Karl is a landscape and aerial photographer based in the Illawarra region of NSW, he is the resident photographer at Terra Art Gallery in Kiama, Australia. Karl's passion and purpose blossomed 9 years ago. Since then, Karl has compiled a number of achievements, such as. Judging The Epson International Pano Awards for two consecutive years. 2017 & 2018. In 2018 Karl was awarded the Honour A.F.I.A.P. and has been awarded 69 international awards, including 8 gold medals. He also placed as a runner up in the 2020 Australian Geographic ANZANG competition.
The images Karl brings to life are the product of the quintessential process of the creative mind. He is forever manifesting images that
demonstrate the complexity of the photographic medium and the world as we see it.
Throughout his journey many styles have been added to his repertoire. Panorama, Seascape, Abstract, Astro, Creative, Minimal, and most recently Aerial.
“I crave the thrill and excitement that comes with hanging out an aircraft or helicopter with the doors off. During these moments capturing the land below forever challenges me while fulfilling my creative spark every second of each flight.” Karl Strand.
Learn more about Karl
In this video Karl speaks about his approach to photography, his journey so far and what's on in the near future.
warrumbungle national park
See a glimpse of a photography trip into an extinct volcanic landscape
passion & purpose
It's about getting back to it all.
Exploring wild untamed landscapes is like therapy to me. I use this time to reconnect with my souls fragments.
I posses a deep connection with nature which allows me to view it from a different perspective to most.
My purpose is my gift and I am compelled to share my vision of beauty.
Yes you can!
My aerial photographs are taken from helicopters and light aircraft with the doors removed.
I currently shoot with Nikon gear.
My kit consist of:
Cameras: 2x D850 1 x D810
Lenses: Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8 , Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8, Nikkor 300mm f4, Sigma ART 35mm f1.4, Sigma ART 50mm f1.4
Underwater Housing: Aquatech
I use filters for some landscape shots, if the scene requires them. I regularly use either a 6 stop or 10 stop filter to allow a longer exposure time and a circular polariser for forest shots.
Karl's images have exhibited in 31 countries.