The Germans have a word for that particular strong desire or impulse to travel and explore the world. The word is wanderlust - the lust to wander. This European word describes exactly how we, the ViewBug team, feel when we are looking at Richard Mark Calizo’s (RichardMark-photography) photos. There’s a pulling effect to Calizo’s images and we feel the strong desire to walk out of the office door and jump on the next airplane, train or boat to a destination far away from home. Do you share the same feeling as us?

Tell us a bit about yourself, how do you describe your photography style?
My Name is Richard Mark Calizo and I am a Landscape Photographer living in Banff National Park, Alberta Canada. Photography was my first love. In 2009 I had a learning/professional session with a professional photographer and I started taking unique shots and it became my favorite hobby. It was as late as 2014 when I realized that I found my true love and I become more passionate and dedicated to shooting nature. This is maybe because I live in the place where I am surrounded by the beauty of it.

Right now I want to start my journey as a serious Landscape Photographer. I describe my style as fine landscape art or nature photography. Also, I always try to take advantage of the technologies to make a better image.

In one sentence what has photography done for you in your life?
To seeing wilderness of nature while others still at home sleeping.

When did you start taking photos and what inspired you to get started?
I started in 2009 photographing nature and landscape. I photographed also some wedding events.

What has been your favorite shoot and why? 
I love Bow Lake or Lake Louise.  Always surprises me.

Do you remember a difficult photo shoot session? What happened?
Winter and I experienced that my feet so cold and wet from step into the thin ice and I sunk my boots into the water and you have to stay there for couple hours just to wait sunrise and making beautiful photos.

What do you carry in your camera bag?
Nikon D800 with Nikon 16-35 f4 with backup Camera my old Nikon D90 with 50mm 1.8 on it or Nikon 55mm 2.8 for Panoramic shot or macro shot. And extra lens Nikon 24-70 2.8 and Nikon 80-200 2.8 for more focal range, shutter remote, tripod and filters and personal stuff.

Do you have a favorite location and time of the day to shoot?
Vermilion Lakes in Banff National Park Alberta Canada. No matter what time it’s always gives me amazing images.

Can you share three tips with your fellow photographers? 
1. Master the strength and weakness of your gear.
2. Develop the best what you have and master it.
3. Go out and take more photos.

Please share some thoughts on your ViewBug experience as a photographer!
ViewBug is amazing photo community for photo contest its inspires on all levels of photographer to push there art to standout or win.

For more amazing photographs by Calizo, visit his profile, Facebook, and 500px.