I don't think I've been without a camera since the age of sixteen. Starting out as a young and very enthusiastic photographer during horse shows in Bavaria, Germany, I had developed a passion not only for equines themselves, but also to capture precious equestrian moments on camera. When I wasn't in the saddle, I was shooting pictures.
My first camera was a manual SLR Canon, and two zoom lenses. I learned it the "good old way" from setting the scene to aperture and timing. From what I remember, all my money went either into horse tack or photography expenses.
After many years of personal photography ventures in the United States and Germany (I basically gave my work away), I decided to join the path of professional photographers in 2000, an endeavor very much encouraged by my friends, family and subjects in my pictures.
Nowadays I shoot with a Canon 1D Mark IV equipped with L Lenses and a Canon D1 Mark II for smaller projects.
I live in beautiful Wallowa County, Oregon, since 2012, where I try to find a balance with a very busy schedule covering community events, High school sports, equine & rodeo events while being the owner/publisher of WallowaValleyOnline.com, and the Media Marketing Director at home at Highview Angus Ranch.
I have been a part of Chief Joseph Days Rodeo since 2009 where I work as the CJD Webmaster, Program Advertising Committee Chair, Digital Marketing & PR Photographer.
And last but not least for everyone who always wonders what my middle name Ursula means :) It means "Little Bear" and was given to me by my Godmother.
~Angelika Ursula Dietrich Angelika's photography work has been displayed in Cowboys & Indians (2016 & 2018) and various Oregon and Washington entertainment publications, at Art Gallery Festivals, in private businesses, as well as for display advertisement for many clients in and out of Wallowa County. In 2005, Angelika won 2nd Place in the Wallowa Valley Arts Festival in Professional Digital Photography.