Interview with Danny Matthys

Danny Matthys

Date of birth: 26th of November 1968

How did you become passionate about nature photography?

I got my first camera when I was 12, and I have always been fascinated how you could freeze a precious moment by composing light, nature and time.

What subject do you prefer to photograph and why?

Landscapes, and more specific seascapes. I like the way how the light and the sea change during sunrise and sunset.

What is your favorite nature preserve?

I mostly shoot in the wild nature, not specifically in preserves.

What is your favorite shooting position?

I like very low viewpoints with wide angle.

Which nature photographer do you admire?

Ansel Adams, David Evans, Marc Adamus, Ian Cameron

What quality must a nature photographer absolutely have?

Patience and a good eye for detail and composition.

Which light situation do you prefer?

The light just before sunrise, preferably with a slight touch of mist.

Which setting do you prefer: Manual-Aperture Priority-Shutter Priority?

I always shoot fully manual.

Do you have any advice for future nature or wildlife photographers?

Do not fear bad weather conditions… They can bring the best photomoments.


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