Commons:Meet our photographers

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Like the other projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia Commons is entirely created by volunteers. It succeeds because people all around the world recognise the benefits of using open content licenses to make their work freely available to others.

Our volunteers have varying skills and abilities. This page showcases a selection of the highly skilled photographers who choose to use open content licenses and donate their work to the Wikimedia Commons. Each photographer on this page has contributed at least 10 of our Featured Pictures.

We invite people interested in releasing their work under open content licenses to read our First steps guide, Licensing policy and Project scope.

For a full list of featured pictures sorted by their creator, please visit Category:Featured pictures by creator.

Alain Carpentier (Acarpentier)


My name is Alain Carpentier and I live in the province of Quebec, in Canada. I’ve worked for 8 years for an Internet provider and software development. I am currently vice president of technology of a B2B and E-commerce company. For a number of years, I had no hobby but work. Then I discovered photography and it has become my passion.

I’ve started contributing to Commons in September 2007 and have accumulated 10 promoted featured pictures. Hope to provide more in the future.

Mon nom est Alain Carpentier et je suis du Québec (Canada). J'ai travaillé pendant 8 ans pour un fournisseur d’accès Internet et une compagnie de développement de logiciels. Je suis maintenant vice-président des technologies d’une compagnie B2B et commerce électronique. Pendant plusieurs années, je n’avais que le travail comme passe-temps. Ensuite j’ai découvert la photographie et c’est devenue ma passion.

Je contribue a Commons depuis septembre 2007 et j’ai accumulé jusqu'à maintenant 10 “featured pictures”. J'espère continuer à en apporter encore plus dans le futur.

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Beside the Tombeau du frere Andree.jpg

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Joaquim Alves Gaspar


English: My regular contributions with photos and illustrations to Commons started in 2006. Photography has been a hobby for a long time, though I’m relatively new to digital techniques. I enjoy photographing people as well as nature themes and macro photography. Like in other forms of art, interpretation of reality is an important component of Photography, through which we seek to recognize beauty and show it to others. That is true not only in artsy photos but also in more illustrative works. My first serious camera was a Canon FT, the last, a Nikon D800E.

Português: A minha contribuição regular para o Commons, sob a forma de fotos e ilustrações, começou em 2006. A Fotografia tem constituído um hobby desde há muito, embora as técnicas digitais sejam para mim uma relativa novidade. Gosto de fotografar pessoas e temas da Natureza, e também de fazer macro fotografia. Tal como noutras formas de arte, a interpretação da realidade é um componente importante da Fotografia, através da qual procuramos reconhecer a beleza e mostrá-la aos outros. Isso é verdade não só em fotografia artística mas também em trabalhos mais ilustrativos. A minha primeira máquina a sério foi uma Canon FT, a última, uma Nikon D800E.

First FP: 11 Octber 2006 (probably my best photo)
Joined this page on: 2 June 2007

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The Photographer.jpg

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I was born in 1978 and live in Germany. I started contributing to the German Wikipedia in 2004. Two years later, in 2006, I discovered Commons and started to contribute the first photos.

I practise photography as a hobby for several years now and it still keeps providing me constantly with new challenges. I enjoy photographing moving objects (mostly cars) same as cities, humans, landscapes, nature and animals. Photography really is a versatile hobby and that is also why I enjoy it so much. Besides that I love to travel, which fits very well to my photography hobby.

你好。我是宏茂侨。我是德国人。我住在德国的南部。我喜欢亚洲。我学了一年的汉语。我的汉语不好。 :-)

My equipment:
So far I only have Canon equipment, which never really disappointed me not anymore!

  • Canon EOS 40D
  • Lenses: Canon 24-105mm f/4L, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6, Canon 50mm f/1.8
  • For some of my older photos I used Canon EOS 350D + 17-85mm f/4-5.6, Canon A80 or Canon Ixus
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Kaiseradler Aquila heliaca 2 amk.jpg
An Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca)

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  • Born in Toulouse in 1957. Naturalist, MD, chairs the Institute of Natural Sciences "Picot de Lapeyrouse" in Toulouse since 1992. Collaborates Commons since March 2009.Phoebus project founder.
Distinguishing feature: trying to live several lives at once. This leads to a gentle madness, perfectly assumed.


  • Né à Toulouse en 1957. Naturaliste, médecin. Préside l’Institut des sciences Naturelles « Picot de Lapeyrouse » à Toulouse depuis 1992. Collabore à Commons depuis mars 2009. Fondateur du projet Phoebus.
Signe particulier : essai de vivre plusieurs vies à la fois. Ce qui conduit à une folie douce, parfaitement assumée.

My material:

  • 2009-2013

Body: Sony DSLR-A850/DSLR-A350

  • 2013

Body: Nikon D800E

  • 2017

Body: Nikon D5 and Nikon D850

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Sahelanthropus tchadensis - TM 266-01-060-1.jpg

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Bijay chaurasia


Namaste, My name is Bijay Chaurasia. I was born and brought in Rajbiraj which lies in the eastern part of Nepal. I love to travel and take photographs. I am working as a Travel Photographer for a trekking agency in Nepal. I have been contributing in the Wikipedia and its sister project since 2014, especially in Maithili, Nepali and Wikimedia Commons.


  • Canon 80D
  • Canon 5D Mark II


  • Canon 50mm
  • Canon EF 18-35mm
  • Canon EF 24-105mm
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Bijay chaurasia

My talk page.

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Benh Lieu Song


I'm a 29 years old programmer living in Marne-la-Vallée, in the suburbs of Paris. I started photography with an Olympus D40-Z compact camera and later got into panoramas. I realised how far we can go after I came across a POD showing a panorama of Sydney harbour on english Wikipedia. I decided I could try to do the same and that instead of keeping my pictures for myself, I could give them to Wikipedia which is so useful to me.

I shoot mainly landscape panoramas, with a preference for night architecture shots.

I use a Canon EOS 400D most of the time with an EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 and a Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lenses, and am very pleased with the results. I use and try to promote free softwares for post processing. They include Gimp, Hugin, Enblend, Enfuse and ImageMagick.

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Paris Night.jpg
Panorama of Paris

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I am studying Computer Science at Latrobe University, I’ve been contributing my images to the articles on the English Wikipedia for a few years. The majority of my photos are of wildlife local to my area and I particularly photographing birds, stitching panoramas and editing/enhancing my pictures in Photoshop - the "digital darkroom".

My equipment includes: A Panasonic FZ-30 Lens: 7.4-88.8mm (35-420mm 35mm equivalent) ~ Raynox macro conversion attachment ~ Software: Photoshop CS3

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Butterfly vindula arsinoe.jpg
Butterfly, Vindula Arsinoe

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Berthold Werner


Ich wurde 1957 geboren, lebe in Trier und arbeite in der IT-Abteilung eines großen deutschen Unternehmens.

Zur Fotografie kam ich 1976, damals mit einer Revueflex 1000s, die mir 20 Jahre gute Dienste geleistet hat. Meine ersten Versuche mit einer Digitalkamera unternahm ich mit einer Kodak DX 6490 die aber auf Dauer meine Qualitätsansprüche nicht befriedigen konnte. Aber dank der Digitaltechnik hatte ich endlich nahezu volle Kontolle über die Bildergebnisse. Richtig aufwärts ging es mit der Anschaffung einer Pentax K10D die leider irgendwann einen Totalschaden hatte. Danach kam meine jetzige Pentax K 3.

