I was born in 1988 in Budapest, Hungary. My professional life is shared between aviation and photography. Discovering the treasures of our world and translating it through the infinite apparatus of art excites me as much as flying heavy airplanes.
In 33 years of lifetime I lived in 4 countries and crossed 41 different borders in five continents. At the moment I live in Latvia which was preceeded by Hungary, Italy, and Spain. This fact supplemented by my pilot profession gives a perferct material for photography.
My love story with photography started at the age of 26, when I took my first DSLR camera on a trip to Thailand with the purpose of creating visually pleasing memories. Since that innocent idea, through thousands of life lasting memories I came to the conclusion that the more I explore, the deeper I find myself in the fascinating world of visual story telling.
2020 - Astronomy Photographer of the Year
"Tranquil Spectators" has been shortlisted in Aurora category. The photo has been published in the annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year book.
2020 - Magyarország 365
"Up Against" (Hun: "Szemben") has been shortlisted in Landscapes and Nature category and included in the annual photobook.
2019 - International Landscape Photographer of the Year
"Silence" has been awarded third place in the International Landscape Photograph Of The Year category (single image).
2019 - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Hungary
"Arabian Nights" has been choosen as the astrophotograph of the year 2019 by National Geographic Hungary and published in the magazine's February edition.
2019 - Magyarország 365
"The Station" (Hun: "Megálló") has been shortlisted in Built Heritage category and included in the annual photobook.
2019 - ONE EYELAND
"Dunes" has been awarded with bronz medal in One Eyeland's landscape category.
2019 - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
"Sisters" has been selected and published by Susan Goldberg, National Geographic's Editor in Chief as a TOP 15 image.
2016 - CEWE International Photography Awards
"Retired Lady" has been awarded as the photograph of the month in infrastructure category and exhibited across Europe.
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Long story short: fine art. These two words fully and thoroughly describe what I think and feel about Peter’s photography. His has an amazing eye to find the most interesting details of a scene and the intention and ability to capture and present these as a delightful visual massage for the eye. His creativity and visions are perfectly supported with a rock-solid technical proficiency which grants him not just the will but also the capability of producing such pieces of aesthetical masterpieces.
I came across Peter's work "SILENCE" in a blog and it spoke to me like nothing did before. As a fan of sky photos, I have seen hundreds before, but none presented the beauty of the universe and
the insignificance of us so well...
It was a humbling yet moving feeling.
I ran into a technical issue while processing the payment. Peter replied to my questions very quickly. In addition, he gave me the choice to print in the size I prefer, and he was open to any further custom wishes. I asked for his thoughts/feelings while taking the photo and he hand-wrote them on a card, which made the purchase far more meaningful than a simple business transaction. I really appreciated that.
Peter helped a lot even after the purchase... He gave his suggestions and thoughts on framing options. Now I have a wonderful piece of art in my living room, and got to know an artist that I highly respect and recommend.
I am a person who doesn't believe in talent much, but instead I believe in love, passion and hard work. Those are three qualities that we can definitely see in Peter's incredible work, and such creators deserve to be appreciated. As someone once said the "Earth" without "art" is just "eh.."
IN MY BACKPACK
An ultimate workhorse, the key element of my photography. I own this body since 2017, and I am utterly satisfied with it in every aspect. The 36 MP resolution enables to create huge prints from single images and the astro modification creates lovely results when I aim my camera towards the stars.
A great entry level camera for those who are about to start to explore photography. It was my first DSLR, and this body thought me a lot. The camera is equipped with a 24 MP APS-C format sensor, built in Wi-Fi, infrared sensor and even GPS.
An exceptionally sharp lens, with close to zero distortion. Probably the most used lens of my entire collection.
I find teleconverters great tools to extend the available focal length of my existing lenses. They are lightweight and relatively cheap. It gives me the possibility to shoot at 400mm without carrying around an additional heavy and bulky lens.
If you don't want to carry multiple lenses, I'd go for this one. It has probably the most versatile focal range. From landscapes through travel and portraits, street and you can shoot even astro with this lens.
A great companion for travels. The 35mm focal length accompanied by the f/1.4 maximum aperture create sweet and artistic results. It is the lens for wonderful portraits where there is some background also included in the frame.
