My name is Simon Wojcik. As far as my professional career is concerned, for years I have been successfully combining environmental research with nature photography. For over 10 years I have been conducting field observations with a focus on birds, rare plants and animals, as well as valuable natural habitats. For many years I worked in NGOs, focusing on the protection of nature and its photographic documentation. For nearly five years I led a leading company conducting environmental research for the purpose of wind power plants, road projects and modernization of buildings. I combine passion for photography with passion for writing. My photographs have been included in over 100 popular science articles and several books. As of recently, I have authored 10 chapters (areas) for an English-language guidebook on birds in Poland titled „Birding in Poland„.
That was briefly about me in terms of my career path. Although I could write a lot more, let us focus on the aspect of photography. Photographic knowledge which I have gained in recent years was associated largely with testing interesting, often non-standard equipment. I have been gathering it while writing a book about the techniques used in close-up photography and macrophotography, on which work is still in progress. The pictures presented on this website are the result of hundreds of field expeditions, as well as application of various types of equipment, ranging from full-frame SLR cameras to digital cameras worth barely more than a dozen dollars.
Feel free to visit my website at www.simonwojcikphotography.com, where you can learn also about other photographic subjects that I am fond of. I also invite you to follow my Facebook page and my gallery at 500px.com.
See you at the workshop!