Ich befasse mich bislang vorwiegend mit Architektur- und Reisefotografie und nebenbei alte Autos, die auf einem lokalen Oldtimertreffen finde.

Meine Arbeiten findet man unter:

und natürlich, nach Themen sortiert, unter

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View from Dominus flevit towards the old town of Jerusalem

Böhringer Friedrich (Fred)

Deutsch: Mein Name ist Friedrich Karl Böhringer, geboren 1962 in Bregenz und wohnhaft in Wolfurt, Österreich. Als gelernter Tischlermeister bringe ich mich in der Entwicklung eines Schweizer Büromöbel- und Bürostuhlherstellers ein. Die Freizeit gehört zum grössten Teil meiner Familie, der auch drei Kinder angehören.

Eine innerbetriebliche Herausforderung brachte mich auf die Seiten von Wikipedia. Fortan war es mein Ziel diese Idee zu unterstützen. Nachdem ich kein Autor bin war für mich klar, dass ich die Seiten mit Bildern auffrischen könnte. So bin ich seit dem 25. Mai 2007 nahezu täglich in den Wikipedia und Wikimedia Commons unterwegs.

Mein Hobby ist die Fotographie
1977 im „Frankreichurlaub“ schoss ich an der Ardèche beim Kanu fahren die ersten Serien- und Landschaftsbilder. Nachdem das Ergebnis so toll war, rieten mir meine Freunde weiterzumachen. Die geliehene Praktica wurde gleich gegen eine Minolta Minolta XD7 getauscht.

Seither wurde jede „7er“ gekauft. Meine letzte von Minolta war die Konica Minolta Dynax 7D. Zu dieser und zur Sony Alpha 700 wird nun eine Nikon D300s angestellt, nachdem Sony in der Entwicklung der eigenen Objektive nicht weiter kommt und die einzig guten von Carl Zeiss für meinen Klingelbeutel nicht ausreichen.
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Cscr-featured.svgThis user has uploaded 143 featured pictures to Wikimedia Commons.

D a n k e allen, die meine Bilder bewertet und kommentiert haben.

Endlich: Dank meiner Arbeit hier ist nun nach mehreren Fotoaufträgen ein kleiner Traum wahr geworden. Ich habe meine erste Vollformat Kamera, die Nikon D800E verdient.

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Aeshna cyanea freshly slipped L2.jpg Blaugrüne Mosaikjungfer frisch geschlüpft mit Larvenhaut. Der gesammte Schlüpfvorgang dauerte von 09:51 Uhr bis 13:07 Uhr auf einem Acker-Schachtelhalm. 360° Flexenpass Straße.jpg 360° Flexenpass Straße Alpstein Pano.jpg Alpstein Panorama Bödele Bregenzerwald Panorama.jpg Nebelgrenze Bödele Schleienloecher2-1- C.jpg Schleinelöcher in Hard

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Featured pictures by Böhringer

Charles Sharp (Charlesjsharp)


Wildlife portrait photographer from the UK. I have been contributing for more than ten years and most of my photos illustrate articles on English Wikipedia. My web site is Sharp Photography. I store 7000+ full size images on Flickr, but the latest edits and crops will be here on Commons.
I started a new free magazine with photography tips in May 2020.
My best photos will be in my galleries of Nuvola apps package favorite.svg favourites, Cscr-featured.svg Featured pictures (369 from 35 countries), Quality images logo.svg Quality images (2,445) and Valued image seal.svg Valued images (2,440)

My equipment includes two Canon R6 mirrorless bodies with 100-500mm f4.5-7.1L IS USM zoom lens, 1.4 extender (which I seldom use); 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM FR lens; and a Manfrotto carbon 4-stage monopod; all acquired in 2021. This kit replaced two Canon EOS 80D bodies with 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II (Mark I replaced in 2016), 1.4 extender; 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM EF lenses and Manfrotto aluminium 3-stage monopod. I still use the 80D with my 24-70mm f/4L.
I used to use the Helicon FB Tube fitted to the Macro lens for focus bracketing. I now use the built-in focus bracketing capability of the R6 on both zoom and macro. I don't use a tripos.
I have use Photoshop CS6 for post-processing since 2014. In 2018 I acquired focus-stacking software from Helicon Focus. In 2020 I started using the Topaz AI software suite for noise reduction and sharpening. Before 2016 I used EOS 70D bodies and before 2014 I used a Canon EOS 350D/450D with 75-300mm lens. I started taking pictures in the 1960s: Kodak box camera, Yashica 35mm camera and Weston Master light meter. followed by various Pentax 35mm film cameras and Pentax SLRs.

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Front cover of A Sharp Eye on wildlife photography - Issue Two.jpg
Issue Two JUne 2020 online]

Front cover of A Sharp Eye on wildlife photography - Issue One.jpg
Issue One May 2020 online]

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Christian Mehlführer


My name is Christian Mehlführer and I am from Vienna, Austria. I am currently working towards my PhD degree in Communications Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology.
I started with digital photography a few years ago with a Minolta Dimage S414 which I replaced by a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F828 soon. In March 2006 I finally bought my first DSLR and—over the time—several lenses.
I love traveling to far destinations where I take most of my nature images which I contribute to Commons. A passion of mine is high resolution panorama photography for which I am using the Nodal Ninja [2] nodal point adapter on my Manfrotto tripod and PTGUI [3] for stitching. At some time in the next years I want to create my first gigapixel panorama...

My equipment includes:

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ChampagnePool-Wai-O-Tapu rotated MC.jpg
Champagne Pool, Wai-O-Tapu thermal wonderland, New Zealand

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Chris Woodrich (Crisco 1492)


My name is Chris Woodrich and I am a doctorate student based out of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. I took up photography as a hobby while in high school in Canada, but only became serious about it in 2013, when I purchased my first DSLR. My photographs generally depict Indonesian culture, architecture, and landscapes, although I also enjoy taking wildlife photographs when I have the chance.

My first contributions to Commons were in 2011, and since then I've uploaded several thousand images, including over a thousand photographs I've taken myself. Of these, 16 are currently featured on Commons.

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Ash in Yogyakarta during the 2014 eruption of Kelud 01.jpg
My first FP

17 Years of Sekar Jepun 2014-11-01 01.jpg
A Balinese dancer

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Der Wolf im Wald


My name is Thomas and I'm a 22-year-old German grown up near Cologne. Very often, I’m travelling to German cities to upload photos of architecture and cityscape.

With the age of 14, I got interested in photography and started with a cheap digital camera. During this episode, my main photo subjects where trains. Two years later, I bought my first DSLR, the Canon EOS 400D. As my requirements were growing fast, I bought the Canon EOS 50D in 2009 and the Canon EOS 5D Mark II in 2010. This is my main camera until today and I am still satisfied with it. Today, I don't shoot train photos anymore. After some city breaks with my family, I discovered my passion for architecture and big cities. Since 2010, I am acting in this scope. Having finished secondary school in spring 2012, I acquired a train ticket, which allows me to take nearly every train in Germany for one year. Since then, I've been traveling throughout the country looking for photo opportunities. Since autumn 2013 I am studying economics at University of Würzburg. Therefore I will upload some images of this region in the near future.

