Insects have been the passion of Ghislain Simard since childhood. His father, himself a butterfly collector, introduced him to their magnificent wings. In the early 90’s, he discovered the work of the English photographer Stephen Dalton, master and precursor of high-speed photography. He decided to embark on the almost impossible mission of photographing insects during flight.
LASER PHOTO BEAM
The illustration below shows a portable light barrier. The box fixed under the main rail contains the trigger electronic device that controls the shutter release. The set, powered by 4 AA batteries, is fully autonomous.
NIKON CREATIVE LIGHTING SYSTEM
Ghislain uses the Nikon wireless flash system when working in 24x36. The SU-800 controller, fixed on the body drives all models of flashes by infrared: the small SB-R200 fixed at the front of the lens like the powerful SB-910.
NIKKOR AFS VR 200 MM F/2G
The fantastic Nikkor AFS VR 200mm f/2G lens is used here at sunset. The orange light of the setting sun directly illuminates its large frontal lens. This situation is perfect for creating very graphic blurs.
HIGH SPEED PHOTOGRAPHY
Ghislain's path to high-speed photography
The decisive moment
Freeze the motion
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