Meet D’Artagnan

D'Artagnan Sprengel Photography

My name is D’Artagnan and I am a 16 year old photographer from New Zealand.

I have been taking photos since I was 10 years old and on my 11th birthday I got my first DSLR (a Nikon D3400) and from there, photography has become my love, joy and passion.

I now spend almost every minute of my spare time taking images and editing them.

I am fortunate to have very supportive parents who are willing to drive me to random locations at random hours of the day and night to try and photograph something that we may not even find or something that may not even work out.

I mainly do bird and macro photography, as we have very, very few land mammals down here in New Zealand, but I also enjoy doing a bit of astro and landscape photography as well.

I have been successful in national and international photo competitions, my first accomplishment being in 2020 when I was 13 years old, I was a finalist in New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year.

In 2021 I won 3 of the 10 monthly categories in the young section (under 18) of WildArt Photographer of the Year and was the first Overall WildArt Young Photographer of the Year.

Also in 2021 I was Highly Commended in the Youth Category of Nature Photographer of the Year.

Please see the Awards Page for the winning images.