BUTTERFLIES IN FLIGHT PASSION

 

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.

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HIGH SPEED PHOTOGRAPHY

Ghislain's path to high-speed photography

The decisive moment

Freeze the motion

REMOTE FLASH UNITS

Wide apertures

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