Meet Michael Bolognesi, a 45 year old Swedish landscape photographer living the good life in Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain. He has been based there since 1997 and lives there with his family running a restaurant.
BEHIND THE LENS
1. Amateur or Pro?
- Semi Pro
2. Describe your feed in 3 words.
- Captivating - Colourful - Engaging
3. What’s in your toolbox for taking and editing photos?
-Canon 5D MkIII is my main camera with a wide range of lenses. Filters are important
in landscape photography so I use a wide range of ND filters, ND grads and a polariser.
A good tripod and ball head is essential for landscape photography.
Adobe Lightroom is the software I use for 95% of my editing. On complex images I resort to Photoshop. In general terms
I always try too keep my processing as natural as possible.
Iphone 4S with ProCamera, Pro HDR and PhotoForge2 apps.
4. What is Instagram for you?
- Its by far the most captivating social network out there with a truly incredible community spirit.
A place to inspire, share and get inspired. The encouragement and support you get there is hard to describe.
Its now my main platform where I first publish most of my new images.
5. Who and/or what inspires you?
- Marc Adamus is a photographer I respect immensely for his work and dedication. Its hard not getting inspired by studying his work.
Travelling to new places with pristine nature is a major inspiration boost for me.
6. What is your best advice to a fellow photographer?
- Learn to understand the importance of composition and light. With that knowledge you will develop a good photographic vision.
Get things right in the camera, no edit or filter can save a poorly executed image. Be ruthless and harsh when you look at your own work before publishing any image.
7. Who is your favourite photographer on Instagram?
- Its just impossible to single one out with the amount of talents on IG.
8. Best photography secret?
- Less is more. A term that applies into so many areas of photography.
9. Things you want to be better at as a photographer?
- Photography is a lifelong learning curve and I always push myself hard to better myself. B&W is an area in wich im not too comfortable in and would like to improve that.
10. How much time do you spend on photography?
- I am really passionate about my photography and it takes up most of my spare time part from my family and business.
We want to thank Michael for taking the time to talk to us and sharing his knowledge and thoughts about photography. Make sure you visit his Instagram profile! Simply click his Instagram username under his profile photo on the top.