Happy Monday! Have you seen Dave DeBaeremaeker‘s work? He’s an artist based out of North Carolina, USA. The photo seen above is his and below is a little bit about that image…
1.) Can you tell us a little bit about your photo?
This picture was taken in Lakefield, Ontario. I was visiting my parents over Christmas a few years ago. They are co-managers of Hope Valley Day Camp. This chameleon, named Un Ojo, was the pet of the other manager of the camp. Un Ojo was crawling all over me and my wife and kids, and eating crickets from the palm of my hand with the classic lizard flick of its tongue. It was one of the coolest animal encounters I’ve had, so I was thrilled to capture it with my camera.
2.) What gear/software did you use to create this image?
This was shot with a Sony a6000, armed with an 18-200mm lens. Post processing was done in Lightroom.
3.) What do you like to photograph?
I feel like I am still early in my journey as a photographer and as an artist, and the things I like to shoot is evolving constantly. I started shooting landscapes and animals, dabbled in self-portraiture and street photography, and now have settled primarily on toys. I think what I really am is a story teller at heart, and shooting LEGO and action figures allows my art to expand to the limits of my imagination.
A good example of my storytelling is an image I created with Un Ojo eating a mini-fig, which was taken at the same time. That image can be found here.
4.) How long have you been a KelbyOne member and what made you decide to become a member?
I am on my fourth year of membership with KelbyOne. I was lucky enough to make friends on Google Plus with a community of amazing photographers, one of which was (name drop alert) PhotoshopWorld Guru Award winner Mark Rodriguez. I am a huge fan of his work. When he mentioned he has been a KelbyOne subscriber for years, I figured what was good enough for him would be good enough for me, so I signed up. Since then I’ve gotten familiar with a lot of folks in the KelbyOne community and realized why he’s a supporter. The learning is incredible and the people are fantastic.