My equipment:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 50D
  • Canon EF 24-105mm 1:4L IS USM
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  • Canon EF 100mm 1:2.8L Macro IS USM
  • Sigma 50mm F1,4 EX DG HSM
  • Sigma 85mm 1:1.4 EX DG HSM


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Brandenburger Tor nachts 2012-07.jpg
Berlin Museumsinsel Fernsehturm.jpg Speicherstadt abends.jpg
Hohenzollernbrücke Köln.jpg Frankfurter Altstadt mit Skyline 2012-04.jpg
Cityscape Frankfurt 2010 panorama crop.jpg
 → more images: User:Der Wolf im Wald

David Iliff (Diliff)


I'm a 34 year old Australian from Melbourne currently living in London, England.

I've always enjoyed photography, messing around with video cameras and SLRs since I was a kid, but it wasn't until digital cameras started to become (relatively) affordable did I start to take photography seriously. I started off with a 3mp Kodak DC4800 in 2001, then moved up to a 5mp Nikon CP5000 in 2002 but very quickly hit the wall in terms of flexibility and in 2003, moved up in the world to a DSLR in the form of a Canon 10D when it was first released. Since then, I've built up over time a decent collection of quality Canon glass to support my addiction hobby. In 2005, I upgraded to the Canon 5D, a full frame camera. Unfortunately I had a tripod accident and my 5D and 17-40mm f/4L lens fell into the sea, so I upgraded to a 5D Mk iii in 2012. While I've dabbled in a wide variety of photographic styles, my niche is high resolution stitched panoramic/mosaic landscapes and cityscapes, as demonstrated by my contributions to Wiki.

I'm amused and honoured to be the apparent inspiration for Benh Lieu Song's photography. ;-)

I am active mostly on the English Wikipedia but of course upload all my photographic images to the Commons for use on other Wiki Projects.

My equipment includes:

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • Canon 24-105mm f/4L, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS, Canon 85mm f/1.8, Canon 50mm f/1.8, Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Samyang 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 35mm f/1.4.
  • Gitzo 1227LVL tripod and Gitzo head
  • Gitzo G1540 tripod and Markins Q3 head
  • Nodal Ninja 3 II panoramic head
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Keswick Panorama - Oct 2009.jpg Palace of Westminster, London - Feb 2007.jpg London Thames Sunset panorama - Feb 2008.jpg Montreal Twilight Panorama 2006.jpg Helvellyn Striding Edge 360 Panorama, Lake District - June 09.jpg

Daniel L. Lu (dllu)


I'm a hobbyist photographer in San Francisco. I am a Canadian born in 1993. I work on robot localization and perception. I usually take photos of cityscapes, vehicles, and architecture. Equipment include:

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Daniel Schwen


I've been contributing to Wikipedia and related projects since November 2004. Photography is a hobby and a nice balance to my physics job. My equipment includes a Canon EOS 5D, with a Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L, a Sigma 150mm Macro, and a Powershot G3. My picture contributions include macro shots and panoramic pictures (assisted by a Nodal Ninja panoramic adapter and assembled using Hugin and Panotools). My other field of contributions involves JavaScript extensions, such as the Commons:WikiMiniAtlas.

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CTA Night.jpgBiden Obama.jpgSt Louis night expblend.jpg NYC Top of the Rock Pano.jpg CTA red line rerouted.jpgChichen Itza 3.jpg

More of Daniel Schwen's work: Gallery, FPs, QIs

Frank Schulenburg


I’m a German native living in California, most interested in nature and wildlife photography. Earlier in my life, I shot film with a Nikon FM2 and at some point somehow forgot what photography meant to me. In late 2011, I rediscovered my love for taking pictures and started being a regular contributor to Wikimedia Commons.

I love the arts and I believe that photographers can learn a lot from painters. Therefore, my approach to photography is highly driven by the idea of exploring light and composition. By putting a camera in front of our human eye, we learn to see things differently. It’s that joy of exploring the unexpected, of looking at shapes, colors, and textures in a different way, what makes photography so special to me.

When not chasing golden hours or traveling, I’m with my wife Payton, in Chico, California.

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San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge- New and Old bridges.jpg
Brown pelican in flight (Bodega Bay).jpg Alocasia cuprea (portrait orientation).jpg

George Chernilevsky


I was born on May 2, 1967 on Caucasus in the city of Makhachkala. I live in Ukraine in the city of Vinnytsia now.
My education:

  • Saint Petersburg State University, Department of Applied Mathematics and Control Processes
  • Moscow Correspondence Public University of Arts, Department of Painting and Drawing

My main business is software engineering. Photography is only a hobby. Other interests include travel, biology and military history.
My favorite photographic subjects are nature, landscapes, military museums, navy, transportation, and architecture.

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Juglans regia 2009 G2.jpg

Lasiodora parahybana 2009 G03.jpg

More photos in my Gallery

Georgios Giannopoulos (Ggia)


My name is Georgios (born 1975), I have been contributing to Wikipedia and related projects since 2007. I have studied electrical engineering and computer science. Currently I am working as a teacher of computer in secondary education. I am passionate about black and white photography which I started working since 1993. I develop my black & white films myself but after 2005 I stopped developing photos in a dark room and I am using a film scanner to scan the negatives. The manual cameras I am using include Nikon FM2 and Leica R4 but most of the images I upload in commons are shot by a relatively recently bought (January 2009) Nikon D700 full-frame SLR camera. In my personal blog you can find mostly my black and white photographs. My Nikon D700 has also a GPS and most of my uploaded photos are geo-located.

I love traveling and I like to photograph architecture and monuments. A lot of my images in commons are panoramic images created by stitching software.

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North wall of Ani, border between Armenia and Turkey.

Island Spinalonga (Kalidon) – top view panorama, Crete, Greece.Terrace of the Lions, Delos island, Cyclades, Greece."Crkva Gospa od Zdravlja" (translated in English "Our Lady of Health") church, Kotor bay, Montenegro.

Marmaritsa beach, Maronia - Rhodope, Greece.

Panorama of Naqsh-e Rostam, Shiraz, Iran.

More of my work: myGallery

Gideon Pisanty (Gidip)


Born in Haifa (Israel), 1979. Biologist.

I am a PhD student in ecology, studying bee-flower interactions. In my photos I mainly focus on macro photography of plants and insects, in an effort to bring as much as possible from the rich nature of my home country, Israel.

Equipment: Nikon D7000, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro.

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Haetosmia male 1.jpg

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Godot13 (Andrew Shiva)


My first camera was a family hand-me-down Nikon F. I shot film through the late 1990s, both 35mm (Nikon) and medium format (Mamiya 645, Pentax 6x7). In 2016 I defected from Nikon digital to Cannon. I’ve experimented with medium format digital (rented) from time to time.

I am open to photograph anything, but have been drawn to historical architecture, landscapes, wildlife, and aerial photography. I also have a strong interest in numismatics and digitizing rare banknotes and coins. I upload all my images to Commons, but am mostly active on English Wikipedia.

