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Photographie de chevreuils au téléobjectif au Parc national de Kootenay, en Alberta.
Photo : Diane Girard.
Photographing white-tailed deers in Kootenay National Park, Alberta, Canada.

On the technical side

Most of the he images on my website have been shot with a digital camera, although the older ones were shot with slide film, either Fujichrome Velvia 50, 100 or 100F.

I work with natural light as much as possible, sometimes using reflectors and fill flash technique. This means I choose my subjects depending on the ambient light. For example, the images of flowers have mostly been shot under overcast conditions, although backlighting can also work quite well with some species.

As for aesthetics, I pay a lot of attention to the quality of light, and also to the harmony of forms and colors between the subject and its environment.

As for post-treatment, I use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop Elements to make some basic adjustments, and, occasionally, to eliminate minor distracting elements. None of the images displayed on this site have been digitally manipulated in a major way (i.e. replacing the sky or background by another one).

Main equipment used:

- Canon EOS Elan 7NE film camera

- Canon EOS 5D MarkII, 7D and 40D digital cameras

- Canon EF 17-40 F/4 L USM zoom lens

- Canon EF-S 17-85 F/4-5.6 IS USM zoom lens

- Canon EF 24-105 mm F/4 L IS USM zoom lens

- Canon EF 100-400 mm F/4.5-5.6 L IS USM zoom lens

- Canon EF 100 mm F/2.8 Macro USM lens

- Sigma 105 mm F/2.8 Macro EX DG lens

- Canon Speedlite 580EX II flash

- Canon MR-14EX ring flash

- Manfrotto 055CXPRO4 and 190MF4 tripods

- Singh-Ray filters

- Reflectors