My name is Vaios Vitos and I am a professional photographer and cinematographer in Greece, based in the Northern city of Thessaloniki.
As an image creator I try to capture the beauty of the world around us so that we will understand better our planet and its great wonders and make everybody decide to protect nature and its creatures.
I have studied Business Administrator at University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki where I got my University degree and learned a lot of things about managing a business. But although I work as a manager eventually I discovered is not my cup of tea.
That was until I took my first photos. I started late in Photography, in the age of 24 years old, but quickly I realized that I was in love with creating images. For many years I worked at one of the best photo stores in Thessaloniki, selling photo gear and shooting social events as wedding and christenings, which I still do (in the summer).
But my big love was and is nature, wildlife and landscape photography. As a National Geographic big fan this is what I like to shoot, all year long.
It is not only about Photography, but it’s all about the process of traveling and experiencing nature and its unique places and cratures. The feeling of being outside and away from manmade structures and environment and connecting with the earth, plants and animals is something that I don’t want to change.
In 2012 I created pttl.gr (photonews through the lens), which since then is the no1 website about photography in Greek language. A news site that’s only purpose is to be a place where every photographer and videographer in Greece and in the world, will get all the news about photography and imaging, everyday. A project that takes a lot of my time but something that helps me give something back to the big Greek Photographic Community all over the world. You can call it the Greek Dpreview or Petapixel!
pttl.gr have been colaborating with all big photography brands, Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, SIGMA, Tamron and some of the most important dealers in Greece, like Manios Cine Tools.
pttlgr’s YouTube Channel is a place where we talk about photography and photo gear. I review camera and lenses and we even have our special podcast about photography, Angle of View, where we talk about important subjects about photography.
The last years I have been organizing team or private workshops and trips for photographers. I am a peoples person so I can imagine better thing than to share experiences with other people that are passionate about nature, wildlife and landscape photography. I try to help everyone I can with Photography and Cinematography but I also like to learn from others and take a look at their philosophy.
Hope that you find my art interesting and why not maybe one day we will be shooting next to each other.
Until then, don’t forget, we only get better in our craft by being out there and shooting. So Get out and use your camera!