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Occasional rental equipment:

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RUS-2016-Aerial-SPB-Peter and Paul Fortress 02.jpg HUN-2015-Budapest-Hungarian Parliament (Budapest) 2015-02.jpg Israel-2013-Jerusalem-Temple Mount-Dome of the Rock-Detail 01.jpg USA-2016-Puerto Rico-San Juan-Castillo San Felipe del Morro 10.jpg RUS-2016-SPB-Monument to Nicholas I of Russia.jpg

Holleday / Holger Krisp


Born in Ulm (Germany), 1974. Biologist.

I’ve started contributing to Commons in June 2010. I like to take pictures of fungi, amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates.

My current equipment:

Body: Canon EOS 500 and Canon EOS 350

Optical: Canon 15-55 mm, Sigma 70-300 mm and Tamron 90 mm Macro

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Marasmius alliaceus-Knoblauchschwindling.jpg

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Ianaré Sévi


This particular name is assigned to a male of the species Homo sapiens, born several billion years after his host planet's formation. For reasons unknown, capturing the souls of the living, the dead and the non-living is a source of pleasure for it.

Ce nom est attribué à un individu mâle de l'espèce Homo sapiens, né quelques milliards d'années après la formation de sa planète hôte. Pour des raisons inconnues, la capture des âmes des vivants, des morts et des non-vivants lui est une source de plaisir.

Este nombre es asignado a un macho de la especie Homo sapiens, nacido unos pocos millones de años después de la formación de su planeta. Por razones desconocidas, la captura de las almas de los vivos, muertos y no-vivos es una fuente de placer para él.

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  • Canon EOS 40D
  • 70-300mm 1:4 - 5.6 IS
  • 24-105mm 1:4 L IS
  • bag / sac / bolsa
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Alligator mississippiensis yawn.jpg
Alligator mississippiensis

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I am an engineer born in Switzerland, now living and working in Tanzania. I am interested in many things, photography and architecture are among them.
I publish only a few pictures but all of them are carefully selected and manually processed from RAW data. Some things I am proud of:

  • Quality images or Featured Pictures from all Swiss cantons
  • Featured Pictures from West, East and South Africa
  • able to take full spherical panoramics with Nadir stitching
  • able to handle a Tilt-Shift lens
  • "shot" the African Big Fife, with three of them being Featured Pictures
  • seen wild Chimps
See more pictures on my userpage or my FP-Gallery.
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Black rhino Not sure how long it is possible to see this: Wild black rhino

Jeevan Jose

 Background, Contributions, ...
Me with Rani

I am Jeevan Jose from Kadavoor, Kerala, India. I take photos of plants and bugs; would like to contribute best of them here. Active in other projects like WikiProject Nature and conservation in India, WikiProject Tree of Life, WikiProject Plants and WikiProject Insects in Wikipedia, Malayalam Wikipedia, Wikispecies and Meta-Wiki. Works together with other similar minded people in India to attract more citizen scientists and photographers to Wikimedia. Fortunate enough to be part of the team when Wikipedia was formally presented with the highly esteemed Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, honoring the Wikimedia movement vision of allowing everyone, everywhere to freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Also available at projects like Facebook, Flickr, EOL, Project Noah, India Biodiversity Portal and DiversityIndia.

Uploaded 2,120 images which includes 101 Featured Pictures, 514 Quality Images, 24 Valued Images. Among them, 126 works has been published / re-used outside Wikimedia projects. Created these galleries for those interested to learn and self identify their works: Butterflies of Kerala, Odonata of Kerala, Amphibians of Kerala, Reptiles of Kerala, Birds of Kerala and Mammals of Kerala.

Johann Jaritz


My name is Johann Jaritz and I live in the Austrian state Carinthia. Photography is meditation for me. I find inner peace and fulfillment with my hobby. My preferred topics are landscapes, nature, churches, castles and monasteries.

I have been contributing to WIKI COMMONS since 2006.

Equipment: Nikon D4 and Nikon D810 cameras, a 14-24mm lens, a 24-70mm lens and a 70-200mm lens. Before I used older cameras like Nikon D100, D200, D2H, D90, D70, D700 and D7000.

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Pörtschach Werzerpromenade Schiffsanlegestelle Sonnenuntergang 17022015 7558.jpg
Moosburg Mitterteich Hütte zur Abflussregulierung 02102017 1273.jpg
Spillway tower

Joe Ravi


I am a telecommunications engineer and an amateur photographer. I enjoy taking photos of landscapes, architecture and animals.
I got my hands on my father's Nikon FM10 when I was 16 and bought a DSLR in 2010. Since then I have added some more gear.

My photo equipment:

See all photos taken by me in my gallery.

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Washington Dulles International Airport at Dusk.jpg Black-Tailed Prairie Dog.jpg
Portrait of Yellow-headed Amazon Parrot.jpg Interior of St Andrew's Catholic Church in Roanoke, Virginia.jpg

Julian Herzog


Living in Stuttgart, Germany, I study aerospace engineering at the University of Stuttgart and I'm a passionate amateur in photography and 3D graphics as well as an active supporter of open source software.

My activity on Commons is mostly:

  • Photography of aircraft and other vehicles
  • Architectural and travel photography
  • Participation in community projects such as the Featured Picture recognition process
  • Body — a Nikon D5000 does the job right now.
  • Lenses — Tamron SP 70-300 mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD and AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105 mm 1:3,5-5,6G ED VR.
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I've been contributing to Wikipedia and Commons since 2007. My first uploads were mainly low quality shots made with camera phones or pictures made by someone else than me. I got more and more excited about photography and bought my fist DSRL in 2009. I try to upload as many useful images to the project as I can, and that includes still also low quality photos as well as high quality photos created with stitching software and DSRL-camera.

I'm administrator on finnish Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.

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Rally Finland 2010 - shakedown - Jari-Matti Latvala 3.jpg
Ford Focus RS WRC 09 at Rannankylä shakedown. Campfire and sparks in Anttoora 3.jpg
Campfire with sparks in Anttoora, Finland.
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Tony Jin (King of Hearts)


I grew up in California and am now living in the New York metropolitan area. Ever since getting my first DSLR (a Nikon D40) in 2010, I have had a passion for photography. I mainly photograph landscapes and cityscapes, but have recently gotten into birding.

Currently, I use a Nikon D750 with primarily the 24-120mm f/4 and 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5, along with a bag of primes. You can find out more about my equipment here.

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Wahkeena Falls October 2019.jpg
Wahkeena Falls, Oregon

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I've been contributing to Wikimedia Commons from Japan.

My equipment includes
Canon EOS 1D Mark III
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EF300mm F4L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm F4L IS USM
Canon EF24-70mm F/4L IS USM
Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di (Model272E)
Canon EF100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM
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Scenery of Shinji pond at Expo’70 Commemorative Park in Osaka.jpg
Scenery of Shinji pond at Expo'70 Commemoration Park.

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Luca Galuzzi


I am LucaG, a software engineer from the Milano area, Italy.
Despite the beautiful locations in my country, rich in historic sites and monuments as well as crowded fashion events, my favorite locations to photograph are deserts and very high plateaus.
I'm "on top of the world" when waiting, in silence and solitude, for the right light on wide open lands, short of breath because of a rarefied atmosphere but under the deep blue sky at an altitude above 4000m.

I develop my RAW files with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop but I'm not a fan of digital over improving. I do prefer a grainy, slightly out-of-focus image with a great emotional appeal rather then a plastic, sharp, ice-cold image.
I've been contributing to Commons with my photographs since december 2006 when studying countries like Tibet, Bolivia and Lybia on Wikipedia I noticed a lack of landscape images on related pages.

