Ep. 042: George Karbus | Be Inspired Photography Podcast
Outdoor and wildlife photographer George Karbus on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
Listen to Patrick Clarke chat with wild ocean photographer George Karbus about how to shoot amazing wildlife photography, creating your editing game plan and making friends with a wild dolphin.
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When George arrived in Ireland 11 years ago, he was armed with a true love of the ocean that belied his land-locked upbringing in the Czech Republic. He funded his first professional camera by working as a porter in a Galway hotel and from that point dedicated himself fully and completely to photographing Ireland’s emerald coastline. It certainly paid off and in 2009 he was awarded the Nature’s Best Photography Award, one of the most prestigious and world-recognised photography accolades. In recent years he has also won Outdoor Photographer of the Year and his talents have gained him national and international recognition.
In the wild excitement of the Atlantic coastline, he captures moments of calm and serenity, the fragmented colours of dawn breaking, viewed from the sea and gazing onto the land. He is out there, waiting, watching and photographing while most of us are curled up sleeping on cold winter mornings. Imagine giant gliding whales in crystal clear Atlantic depths or world class surfers barrelling inches overhead as George holds his breath for impossible lengths of time dangerously close to the breaking waters.
It takes more than just an artistic eye to encapsulate this on camera and George lives and breathes his work. It is his passion. It is his way of life. He is an experienced surfer and free-diver and spends every day of the year in the water, preparing, practising and keeping fit. He is settled in Lahinch with his young family and together they can be found on any day of the year surfing in the waves or free-diving with dolphins. Through the eyes of this talented free-spirit, we catch a glimpse at our small island’s immense beauty and can appreciate the transformative effect of nature by appreciating it with him.
Be Inspired Photography Podcast with George Karbus.
00:00 Welcome to Episode 42 of the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
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George Karbus on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
01:45 George Karbus interview.
01:51 How George Karbus got started in photography and they type of photography he does.
04:08 How George became a professional photographer.
05:26 Moving from the Czech Republic to Ireland.
08:03 Protecting your gear around water and extreme weather.
09:38 Winning awards and the secret of making a living from outdoor photography.
12:27 What makes a truly great photograph?
13:12 What inspires George Karbus?
14:45 A spontaneous approach to photography.
16:19 Making your editing game plan.
17:45 Making friends with a wild dolphin.
19:14 The cameras and lenses that George Karbus uses.
21:41 Knowing your gear and always being ready.
22:42 How to safely get up close to wildlife.
24:55 Photographing humpback whales in the Arctic.
26:58 What’s next for Karbus?
29:31 Where to find George Karbus online.
30:09 Who is George Karbus’ favourite photographer of all time?
Be Inspired Photography Podcast Episode 42.
32:09 Thank you to George Karbus for joining us on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
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