Giulia Wörgartner
Landscape Photographer

At just 19, Dolomite, Italy based photographer Giulia Wörgartner creates dream-like landscape photographs of some the most beautiful places in the world.  We had the pleasure of chatting with Giulia this past week.

Q: Giuli. Can you introduce yourself to Awayn's audience?

My name is Giulia and I am a travel/adventure photographer. I live in a small village in the heart of the Dolomites in northern Italy. I have always been a very creative person and love to inspire people with my art. I properly got into landscape photography about one year ago when I purchased my first full frame camera and I haven’t looked back ever since.

Q: How do you describe your style of photography?

I do a lot of landscape and combine it with lifestyle photography, I prefer moody and rainy weather but also the colors in the early morning light. I like to mix warm orange tones with cold blue tones and have a very vivid tone palette to my pictures. I think it is really important to find a harmony in color and attending an art school for 5 years definitely helped to learn about composition and colors.

Q: How did you get into photography? was there a specific moment?

I have always loved to take pictures and I remember I used to hang out with my best friend to shoot creative pictures & portraits with her camera. When I was 14 I got my first DSLR camera for my birthday and took pictures of my friends and my travels. I used to go shoot now and then but I really got into it when I bought my first full frame around one year ago, I somehow rediscovered my love for photography and fell in love especially with capturing landscapes because you can create art, be in the great outdoors and make beautiful memories with friends, it is every time an adventure.

Q: How do you pick your subjects?

I often visit places that I already saw online or in magazines and try to go to get my own unique shot of that place, I know a lot of people, especially in the Instagram community, say it is not really creative to go to the places everyone has already a seen, but for me this is different: I think it is more a challenging to go to a place that everyone knows and create your own unique version no one has seen yet.  I  try to keep my eyes open while driving or while hiking and look out for a potentially good picture. I also like to incorporate people in the landscapes to give a scale and just make the viewer feel more a part of it somehow.

Q: What is the most memorable trip you have had in recent memory?

I think for now it has to be the Faroe Island I visited back in April this year, it was such a wonderful trip exploring the island and see landscapes that are totally new and unique to me. I visited the Faroe Islands with my mother and sister but they weren’t always ready to join early in the morning for a sunrise missions but I was okay with it, in the end, the whole trip it was an experience I won’t forget. 

Q: What equipment do you use to capture your footage? What are some of the challenges of using them?

I use the Canon 6d with a 24-70mm f.4 lens and I also have a drone which is the Dji Mavic Pro and that is about it. I will probably get some more lenses in the future but for now it is totally fine I rather take what I have and don’t carry around to much weight.

Q: What advice would you give to someone embarking on their first adventure?

The best thing is to just get out there as much as possible and if you don’t live somewhere close to mountains or the coast just try to plan a trip to somewhere with your friends and family to make some unique memories. I think nowadays it is really important to go outside and to take a break from the virtual world we are constantly in.

Q: What other projects are you currently working on?

So right now I am on my gap year and just arrived in New Zealand for a work and travel holiday. I am traveling around the north and south island for the next few months and hopefully get a lot of great images and the most important great memories.

Q: Closing Thoughts … How do you think photography and traveling have changed your view of the world?

I think photography really helped me to find a purpose to what I am creating in terms of art because I feel I can really deliver a message and feelings with it. It definitely is the thing I enjoy doing the most and I have also become a more outgoing and open person since I started photography. Along with that, I have met so many different talented photographers and like-minded people from all over the world and some of them really got very close friends.
 
Big thanks to you for having me on here! Hope I could inspire someone to go on their own little adventures with great memories.

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