First and foremost, I photograph landscapes. I have two lenses in my backpack for this genre: the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM. Various ND and GND filters as well as a tripod are of course always included. Sometimes I also use the Tamron 70-300mm 1: 4-5.6 SP Di VC USM with me for detailed shots.
Occasionally I do astrophotography with the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art. Of course, a tripod is indispensable in landscape photography. Here I prefer a traveller tripod from Rollei due to the small pack size and weight.
My second big passion is wildlife photography. Here I have the Tamron SP 150-600mm F / 5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (also very heavy and therefore not always in the backpack) for the larger and more abrasive specimens and the Tamron SP 90mm 1: 2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD for the tiny ones.
For indoor photography and other occasions where you need an ultra-wide angle, I recently added the Sigma 12-24mm f / 4 DG HSM Art, which is not always included due to the weight.
I use all those lenses with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. My newest toy is a drone: the dji Mavic 3 for unusual perspectives, abstractions and a view over the fog.
I received the MUSE Photography Award’s Amateur Photographer of the Year award for my series on Svalbard's polar bears. The journey to these majestic animals was something very special. I've never been this far north before, never before have I photographed on a group tour. And I've never spent so much money on a trip before...
We were incredibly lucky: we had very good weather conditions throughout the trip and plenty of polar bear sightings. In this way, a series of good pictures could be created.
Judith Kuhn is an ambitious amateur photographer who enjoys making detours to other genres of photography when she is not zeroing her focus on nature and landscape photography.
Read more about this interview with Michael Dorohovich from Ukraine, the Platinum Winner of the 2023 MUSE Photography Awards.