My photo gear: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 17-40 f/4L, Canon 24-105 f/4L IS, Canon 70-200 f/4L IS, Canon 50 f/1.8, Canon 430EX flash and the essential Manfrotto Carbon Fiber Tripod with Proball Quick Release Head.

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USA 10096-7-8 HDR Antelope Canyon Luca Galuzzi 2007.jpg
Upper Antelope Canyon (HDR)

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Luc Viatour


I've been contributing to French Wikipedia and related projects since August 2005.
I love macrophotography, astronomy, nature, SF literature, free software and Linux.

My personal site:

My material:

Body: Nikon Coolpix 5200 / Nikon FE / Nikormat FT3 / Nikon D3S / Nikon D90

Optical: Nikkor 14-24 F2,8 AFS ED / Nikkor 24-70 F2,8 AFS ED / Nikkor 70-200 F2,8 AFS ED VR2 / Nikkor 600mm f/4G AF-S ED VR2 / Nikkor 50mm F1,4 AFD / Nikkor 85mm F1,8 AFD / Sigma 150mm F2,8 DG APO Macro EX / Sigma 10-20mm F4-5,6 DC EX / Sigma 17-70mm F2,8-4,5 DC Macro / TC converter X2 Nikkor TC 20eIII and X1,4 Kenko / 2x Nikon Flash SB600 and SB900

Astronomical refractor: Vixen 103mm F1000 / super polaris equatorial mount.

Since the end of 2005 I publish my image with GIMP. 21

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Solar eclipse 1999 4.jpg
Total Solar eclipse 1999

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Richard Bartz aka Makro Freak


My name is Richard Bartz and was born 1976 in Munich, Germany. I work as an Artist/Musican and have a profound love for mountain climbing.

My road to photography
Being a kid I always kept a magnifying glass with me, a present from my grandpa. With the years passing by, and me getting older, this glass was falling more and more into oblivion but somehow it kept staying on my mind for all of this time. After retiring from my job as a visual EFX supervisor last year, and having a lot of free time as an aftereffect of this, i had the chance to go walking out in the woods and mountains of my childhood together with my dog, a Sibirian Husky, feeling like the ten year old boy with his grandfathers magnifying lens again. Though being a few years older now gives me the chance to give in to my childhood dreams and so instead of this simple childs toy, these days i prefer having my Canon Eos 400d with me, coupled with a formidable MP-E65mm lens.

Keeping the fascination for delving into the microcosms of our imminent surroundings since my childhood, my primary mission is to let other people have a chance to peek into those small worlds through my photographic works, something you usually fail to notice in your day to day life, even if you are having a walk through the woods yourself. My almost fanatical urge to take things 'micro', and convert them to our usual 'macro'-world is the reason why i took the alias of 'Makro Freak' on Wikipedia.

In my personal view, if life treats you nice, you should give something of this luck over to other people. Being a professional in Graphics and Visual EFX for over a decade, this as a chance for me to give something small back to the people through contributing some of my photographs to Wikipedia. I started doing contributions on Wikimedia Commons at 22:26, 8 May 2007.

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Caliphrodae head.jpg Head of a Calliphora fly @ 5x magnification

Malene Thyssen


I have a M.Sc. in biology, but am currently studying to become a school teacher. I've been contributing to the Danish Wikipedia and related projects since December 2002. I am an amateur photographer. I like to photograph nature (primarily animals) and whatever motives I pass, that I think might be useful on Wikipedia. Some of my best pictures are "lucky" snapshots. I also like the work in the "digital darkroom" editing and improving my pictures.

As a contributor to the Danish Wikipedia it is natural to submit my pictures on Commons hoping my pictures are of use in other Wikipedias and Wikimedia projects. Indeed this is a major motivation factor for me to go on photo safari.

My equipment includes: Canon EOS 400D / Canon EOS 300D / Canon EFS 18-55mm / Canon tele lens EF 75-300mm

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Boelge stor.jpg
The wake after the small ferry to Fanø, Denmark

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Martin Falbisoner


My name is Martin Falbisoner. I'm an historian and archivist, currently living and working near Cologne. I discovered Commons in 2012 and soon after began sharing my own photographs. I strongly believe in the notion of open content, especially in the idea of free exchange of cultural works - which I also quickly learned to rely on for professional purposes. Consequently I am gladly willing to share my own pictures with anyone who is interested in using them.

Photography is just a hobby of mine and therefore I don't have to specialize in or limit myself to any specific genres. Besides sharing my photos on Commons, I also actively participate in international contests under the patronage of FIAP.

I use Canon equipment, usually my EOS 5D Mark III with lenses reaching from 16mm to 400mm. My favorite RAW editor is DPP, I also use Photoshop, Hugin, ShiftN, and FixFoto.

See more of my work: Featured Pictures by Martin Falbisoner.

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Capitol at Dusk 2.jpg

Munich Subway Station Großhadern 01.jpg

Caribbean Sea - Long Exposure.jpg

Reynisfjara and Reynisdrangar, Iceland.jpg

Michael Maggs


After obtaining my degree in physics, I developed an interest in the law and trained as a patent and trademark attorney before completing a law degree. I retired in March 2013 after 30 years in practice (22 as a partner) with a London patent attorney firm.

Photography has been a long-term hobby, and it has been gratifying to discover just how many people and organizations look to Wikimedia Commons as a source of freely-usable images.

I am more than happy to help anyone who is in need of the type of image I take, either for use on Wikipedia or elsewhere. I use a Canon 5D Mk II.

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Cello study.jpg
Study of a cello

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Marc Ryckaert (MJJR)


Born in Bruges (Belgium), 1949. Historian.

I started at Commons on February 4th, 2007. Preferred photographic subjects: monuments, landscapes, trains, ships, travel pictures…

Equipment: during many years, I used a Leica R6 with a 28mm PC-Super-Angulon-R shift lens - which was absolutely fantastic. In january 2006, I switched to digital photography, starting with a humble Canon PowerShot A620. At present I'm mainly working with a Nikon D90 and a AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm: certainly not the best conceivable lens, but very practical during travels abroad or bicycle tours in West Flanders.

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Poeke Kasteel R05.jpg
Poeke castle (Aalter, Belgium)

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Muhammad Mahdi Karim


I am a 19 year old Tanzanian studying computer science in Bangalore, India. I always found photography very interesting, shooting with disposable cameras and cheap point and shoots. It was only after I joined Wikipedia and wikimedia that I took a very serious interest in photography. I bought a Nikon Coolpix and after that was nicked, invested all my savings to purchase my first dSLR. The investment was not a waste and I have been able to explore nature as I had never imagined!

My portfolio mainly consists of macro photographs of arthropods and plant life and occasionally panoramics.

My equipment includes:

My website has a gallery of my pictures.

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Apis mellifera flying.jpg Flower reflections in raindrop.jpg Mt Uluguru and Sisal plantations.jpg

Nick Hobgood


Fascinated by the natural world from an early age I was fortunate to get a job in East Timor, home to some of the most diverse and abundant marine habitats. A desire to share the wondrous beauty of the coral reefs with my wife and one year old daughter, pushed me to explore underwater photography.

