Your alarm rings in the small hours, you put on your hiking boots and head for the mountains in the dark. Your love of climbing is what spurs you on and when you reach the summit, the sun’s started to rise. As an outdoor photographer, lots of grit is often required to capture unique moments and moods. You need the drive to want to be in the right place at the right time.
Austrian-born Roman Königshofer is a member of the German Roamers (@rawmeyn). Over the past few years, he’s travelled all over the world to take pictures of the most beautiful and spectacular places. His camera, HANWAG hiking boots and a spirit of adventure are his constant companions. (–> Check out Roman’s best outdoor pictures)
At HANWAG, we’ve been helping adventurers like Roman forge their path and experience nature, step by step, since 1921. Because an outdoor photographer doesn’t just require a camera, but boots that do their job, particularly up in the mountains. In this terrain, you need sturdy footwear that gives you support and stability so that you don’t lose focus.
Then this is your chance.
Win one of 6 places for our photo workshop on
4 and 5 October 2022 in Gesäuse/Styria (Austria) national park.
Obtain exclusive tips from a pro of outdoor photography and photo editing and test the new HANWAG Makra Light GTX.
We’ll be hiking from Johnsbach to the Hesshütte cabin at the foot of Mount Hochtor (takes about 3 hours) to capture the sunset there. The following day, we’ll be setting off the moment the sun rises to Mount Hochzinödl (takes approx. 1 to 1.5 hours). Afterwards, there’ll be a photo editing workshop in the valley.
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Plenty to do
When asked what’s so special about their region, these locals will tell you remarkably often just how much there is to do here. And they should know after all. People can pick action-packed activities like rafting, kayaking, via ferrata, hiking or walking. Or they can opt for a different pace by embracing the culture on offer, such as the St Gallen Music Festival or a visit to Admont Abbey with its top-notch museums.
You’ll be getting your hiking boots and lots more in the towns of Liezen and Rottenmann. In other words, there are plenty of reasons to head for the Gesäuse region. You just need to choose a destination or activity.
For all those who are willing to get involved, nature photography has a variety of wonderful experiences in store. The Gesäuse National Park’s range of courses on the subject of photography has been constantly expanded in recent years and now offers a top-class range of courses on all aspects of nature photography. Follow this link to their courses.