Wisdom of a photographer: Michel D'Oultremont journey to get the perfect shot of a wild bison

Award winning photographer Michel D'Oultremont trying to get the perfect shot of a wild bison. As a 25 year old photographer, he shows a lot of wisdom. To get the perfect shot is “a process that can take up to a week for just one shot.”

I never get tired of telling to my students how important in photography to take time, to insist on one thing until it works and to look around and pay attention more than to just the camera settings.


"I prefer to take a picture of a common bird in a beautiful environment rather than a rare bird in a light or environment that wouldn’t make it beautiful"


He explains in this video made by Omeleto how he feels about the bison, about the journey. He takes you there to feel what he feels, which you can see in his photos, never the less. But most of all, he shares some good thoughts from which many amateur photographers can take a lesson or two. “I tried to put more importance on the environment or the play of light, rather than the animal itself. I prefer to take a picture of a common bird in a beautiful environment rather than a rare bird in a light or environment that wouldn’t make it beautiful” he explains.

If a student asks “how do I do a photo like that?” Well, I would answer, first you need to go to the forest, many times for a long time. Sounds simple and sure and equipment is basic but it will not free you from having to exercise some patience and observation. It doesn’t matter how slow you are learning, as long as you keep on working it out.

To be honest, even for a professional like me, there’s always things to learn and from where to be inspired, like this guy now. One must stay hungry for learning. I’ll just shut up now and let you just watch the video. It speaks for itself better than I can do.

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About Michel d’Outremont

www.micheldoultremont.com/Accueil.html

About the video

Published by Omeleto on Feb 20, 2017
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Direct link to the video: https://youtu.be/D1eeAb-jgjI

Omelette’s youtube caption:
“At 22, Michel D'Oultremont made his name by winning the "Rising Star" award at the National History Museum's "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" exhibition.
We follow Michel travels from his hometown in Belgium to the remote mountains of Romania, on the trail of wild bison. In the process, we get a beautiful and honest glimpse into his process, passion and patience as he tracks the movement of the animals and then waits for the perfect moment.
It's a process that can take up to a week for just one shot."

Used with permission from Contra Agency. Learn more att http://thewait.film and http://film.contra.agency
Directed by David Hayes at http://omele.to/2lyVsD8
Produced by Hannah McLean at http://omele.to/2meWEc0

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Post based on an original post at Fstoppers by Quentin Decaillet