Fenqiang Liu is a nature and fine art photographer based in Orlando, Florida, who specializes in capturing breathtaking moments of natural beauty and transforming them into captivating art pieces. With a deep passion for visual art that dates to his early years interested in drawing and painting in middle school, Liu's artistic journey took a turn when he discovered photography in college.
Following completing his BA, Fenqiang's passion for photography led him to work as a cameraman for educational videos on geography. He refined his skills and developed an eye for capturing stunning landscapes and natural wonders. Fenqiang later earned his MFA in Cinema and Photography at Southern Illinois University. After graduation, he worked as a motion graphic designer before starting a business with his wife, providing behavior analysis services for children with autism.
Despite his diverse professional background, Fenqiang has always remained dedicated to his passion for photography. In recent years, he has focused on nature and wildlife photography. For him, showcasing the wildlife in their natural habitat is crucial, where their true splendor is best reflected. He uses their enchanting surroundings to obtain unique compositions, creating an evocative and poetic mood for viewers. He consistently selects optimal camera positions and angles at each location with unwavering precision, ensuring that every shot is meticulously composed. His patience knows no bounds as he waits for the perfect moment to unfold. Skillfully harnessing the captivating allure of natural lighting, he deftly captures the essence of his subjects. No detail escapes his eye as he masterfully portrays the objects with a finesse that elevates them to their utmost visual potential.
However, Fenqiang doesn't simply stop at that stage. With attention to detail during the post-processing phase, he occasionally embellishes the background with beautiful, mystical lighting. This artful touch transforms the imagery into a dreamlike realm. He wants to share his subjective view of reality through his work. His love and admiration for nature and wildlife are evident from how he idealizes every scene he shoots, transforming realistic pictures into images of an ideal fictional and dreamy world that could exist only in imagination.
Fenqiang's ongoing project, “Secret Garden,” captures the captivating wildlife of natural Florida in all its glory and transforms them into a mystical paradise that captures the imagination and leaves a lasting impression on the viewer. Through the images, his goal is to offer a glimpse into the magical world of Great Egrets, inspire a deep appreciation for the delicate ecosystem that sustains them, and serve as a testament to the enduring beauty of nature and the importance of conservation efforts to protect it.
Fenqiang has achieved resounding success in international photography in the past three years and earned numerous prestigious international photo awards. His photography reflects his passion, creativity, and dedication to the art form.
reFocus 2023 Color Photo Contest - Wildlife – Category and Gold Winner.
WPE International Photography Awards 2023 – Wildlife – Gold Winner.
The Independent Photographer 2023 Black & White Award – Finalist.
Best Photography Awards 2022 – Wildlife/Animals – 1st Prize.
reFocus 2022 Black & White Photo Contest - Wildlife – Category and Gold Winner.
reFocus 2022 Black & White Photo Contest - Nature – Bronze Winner.
Annual Photography Awards 2022 - Nature: Wildlife & Animals - 2nd Place Winner.
Monochrome Awards 2022 - Wildlife - 2nd Place Winner.
Siena Creative Photo Awards 2022 - Nature & Landscape – 1st Classified and Category Winner.
Siena Creative Photo Awards 2022 - Series Category - Highly Commended Award.
MonoVisions Photography Awards 2022 - 1st Place Winner / Black & White Nature and Wildlife Series of the Year.
All About Photo Awards 2022 - Merit Award Winner
Fine Art Photography Awards 2022 - Wildlife & Animals - 1st Prize Winner.
PX3 PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS 2022 - Special-Special Effects - Gold Winner.
Tokyo International Foto Awards 2022 - Fine Art-Other - Gold Winner
reFocus 2022 One Shot Photo Contest - Nature - Category and Gold Winner.
reFocus 2022 One Shot Photo Contest – Fine Art – Silver Winner.
2022 Open Call: CARTE BLANCHE, B/W Category by Lucie Foundation – Finalist.
FMoPA International Photography Competition 2022 – "Best in Show."
Dodho Magazine published the "Secret Garden" series in issue #21.
Dodho Magazine 2022 Monochromatic Awards – Top 25 Best Photographers of the Year 2022.
Chelsea International Photography Competition 2022 - Selected Artist.
The Independent Photographer 2022 Black & White Award and Open Call Award - Editor's Picks.
Muse Photography Awards 2022 - Category Winner of the Year, Platinum, and Gold Winner.
IPA 2021 and 2022 - Nature-Other - 2nd Place.
Chromatic Awards 2021 - Wildlife & Animals - 1st Prize Winner.
Monochrome Awards 2021 - Nature - 1st Prize Winner and Nature Discovery of the Year.
Tokyo International Foto Awards 2021 - Nature-Wildlife - Silver Winner.
Budapest International Foto Awards 2021 - Fine Art-Special Effects - Bronze Winner.