Name // William Patino

Hometown // Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Day Job // Landscape/Travel Photographer

Camera & Lenses // I use both the Sony A7R and A7Rii with a variety of Sony, Zeiss and Canon lenses

Inspirations // Open spaces, remote places, friends, family, the ocean, mountains, snow and golden light

Dream Shot Location in Australia // Simpson Desert and South West Tasmania

Advice // Forget about social media. Lose yourself in nature and keep doing it over and over. Fall in love with the sense of freedom and adventure that photography can provide and the rest will take care of itself

Website // WilliamPatino.com

Instagram // @william_patino

Microadventures with @william_patino 1/5 "Middle Earth - Captured in New Zealand on an afternoon drive to Glenorchy. As per usual, the light and cloud were moving very fast, creating this ethereal moment and a sudden stop the car'' moment. The beauty of adventure certainly lies in the journey not the destination." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @william_patino 1/5
“Middle Earth – Captured in New Zealand on an afternoon drive to Glenorchy. As per usual, the light and cloud were moving very fast, creating this ethereal moment and a sudden stop the car” moment. The beauty of adventure certainly lies in the journey not the destination.” #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @william_patino 2/5 "Curracurrong Falls - Not far from my home, I visited this relatively unknown waterfall a long time ago but wasn't happy with what I captured. I always intended to return and it happened to be over a year later. We had 5 days straight of heavy rain and after being trapped inside for so long I began to ponder possible locations to shoot. I decided on these falls once the weather cleared in order to get some decent light. The hike out was incredible muddy (and interesting on the way back in the dark) but totally worth the incredible view I got to share in solitude by the oceans edge." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @william_patino 2/5
“Curracurrong Falls – Not far from my home, I visited this relatively unknown waterfall a long time ago but wasn’t happy with what I captured. I always intended to return and it happened to be over a year later. We had 5 days straight of heavy rain and after being trapped inside for so long I began to ponder possible locations to shoot. I decided on these falls once the weather cleared in order to get some decent light. The hike out was incredible muddy (and interesting on the way back in the dark) but totally worth the incredible view I got to share in solitude by the oceans edge.” #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @william_patino 3/5 "Ancient of Days - During one of many discussions with a close friend, the topic shifted to our bucket list of images to capture. After pondering for a few minutes I decided that above all else, the one image I would to capture before I die would be lightning breaking over the spire at Kiamas Cathedral Rocks. This location means a lot to me and is a place I visited an innumerable amount of times over the years. I felt deep down that I would capture this piece one day but thought it would take most of my life. After a handful of failed attempts and less than 12 months after the bucket list discussion, I found myself crouched down under an umbrella witnessing this very shot unfold on the back of my cameras LCD. I was physically and emotionally shaken after capturing this and it remains one of my favorite images to this day." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @william_patino 3/5
“Ancient of Days – During one of many discussions with a close friend, the topic shifted to our bucket list of images to capture. After pondering for a few minutes I decided that above all else, the one image I would to capture before I die would be lightning breaking over the spire at Kiamas Cathedral Rocks. This location means a lot to me and is a place I visited an innumerable amount of times over the years. I felt deep down that I would capture this piece one day but thought it would take most of my life. After a handful of failed attempts and less than 12 months after the bucket list discussion, I found myself crouched down under an umbrella witnessing this very shot unfold on the back of my cameras LCD. I was physically and emotionally shaken after capturing this and it remains one of my favorite images to this day.” #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @william_patino 4/5 "The Cave - First light breaks through an isolated sea cave off the coast of NSW. There's not much more rewarding than seeking out and shooting locations that aren't apart of everyone's portfolio. This cave still remains relatively untouched and is a magical place to be when the sun first rises from the sea." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @william_patino 4/5
“The Cave – First light breaks through an isolated sea cave off the coast of NSW. There’s not much more rewarding than seeking out and shooting locations that aren’t apart of everyone’s portfolio. This cave still remains relatively untouched and is a magical place to be when the sun first rises from the sea.” #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @william_patino 5/5 "Curracurrong Falls - Not far from my home, I visited this relatively unknown waterfall a long time ago but wasn't happy with what I captured. I always intended to return and it happened to be over a year later. We had 5 days straight of heavy rain and after being trapped inside for so long I began to ponder possible locations to shoot. I decided on these falls once the weather cleared in order to get some decent light. The hike out was incredible muddy (and interesting on the way back in the dark) but totally worth the incredible view I got to share in solitude by the oceans edge." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @william_patino 5/5
“Curracurrong Falls – Not far from my home, I visited this relatively unknown waterfall a long time ago but wasn’t happy with what I captured. I always intended to return and it happened to be over a year later. We had 5 days straight of heavy rain and after being trapped inside for so long I began to ponder possible locations to shoot. I decided on these falls once the weather cleared in order to get some decent light. The hike out was incredible muddy (and interesting on the way back in the dark) but totally worth the incredible view I got to share in solitude by the oceans edge.” #weareexplorers