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BBC Award Winning Wildlife Photographer Michel D’Oultremont

Michel is a precocious talent. At 22 years old only he already won 2 of the most prestigious wildlife photography prizes and is about to release his first book “A l’Affut” (“On The Lookout”) and yet still a student at a school of photography. iLHP is particularly honored to have him answer our questions and he has been kind enough to let us discover even more his world as a wildlife photographer.

Michel D'oultremont interview

iLHP: Hi Michel, I am very pleased and honored to be able to interview you for our online magazine. Indeed, as some might not know already, you just won at the end of 2014, two of the most prestigious wildlife photography prizes! (the Rising Star Award of the BBC Wildlife of London and the Fritz Polking Nachwuchspreis from the GDT of Lunen for photographers under 23). So I am very glad to showcase your photographs here! To start with, can you just tell us a little bit about you?

Michel: Hi, well thanks for inviting me in this magazine. What can I say ? I was born in 1992, in a very small village in the country side of Belgium drowned in a beautiful intact nature. I was very lucky to grow up among animals and little by little I became passionate about them.

Michel D'oultremont interview
Underneath: Michel Hiking in fantastic landscapes to find the most amazing species.

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Techniques: The Silhouetted Shot

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Reflections and shadows can be a good way to catch silhouettes. Like wet areas, bitumen… for their minimalist aspects: (16mm, f/11, 1/60 sec, 250 ISO). This picture has been taken at sunset.

The silhouetted shot is one very poetic way to express photography. I must admit that it is really one of my favorite photography field! Making silhouettes is more like evoking your subject rather than describing it. It is about illustrating rather than telling. It is a subtil play with shadows and light. It is about creating a painting with masses rather than fine details or colors. Silhouettes can genuinely enrich one’s range of creativity in the field of photography. What I love about this technique is that it allows the reader to invest himself more in your creation and imagine the details that are missing. It is mysterious poetry in a photograph. Continue reading Techniques: The Silhouetted Shot

Amazing Locations: Key West, Florida

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For those who are not very familiar with geography, Key West is a tiny island at the end of the “keys” in Florida (Take a look at the map). The keys are an archipelago of very small islands connected by a dozen of bridges. It’s the state route number 1 in Florida and the old town of key west is the mile 0. One of the bridges is called the “7 mile bridge”. No need to tell you why. I got the chance to visit this marvelous city last june, let me take you to a city tour in this very exotic and photogenic atmosphere! Continue reading Amazing Locations: Key West, Florida