Heinrich van den Berg on capturing more extreme close-ups with the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 macro lens.
The confession This is a confession. I confess that I have only ever loved fixed super-telephoto lenses. I confess that I have always told other people to buy fixed lenses, and I confess that I have made a mistake. Fixed super-telephoto [...]
Like portrait photography, black-and-white wildlife photography evokes emotion and a sense of understanding in the viewer that is sometimes lost in colour.
All I saw was the little grey bird sitting on an aloe. Nothing else mattered: this obsession with freezing this boring LBJ on the emulsion of my film was much greater than any humiliation caused by people. Yet even then, I probably knew deep [...]