Marcel van Kammen | Saturday
Bird photography: easier than it looks
How many bird photographers use their wide angle when they see a redshank on a pole? Marcel describes himself as stubborn and he certainly has that own way. As a nature photographer who mainly photographs birds, it is difficult to be unique, but you can pick out the ‘van Kammens’. Not that he gets the gift, not always in any case. Sometimes it takes many hours before the desired image is actually on the card, but then it is an image of great quality!
He never gets bored with birds, each time he discovers new things in their behavior. You can see how ingenious the animal world actually works and you marvel at how they get everything done without the techniques that we as humans have available. The nice thing about bird photography is that birds cannot be directed. He is a photographer who stands out in terms of composition and his own view on photography. His photos are always slightly different. Thinking out-of-the-box is important in bird photography.
Marcel van Kammen has been interested in nature and birds from an early age. He wants to open people’s eyes and hearts with his photos. To show the beauty of all living things, both large and small. Marcel hopes that his photos inspire people to protect vulnerable nature.
In his lecture, he demonstrates that you can take the most beautiful pictures of fairly everyday and common birds, such as the blue tit. He shows how much fun it is to dive into your subject for a longer period of time, to capture your subject in completely different ways and to experiment. And so you can capture very ‘normal’ subjects in a special and unique way!