Rudolf Janda (September 26, 1907, Frenštát pod Radhoštěm - September 26, 2000, Ostrava) was a Czech photographer specializing in landscape photography, especially the Mionší forest
In 1926 he graduated from the Carnot Lyceum in Dijon (together with his friend Jiří Voskovec ) and then from the Law Faculty of Charles University in Prague. He has been photographing since the late 1920s, accepting the avant-garde thoughts of Werner Graeff and the aesthetics of new materiality . This is illustrated by the composition of lights and shadows, as well as works from Spain and England.  As the first photographer in the 1930s, he discovered the magic of the Mionší forest for the public.   In addition to Janda, Josef Sudek and Petr Helbich also photographed the forest.
In 1943 the doctor and photographer Petr Helbich met Rudolf Janda Prales' book in the Beskydy Mountains . The book strongly influenced his first attempts with a camera, which he received from his father in 1946. During his university studies he met Rudolf Janda and accompanied him during photography in Slovakia.