© 2018 David Aguilar Photography

My name is David Aguilar, I’m 24 years old and I’m based at Sevilla, Spain. I'm currently studying biology at Universidad de Sevilla. But when I’m not occupied studying, I assure you, you won’t find me in my hometown. Discovering new people and places is essential for me.

 

I started traveling the world by myself since five years ago, in my free time, working as a volunteer for several environmental projects and getting lost in the wildest landscapes of Europe. As a future biologist, I consider myself a truly nature lover and its conservation. Sports like surfing and hiking always get my adrenaline pumping and give me the mental peace we all need.

 

Just two years ago, I took my first steps in the world of nature and landscape photography and bought my first and only camera: a Nikon D5300. At once what used to be a pastime became a necessity that sets me free. Always inspired by mother nature and by the work of many pro landscape photographers like Marc Adamus or the talented Daniel Kordan, I couldn't stop searching the combination of light and composition.

After an incessant and endless photography practice, in 2017 I won the VAMOS/LATAM Contest 3rd Edition amongst 10 thousand adventurers, with the prize of traveling alone through the most extraordinary landscapes of South America during 3 months, in order of taking pictures and filming videos for the Latam Airlines' blog and magazine.

Since my intense journey through South America (you can read it here), I pushed myself to keep improving and I collaborated in the creation of "World's Greatest Mountains - Mont Blanc" documentary, broadcasted on Channel 5 (UK).

I then got the new DJI Mavic Air drone and started learning to pilot for aerial films. You can watch my epic film 'Magic Icelandhere, which won the 'Drone Video of the Month - November' and was nominated to 'Drone Video of the Year - 2018' at AirVuzAfter this I got the drone pilot license.

Now I can empathically say that I have fallen in love with two very healthy addictions: TRAVELING & PHOTOGRAPHY. But as I am still a student, I always do it with a backpack, a tent, my finger and my camera to explore and learn from the unknown, to value much more what we have and to feel a little more free of this society. And always in the wildest places of our awesome Planet Earth.

ACHIEVEMENTS AND COLLABORATIONS

  • VAMOS/LATAM  Contest 3rd Edition winner, organized by LATAM Airlines, the biggest international airline in Latinoamerica. Worked in Latam's blog and magazine.

  • 'Drone Video of the Month - November' Winner at AirVuz

  • 'Drone Video of the Year 2018' People's Choice Winner at AirVuz

  • Content creator in "World's Greatest Mountains - Mont Blanc", broadcasted on Channel 5 (UK).

  • Collaboration with Nordisk.

  • Collaboration with Touring Cars.

  • Collaboration with Galapagos Islands.

  • Crowd winner in 'Leading lines to the sun or moon' photo contest at Photocrowd.

SPONSORSHIPS

  • The Heat Company: One of the best companies (if not the best) in the world about photography gloves. Their quality is next level, available for every season but specially for winter. They also have warmers to keep you warm during the coldest days! You can check out their website in this link.

  • Columbus Discover Nature: spanish adventurous company specialized in nature and outdoor sports. They provide everything I need during my photography expeditions: incredible high quality and ultralight weight tent, sleeping bags, mats, backpacks, flashlights, etc. You can check out their website in this link.

EQUIPMENT

  • Nikon D5300

  • Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 II

  • Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6

  • Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6

  • Nikon 18-55 f/3.5-5.6

  • Tripod ZOMEI Z668C

  • Drone Mavic Air DJI

  • Haida filters

CV - DAVID AGUILAR. Click in the pdf icon

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