Hi, I’m Dan Zafra!, although you’ve probably seen me signing my pictures as DanZafra.
I was born in Madrid, a city I’ll always come back to, even though I’ve lived in other countries such as Italy, the United Kingdom…and now the United States of America.
My passion is to travel where you can not only get some beautiful photos, but those experiences that leave a mark in you for life.
Some of my photographs have gained recognition in different media and have been awarded in international contests. Currently I collaborate with different photographic publications writing about landscape and nature photography.
In addition to photography, I also feel a great interest for other arts such as film, painting or music, as well as the practice of different outdoor sports.
As a child I lived many adventures in nature in the different camps that I enjoyed every summer, always accompanied by the classic reel cameras. Since I had the opportunity, I have dedicated myself to travel and to discover new places, but it was not until a few years ago when I felt that call of nature again and I began to immortalize moments, this time using a digital camera.
That moment came on a trip that I took through the Scottish Highlands and Iceland with my first newly acquired DSLR camera. From that trip my interest in photography and unique places began to grow. This was followed by many other trips around the world, always in search of telling stories with my camera.
While I was immersed in all the photographic content, Ascen, my adventure mate and the other half of the team, had already started a blog where she talked about our trips. Shortly after I joined and founded what today is Capture the Atlas.
My role within Capture will be to accompany you on your future trip in a special way. In the trips that I prepare you will not only see the common places of interest that you can see in any traditional guide or blog. Behind each trip, there is a great dedication to find those places that awaken our emotions and make us feel tiny.
Of course, I will not only show you these places, but I will put all my knowledge in helping you to improve your travel and nature photography in the photography section, where you will find material about equipment, technique and endless resources that will undoubtedly help you to give the quality jump that you look for in your shots.
Also, I can not stop mentioning my favorite corner where I hope you will find a lot of inspiration; the photo gallery that I have been creating with all my love during the last years.
Many of the trips and pics that we often see, seem unattainable. But no farther from reality, with the proper guidance and dedication everything can be achieved: From marveling at the northern lights in the Arctic to feeling the magic of the Milky Way in the desert. Experiences that even change our perception and make us become more aware of the beauty that surrounds us.
As the old proverb says: “If You Want To Walk Fast, Walk Alone. If You Want To Walk Far, Walk Together”. I hope that together we can get very far on this journey that has just started.