I got a Kodak 110 Instamatic camera for my tenth birthday. That was winter 1975. I’ve been taking photos since and I don’t plan on ever stopping.

Student demonstrator, Managua, April 1999.

All the photos appearing in Piran Café, unless otherwise specified, are my own. Most I like a lot, some not so much, while still others are stock images that populate my flickr stream which as of November 20,2013, is home to 3,881. It’s updated a few times a week and I’m pretty good about keeping them organized; check here for search suggestions.

Nearly half of those photos are now available under a Creative Commons license for non-commercial use. If you use any photo within the terms of the license or make special arrangements to use any photo, the photo credit should be listed as Bob Ramsak / piran café with a link embedded in the credit back to this site, A quick note to let me know would be most appreciated as well.

I spend a lot of my online time looking at other photographers’ photos and share those I enjoy and appreciate via twitter. I’d be delighted if you would join me there, too. I’m also connecting with more photographers via Google+ and posting more images there as well.

Usain Bolt meeting the press in Ostrava
Usain Bolt, Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2011


I’ve been using Canon equipment since the mid 1990s. For the past five years I’ve used an EOS Rebel xTi and in early September 2012 upgraded to a 60D with a small assortment of lenses. After watching one too many cool short videos, I picked up a Sony HDR CX350VE and began playing with that, too. In late 2011 I added a GoPro II to the collection which so far has been primarily used for stills and timelapses. I use Vimeo for videos, most of which are short visual notebooks with a smattering of vidblogs tossed into the mix.

If you’re interested in photo usage terms or would like to purchase a print, get in touch! I can arrange shipping from either Slovenia or the U.S. and payment to be made via Paypal.



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