My name is Stathis Panagiotopoulos, and I am an amateur photographer and planespotter based in Athens, Greece.

I started my involvement with photography at the age of 14 with a Kodak 110, and from the very first moment, I enjoyed photographing landscapes, archaeological sites I visited with my family, as well as trains on the Peloponnesian metric line, which we often traveled on from Athens to Kalamata.

At the age of 16, I began photographing at the Acropolis Rally, which I attended every year, as well as aircraft at the celebrations of the Hellenic Air Force with a Minolta Compact with 135mm film. I kept this camera until 2005 when I acquired a Minolta Dynax 5 with 135mm film. In 2008, I got my first digital camera, a Sony A300. Since then, I have changed several cameras. The A300 was replaced by an A550, and in 2014 by a Sony A77. Since 2020, I have had a Nikon D500, which is an excellent camera.

In 2008, I made my first trip to Geneva, where I also visited the famous International Motor Show, and in 2009 I visited Frankfurt and the International Motor Show.

For planespotting, I have visited Madrid twice, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, and Zurich. Besides aircraft and cars, I am also interested in portrait photography, and many times at car shows, I photographed the models accompanying the exhibits!