Note from the artist

Hi!  Thank you for visiting my site 


A bit about myself


My name is Derren, married and father of two lovely young children, Zack & Ellie.

My love for  photography began in 2009. I got my first Dslr camera, the Canon 500d with an 18-55 kit lens. In those days I was really into HDR photography, but I was lucky enough to have a sister into graphic design that showed me how to post process landscapes on Photoshop.  In June 2011, I had the opportunity to go on a 3-week trip to Canada, Alaska and Arizona with my wife Stephania.  That was my first experience with landscape photography outside Europe and I must admit that I was in seventh heaven taking photos of some of the most amazing landscapes in the world.

Photography helps me to slow down and connect with what is around me.  The whole process is enlightening, therapeutic and fulfilling.  My favourite categories are Food and Architecture, 360 Photo-spheres, Landscape and Long exposure photography. 


My opinion of Artistic Photography

The most creative aspect of artistic photography is emotion. Images need to be more than just a graphical representation of an object or place.  A well-crafted photograph needs to tell a story, stimulate the emotions, create intrigue or elicit some reaction.


My favourite Photograph

The one I'm going to take tomorrow.  It is very likely that my best photograph has not yet been captured!

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My First ever Photo shoot

A throwback from 2009 when i bought my first DSLR camera.

A custom made chopper from Big Bear Choppers U.S, owned by a friend of mine was my first ever photo shoot, and I decided to capture all the images at the lovely greenery landscape of Pembroke.

Popeye's Village

Once again, these are images from 2009. 

Popeye's village area is one of the most photographed landscapes of Malta and it's the perfect location for practicing sunset photography.

My first ever HDR image

In 2009 I didn't have lens filters so most of my images were bracketed for hdr photography. 

Landscapes, Starscapes  & Fine art photography and prints of Malta and Gozo by Derren Vella

Myself - Photographing Sunrise from Ghadira in year 2010

Photographing Sunrise from Ghadira Bay - Shot by my wife.

Sunrise from Ghadira

Xlendi at dusk - September 2010

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