About - Dietrich Herlan | Travel Photography

Dietrich Herlan | Travel Photography

About Dietrich Herlan

Dietrich Herlan is an Electrical and Electronic Engineer also a travel and fine art photographer from Fortaleza, Brazil. Over the past few years he has traveled to over 50 countries around the world and has captured images very inspiring.

Confident and dedicated photographer with experience in both professional and freelance photography. Holds nearly 5 years of working experience with great variety in order to tackle any photography job quickly and effectively. Intimately familiar taking high quality digital photographs, including framing, selecting and setting up lighting, and determining advanced shutter and lens options. Prioritizes communication on the job to avoid errors. A candidate that combines a long professional career with dedicated freelance photography ideals and loyalty.


Did you study photography at university and how did you learn it?

No! Absolutely not. In fact, I went to the University of Nottingham in England where did study Electrical and Electronic Engineering and learned photography during my earliest backpacker trips around Europe and South East Asia and improved throughout the years. To be honest in nowadays I do not believe you need a formal education in photography to successful, but it definitely would not hurt to gain more technical sense. With that being said, becoming a travel photography involves a lot especially a passion for what you are doing.

How do you edit you images?

I use adobe most of the time Lightroom for colour grade and then I tend to use a technique of a Digital Blending, which consists of manually blending multiple bracket exposure in Photoshop in order to obtain the maximun dynamic range.

How can you afford to travel the world as much as you do?

I work, I'm currently a full-time location independent photographer and I self-fund my travel and the half of my income comes from freelance electronic engineering related and the other half of my income derives from image licensing and print sales. I also create photos for different companies and  different magazines. But instead of spending the money I earn on material possession I prefer  to spend it on travel or reinvest it in the business. As an Electronic and software  Engineer I am pretty lucky to be able to do my job in anywhere in the world.

It seems you like to travel a lot, how many countries have you been to?

At certain point, I stopped counting but I have been to over to 60 countries. Lately I have revisited a many of these countries over the past years. Really looking forward to visiting some new countries.

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