After accumulating a number of images from this fascinating underwater environment, Wikimedia offered an excellent platform to share our marine world with others and promote greater awareness and importance of nature conservation for the benefit of future generations.

Image contributions to Wikimedia include marine life from Haiti and wildlife from Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Anemone purple anemonefish.jpg
Anemonefish in East Timor

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JJ Harrison


I'm a university student studying Engineering and Science in Tasmania, Australia. Most of my photography is of the local flora, fauna and landscapes. I have been contributing to wikipedia anonymously since late 2003 with my first registered edits in 2006. I am mostly active on the English Wikipedia, I submit my images to commons in the hope that they will be utilized across the wikipedias.

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Gordon Dam.jpg
Gordon Dam, Southwest National Park, Tasmania, Australia

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Born in Paris in 1982, I live in Toulouse since 2002. Engineer and PhD, in computer science with a background in aeronautics, I'm a rugby amateur and photography lover, a dedicated Commonist and OTRS agent. I'm active in GLAM actions and in local actions of Wikimedia France in Toulouse. You may have had the pleasure to meet me during last Wikimania in Washington D.C..

On Commons my interests focuses on:

  • Sports photography (portraits and actions)
  • Life (I've created the template {{Specimen}} for the Phoebus project)
  • Architectures, GLAM and local events in Toulouse


  • Bodies — Canon 6D MkII, Fuji X100T, Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS 550D (and 500D borrowed from Léna)
  • Lenses — Canon EF-S 10-22, Canon EF 50 f1.8, Canon EF-S 60 f2.8 macro, Canon EF 70-200 f2.8 USM IS II, Sigma 70-300 f4-5.6 and 30 f1.4
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Henry G. Marquand House Conservatory Stained Glass Window.jpg Crooked Beak of Heaven Mask.jpg

Stade toulousain vs Castres olympique - 2012-08-18 - 27.jpg

Panorama from pont Saint-Pierre in Toulouse - 2012-08-31.jpg

Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation de Nancy - Dome.jpg Triodon macropterus - MHNT ICHT.1995.332.jpg

Michal Klajban


I come from the Czech Republic but since 2014 I've been living abroad - mostly New Zealand but also Canada, France, Spain and the UK.

I started to take pictures in my youth years, just after I discovered that mountains are actually very nice place to be. When I can't be in the middle of nowhere shooting still peaks, I take pictures of architecture.

I've been on Commons since 2008. So far I've contributed with 139 featured pictures and 3,858 quality images. 22,753 images in total.

I like keeping my life simple and my equipment reflects that. I use only:

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Beinn an Dothaidh in morning sun, Scotland.jpg
Praděd v Jeseníkách 03.jpg
Cusheon Lake in the early morning, Saltspring Island, British Columbia, Canada.jpg



My name is PumpkinSky and I live in the eastern United States. I am an amateur photographer and find photography peaceful and fulfilling. I primarily photograph nature, landscapes, and macros.

Equipment: Nikon D850 camera, a 24-70mm lens, a 70-200mm lens, a 200-500mm lens, and a 105mm macro lens. Before they released the D850 I used a Nikon D5300.

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Rose Garden - NATO Vista Bridge 3 NBG LR.jpg
Stone Bridge
Passion Vine NBG LR.jpg
Passion Flower



I am a natural scientist from Germany, amateur photographer and by no means professional. I started using DSLRs in October 2009 and basically I'm learning by doing and by taking advice from fellow wikimedians. I like to take pictures of all things small, typically insects and plants, often in combination.

My current equipment is what would probably called medium-class and consists mainly of

  • a Nikon D90 DSLR and
  • a Sigma 105 mm F2,8 EX DG macro lens

So far, I was able to provide 41 Featured Pictures (Commons and German Wikipedia), 361 Quality Images and 28 Valued Images.

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For feedback or questions you can contact me on my Commons talk page.

I always upload my images with maximum resolution and minimum processing, so there is nothing more I could possibly give you.

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Anax imperator qtl2.jpg Ischnura elegans qtl13.jpg Idea leuconoe qtl1.jpg Stictocephala bisonia qtl4.jpg
Valle de La Orotava qtl1.jpg Teide qtl1.jpg
Palomena prasina qtl6.jpg Polygonia c-album qtl2.jpg Inachis io qtl4.jpg Chalcolestes viridis qtl3.jpg

See also my gallery




I have been a sysop on commons: from the 29th of August 2005 [4], and Oversight on Commons since the 5th of January 2009 [5].

There is a small page to explain how to use my images. Nevertheless, do not hesitate to contact me should you have any question.

I have contributed 12 Featured pictures, 341 Quality Images and 20 Valued pictures as photographs. I also draw and I am competent with SVG graphics.

I am interested in portrait photography, and have thus documented several Nobel laureates and other notable figures (see User:Rama/people). I do a fair amount of technical photography in museums, sometimes with accreditation obtained directly, through Wikimédia France or through Wikimedia CH. I also organise or take part in photography campaigns under their aegis; you can see examples here .

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Naked woman-Louvre-E27429.jpg
Naken woman, c. 1300 BC, ivory, height: 10.5 cm. Le Louvre, Egyptian Antiquities - Room 26: Tutankhamun and his successors - case 2 - Sully, 1st floor. Accession number E 27429

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Derek Ramsey


I am a software engineer and photographer from the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania, USA. I've contributed to the English Wikipedia since June of 2003. I've been taking pictures since I got my first digital camera in 2004. I enjoy all types of photography, including architecture and landscapes, but find nature photography to be the most useful for Wikipedia articles. I'm passionate about photography. I enjoy taking beautiful images and making large prints. My favorite location to photograph is the wilderness of Alaska. My pictures have been published in a number of books, magazines, web sites, and other locations. I believe we should strive for the goals of the four freedoms.

Equipment: Nikon D2000 and Canon Powershot S110.

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Triumph Tulip Tulipa 'Prinses Irene' Single 2859px.jpg
Triumph Tulip
Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus on Echinacea purpurea 2800px.jpg
Monarch Butterfly

Simon Koopmann


I've been contributing to Wikimedia Commons since 2006. Lately i started to contribute to German wikipedia as well. You can see my complete profile here.
My portfolio mainly consists of landscape- and macropictures, which are my favourite kinds of photography.

My current photo equipment:

Nikon D90
Tamron SP AF 17-50/2,8 XR Di II LD
Tokina AT-X AF 100/2,8 Makro Pro D
Nikkor AF 50mm f/1,8 D

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Zuger See SK 0009.jpg
Lake Zug, Switzerland

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Taxiarchos228 (Wladyslaw)


My name is Wladyslaw (born 1975), I am contributing to Wikipedia and related projects since August 2004. I have photographed years ago with an analog single-lens reflex camera (Fujica) and started 2004 with digital photography. As I realized that my compact camera does not fit my rising pretensions any more I have changed 2006 to a digital SLR. Currently I am using Nikon D850/D800.

• Here you can find detailed information about my equipment.

I like to photograph architecture, city-skylines and landscapes. Many of my buildings I picture are towers in all variations, e.g. bell towers of churches or television towers. But I am interesting in architecture in general starting at historical buildings and going to modern architecture. I am very interested in brutalist architecture and fascinated about the combination of concrete and steel.

