My name is Noah Yager and I'm 16 years old. I grew up in New England and moved to Germany three years ago, which is about the same time that I started to get interested in photography. For a long time, it was impossible for me to define my style but now I would say that it is mostly nature and landscapes, occasionally portraits and urban shots. In my opinion Ravi Vora's work is the best expression of this style.

 "Explore, and don't be afraid to go off the beaten path!

My best photographs were taken from odd perspectives "

In one sentence what has photography done for you in your life?

It as changed not only how I see but completely altered my attitude towards life in a positive manner.

When did you start taking photos and what inspired you to get started?

My brother recommended to me that I download Instagram in late 2012. The tools and inspiration that Instagram provided me with is what got me interested in photography.

What has been your favorite shoot and why?
I took a spontaneous trip to the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany, a few months ago and had absolutely no idea what to expect. The weather was perfect, fog everywhere right up to the base of the mountain, where there was a stunning lake. We took a gondola up the mountain and were above the clouds, I had never seen anything like it. In every direction you looked, at the base and at the summit, it was just pure beauty. I can not wait to go back!

Do you remember a difficult photo shoot session? What happened?

My sister and I went with a friend of ours who is also a photographer to the top of a nearby mountain. It was freezing cold and incredibly windy and foggy. The fog looked great but the light disappeared fast and we were all freezing, it was nearly impossible to take photos but some of the results were fantastic. It's almost always worth it!

What do you carry in your camera bag?

A Canon 6D with the 50mm 1.4 and a Tamron 28-75 2.8 as well as a Canon AE-1 with the 50mm 1.8. Occasionally an Olympus Tough TG-3 or a Zeiss Ikonta.

Do you have a favorite location and time of the day to shoot?

I don't have a favorite location, but I always love shooting up high or near a body of water. Golden Hour may be cliché but mornings and evenings are definitely my favorite times to shoot.

Can you share three tips with your fellow photographers?

- Take as many pictures in as many environments as you can! If this means mobile photography, that's even better! When the results you can produce with restricted gear get better, so does your photography in general.

- Explore, and don't be afraid to go off the beaten path! My best photographs were taken from odd perspectives that I had to work to get to. Finding new perspectives is what makes photography special for every individual.

- Shoot film! Taking time to set up your photographs and making each one count automatically betters your images, over time your photography will develop tremendously.

Please share one of your favorite photos with us with a short tutorial:

One of my favorite recent photos would have to be this one titled 'Mystical'.

a) I took this photo at the top of the 'Kandel' one of the highest mountains in the German Black Forest.

b) Taken just before sunset, it was extremely foggy and pretty dark.

c) I used a Canon 6D Camera, Tamron 28-75 2.8 Lens, Dörr PP-250A Tripod.

d) I always love portraits that are also landscapes and vice versa.

Please share some thoughts on your ViewBug experience as a photographer!

I haven't been a part of Viewbug for very long but I am loving it so far. It's a great platform where all of the needs and wants a photographer could have in a social network are in one place that is very professionally designed. It amazed me how easy it is to discover and be discovered (by) other photographers, the ability to give awards and keep your inspiration in one place is fantastic. I can't wait to continue using it!