Yan Zhang, PhD in Computer Science from Sydney University, has been in academia since 1994. Currently he is a full-time Sydney based university professor specialized in Artificial Intelligence.
Yan Zhang started digital photography practice in 2007, which eventually changed his perception about the world. He has been tirelessly exploring the scenes of nature near and far, and trying to capture those magical moments and transform them into eternal art. Now Yan Zhang is devoting his passion to landscape photography. His photography focuses are grand landscapes of oceans, sky and mountains, as well as fine natural substances. As a landscape photographer with science origin, Yan Zhang’s ultimate goal is to capture the true beauty of the nature around us.
Some of Yan's works have been selected for publishing on 1x
online gallery and its photography books. Recently, Yan has been selected as a featured photo artist on Global Vernissage
. Yan is also a member of 4aperture
. Yan Zhang's photography blog
describes his recent photography activities.
Cameras: Nikon D800E, Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 400D
Lenses: Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, 60mm f/2.8 Macro, Canon TC 1.4x
Filters: Singh Ray and Lee ND, GND and Reversed GND filters, Singh Ray LB 105mm Thin Ring Mount Circular PL
Tripods: GT2531EX Gitzo CF6X Explorer 2 (BH-55 Ballhead), Benro C2980T (Benro B2 Ballhead)
Yan Zhang believes the principle of "getting it right in the camera" for his landscape photography. He takes photographs mainly during the dawn and dusk hours of the day, and always uses ND/GND filters to balance the light. Post processing in digital darkroom is a necessary stage in Yan's photography in order to restore the true vision of a scene. However, such techniques may only be applied after images have been correctly captured in the camera.