I interviewed the inspiring macro photographer Olivia Michalski.
How Did you get started with Photography?
The work of creative photographer Olivia Michalski stands out trough a certain calmness and clarity, showing us the magic in the tiny worlds around us.
Olivia Michalski: "I started to think about taking pictures as a passion was when my grandpa died in April 2010. We did not have many pictures of him, and suddenly his presence was terminated. That was the moment I wanted to take images to catch the moment."
What equipment are you using?
Olivia Michalski: "In summer 2010 I worked very hard and spent my whole summer holidays to gain money for a DSLR. And then, in August 2010, I finally bought my first DSLR!"
"I am using the Nikon D5000 (my old baby!), and the lenses I love to use the most are my Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro lens and my Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens. These are the ones I use the most since the bokeh they produce is awesome! I also own the 18-55mm kit lens, a 55-200mm zoom lens and a very old lens, the Super Danubia 28mm f/2.8.
I actually do not use it much, since I do not like wide angles that much, but the bokeh it creates is absolutely stunning!"
"I also own a tripod which is very unstable and things like a remote trigger, different filters etc..."
_What Fascinates you about Macro Photography?
Olivia Michalski: "I absolutely enjoy it to show things to people they do not see at first sight. By choosing angles, colors and the use of light I can tell a story about the situation. I want to create fairytales and make people sit in front of their devices just saying "wow, how did she do that?". Macro photography shows the details you can barely see with your bare eyes. And that's what I love about it."
Anything else you would like to say?
Olivia Michalski: "This goes out for all the people who do not have the money to buy a macro lens but really want to try it out: I wrote some articles with tips about getting started. Please try it and show us the beauty of nature!"
The essentials of Macro photography
How to improve your skills in close-up photography
Thank you for the inspiring interview Olivia! If you want to see more of Olivias beautiful photographs, take a look at her 500px page.