Make It Happen by Hynek Hampl in Pribram, Czech Republic

Surrounded by undisturbed forest, Hynek Hampl’s moody landscape photographs will give you perspective on what it’s like being a local in a small city called Pribram, in the Czech Republic. See what we mean by following Hynek on Instagram here: @hynecheck.

Name:Hynek Hampl

Place you live: Pribram, Czech Republic

Place your Instagrams were taken? The military area of Brdy

Can you sum up Pribram? Pribram is a small city surrounded by beautiful forests in the military area of Brdy with a couple of small villages that are amazing for biking. It isn’t far from the capital city of Prague. What I love about Pribram, is that you can go and enjoy nature at morning, travel to the Prague to enjoy the big city in the afternoon, and come back in the evening to enjoy calm Pribram.

What is a perfect day in Pribram? That’s a day with my backpack full of food, fully charged camera and foggy weather all around.

How long have you been using Instagram? I think about three years, but only the last two years have been about photography.

Do you shoot with your phone or other cameras or both? I was shooting with my iPhone until now. I’ve bought DSLR few days ago and I will try to learn even more about photography. My feed will be the mix of iPhone and DSLR.

What is your editing process? I take the photo, add one or two layers in Mextures, then I use adjustments in VSCO Cam and finalize with some filter also from VSCO.

Do you create images outside of Instagram? Sure thing. Although I’m for the square format on Instagram, I love the normal format of photos. I have it on my computer, but sharing some selection to my 500px account.

Has Instagram/phoneography affected how you shoot? Definitely! But more likely it’s caused by the community around Instagram and friends I have from this social network. Also, you learn one important thing from shooting with mobile devices – you have to be close to the subject.

Can you give a couple tips to aspiring Instagram photographers? Don’t wait for a perfect place and moment. Go out and make it happen – take pictures, edit and share. You will be better after some time. You will find what you love and in what type of photography you are great at.

Who are your three favorite Instagrammers? @_lukecotton, @finn, @blue.ridinghood

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Name:Hynek Hampl


Best place to eat:

Pizzařství if you are into burgers and pizzas, CikCak for steak, and U Chudáčka for Czech cuisine.

Best place to drink:

Color Bar

Best outdoor activity:

Walking or biking through the amazing nature of the military area of Brdy, but watch out – you can go there only on weekends!

Must do:

Travel about 60 kilometers to the beautiful city of Prague!

Local tip:

Wake up early and go explore villages and forests near the city during the sunrise (spring and summer) or foggy covered nature (autumn and winter).