About Ilana Leave

 

I am an enthusiastic photographer, and began taking pictures from  the moment I was big enough to hold a camera- a Polaroid camera in the seventies.

Living all my life in the countryside, I am strongly attached to nature, and always seeking to capture  a moment from my own point of view.

Since the arrival of digital photography, I became a self taught photographer, trying to bring the power and silence of nature to every one. 

 

 

FAQ.

DID YOU EVER LEARN PHOTOGRAPHY?

I completed one year of studies at Camera Obscura Tel Aviv in 1985.

 

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PHOTOGRAPHING  NATURE?

For 4 years now.
 

WHAT CAMERA DO YOU USE?

I use an SLR canon 7 D and 5D mark 3.

 

HOW MANY PICTURES DO YOU SHOOT A WEEK?

1000 pictures, I start my morning in the fields behind my back yard.

 

DO YOU STAGE OR DIGITALLY MANIPULATE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS?

No, I spend a great deal of time walking in nature and  trying to capture moments.
 

WHO ARE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC INFLUENCES?

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Peter Lik, Ansel Adams, Yoav Elkoby
 

DID YOU LEARN PHOTOGRAPHY AT COLLEGE?

No, I am an Autodidact

 

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY AVAILABLE?

I am working on a book of photographs taken all over the world. I did print some of my works.
 

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE STARTING IN PHOTOGRAPHY?

Buy a good pair of comfortable shoes, have a camera around your neck at all times, keep your elbows in, be patient, optimistic and

don't forget to smile.