If I want to go with wide angle, I really appreciate this lens. It is relatively small, light and has an overall great performance. For me, the biggest advantage of this lens is that I can install my Nisi 100mm filterholder on it, as it doesn't have a permanent lens hood, like most of the full frame wide angle lenses.
My number one lens for astrophotography. I love the sharpness, and the f/1.4 aperture really makes a huge difference for light gathering. It is also relatively cheap compared to other brands.
A great performer wide angle prime lens. I use it mainly for landscapes and astrophotography, however I enjoy it also during urban explorations.
A perfect lens for portrait works. Fast, beautiful bokeh, and sharp images. All of it is packed into a compact and light lens, for a very affordable price.
A standard kit lens for crop sensor bodies. It is the equivalent of 24-70mm for a full frame camera. Kit lenses in general are on the cheap side of the price range, offering a good balance for cost/performance ratio.
An other kit lens for telephoto purposes. In order to achieve greater sharpness it needs to be stopped down quite a bit, which increases the required shutter speed. A good tripod however can help to solve this issue.
Meike has specialized in producing camera accessories. This third party battery grip costs a fraction of the original Nikon version, and works just as great. I find it extremely useful when battery life is an important factor combined with a situation that grants a cumbersome battery exchange (eg. star trails shooting).
A brand new member on my gear list. A star tracker gives you the freedom of photographing stars at much longer shutter speeds, thus enabling to reduce the ISO or eventually stop down the aperture in order to enhance image quality.
The V5 system offers a great flexibility for any filter to be used on any lens on the standard diameter range. The whole system doesn't take up much space in my backpack, especially in my handmade leather filter holder.
An extremely useful tool to achieve perfect focusing on the night sky in, even in pitch dark. It greatly reduces focusing time and ensures sharp photos at all times.
The best companion for long hikes. It is light, and after detaching its legs it basically fits anywhere. My only tripod without a center column, but with a levelling base. I use it with the AirHed Vu ballhead which is a stylish and extremely strong head.
A great tripod in general. As it is an aluminium tripod it is not as light as a carbon fibre one, however in general a heavier tripod offers greater stability. I also love it's AIB2 ballhead.
It is only 1.4 kg including the ballhead and it is possible to fold it to 40 cm. On the downside it can bear only 4 kg of camera load.
A very versatile tripod that gives you the opportunity to shoot from basically any angle via tilting the center column. On the other hand it is quite long even fully folded, and it's not the lightest either.
I love this backpack. It easily fits all the necessary gear for a specific trip. It is light, comes with a raincoat, and is designed to fit in a lot of different stuff in a safe and efficient way.
As for me the primary use of a drone is video shooting, I find the zoom version a great choice. It enables me to bring closer certain elements without compromising flight safety and works great as a compositional tool. It is a well built, serious piece of equipment.
I am using GoPro cameras since the Hero 2. They are super tiny, weight almost nothing, yet well protected and sturdy. They produce also superb image quality and have a reasonable price range. The only downside of them is that it's hard to keep up with the manufacturer's extreme developement speed. Basically each year a new, much better camera comes out.
A fantastic stabilization tool for my GoPro camera. It works very long when fully charged and while in use, it charges the GoPro. It is handy, and offers an excellent way to create professional looking, smooth video clips.
IN THE STUDIO
The best notebook I've ever seen. It is super slim and extremely light, yet has a 13.3" display. I ordered mine with 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD and an i7 processor. The display has a 4K resolution and it is capable to represent almost the entire Adobe RBG color gamut, which is an incredible performance from a laptop.
I don't need to introduce too much this software. I guess everyone who has the slightest interest for photography knows what Photoshop is about. However probably much less knows what it is actually capable of doing. If you would like to improve your processing skills, or have a specific question/problem, book an online session with me here.
The editing functions of Lightroom are completely identical to Adobe Camera Raw, which is my preferred program to RAW editing. I love Lightroom's exporting capabilities, since I can set the required output preferences with a few clicks.
The first image editor fully powered by artificial intelligence. This software significantly reduces the time and background knowledge required to edit any photo and get amazing results.
Luminar 4 is a fantastic editing software where the presence of AI considerably enhances the post processing possibilities. From effective composite creation to advanced skin retouching you can find tons of features that are there to supplement your creativity.
For HDR lovers this software is a must. Aurora HDR is an incredibly powerful program that lets you to create and fine tune your imagined HDR scene.