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Beno Saradzic
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Click <a href="https://facebook.com/benosaradzicphotography">here</a> to follow me on Facebook and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/benosaradzic/">here</a> to follow my Instagram account. Otočec Castle is a castle hotel on a small island in the middle of the Krka River in Otočec, Slovenia. It is the only water castle in Slovenia. The castle was first mentioned in documents in the 13th century, although the walls are said to date to the more pr...
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Wonderful scenery.
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Click <a href="https://facebook.com/benosaradzicphotography">here</a> to follow me on Facebook and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/benosaradzic/">here</a> to follow my Instagram account. A casual walk along the countless, sun drenched alleys of Oia in Santorini revealed hidden architectural gems and a perfect backdrop for simple, yet effective compositions. It's also a great way to keep your partner entertained while you chase -that- shot!
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Click <a href="https://facebook.com/benosaradzicphotography">here</a> to follow me on Facebook and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/benosaradzic/">here</a> to follow my Instagram account. My wanderings around the Athens in Greece took me to this magnificent historic landmark, the Panathenaic Stadium, home of the first modern Olympic games. It was built 330 BC which places it among the 5 oldest stadiums in the world. It has the capacity to sea...
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I had a rare chance to take a private balloon ride over Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia. What an experience! You can't feel any motion. You're moving with the breeze so you won't sense the wind on your face. Nothing but utter silence, peace and undisturbed, 360 degree view. I've shot cities from every imaginable aircraft - balloon was last on my list. It was well worth the wait. Featured is Ljubljana's medieval old town, Ljubljanica river and th...
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BEAUTIFUL LJUBLJANA

Think of a beautiful, charming, romantic city in Europe. Quickly, name 3 of them; yes. Paris. Rome. London. Maybe Prague or Vienna.
But you'll never heard them say 'Ljubljana'. This photograph features the old town of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, another mystery on the world map. In fact, most people confuse Slovenia with Slovakia. Others think Slovenia has something to do with Russia. Can't say I blame them. Slovenia is small indeed, poorly recognized little green corner of land, squeezed between Italy, Austria, Hungary, Croatia and a tiny splash of the Adriatic Sea. Fly over it, blink once and you may miss it altogether. With a population of barely 2 million people, Slovenia most likely won't make it to the top of your travel destinations, but it really should be. Slovenia is, quite accurately put, the garden of Eden. Within a 2 hour stretch of driving to the South, East, West or East, you'll witness the wonders of nature crafted to perfection, at any month of the year. Incredible glacial blue lakes and rivers, caves and mountains, idyllic villages nestled among the sleepy, misty green hills, endless stretches of green forests and meadows, vineyards and fields, even some blue sea, medieval towns and castles...I could go on and one. Still mostly untouched by the big wave of tourism, Slovenia is that little piece of land that shouldn't have existed in the hart of the modern, overbuilt and over exploited world. But somehow it does.
It's funny though; when I was a kid, I never thought of Ljubljana never looked like a particularly beautiful city and Slovenia, never a strikingly gorgeous country. To me, like to many other citizens of Slovenia it was simply home. A place to go to school. A place to go to work, hospital and every now and then, to a graveyard. A place to pay your bills and do your groceries. A place to wait for the bus and wait in the queue at the bank. But those days are like a distant memory now. I haven't lived in Slovenia for decades and during this time, I've seen a lot of the world. My life as a kid from Ljubljana is put in perspective now and I am getting a lot more appreciative of the simpler things in life. Among them, is my love for my family, friends and my Slovenia. Yes, Slovenia never looked more beautiful than it does to me right now.
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Slovenia, is a known name for me, because my son have gone to Croatia and the countries near there. But he didn't mean this name of the Slovenia's capital, because we are Brazilian and LJUBLJANA in portuguese we could not pronouce! But the photo you have posted looks like a very pretty city beside a river!Your photo is gorgeous with the river, the sky with clouds and reflections!! ❤️❤️🇧🇷🇧🇷
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Myth has it, Mount Lycabettus was created when the Goddess Athena dropped a limestone mountain she had been carrying for the construction of the Acropolis when the box holding Erichthonius, the legendary ruler of ancient Athens was opened. Another legend says Mount Lycabettus was a refuge of the wolves and that's how the mountain got its name (Lykos in Ancient Greek means wolf). But today, the 300 meters high Mount Lycabettus offers the best view...
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Click <a href="https://facebook.com/benosaradzicphotography">here</a> to follow me on Facebook and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/benosaradzic/">here</a> to follow my Instagram account. Santorini in Greece. So much sun and white sand. So much breeze and the ocean spray. So much wine, love, warmth and endless wonderful sunsets...but they all fade next to the beauty of wife Muriel...
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Click <a href="https://facebook.com/benosaradzicphotography">here</a> to follow me on Facebook and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/benosaradzic/">here</a> to follow my Instagram account. There are still some places and some moments which no man should ever experience on his own.
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Click <a href="https://facebook.com/benosaradzicphotography">here</a> to follow me on Facebook and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/benosaradzic/">here</a> to follow my Instagram account. River Sava is one of the most important tributaries of Danube, the second longest river in Europe. This picture was taken at sunrise from a hot air balloon in Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia. I've never flown over my hometown before so these sights were comple...
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Click <a href="https://facebook.com/benosaradzicphotography">here</a> to follow me on Facebook and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/benosaradzic/">here</a> to follow my Instagram account. This photograph features Ljubljanica river in Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia. There is mention of a wooden bridge in this location from 1280. It was at first called the Old Bridge (Stari most) and later the Lower Bridge (Spodnji most), in contrast to the Upp...
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Beno Saradzic