For me it's charming and a nice challenge to detect interesting view points even of well-known buildings or landscapes and to show a new angle of vision as possible. And although I have contributed far more than 5000 picture to this project my ideas for new pictures and motives does not end. There is a lot of work still waiting to have been done. ;-)

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Window at motorway bridge, Pratteln, SwitzerlandMuseum of Civilisation, Gatineau, CanadaCN Tower, Toronto, Canada
Ötlingen, Germany
CN Tower, Toronto, CanadaStatue at Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, CanadaEiffel tower, Paris, France

More of my work: Gallery, FPs Featured pictures link=Commons:Featured pictures, QIs Quality images link=Commons:Quality images, VIs Valued images link=Commons:Valued images

Andreas Tille


I'm a physicist by profession and I'm working in the field of information sciences. My main hobby is working on Free Software in the Debian GNU/Linux Distribution where I started the Debian-Med project. My second hobby is taking nature photos. I do this in my holidays exclusively and I'm a conservative photographer that sticks to using slides for his "real photos". As a consequence some of my uploaded images are not as good as the original slide would allow because the process of digitising was done automatically via Kodak Photo CD where not every single image gets the subtlety it would deserve. In case I will find some more time I might redo some scans manually but this is nothing that will happen soon.

  • Bodies: Minolta Dynax 7 / Minolta Dynax 600 / Minolta 9000
  • Lenses: 2,0/20; 2,8/100 Macro; 1,4/50; 1,4/28; 4/35-70; 4/70-210
  • Support: Manfrotto 190B; Gitzo Monotreck
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My favourite random shot as a beginner

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Tomas Castelazo



Empecé a hacer fotografía desde los 12 años. 40 años después, sigo con la cámara en mi mano, con mucha experiencia y con mucho camino por delante. La emoción de hacer fotografía el día de hoy es tan intensa como la de aquel día que sostuve mi primer cámara.


I started doing photography when I was 12 years old. 40 years later the camera is still in my hands, with a lot of experience behind me and a long road ahead. The excitement of doing photography today is just as intense as the one of that day that I held my first camera.

My photo equipment:

Canon EOS 20D, Canon EOS 50D, Canon EOS 5D,
From the old days, Canons, F1, A1, etc., Mamiyas: RB67, C220, 330, lenses, al kinds, 4x5 view cameras, plus a bunch of lenses, gizmos, knicknacks, tripods, (and two kids to help lug the gear around)

Visit also my personal website: and

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Fishmarket 01.jpg
Cool fish (Frigus fishus)

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Tournasol7 (Krzysztof Golik)


My name is Krzysztof Golik and I was born in Poland, but I live in France. I'm a cook in Rodez in the Massif Central. I have a passion for travelling, photography, botany and of course for editing Wikipedia. On Wikimedia Commons I mostly add photos of the places where I have been and images of plant species.

My first camera (Sony Cyber-shot) I won in a geographic competition during college. Some time later it broke down and I had to buy another camera. The choice fell on digital compact camera of brand Olympus (VR310,D720). In July 2014 I lost it... it mean, I left it on the roof of the car. After driving 100 km I noticed with surprise that he is no longer there. Then I decided it was time for a SLR camera. I choose the Nikon D3300, which I have to this day. Initially, I took photos in automatic mode. Only from spring 2017 I started using manual mode. Since then I have noticed the progress in my photography, although I still have to learn a lot. I enjoy photographing everything that doesn't moves :)

My equipment:


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Trougnouf (Benoit Brummer)


I mainly take pictures as bookmarks in life. Chasing prettier pictures goes hand in hand with a prettier life.

Through Wikimedia Commons I have greatly improved the quality of my work.
There is much motivation in publishing my pictures for others to use rather than letting them sit in one's hard drives, and to illustrate and beautify Wikipedia articles. I also get to learn about what caught my atention when it comes time to describe and categorize the pictures in order to fulfill Wikimedia Common's educational scope.
My technical skills mainly stem from the hugely helpful community at Commons:Quality images candidates (and to some extent Commons:Featured picture candidates). There one can post pictures for community assessment, where constructive criticism is freely given, and in turn ends up having to assess others' work.

I very much enjoy outdoor adventures, studying computer vision, Larry the cat, most things related to open-source and technology, and many things such as life.

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Trougnouf (Benoit Brummer)

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Larry the cat posing on the roof (DSCF7128).jpg
Larry the cat

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English I am an enthusiastic amateur photographer coming from the German Ruhr district in North Rhine-Westphalia. I mainly work on the illustration of regional-related articles. Besides architecture, I am interested in historic buildings and animal photography.
Currently I have contributed 85 featured pictures and 888 quality images.

German Ich bin leidenschaftlicher Amateur-Fotograf aus dem Ruhrgebiet in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Ein Großteil meiner Motive hat Regionalbezug. Neben Architekturaufnahmen, interessiere ich mich für historische Gebäude und Tierfotografie.
Bisher habe ich 85 exzellente Bilder und 888 Qualitätsbilder bei Commons hochgeladen.


Lightroom, NIK Tools, Photomatix, Hugin

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An impressive landmark in the Ruhr valley (PoY 2012 finalist)

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Simo Räsänen (Ximonic)


Hello! I am Simo Räsänen, also known as Ximonic here in Commons. I am a professional visual artist from Finland, born in 1990. I graduated in Lapland, Northern Finland, albeit nowadays living in the south. As an artist I am mostly doing digital paintings.

As a contributor to Wikimedia projects I am most active in Wikimedia Commons and the Finnish language version of Wikipedia where I joined back in 2008. In Commons I like to submit some of my photographs and organize existing media. I think, quite many people here know me especially from my landscapes of Norway. In Wikipedia I help with various articles and write new ones.

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Briksdalsbreen in Briksdalen, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, 2013 June - 2.jpg
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Dietmar Rabich

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Deutsch: Mein Name ist Dietmar Rabich, hier bei Wikimedia Commons auch XRay. Ich lebe im Münsterland, einer Region in Nordrhein-Westfalen in Deutschland. Fotografieren ist mein Hobby, welches bis in die analogen Zeiten der 1970er-Jahre zurückgeht. Am liebsten lichte ich Architektur, Landschaften und technische Dinge ab.

Die Diapositiv- und die Negativfilme der analogen Zeit erzwangen eine strenge Auswahl, bei der viele schöne Bilder entstanden, andere dafür leider gar nicht erst. Auch wenn die Nachbearbeitung kaum Chancen hatte, gerade aber diese Bilder haben einen historischen Wert und ihren Platz hier bei Wikimedia Commons, um die Zeit auch für andere nutzbar zu dokumentieren.

Die Fotografie mit digitalen Mitteln erlaubt die Anfertigung umfassenderen Bildmaterials. Die Nachbearbeitung ermöglicht die Qualitätsverbesserung, die Optimierung. Eine gute Voraussetzung für Bilder, die es lohnt, hier auch anderen zur Verfügung zu stellen.
English: My name is Dietmar Rabich, also known as XRay in Wikimedia Commons. I'm living in the Münsterland, a region in the state North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. One of my passions is taking photos. My favorite photo scenes are architectures, landscapes and technical objects.

Slides and negative films in the analog time enforced a strict selection of the pictures. So only some beautiful pictures were taken, others were never made. Even post-processing was nearly impossible, but these pictures only have historical value. Thus, Wikimedia Commons is a good place for them since they document history for everyone.

