An avid photographer, I have been pursuing my hobby/passion for over 20 years. I never received formal training and it is my enthusiasm that has helped me become what I am today in landscape and nature photography, in portraiture and travelography.
Infrequently, but from time to time, I arrange and do photo sessions. I have developed and successfully conducted quite a few workshops for over 300 beginner photographers to help them improve their art. I also enjoy designing and publishing photo albums both for me and for clients (see http://www.blurb.com/user/store/ostapenko).
I like it when people choose my pictures to print and put on a wall as it means we share the same feeling of beauty and harmony that once made me stop and raise my camera.
I hope you will enjoy my works and come back again for more in the future.