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The Wild Side of Photography by Cyrill Harnischmacher

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Technique

I use a Canon EOS 40D with a collection of Canon lenses, various adapters, and even a couple of old M42 lenses. I like to use manual lenses to help me improvise. Once I have an idea, I have to get to work without thinking for too long about what to do next. I either grab my camera immediately, or take notes to help me realize my idea later. My aim is always to fascinate people and to get them to think twice about what they are seeing. Most of my images are of unique moments, and I like to take many different pictures of the same object under different circumstances. I usually focus manually when I am shooting macro images, and I often use a tripod—although a tripod sometimes simply gets in the way. The freedom of expression that shooting ...

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