About - Dietrich Herlan | Travel Photography

About Dietrich Herlan

Dietrich Herlan is an electrical and electronic engineer and also a travel and fine art photography from Fortaleza, Brazil with most of his life spent in England.

Dietrich's interest in photography began during his early backpacking trips around Europe and South-East Asia where he was impressed within Asian culture and chaos of mega cities. Stunned by Hong Kong architecture and its urban development which have impressed me more than anything else in these past few years.

Entirely self-taught photography, he has developed a passion for photography which led him to capture and document image in all corners of the world.


Did you study photography at university?

No! Absolutely not. In fact, I did study Electrical and Electronic Engineering and picked up 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 and creativity an eye that university classes never taught you.

How do you edit you images?

I predominantly use adobe 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 do you afford to travel the world so much?

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 writing article and blog post for different magazines. instead of spending the money I earn from this on material possession I choose to spend it on travel or reinvest it in the business. As an Electronic Engineer I am lucky enough 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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