Member Monday Featuring Michael Buckman

We’re back for another fantastic Member Monday feature! We extended KelbyOne Pro member, Michael Buckman an opportunity to share some amazing work, right here on the Insider.

Michael tells all and takes us behind the scenes of getting this photo of a baby peach!

Time to dive in!

About the Photographer:

  • Hometown: Albany, New York
  • Years in Photography: 62
  • Years as a KO Member: Albany, New York

About the Photo:

  • Title: Baby Peach
  • Location: My backyard
  • Any additional description of the photograph: Shot through the three-quarter-inch square openings in the plastic mesh surrounding my Contender peach tree which is there to help me win the annual competition with the local squirrels for my peaches.
  • Gear/Software Used: Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 1/100 sec. at f/5.6 ISO 400, Lightroom Classic

Describe your creative style in 3 words.

 I try to make my images just slightly “Realer Than Real”.

Tell us about a time you struggled or failed with your photography, and how you overcame it?

I used to have a “purist” belief that true photography could only be created in manual mode, and, as a result, missed a lot of shots I shouldn’t have.  The solution was to return from the dark side and start to let these wonderfully designed machines help me out in aperture and shutter priority modes (along with the occasional return to manual when the situation calls for it).

What sparked your love of photography?

From the time I first held a camera as a kid, I was interested in capturing the interesting, intriguing and unique things all around me.

What’s your favorite class on KelbyOne and why?

What could be better than Scott’s A Day/Week with Jay Maisel classes?  Curmudgeonly humor, charm, wisdom, helpful advice and great photography from a master.

For more of Michael’s work, check out the website and follow along with him there!

Thank you for joining us for another Member Monday! If you haven’t yet, be sure to submit your photos for a chance to receive a Member Monday feature of your own.