In the member spotlight this month, I’m delighted to introduce you to Eloy Sanz-Daza Llorens, the photographer behind the fantastic black-and-white shot which won the “Creatures” Photo Contest!
Read on to find out how Eloy got into photography, who inspires him, where in the world he would most like to photograph and more!
Where are you from and how long have you been living in Oxford?
I am from Granada in Spain and I am living in UK since January 2013. First I was in Brighton and then I moved to Oxford.
What’s your story? How did you get into photography?
When I was a child my father used to develop pictures in B&W at home and it always was something which fascinated me but It was almost 7 years ago when I could get my own camera. My first body was a Nikon D3100 and last January I got a Nikon D7200. Also I got the two basics lenses from Nikon (18-55 and 55-200), 35mm f1.8 and 10-20mm f3.5.
What is your favourite subject to photograph?
Landscapes, night photography and extreme sports (climbing).
What do you think is key to taking a good photo?
Get inspiration from others and apply your own point of view. Managing the light and a good composition are the key. Also, an advice I received from a good friend is “follow the “rules” and break them at the same time”
Where do you find your photography inspiration? What motivates you?
I follow on Instagram quite a lot of professional photographers just to get a bit of inspiration such as Mario Rubio (Spain), Ivan Ferrero (Spain), Enrico Fossati (Italy) and many others around the world. Also, I am on 500px and Flickr.
Where in the world would you most like to photograph and why?
Last year I went to Iceland and it was an amazing time and it is my dream place for photography. It is only you, your camera and the nature (waterfalls, iceberg, northern lights…)
What is your experience of Oxford Photo Walk?
It is a good opportunity to meet with people who share photography as a passion, learning from others and an opportunity to know our city.
I’d like to thank Eloy for sharing his story and a few of his favourite photographs with us.
Like what you see?
Then you can see more of Eloy’s work on his instagram.
All the best,