Landscape photographer Dave Zdanowicz has put his stunning images firmly into focus with the launch of his first book.
Yorkshire in Photographs, a glossy collection of 120 of Dave’s best pictures, will be published later this month.
Dave only took up photography in July 2013 when he bought his first camera. Now, less than three years later, his work has a huge following.
Dave, a school performing arts technician, is out every weekend taking pictures and sells them via his own website.
He also publishes his pictures on social media and has more than 100,000 followers on Twitter and almost 4,000 likes on Facebook.
“I just do it because I love it,” said Dave, whose work is also on display at the Coffee Kabin in Queensgate, Huddersfield.
“I suppose the ultimate aim is to make a living from photography but that’s very hard to do. There are only a few landscape photographers in the world lucky enough to do that.”
Dave, who lives in Low Moor, near Bradford, loves sunrise and sunset and is often out by 4am before the rest of the world gets up.
He travels all over Yorkshire taking pictures and Castle Hill in Huddersfield is one of his favourite locations. Whitby is another.
Dave shares three or four pictures every day on Twitter and regularly sends images to BBC Look North weatherman Paul Hudson, ensuring his pictures get a big audience.
As his collection grew Dave decided to approach publishers about a book and the first one he contacted, Amberley Publishing in Stroud, Gloucestershire, signed him up to showcase God’s Own County.
Dave said: “It’s great to have a book published and share my pictures with a wider audience and show what fantastic landscapes we have in Yorkshire.”
The book will be published on April 15 and costs £15.99.
It will be available in Waterstones and other retailers and can be pre-ordered at www.davezphotography.co.uk , Amazon and from Amberley Publishing.
Follow Dave on Twitter at @davez_uk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/davezphoto