Interstellar rising star

In part one of ‘Rising star’ we talked to Landscape Photographer of the Year winner, Mara Leite, about how she got started in photography. Here we look at her passion for the universe.

A genre of photography which has a strong appeal to Mara Leite is astrophotography. As this is closely aligned with her scientific studies and work, people tend to think this was where she started with photography , but actually it was the other way around and it came later. “I started in the city, followed by local state and national parks and….

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By Chris Coe

Chris is a professional photographer, and the founder of Travel Photographer of the Year. He has been working as a professional photographer since 1992, shooting both editorial and advertising photography, and has published over 50 books. He lectures on and teaches and is a competition judge.