Articles by Michael Rowlandson

One Is Good But Two's The Charm

Hello Everyone!Well I have been photographing wildlife for little over five years and recently have been working on a collection of images capturing the connection between animals. There is something truly unique when developing a unique style portraying a story and connection between wildlife. After many hours in the bush I can easily say that the images with the most impact are the ones with one subject interacting with another. Eye contact is not always the focus point but... continue reading

Going Small

Well I wanted to share a couple of things with you all. First off I have broke the 200 images and am well on my way to breaking 300!Secondly I wanted to share a little bit about the use of extenders and turning your regular lenses into macro lenses for 5$ All these images of bees and bugs where taken with a 18-55mm lens and a 5$ attachment on amazon. However the trick is in lighting your subjects with flash. Using no more than a white piece of paper and a speed light flash on... continue reading

Getting ready for spring

As the buds on the trees come out here in BC which is unreal having just recently moved from Quebec where the snow is still falling the animals come out and become more active. I set out to capture the amazing hummingbirds.    I have gone from shooting with available light to shooting with the use of a fill flash. Because of the ever changing weather up here near the mountains you never know what you are going to get!What have you been doing to get ready for spring?I'm... continue reading

Something about hummingbirds

 I saw a blog post recently about hummingbirds and wanted to share a little insight onto the work that goes on behind capturing these kinds of images. Its now nighttime, the only part of the day I can seem to get away from the camera, edit photographs and go over my adventures and share them with all of you!Early morning start as the sun peaks the hillside and breaks the shadow of the mountain. A morning without coffee is not a good morning at all, with cup in hand and camera equipment over... continue reading

Conceptual work over Christmas

Well its that time of year again where the snow starts to fall and if your somewhere warm I'll envy you. Then again it could be worse and I could be back in Montreal in the freezing weather with three feet of snow! Instead I'm in the beautiful province of BC celebrating my first Christmas.This year has been a tough one but I'm not going to let that stop me from having lots of fun! I have been working on a series trying to portray human emotions using a puppet of sorts. This is a start to a series... continue reading

Next Milestone

Hello everyone!Well my first couple of milestones have been accomplished. 5 sales! 100 image uploads! and finally first image accepted to an assignment!While all of these are great I'm working towards expanding my portfolio and shooting concepts out of my comfort zone and that involve people! As an introvert this is a feat in itself!  First assignment image accepted for colours. Fist Image SaleI have had many questions about how I capture the images in my portfolio. Patience... continue reading

New to Dreamstime

Hello Dreamstime community!I would like to quickly introduce myself and of course get to know a little more about the dreamstime community!I specialize in nature photography and for my age 23 have accomplished quite a bit already getting publications with nat geo, can geo and the natural history museum of L.A! That all been said I have had to overcome some very large obstacles and am looking forward to the many ahead. Recently I have moved from Montreal to Vancouver BC and this is allowing... continue reading

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