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iLHP Welcomes Nature Photographer Nicolas Orillard To The Team

iLHP is always trying to bring you new content. We’ve decided to welcome to the team a fantastic pro landscape/wildlife photographer who travels around the world. Nicolas Orillard is a very successful pro-photographer who will share his experience as a pro-photographer and talk about his fantastic travels around the world.

“Photography is for me the possibility to switch off the rest of the world, to come to peace. The time spend hiking, waiting for the light to come, watching the nature around me is my opportunity to get better. It is somehow a therapy.”

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iLHP: Hi Nicolas, we’re very pleased to have you here at iLHP. You’re a pro photographer who travels a lot, can you please tell us a bit about yourself? 

Nicolas: Hi, I am a 32 year old french Nature Photographer based in the south west region of France. The majority of my pictures are taken around the world ( Norway, Scotland, Ireland, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Italy, Japan, Peru….) with recently more landscapes than wildlife.

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iLHP: So Nicolas, we’re thrilled to have you in the team and can’t wait read your articles about your travels and your experience as a pro photographer. Can you tell us in a few words what you will be talking about? 

Take a Photo Journey Through Beautiful Canada

It is no secret that I am not very fond of the cold Canadian winters. I actually detested being in Toronto so much that I decided to escape The Great White North and seek warmer climes. Being back in Toronto for just my second winter now after 12 years away, I am finally appreciating the four seasons we Canucks experience living here. If it had not been for my photographic passion, it is highly likely I would have managed to find a way to flee south once again.

For those of our readers who have never visited my home and native land, I am proud to share with you some images from each of our provinces and territories.

Alberta

Taken by Marni Luftspring-Belavin | Calgary | Alberta |http://www.marnibphotos.com/ |
Taken by Marni Luftspring-Belavin | Calgary | Alberta |http://www.marnibphotos.com/ |

Canada is composed of ten provinces and three territories:  Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario (my home), Prince Edward Island aka. PEI, Quebec and Saskatchewan.  The three territories are the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

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Q&A with Photographer Cyril Verron “The Magician”

Cyril Verron is one of those photographers who create magic out of their cameras sensors. His ability to make masterwork is amazing. He is a full-time pro with great projects to come for nature lovers. I had the chance to meet him and had to share this with you all. The rest is here for you to read. Enjoy!

iLHP: Hi Cyril, I’m very pleased and honored to meet you in person to ask you a few questions. As a full time professional photographer, can you tell us a bit more about yourself like when and why did you start photography (and your specialty)?

Cyril: Hi Christian, it’s a pleasure for me too to answer your questions. I’m a French Photographer born in 1981 in Brittany (France) and now live in Dordogne (France) which is a beautiful region for nature lovers and photographers. I started photography in 2010 doing mostly portraits and landscapes with my first DSLR Canon 5D MarkII. This became a passion in my everyday life and later some friends of mine advised me to turn professional because my shots seemed interesting and maybe salable. So I told myself “why not give it a try?”. I wanted to start this activity with a freelance status and then I turned full time pro in 2012.

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Cyril in action in his favorite environment: Nature! (Photo credit: Nicole Barge)

iLHP: Oh I see, did you learn by yourself or through photography schools?

Cyril: I learnt photography myself and with the help of forums and friends who are also photographers. I never attended photography schools. But you know, when you have a strong passion you can learn and accomplish great things. Now it’s funny because teaching photography is part of my job! (laughs)

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iLHP: I love asking this question to the photographers I meet because I always get very different answers, so what does photography mean to you?

Cyril: That’s an excellent question. Photography, is for me one of the best ways to catch and transcript an emotion through my eyes and it is also a fabulous way of testifying a moment, a place, a scene, a look, an expression or a state of mind. Through a picture, I think we can learn a lot about the subject and the photographer. It’s a true mean of expression. Continue reading Q&A with Photographer Cyril Verron “The Magician”

My 10 Flickr Favorites in 2014

After being an avid Instagram user for several months and over saturating my account with numerous photos I decided it was time to try another photo sharing social network, Flickr.  I was starting to become more serious about my photography and I was tired of seeing scantily clad females, photos of over-priced gourmet coffee from across the country,  #ootd (outfit of the day), and shameless selfies to name a few.  I thought that creating a Flickr account would help inspire me to grow as a photographer, which in turn it did.

At first glance, many of the images posted on Flickr are really well composed and edited as well as have a slightly more professional feel in comparison to those on Instagram.  Some of the photographers I follow are present on both social media sharing sites.   Other photographers still have a preference to only one specific photo site.

Here is a list of my top 10  favorite Flickr photographers:

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One Is Such A Lonely Number. Or Is it?

When I began taking photos, it was done predominately with my iPhone 4S and when I was alone.  Occasionally I would lug about my Leica when I believed I would encounter something  so phenomenal that my iPhone would not be capable of capturing the reality of the image.  I was residing in Paris and would be walking around and desire to stop recurrently to capture something that caught my eye. It became so infectious that when I was out with friends I would pause mid-conversation, stop and snap a photo.  My friends would tend to get annoyed that my picture taking would interfere with our conversation and take away our precious time together.  Photography gradually began to become somewhat of an obsession.

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Instead of annoying whomever I was with at the time, I would venture off unaccompanied to explore the city and be able to take photos without hearing any complaints.  I wanted to upgrade from my iPhone, to improve the quality of my photos, so I had my ancient Canon shipped from back home in Toronto to Paris.  Continue reading One Is Such A Lonely Number. Or Is it?