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Mickael speaks primarily French – but that didn’t stop him from taking the time to share his skills and knowledge with us. We are happy that he is part of our photographer series.
What first attracted you to photography?
To be honest, that’s not so old…I’m young, I’m only 23 and discovered the DSLR (Reflex Camera) only 3 years ago when I was at a party with friends. Immediately I knew I found something nice and interesting. Since that moment, I knew I had to buy my own camera and I began to take photos of everything – before I found what I prefer, concerts!
When was the first time you felt like a professional photographer?
For me, I think, that’s when I began to work with Daily-Rock – a website from Québec. Thanks to this website, I can take photos of international, great bands. Every moment that I have a photo-pass – I feel like another person during those first three songs!
Favorite style or subject to shoot?
I have two favorite subjects. The first: Concert Photography. I’m a big fan of metal music and I get to see a lot of great bands that I like, while taking photos – that’s perfect. To take pictures and listen music at the same time is very cool!
Next, I travel a lot (I’m actually from France) and I like travel photography. I like to capture the landscape, the city where I am with the local population, and all the different things when you see when you travel.
Favorite piece of equipment?
I use my Nikon D7000 with a 17/70 f2.8 lens at every concert. This one is good when I’m in the place between the band and the public. I use a 50mm f1.8 lens when I have the good condition. I have also a old sony with a 8mm lens and a 55-200 lens but that’s more for the travel or concerts when I am far from the stage.
What is your dream photography gig?
My «dream» isn’t one show but to be on tour with a band. I’d like to travel with a band, be with them during the concerts and take pictures at all times – on stage, backstage, on the tour bus… I want that!
Any advice for others who are interested in photography?
You need to read your camera’s manual because you need to know how to use it. It’s very important. I think it’s good to practice more and more to improve your skills.
Try to develop your own style and your own point of view about your subject. Be free – photography is art!
Best piece of advice you got starting out?
I haven’t received a lot of advice… I was alone with my camera, my manual, and internet. So read the manual 2 or 3 times during the first month and I have spent a lot of time on internet, reading forums and tutorials, for a lot of advice. The internet was a big information source for me.
What services do you offer?
I can cover any style of concert, event, or promotional photo.
I can also make reportage of a city, a district or a country across my travel photography
How can someone contact you?
With my email firstname.lastname@example.org or with my portfolio :
Concert : http://www.fluidr.com/photos/mickael-m
Travel : http://www.fluidr.com/photos/micka-hell
Flickr: – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mickael-m/