Macro Photography Tutorial by French Photographer Cyril Verron

You’ve dreamed about it? Here it is! As I promised you while sharing Cyril Verron’s interview, you can find here the tutorial of one of Cyril’s most outstanding pictures. I want to thank Cyril for revealing some of his secrets and of course for the time he took to share his knowledge with us. So without any further due, let’s start now!

First, let’s see its EXIF data obtained with his Canon 5D II and Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens and then I let Cyril explain everything  (Editor’s note: Translated from French, descendez tout en bas pour voir la version Francaise):

Focale lenght : 100mm
ISO : 100
Aperture : f/3.5
Speed : 1/320 sec

In the Field

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This is how the picture came out of the camera without any editing.

They’re quite common data so let’s get an in-depth analysis with Cyril himself:

“Draw the light” is a photograph that I took in April 2012. At this time, I was especially working and training on my compositions without my own personalized settings that I use henceforth, like the white balance or the color saturation. Continue reading Macro Photography Tutorial by French Photographer Cyril Verron

Pet Photography Contest (Ends February 28th)

It’s time for our first photo contest of 2015! This time around, the theme is “Pets,” which includes dogs, cats, fishes, turtles, lizards, snakes, tarantulas, and whatever a reasonable person would consider to be a pet. Wild animals doesn’t count. So no lions or tigers, unless they happen to be your roommate.


The contest rules are simple:

  1. Like our Facebook Page
  2. Post your best pet photo on our FB wall*
  3. Tell your friends and family to vote!

Voting ends on February 28th at 12:01AM UTC-5 (EST). 2 winners will be announced at noon on February 28th, 2015, a People’s Choice Award and an Editor’s Choice Award.

The People’s Choice Award will be awarded to the photo with the most “Likes.” The Editor’s Choice Award will be awarded to one photo of our choosing.

We will post the winners here. Each winner will win a full feature on iLHP to showcase and promote his or her photography.**

Good luck!


*Photos must be your original work.

**Each contest award has no equivalent monetary value.