Michael Howes

Photographer

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Michael 0425 781 576 July 2024

Michael is a self-taught photographer and began experimenting with light and its effects on light sensitive media when he was around 10. In 2008, he seriously transitioned to digital photography as he considered that it had reached the stage of being able to capture images of sufficient resolution and quality for his purposes.

He now uses several cameras including an I-Phone 13Pro, a Lumix DC-TZ220, a Canon 700D, and a Canon 5D MkIII. Which one is used depends upon the situation and what he is trying to achieve. Apart from the I-phone they all have a reasonably large sensor.

His photography is mostly inspired by Nature, with the form, arrangement, and the interplay of light within the field of view playing a large part in his images. However, he is not averse to occasionally creating new realities, using composite images, which are identified as such.

Michael prints his images using archival photographic papers and the pigment-based Epson Ultrachrome HD inks for longevity. He also frames his images, cutting the mats for the images using a hinged mat cutter he purchased a few years ago.

Inspiration for Michael has been through the work of both Australian and overseas photographers, including Ansel Adams, Minor White, Edward Weston, Laurie Wilson, Peter Dombrovskis, Galen Rowell, Peter Eastway, Les Walkling 

If you were to see Michael out in the field, you might see him kneeling, or, lying, on the ground, circling close to a tree, or standing with legs apart, (for stability), as he prepares to take a photograph. Sometimes you may see him with a tripod.

He has been a member of The Gallery, Mt Macedon since October 2015, and a Member of Art on Piper, Kyneton, since March 2018.

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