Beno Saradzic

Beno Saradzic

Beno Saradzic

Beno is a Slovenian born time lapse cinematographer and photographer. He is currently based in Dubai, UAE.

For 18 years, Beno has trained his eye in the art of seeing as a 3D Computer Animation and Architecture Visualization specialist. As a veteran digital artist who worked on hundreds of projects for clients worldwide, Beno won numerous accolades and awards for his achievements, such as the rank of 'Autodesk Master' as well as the winner of the prestigious 'Tektronix International Design Visualization Competition' in 1993. For his continuous contributions to the art of architectural visualization, Beno was given a 'Special Merit of Excellence' award by Kinetix / Autodesk in 2005.

In 2008, Beno started exploring new creative avenues which lead him to discover the world of photography and time lapse cinematography. Having a solid foundation and decades of practice in related types of visual arts, Beno’s transition to his newly found passion was a swift one. By 2011, he had dozens of photographs and time lapse films specially featured across local and international media and publications. His body of work is recognized for its dramatic use of light and composition, drawing strong influences from the classics of cinema and traditional art.

Dizzying perspective of the skyscrapers in the heart of New York's Broadway.

Beno's comprehensive portfolio is defined by his profound love for architecture, cinema, engineering, science and the beauty of nature. As an individual accustomed to self-reliance and & professional excellence, Beno believes that life is a never-ending road of learning. He tirelessly experiments with fresh styles of photography and filming techniques while refusing to box himself in any specific genre or specialty field. Keeping the broad and diverse subject matters in front of his lens is the secret sauce to Beno’s creative lifeline and inspiration.
His list of clients includes BBC’s Natural History Unit, the Discovery Channel, Canon, Fujifilm & Emirates Airline.

Beno was a CANON (Europe & MENA) Brand Ambassador between 2015 and 2017. This recognition put Beno among the 53 top imaging talents from right across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
In January 2016, Beno was appointed as a Global Ambassador for NiSi professional lens filters (China).
In June 2017, he was signed up as a Brand Ambassador of 500px.com.
In November 2017, Beno also became a Global Ambassador for an American TIMELAPSE+ company and lastly, in August 2018, Beno joined the ranks of Fujifilm’s Brand Ambassadors (X-Photographers).
In 2014, Beno was nominated for an Emmy Award for his achievements in cinematography for his work on the documentary series produced by the BBC Natural History Unit, ‘Wild Arabia’.
Beno is a 1st Place Winner in the Time Lapse Category of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA), Gold World Medal winner at the New York Festivals – 2015 International Film & Television Awards for Best Cinematography. He is also a Silver Dolphin Award winner of the prestigious Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.

As a photo educator, Beno hosts periodic photography workshops, seminars, discussion panels and inspirational speeches at photography events around the world.
He is a regular speaker and a Guest Photographer at XPOSURE International Photography Festival in Sharjah (2016, 2017 & 2018). His specialties are fine art photography, time lapse cinematography and digital image post-processing. He is a frequently featured artist and has made numerous appearances and wrote several tutorials for various blogs and podcasts such as 500px.com, Photography Radio, Scott Kelby One, Trey Ratcliff's Variety Hour, Topaz Labs Blog and many others.

Digital photography and photo manipulation share the same DNA. This is the Golden Age of the visual arts!

Digital photography and photo manipulation share the same DNA. This is the Golden Age of the visual arts!

As a photo educator, Beno hosts periodic photography workshops, seminars, discussion panels and inspirational speeches at photography events around the world.
He is a regular speaker and a Guest Photographer at XPOSURE International Photography Festival in Sharjah (2016, 2017 & 2018). His specialties are fine art photography, time lapse cinematography and digital image post-processing. He is a frequently featured artist and has made numerous appearances and wrote several tutorials for various blogs and podcasts such as 500px.com, Photography Radio, Scott Kelby One, Trey Ratcliff's Variety Hour, Topaz Labs Blog and many others.