About Me

Itay Gal

My name is Itay Gal. I was born in Kiryat Bialik, Israel, but lived most of my life in Haifa.

I discovered my passion to create when I was 14 years old. Back then, I was building my first website and I was fascinated by the creation of a simple and ugly website, but one that is availble to anyone with an internet connection.

A few years later, after I learned some basic skills of programming I started working on an e-commerce project. After a year of coding, desgining, talking to potential customers and investors the budjet ran out. The project failed, but I earned a lot of experience and left with a taste for more.

At the age of 18 I joined the army, as most people in Israel do. 3 Years later I was a free man, and I was planning my journey to South America. I think that after 1 hour or so in Argentina I catched the virus. The photography virus. I was traveling for 9 month, crossing South America from the far south at Usuaia, Argentina to the north caribbean beaches of Colombia.

Realizing that my great camera, the Canon S3, which served me well in South America, was limiting me, I bought my Canon 40D. Not so long after some more equipment started to pile on my room. Tripod, lenses, filters, flash, lightbox and more. Recently, I upgraded my camera to 6D and even a GoPro 4 was added.

Well, I wasn't going to abandon my second passion. I found myself at the Technion, learning Software Engineering. I worked in a part time job as a software engineer at CSR, which was the perfect job for me due to the fact that CSR, Israel was developing chips for digital cameras. After year and a half CSR abandoned the cameras and so I had to find a new job.

I then worked for almost a year at Experitest as a Java software engineer and left to explore New Zealand for 3 months. After coming back from the long honeymoon, I started working at Philips Medical Systems as a C# software engineer which is my current position.

My website is a combination of the passion to code, shoot, write, create, teach and share.
I hope you'll enjoy my photos as much as I enjoyed shooting them.


Cameras

Canon 6D
Canon 6D
Canon 40D
Canon 40D

Lenses

Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 II
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 II
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Sigma 105mm f/2.8
Sigma 105mm f/2.8
Tamron 18-250mm
Tamron 18-250mm

Filters

Lee Foundation Kit
Lee Foundation Kit
Lee ND 0.9
Lee Neutral Density 0.9
Lee ND Soft Grad 0.9
Lee Neutral Density Soft Grad 0.9
Lee Circular Polariser
105MM Glass Rotating Polariser - Circular
Lee Big Stopper
Lee Big Stopper (ND - 10 Stops)
Reverse ND Grad 0.9
Singh-ray Reverse Neutral Density Graduated 0.9

Accessories

Manfrotto Q2 054
Ball Head - Manfrotto MH054M0-Q2 054
Manfrotto 190CXPRO4
Tripod - Manfrotto 190CXPRO4
Canon 580 EX II
Canon 580 EX II