Mario Urso Interview Haukland Photographer of the Year

Interview with POTY Winner 2021 Mario Urso

WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO PHOTOGRAPH MOST?

I'm Mario, born in 1966 in Hamburg, where I grew up and lived until 10 years ago. Now, however, the north has my heart and I enjoy my life in Dithmarschen.
Here, between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, there are many opportunities to take pictures. I like to stay on the coasts, they are very diverse and if you are lucky, you can see a spectacular sunset on the horizon.
Landscape photography is my greatest passion, but I also like to try other techniques, such as macro photography.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO PHOTOGRAPHY?
I have been interested in photography since my apprenticeship as a photo salesman in Hamburg in 1983. The hobby was dormant for many years until I rediscovered digital photography about 5 years ago.
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How did you take the winning photo in the Haukland Photographer of the Year photo contest?
That morning it was -16°C (3°F) cold and the wind came from the east. The sun rises here in February around 7:42. With a travel time of about 2 hours I left at 5, driving from the North Sea coast to the Baltic Sea coast. The picture was taken with ISO 100, f8, and 133 seconds exposure time. I surely used a graduated filter and possibly a polarizing filter, but I don't remember exactly 😉
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WHICH TIP HAS BROUGHT YOU FORWARD IN PHOTOGRAPHY?

Photography is like exercising - if you don't practice, you can't and won't improve your skills.

The photographer takes the photo.

WHICH CAMERA AND LENS DO YOU USE MOST OFTEN?
I took the photo (Note: winning photo of the Haukland Photographer of the year 2021) with my old Canon 6D Mark 2. I now shoot with the Canon R5 and have no favorite lenses. It depends on what I need at the moment.
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DO YOU HAVE A "PHOTO DREAM" OR GOALS FOR THE NEXT MONTHS/YEARS?
Yes, definitely the LOFOTEN ISLANDS, NEW YORK and ARUBA.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR HAUKLAND?
The Haukland is made for me, there are large enough pockets where I can store many things, if I want to go without a backpack.
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