Photographer | Emmy Nominated Time Lapse Cinematographer | Visual Artist

Biography

Beno is a Slovenian born time lapse cinematographer, photographer and visual artist. He is currently based in Dubai, UAE.

 For 18 years, Beno has trained his eye in the art of seeing as a 3D Computer Animation and Architecture Visualization specialist. As a veteran digital artist, Beno won numerous accolades and awards such as the rank of 'Autodesk Master' as well as the winner of the prestigious 'Tektronix International Design Visualization Competition' in 1993. For his continuous contributions to the art of architectural visualization, Beno was given a 'Special Merit of Excellence' award by Kinetix / Autodesk in 2005. Beno's 3D generated art was published in several international architectural visualization publications and books such as the '3DS MAX 2008 Foundation'. Beno was also a contributing consultant for Michigan State University at the Department of Forensic Science.

In 2008, Beno started exploring new creative avenues which lead him to discover the world of photography and time lapse cinematography. Having a solid foundation and decades of practice in related types of visual arts, Beno’s transition to his newly found passion was a swift one. By 2011, he had dozens of photographs and time lapse films specially featured across local and international media and publications. His body of work is recognized for its use of light and composition, drawing strong influences from the classics of cinema and traditional art.

Beno's comprehensive portfolio is defined by his profound love for architecture, engineering, science and the beauty of nature. His vast knowledge of digital imaging technologies is evident in every photograph. As an individual accustomed to dramatic profession changes, Beno believes in the power of a life-long learning process and feeding the child-like curiosity throughout adulthood. He tirelessly experiments with fresh styles of photography while refusing to box himself in any particular genre. Keeping the broad and diverse subject matters in front of his lens is the secret sauce to creative liberty and inspiration.

His list of clients include BBC’s Natural History Unit, the Discovery Channel, Canon Middle East, Emirates Airline, Abu Dhabi and Dubai Governments and many others.

He has recently been nominated for an Emmy for his achievements in cinematography. He is also a Silver Dolphin Award winner of the prestigious Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.

Beno shoots for major image libraries such as Getty Images, Alamy and Trevillion Images. As a photo educator, Beno frequently hosts photography workshops and inspiration seminars on time lapse photography, fine art photography and digital image post-processing. He is a frequently featured artist and has made numerous appearances and tutorials on various blogs such as 500px.com, Scott Kelby One, Trey Ratcliff's Variety Hour, Topaz Labs Blog and many others.

Bragging rights
Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Cinematography for BBC's 'WILD ARABIA' TV series, 4x International Photography Contest winner in 2012, three major awards and recognitions in 2013 and 2 awards in 2014. Time lapse photographer on Discovery Channel's 'Passage to Abu Dhabi' and BBC/Animal Planet 'WILD ARABIA' TV series. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p014yv4z
Education
  • University of Life
    present
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Photographer and Time Lapse Cinematographer and Producer
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All forms of photography and cinematography, 3D computer animation and 2D matte painting, film production and editing
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  • Timesand Studios
    Executive Producer, Photographer / Filmmaker, 2008 - present
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