscape section. He also assists and conducts workshops for Landscape and Fine Art Photography.