PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDED


MARCH 2021
NEIL DANKOFF PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
Awarded Landscape FIRST PRIZE 🏆 - with '' The Rewinder "
Photo Exhibited in Yorkdale Kandy Gallery -Toronto - Canada 🇨🇦
in April 2021


FEBRUARY 2021
ONE EYE LAND - World’s Top 10 Landscape Photographers 2020
BRONZE WINNER 🥉- Category Trees -  with ''Bald Forest Of Autumn''
Finalist - Category Autumn- with ''Bald Forest Of Autumn''
Finalist - Category Forests- With ''Enchanted Light Beam''

APA - ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2020
HONORABLE MENTION in Landscape category
with ''End Of Afternoon''
HONORABLE MENTION in Landscape category
with ''The Last Vision''


JANUARY 2021
2020 TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS
- SILVER WINNER 🥈- Category Fine Art - Landscape
with '' Roots Of Lyngen ''
- Awarded HONORABLE MENTION in the category Fine Art - Landscape
with '' World Of Autumn ''
- Awarded HONORABLE MENTION in the category Fine Art - Landscape
with '' The Last Vision ''


DECEMBER 2020
Appointed as the Vice Chairman of Aurora Association Norway
Chosen to be one of the 32 Aurora Borealis experts in the world
by the Aurora Association.

Selected by Federation Française de Photographie et des Métiers de l'Image. (FFPMI)
to represent the French Team for the 2021 edition of the World Photography Cup - 🇫🇷WPC 🏆
Category Nature - With  '' The Third Mirror "


NOVEMBER 2020
ND AWARDS 2020 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
HONORABLE MENTION in Nature - Landscapes category
With the series
 "Faces Of The Far North" - Svalbard (Series Professional)


FEBRUARY 2020
APA - ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2019
HONORABLE MENTION in LANDSCAPE CATEGORY
For winning entry: ''Light Season''


JANUARY 2020
- Winner of Icelandic  "ISALP Photography Competition" -
Category "Mannlíf á fjöllum" - Human Life in the Mountains - with  "Eternal"
- Second place at ISALP Photography Competition-
Category "Klifur" (Climbing) - with  "Rise from the deep"-


NOVEMBER 2019
Winner of Kendal Mountain Festival 2019 - photography competition
Presented by Heart of The Lake in UK
WORLD-RENOWNED 'KENDAL AWARD

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ABOUT VIRGIL


Virgil's story begins in 1988, in a small French town between Lyon and the Swiss border. This young imaginative skater boy has always had a flair for the creative, drawing from the moment he could hold a pencil. His eclectic set of creative skills has seen him through a vast array of mediums from cartoon illustration, electronic music production, and finally, photography.

In May 2011, with nothing more than a bag on his back, Virgil set out to explore the world and discover his passion for the great outdoors and photography.
Throughout this time, he has lived in 7 different countries: Australia, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Greece, Finland, Iceland, Norway, including Svalbard, the end of the world, and visited more than 37 others across five continents.

The diversity of environments discovered along his journey captivated Virgil and awoke a desire in him to share nature's wonder with others. His yearning to share nature caused Virgil to guide tourists and friends in 2011 through the magnificent Daintree rainforest in Australia. The majesty permeating from this ancient and sacred place was the catalyst for a new chapter in Virgil's life.

As the years went on, Virgil saw many more shores, sunsets, and mountains. He used this time to build a global network of connections, which led to him becoming a full-time outdoor guide in 2016, on Crete the historical Greek island. While Crete offered brilliant scenery and European historical significance, Virgil needed to test himself. It was time to head to the Arctic, to a place where environments weren't as friendly.
Heading North, Virgil spent two seasons in Finnish Lapland as a snowmobile guide in the Arctic; it was here, in the cold and dark of the Polar Night, that Virgil first gazed upon the Northern lights.

The following years entailed more snowmobile guiding experience on the Icelandic glacier ''Langjokull'', and finally in Svalbard. While the adrenaline-packed fun of snowmobiling has always gotten him going, that first sighting of the northern lights has remained ever-present in his mind. Unable to quiet the Aurora's siren song, Virgil shifted focus and has been teaching, photographing, and leading adventurers across Northern Norway to hunt the Northern Lights.

Since chasing the lights is a seasonal activity, Virgil has continued to acquire knowledge of the outdoors over the summer months, guiding white water rafting in the glacial waters of Iceland and along the rivers of Norway. This has become a primary summer activity for Virgil, and in 2020, he had the privilege of working as a nature guide and sea kayak guide in Spitsbergen - Svalbard.
A genuine opportunity to access places where only a few people can go and the chance to find incredible hidden gems.

 As an outdoorsman, Virgil has continued to learn, grow, and diversify to ensure there is some income stream. On top of bringing income security, the guiding experiences allow him to access more remote and challenging places, further developing his photography. Through his guiding exploits, Virgil has been able to access some of the planet's most intense and untouched regions, pushing his skills and creativity to new heights.

Virgil concentrates mainly on landscape and night photography. It allows him to express his inner self and invite others to share in the spectacular and unyielding power of mother nature. 

''Patience and creativity are all you need.''

Virgil is self-taught and believes in self-guided learning along with mutual knowledge sharing. His unending passion for photography and the outdoors pushes him to improve constantly, making photography part of his everyday life.
NorthernLights are a unique feature of his photography style and lead him to build robust and constructive compositions around them.

"A great aurora image is a great image even without aurora."

The photos you find in his gallery are the result of thousands of hours spent outside in snowstorms, strong winds, temperature extremes, long drives, great hikes, early mornings, late evenings, and a tremendous amount of time spent waiting on nature for that precise, extraordinary moment.
All the photos come with powerful captions and storytelling to get you to understand the context and the moment of capture.

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PUBLICATIONS

Series ''Arctic Night Life'' selected as Weekend Portfolios for THE EYE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
- Edition of February 6th
https://loeildelaphotographie.com/en/virgil-reglioni-dv/

Published in July 2020 on Le Routard
ARTICLE & INTERVIEW with PORTFOLIO & BEST TIPS ON
 '' HOW TO CAPTURE THE AURORAS ''
https://www.routard.com/photographier-les-aurores-boreales

Published late January 2020 in Ársrit Íslenska Alpaklúbbsins 2019. -
The Annual magazine of the Icelandic Alpine club - 
cornerstone of the alpine and climbing community in Iceland since the 70's.






CAMERA GEARS

SONY A7RII - 42.4MP

Laowa 15mm Wide-angle F/2.0 - MF - 0 Distortion
Tamron 28 - 200mm  F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD

ND Filter B.Way ND 1.8
CPL Filter B.way 

CPL Filter - 72mm - MRC16 - from Breakthrough 
67-72 Step-UP Ring ADAPTER

Tripod - Rollei C5i Carbon BLACK


COLLABS

CEWE JAPAN PHOTO
Selection of exclusive products: 
Wide-angle lenses, Tripods, Head Lamps, SD cards & Remotes
https://www.japanphoto.no/virgil-reglioni
Contact me for a 10% discount code on these products


B.WAY Magnetic Pro-Filters
Brand Ambassador
CPLS / ND / ND Graduated / Adapters & more
https://www.B.Way.com/professional-magnetic-photography

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