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My Journey with a Wildlife and Macro Photographer – (Part 2: Creativity and Philosophy)

As you’ve probably read the first part of “My Journey with a Wildlife and Macro Photographer” I will jump right away to the second part of this fabulous experience. If you have not read the first part, you can read it here. After reading this part, I also recommend going back to the first part to see the image samples again with their captions so that you can understand better the explanations.

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“Once Upon a Time” |75mm; f/5.6; 1/4000 sec; 800 ISO | High-key picture. I used the white wall behind to have this high-key image.

The Creative Art Philosophy

I see eye to eye with Thomas’ photography philosophy, I mean, even before meeting him I’ve always loved and found the artistic
photographs appealing. It has just consolidated my vision. The purpose is not to take naturalistic pictures where you can identify the species, see how the insect’s eyes are made or it’s little hair. The purpose is more about artistic and fine art photographs. In order to reach this goal, the first thing is not to take big close-ups but on the contrary the environment where the subject evolves must have a bigger impact. Having the subject quite small in the photographs is not a problem, it’s actually the contrary.

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My Journey with a Wildlife and Macro Photographer – (Part 1: The Discovery)

Do you remember Thomas DelahayeI interviewed him this past September and even spent two mornings with him shooting what he does best, butterflies. I wanted to understand how he could take those wonderful and very artistic pictures.  Here I’m about to tell you my journey with a pro photographer.

The Meeting Spot

Thomas set the “rendez-vous” very early, he said “If we want the best possible light and quiet butterflies, we have to arrive at my spot at dawn”. I was ready to go, “Sure! Whatever we need to do, I want to discover how you work”.

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“Once Upon a Time” |90mm; f/2.8; 1/4000 sec; 100 ISO | It’s not the sun, nor the moon, but a flashlight. I set my camera on the spot metering mode. You sometimes have to find tricks to be creative. Check out my article about how to shoot silhouettes.

The spot is located nearby the castle of Fontainebleau, about 40 miles (70km) away from Paris, France. As we were supposed to meet Continue reading My Journey with a Wildlife and Macro Photographer – (Part 1: The Discovery)

Guest Article: My 20 Years of Architectural Photography Career by James B. Norman

Lately, I have been asked often”what should I be doing with my photography?” and “what is really important about photography?”

To answer to that question I’d like to share a small tale of my own convoluted path of my photography career through the years, and my attempt to find meaning in what I was doing.

I’ve been a professional architectural photographer for over 20 years, and did fine art B/W work prior to that for a few years. I see so many photographers that have nice equipment, have a good eye for photography, and yet have no direction or focus to their work. I thought I would take a few minutes and share a bit of my experience with some of you.

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My Introduction (Christian M.) – Photographing the Macro World

Eclosion of Life: it’s a 2mm wide wild flower shot: 16mm (24mm FF equivalent), f/4.5, 1/80 sec, 100 ISO

Hi everyone,

First of all, I want to thank Edward T. for giving me the opportunity to collaborate with him on this website and share with you all my experience of photography.

Morning dew: 16mm(24mm FF equivalent) f/4.5, 1/60 sec, 250 ISO
Droplets Spree: 16mm(24mm FF equivalent) f/4.5, 1/60 sec, 250 ISO

So Hi, I’m Chris M. and I live in the Paris area. That being said, it is not relevant information as my photography style is about macro photography, natural landscapes and silhouetted subjects.

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