Digital photography allows the creation of comprehensive picture material. The post-processing enables quality improvement and optimization. A good precondition for images that are worthwhile to make them available to others.
Dietmar Rabich
Deutsch: Bitte schreibe eine Nachricht
English: Please write a message

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Dülmen, Kirchspiel, Börnste, Felder und Bäume -- 2017 -- 3220-6.jpg
Dülmen, Kirchspiel
Münster, Westdeutsche Lotterie -- 2018 -- 0417.jpg
Münster, Westdeutsche Lotterie
Dülmen, Kirchspiel, VW 1303 -- 2017 -- 2279.jpg
Dülmen, VW Käfer
Münster, Prinzipalmarkt -- 2014 -- 4516-20-2.jpg
Münster, Prinzipalmarkt
Heiligengrabe, Kloster Stift zum Heiligengrabe, Abtei, Dachgeschoss -- 2017 -- 9918-24 (bw).jpg
Heiligengrabe, Kloster Stift zum Heiligengrabe
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Yann Forget


Born in France in 1965, contributing on Commons since the beginning of the project. I currently live in India where I work for Ekta Parishad. This gives me unique opportunities to take pictures and videos of Indian people, society, culture and environment. I have always been attracted by the free software, and then the free content movement. I contribute to Wikipedia since December 2002. I am the creator of Wikilivres, another wiki for sharing free documents. I have now a Nikon D7000.

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Women in tribal village, Umaria district, India.jpg
Women in tribal village, Umaria district

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Masaki Ikeda (池田正樹)


Hello I've been contributing to Wikimedia Commons since Sep. 2007. Living in Saitama. It is about 30km north of Tokyo, Japan. I decide we from Sep. 2007 and contribute a photograph to Deer Commons. Spider and the photograph of the insects such as a flower or the butterfly is important.

My Photo equipment
Pentax K10D、 K20D
Pentax Macro 100mm
Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO
Sigma 50mm F2.8 DG MACRO
Fuji Film S3 PRO
Nikon D2X
Tamron SP 90mm F2.8 Di (Model272E)
Nikon MF 55mm F3.5 Macro
Nikon MF 105mm F2.8 Macro
Canon 40D
Canon EF 100mm F2.8 Macro
Canon MACRO MP-E 65mm F2.8 (X1-X5)
GITZO G328 and Linhof and microscope stage use for Canon MACRO MP-E 65mm 
日本語: 2007年からウィキメディア・コモンズに写真を寄稿しています。 蜘蛛や花や蝶などの写真が主です。 埼玉県さいたま市在住です
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Tree frog2.jpg

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Toby Hudson


I am an amateur photographer from Australia, and enjoy taking photos of Australian animals, architecture, landscapes, and my kids. All but my kids are shared with the friendly users of Wikimedia Commons. I hope you enjoy the colours of my sunburnt country as much as I enjoy sharing them with you.

I started using a Canon EOS 400D in August 2008, and it's still doing good service. I've finally bitten the bullet and added an expensive lens to my kit, a Canon EF 100mm 2.8L Macro IS USM. So far I like it a lot.

See more of my photos in my Gallery

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User 99of9 reflected in Australian Magpie eye.jpg

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Bird blink.jpg
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Je m'appelle Wilfredo Rafael Rodriguez Hernandez. J'ai travaillé pendant 12 ans pour la compagnie électrique du Venezuela en tant qu'ingénieur en développement logiciel à Maracaibo, cependant, en 2013, j'ai été forcé de traverser la frontière comme beaucoup d'autres Vénézuéliens pour aller au Brésil. Là, j'ai travaillé pour Ford en tant que développeur de logiciels, en 2017 j'ai quitté le pays pour venir au Canada en tant que travailleur qualifié dans le développement de logiciels dans une entreprise de santé.

Depuis que je me souviens bien, la photographie a été ma passion, au début j'ai pris des photos de famille mais je me souviens qu'une fois ma mère m'a donné un appareil photo générique 2mpx lorsque j'ai terminé mes études, depuis lors je n'ai pas arrêté de prendre des photos de la nature, cependant, le la crise a éclaté au Venezuela et j'ai voulu la dénoncer à l'aide de photographies de situations courantes.

Maintenant j'habite à Québec la capitale de la province de Québec, au Canada probablement la plus belle ville du pays et un lieu historique à forte influence française où il y a 6 mois avec presque aucune couleur, ce qui m'a permis de développer un autre type de photographie.

My name is Wilfredo Rafael Rodriguez Hernandez and I live in the province of Quebec, in Canada. I’ve worked for 12 years for the electric company of Venezuela as a software development engineer in Maracaibo, however, in 2013 I was forced to cross the border like many other Venezuelans to go to Brazil. There I worked for Ford as a software developer, in 2017 I left the country to come to Canada as a skilled worker in Software development.

Since I can remember, photography has been my passion, at first I took family photos but I remember that my mother once gave me a generic 2mpx camera when I finished my studies, since then I have not stopped taking photos of nature, however, the crisis broke out in Venezuela and I wanted to denounce it using photographs of common situations.

Now I live in Quebec, the capital of the province of Quebec, in Canada probably the most beautiful city in the country and a historical place with a strong French influence where 6 months per year with almost no color, which allowed me to develop a different kind of photography.

Mi nombre es Wilfredo Rafael Rodríguez Hernández y vivo en la provincia de Quebec, en Canadá. Trabajé durante 12 años para la empresa eléctrica de Venezuela como ingeniero de desarrollo de software en Maracaibo, sin embargo, en 2013 me vi obligado a atravesar la frontera como muchos otros Venezolanos para ir a Brasil. Allí trabajé para Ford como desarrollador de software, en 2017 dejó el país para venir a Canadá como trabajador calificado en desarrollo de Software.

Desde que tengo uso de razón, la fotografía ha sido mi pasión, al principio hacía fotos familiares pero recuerdo que mi madre una vez me regalo una camara generica de 2mpx al terminar mis estudios, desde entonces no deje de tomar fotos sobre naturaleza, sin embargo, la crisis estalló en Venezuela y quise denunciarlo usando fotografías de situaciones comunes.

Ahora estoy en Quebec en donde hay 6 meses sin casi color, lo que me ha permitido desarrollar otro tipo de fotografía.

Meu nome é Wilfredo Rafael Rodríguez Hernández e moro na província de Quebec, no Canadá. Trabalhei 12 anos para a companhia elétrica venezuelana como engenheiro de desenvolvimento de software em Maracaibo, porém, em 2013 fui obrigado a atravessar a fronteira como muitos outros venezuelanos para ir ao Brasil. Lá trabalhei para a Ford como desenvolvedor de software, em 2017 deixei o país para vir para o Canadá como trabalhador qualificado em desenvolvimento de software.

Desde que me lembro, a fotografia tem sido minha paixão, no começo eu tirava fotos de familiares mas lembro que minha mãe uma vez me deu uma câmera genérica de 2mpx quando terminei meus estudos, desde então não parei de tirar fotos da natureza, no entanto, estourou a crise na Venezuela e tentei relatar o que estava acontecendo usando fotografias de situações comuns.

Agora estou em Quebec onde há 6 meses quase sem cor, o que me permitiu desenvolver outro tipo de fotografia.

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