AP: Tell us about your first works.
HM: I’ve been photographing since the end of 2010. But I am continue improving my skills. Once I was reading threads on the Internet on DSLR forum (German community). I found some water drop photos, and thought “Wow!” I should try water drop photography. I’ve been inspired by Rifi and Maianer. They are the best in this area.
HM: I am a self-taught. I often read German forum, because as a beginner you can learn a lot, develop yourself further and the most important is patience and experimentation.
AP: What genre are your works?
HM: I do not know yet which genre I would be developing in, but right now I am experimenting in macro photography (insect and water drop photography). Once I was invited to shoot models and that also brought me a lot of fun. I am in search, but right now my main focus is macro photography.
HM: I use Canon 7d, Canon 100mm 2.8 macro with 2x Speedlite 430EX II and a homemade softbox with color filters and of course the “stop shot” with which I control a solenoid valve.
AP: Would you consider yourself as an expert in this sphere?
AP: What is your success formula?
HM: I currently do not take part in any competitions, but I certainly will do. I photograph in my free time; that is the best way to relax.
AP: Is there someone who helps you in your creativity?
HM: I am very new in photography and I get inspiration from images on Flicker and etc. My colleague invites me to try myself in the portrait photography genre in winter and I hope I will achieve good quality in that genre.
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