Featured Influencer: Landscape Photographer Anaya Ray @ananya.ray

This week’s featured influencer is landscape photographer @ananya.ray, or Ananya Ray.

Ananya’s Instagram feed is literally a breath of fresh air. Her landscape photos take you everywhere from the Canadian Rockies to deserts in Namibia. She captures all seasons and all terrains and is not afraid to go the extra mile for the perfect snapshot. Find out more about her work below!

Landscape Photographer @Anaya.Ray Instagram Page

Where are you from?

Calgary, Alberta.

Landscape Photographer @Anaya.Ray Banff

How were you raised?

I grew up in India and didn’t grow up with a lot, so I’m very appreciative of where I am today.

Landscape Photographer @Anaya.Ray's Photo of a girl on a swing in Hjørundfjorden

How did you get started?

I got started as a way of just documenting my real life and travels and noticed that people were enjoying the travel photos, so I decided that I would focus more on travel (photos).

Landscape Photographer @Anaya.Ray's Aerial Photo of Sand desert Skeleton Coast

What are your goals?

My goals from a photographic standpoint is to make a user feel that they could capture the same photo and be in that location.

Landscape Photographer @Anaya.Ray Kjeragbolten

What do you want to be remembered for?

I want to be remembered for giving the feeling to those who look at my photos that they could have the experiences I get to have. The feeling any user could come to a location and capture it as well. I want people to find me relatable.

Landscape Photographer @anaya.ray drone walkway photo

What is your creative process?

If I already have certain locations I want to shoot at, I will think of ways for a unique approach on it, whether it’s a different angle or a prop (usually a red dress girl) to enhance the image/location.

Landscape Photographer @anaya.ray red dress frozen waterfall

What is your ideal creative partner?

My ideal partner would be someone that would have an appreciation for my travels and has an interest in promoting their products through my travels.

Landscape Photographer @anaya.ray big cliff

What are some of your favourite places?

One of my favourite place is in the Canadian Rockies as it is my home and I feel the most comfortable here. Another would be Namibia, not only does it have unique landscapes, but the people are some of the kindest people I’ve ever met.

Landscape Photographer @Anaya.Ray Photo of Chobe National Park, Botswana

See more of Ananya’s work here!


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