Jakub Polomski is a landscape photographer born in Poland. He is focused mainly on mountain landscapes and aerial photography captured by drone. He loves desert areas of Patagonia, glaciers of Iceland, and peaks of Alps. Jakub is self-taught photographer. He was awarded with several photography prizes including National Geographic statuette, and featured in global media. Now he works with VIVATORRE brand as destination wedding photographer developing his skills in shooting human nature. You will find more info in F.A.Q. below.
Prints are offered in limited editions, available to purchase in Gallery section. Photographs are also offered by worldwide galleries YellowKorner. Images in Gallery section may be used for commercial and non-commercial purposes under proper license. You will find License Request form in Contact section. Stay tuned for news and updates! Find me on Facebook.
Publications & Features
The Weather Channel
Adobe MAX conference – intro
Let’s Travel Somewhere – Patagonia
Let’s Travel Somewhere – AlpineTrip
Garuda Indonesia Inflight Magazine
2014 PX3 “Prix de la Photographie, Paris” – Distinction
2011 PX3 “Prix de la Photographie, Paris” – Distinction
2011 “Życie jest piękne” – Main Prize | Nagroda Główna
2011 MINI “Wanderlust Design Competition” – 2. Place
2011 Panasonic “Uchwyć najlepszy moment!” – Main Prize
2011 “The Sharow Photographic Competition” – 1. Place & Distinction
2011 Plitvice Lakes Photo Klub – Distinction
2011 Traveler Adventure Team “Odkryje Patagonię” – Main Prize
2010, 2011 “Przestrzeń Życia” – Distinction
2010 VI WKF National Geographic, kategoria “Pejzaż Polski” – 1. Place
2010 “Przestrzeń Życia” – 3. Place
2008 International Photography Awards – Distinction
2007 Olympus “Panoramy” – Distinction
2007 “Planeta Olympus” – 1. Place
Exhibitions & Galleries
2014 100 Wonders Of The World
2013 Beware Magazine
2012 “3 Dni na Końcu Świata” Museum, Cieszyn
2011 Plitvice Lakes Photo Club
2011 “Colors of Life”
2008, 2009, 2011 Sunderland “Krajobraz Górski”
2010 Art Balance “Green Balance”
2010 “Bikeshot – Festiwal Fotografii Rowerowej”
2008, 2009 “Przestrzeń Życia”
2008 “Fotografia Górksa WKW”
2008 Aquanet “Wodne Skojarzenia”
2008 “Biennale Fotografii Górskiej”
Frequently Asked Questions, and answers
Is it possible to buy a print or get license to use a photograph?
Yes, you can purchase limited prints, feel free to CONTACT me in this case. My photographs are also available in YellowKorner and Fotofoam galleries. If you want to acquire license for commercial or non-commercial use, fill in the License Request in CONTACT section on this website.
Can we share photographs from this website?
Yes, you can share my work, but don’t forget to credit it with my name, link to my website, and to Facebook Page. For any publication (commercial or non-commercial), please fill in License Request in CONTACT section on this website.
Where do you live?
I live in Cieszyn (historic, over 1200 years old) small town on the border of Poland and Czech Republic. Here, you can watch my movie “Cieszyn In a Time Lapse”.
Have you ever studied photography?
No, I’m a self-taught photographer.
What is your favorite subject of photographs?
I am focused mainly on mountains. However I am afraid of heights, and I am not a proper alpinist.
What kind of weather do you like the most?
For me almost every kind of weather is good to take pictures. However, I find photographing in full sunshine or during heavy rain less enjoyable. I like watching and photographing clouds.
Do you like travelling?
I love travelling. I set off on 2-3 photo journeys per year.
Do you use any additional accessories like tripods or filters?
I use Neutral Density graduated filters in order to reduce exposure of sky. I am minimalist. I don’t like taking too much equipment with me, so I don’t use tripod very often, and sometimes I regret it.
What is your post-production process like?
I use LIghtroom for the whole process of post-production except last stage – sharpening for web, which I make in Photoshop. In Lightroom I adjust white balance, curves, and saturation. Sometimes, especially in monochromatic photographs I use split toning.
Do you need assistant?
No, I’m not searching for an assistant.
Are you organizing workshops?
For now I don’t have any workshops scheduled. However I am planning to organize workshops in 2017. If you have any suggestion or proposal, send me a message. You will find Contact Form in CONTACT section on this website.
What equipment do you use?
Cameras: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 5D Mark III
Lenses: Canon 16-35 IS F/4 L, Canon 70-200 IS F/4 L, Canon 85 F/1.8
Filters: Hitech ND graduated filters
Tripod: Induro Carbon CT214 tripod + BHL2 ballhead
Drone: DJI Phantom 3 Advanced
Software: Adobe Lightroom